Potential Sources of Recovery after a Maryland Motor Vehicle Accident

Who Can You Bring In as a Defendant?

Potential Sources of Recovery after a Maryland Motor Vehicle AccidentWhen you’ve been hurt in a car, truck or motorcycle accident in Maryland, your first thought is often to take legal action against the other driver, assuming he or she caused the crash. Sometimes, though, the other driver either doesn’t have insurance or has insufficient coverage to meet your needs. There are other potential sources of recovery after a motor vehicle wreck:

  • You may be able to turn to your own insurer, if you have uninsured or underinsured motorists coverage
  • You may be able to bring a lawsuit against the person or establishment providing the alcohol if you were injured by a drunk driver
  • You may have a claim against the designer, manufacturer or marketer of a dangerous or defective product (car part) that contributed to or caused the accident
  • You may have a claim against a municipality if the accident was a result of poor road maintenance

Proven Baltimore Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Lawyer

Maryland SuperLawyer Jonathan Scott Smith has fought for the rights of injured people across the state for more than 30 years. Highly respected by his fellow attorneys for his trial advocacy, Smith was named a “Top-Rated Lawyer” by the American Lawyer Magazine, and has long held an AV-rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System (the highest ranking possible). The National Trial Lawyers Association, a “by invitation only” professional organization, counts him among the top 100 attorneys in the state of Maryland

Smith has also earned the prestigious Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, with an average client review of 5 stars (the highest rating possible), as well as a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from AVVO as a trial attorney.

Aggressive Carroll County, Maryland Car Wreck Attorney

If you or someone you love has suffered any type of loss as the result of a personal injury, we can help. Contact attorney Jonathan Scott Smith by e-mail or call our offices at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment. Your first consultation is free. We represent injured people in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince Georges County and Montgomery County in Maryland.

Damages in a Maryland Personal Injury Claim

Economic and Non-Economic Damages

Damages in a Maryland Personal Injury ClaimIf you’re hurt in an accident caused by the wrongful acts of another person, you have the right to pursue full and fair compensation for your losses. In a personal injury lawsuit in Maryland, it’s typical to ask for damages (financial compensation) for a wide range of losses. Damages are customarily identified as either economic or non-economic.

What Are Economic Damages?

Economic damages in a personal injury lawsuit are those that are tangible and easy to quantify, usually tied to actual out-of-pocket expense or loss. Common types of economic damages are compensation for lost wages or other income, property losses, and compensation for medical expenses not covered by insurance.

What Are Non-Economic Damages?

Conversely, non-economic damages are those that are intangible and less capable of specific calculation. Common non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of companionship or consortium. Because of the lack of concrete numbers representing the loss, the amount of such damages is subject to the discretion of the jury, with review by the court. Juries typically look at a number of factors when calculating non-economic damages, such as the age of the injured party, the severity of their injury, and the lifestyle they had before the accident.

Proven Baltimore Injury Attorney

Maryland SuperLawyer Jonathan Scott Smith brings more than three decades of experience to people in Baltimore and throughout the state of Maryland who suffer personal injury. Highly regarded by attorneys throughout Maryland, Attorney Smith has consistently held an AV-rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System and has been named a Top-Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine. He has also received positive reviews from his clients, earning the prestigious Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, with an average client review of 5 stars (the highest rating possible), as well as a perfect 10.0 (Superb) rating from AVVO as a trial attorney.

Effective Maryland Accident Injury Lawyer

When you’re hurt because of someone else’s wrongful act, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith can help. Contact us by email or call our offices at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment. Your first consultation is free. We represent injured people in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County in Maryland.

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