“Contributory Negligence” –
Why You Really Need an Attorney if you were Injured in Maryland
We’ve all seen the ads for personal injury attorneys that say don’t speak to the other side or even your insurer until you’ve spoken with your lawyer – turns out, their right! Maryland is one of 5 states that follow ‘Contributory Negligence’ and it means is that even if you were only slightly at fault – you could get nothing, even when you’re the victim. Investigators and adjusters are trained to ask you questions that provide them with a defense to your claim and its why the first two questions Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys ask is – who have spoken with and what was said.
You need to have someone to look out for your best interests. Our job is to level the playing field for victims of all kinds of personal injuries: motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall, dog bites, medical malpractice, and toxic exposure.
Damages in a Maryland personal injury case generally consist of four primary categories:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Actual Expenses (e.g. rental cars, property damage, prescription costs)
A Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer knows that in the case of personal injuries, a judge or jury may find the defendant liable for several types of damages. The personal injury lawyers at Staiti & DiBlasio, LLP work to get you the most compensation possible. In representing you, we consider the types and permanency of the injuries you have sustained, and how those injuries have and will affect your quality of life and future ability to earn a living.
Call Staiti & DiBlasio, LLP for assistance – (410) 787-1123