Columbia Personal Injury Lawyers
Representing Injured Victims in Personal Injury Claims in and Around Columbia
One of the most common questions personal injury victims ask is what the average settlement tends to be for a personal injury case. However, due to the intricacies of an injury, there is no solid answer to that question. Not only are there far too many types of injuries one could file a claim for, but the settlement depends heavily on the factors in the case. Even with the calculators available online that weigh the main factors of a case, it is hard to make a determination of where to start negotiations without the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
In most cases, a settlement is reached before ever going before a jury. This happens when the party being sued agrees to pay the person who is pursing the claim an award both parties agree would likely have been what the jury what had awarded if the case was brought to court. Generally, this is accomplished by reviewing what previous juries awarded for similar cases, then factoring in unique circumstances that apply to the case at hand. If the payer is an insurance company, they may have predetermined amounts they allot for different types of lawsuits.
After both sides have come up with what they find to be an acceptable amount, they negotiate back and forth until a number is agreed upon. During this time, the two sides also gather facts and assess how likely it is that the plaintiff would be awarded damages at a trial. Once the two determine an agreeable amount for both sides, the plaintiff agrees to drop the case and is paid the agreed amount.
Examples of personal injuries that may qualify for settlement include:
- Amusement park accidents
- Boating accidents
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective products/product liability
- Dog bites
- Exposure to toxic substances such as asbestos or lead paint
- Hoverboard accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Train accidents
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death
Columbia Personal Injury Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Recover Damages for Injury Victims
Our team of Columbia personal injury lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton have successfully recovered over $100 million in settlements and verdicts for clients. Call 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online today to find out how we can help. With offices in Columbia, Maryland, we represent injured victims and their families throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County, including those in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Towson, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Glen Burnie, Pikesville, Parkville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.