Baltimore Personal Injury Law Firm

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy Matters

Helping our neighbors in Maryland resolve legal issues since 1987

LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton was formed in 1987 by local lawyers committed to giving back to our communities. Serving Baltimore and the surrounding areas, our team remains on the cutting edge of investigative and trial tactics. Every action we take is focused on achieving the best possible outcome in our clients’ cases. At our boutique law firm, you receive the personal attention you deserve and the resources you need to resolve your legal issues.

What We Can Do for You

Our Baltimore personal injury lawyers work as a team to fight for your rights in legal matters, including the following:

Bankruptcy: Maryland bankruptcy law allows you to seek protection from the collection efforts of your creditors. Our firm thoroughly reviews your financial circumstances to determine whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy or another debt-relief option is the right choice for you. You should not contact your creditors before talking to us. We know how to deal with companies that want to be paid.

Boating Accidents: Accidents on the water can cause the same types of catastrophic injuries as those sustained in the worst car or truck crashes, including the risks of hypothermia and drowning. Our Baltimore accident lawyers are familiar with the waterways around Baltimore and across Maryland. We understand Maryland’s complex maritime and boating laws, and we use our knowledge and skill to secure the maximum compensation available in your case.

Brain Injuries: Traumatic brain injuries often lead to lifelong issues for accident victims. Our lawyers help victims obtain the compensation they deserve after an accident that left them with disabilities and cognitive issues. Traumatic brain injury does not look the same for everyone. If you think you are “not right,” you should contact our team and a doctor.

Car Accidents: Insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart when they handle your car accident claims. You may receive free legal counsel as part of your coverage, but the insurance company’s lawyer will try to settle for next to nothing. Do not speak to your insurance company after a car accident. They may try to deny you coverage. We will handle every aspect of your insurance claim and any subsequent lawsuits.

Catastrophic Injuries: Burns, amputations, paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and traumatic brain injury must be taken seriously after an accident. You may have gone blind or been rendered deaf as a result of someone’s negligence, and you will require expensive long-term care. Our law firm will help you during this challenging time to get the compensation you deserve. You deserve to pay off your current medical bills and the cost of any future treatment. We also handle claims for pain and suffering as allowed by Maryland law.

Construction Accidents: Construction workers work in hazardous settings every day with dangerous tools. Also, people who are walking past construction sites could be injured by debris, tools, or because of detours created by the construction company on city streets. We also understand that white-collar workers who visit construction sites could be injured because of the construction crew’s negligence.

Criminal Defense: If you were charged with a felony, misdemeanor, DUI, or traffic violation, you deserve a vigorous defense. You require the assistance of our experienced Baltimore law firm to protect your rights and minimize any immediate or long-term repercussions. Our attorneys will develop your case, argue aggressively in your defense, and seek the most equitable resolution.

Dog Bites: Dog attacks can cause severe injuries and permanent disability or disfigurement. Dog owners are required to abide by local leash laws, and they must always keep their dogs under control. We will investigate your case because you deserve compensation and vicious dogs could hurt someone else.

Foreclosure: Our foreclosure attorneys help clients defend their homes against foreclosure. We work with clients and mortgage lenders to come to a fair resolution for everyone. We help clients create payment arrangements, work out a financing agreement with the lender, or delay the foreclosure as long as possible. We can also arrange for a deed in lieu of foreclosure if you would prefer to leave the house behind with less damage to your credit.

Medical Malpractice: Although modern medicine has improved our quality of life and life expectancy, tragic mistakes continue to occur. Our attorneys will pursue your medical malpractice claim for injuries caused by anesthesia errors, birth injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, doctor errors, emergency room errors, failure to diagnose, hospital negligence, surgical errors, or other medical negligence. The doctor, a nurse, medical assistant, or facility could be held liable for your injuries.

Nursing Home Negligence/Abuse: Adult children or relatives often put their trust in nursing homes to care for their elderly family members. Sadly, in the instance of nursing home negligence or abuse, this trust is broken.

Personal Injury: These claims arise when an individual is harmed either physically or emotionally as a result of another person’s negligence. An injured victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages related to their injury. Our attorneys handle various types of personal injury lawsuits, including those associated with amusement park accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, car accidents, defective products, dog bites, hoverboard accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, and train accidents.

Social Security Disability Claims: If you have a disability, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Our attorneys explain the strict criteria for these government programs and assist you in obtaining your maximum amount of benefits as quickly as possible. We help you complete the paperwork and investigate your disability if you cannot obtain the information you need. We will also represent you at disability hearings when necessary.

Truck Accidents: Truck accidents typically involve a multitude of state laws, federal laws, and complex administrative regulations. Our legal team aggressively fights negligent corporations and truck drivers who are responsible for your injuries. Truck drivers are often pushed too hard before falling asleep at the wheel. Drivers may be far too aggressive on the road, or their employers may not have maintained their vehicles properly. We ascertain the truth while investigating your injury claim.

Workers’ Compensation: The Maryland Workers’ Compensation program provides you with funds for medical treatment, lost wages, and disability arising from a work-related accident. Our law firm advises you throughout the process to ensure that you recover the compensation to which you are entitled. Your employer may not have offered you Workers’ Compensation, or the Workers’ Compensation doctor may have treated you improperly. We learn the truth while investigating your claim and/or negotiating a settlement.

Wrongful Death: A wrongful death lawsuit allows you to recover much-needed funds during the difficult aftermath of your loved one’s fatality. Our attorneys and staff show your family respect and compassion as we guide you through the legal process of suing the people or corporations responsible for the tragic accident. Maryland law allows parents, spouses, and children to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If the deceased did not leave behind these family members, a relative who is related by blood or marriage may file the lawsuit if they were substantially dependent on the deceased.

Can You Do Anything to Help?

If you are injured in an accident, you can do the following things to help your case. If you are incapacitated or in need of medical attention, a friend or bystander can:

  • Call the police for a report on any auto accident.
  • Call 911 immediately to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Take pictures of the accident scene.
  • Ask for eyewitness testimony. Collect names, phone numbers, and verbal statements if possible.
  • Do not give your insurance company a recorded statement on any accident.
  • Contact our lawyers as soon as possible.

What is the Statute of Limitations in Maryland?

The state of Maryland has a statute of limitations for all personal injury cases. You have three years to file a traditional personal injury case and two years to file a Workers’ Compensation claim. You are allowed only one year to file an injury lawsuit against a government agency.

However, there are exceptions to these rules. If you were under the age of 18 at the time of the injury, your statute of limitations does not start until you turn 18. Therefore, someone who was injured when they were 14 cannot file their lawsuit until they are 18. At that time, your statute of limitations will begin.

If you were hurt at work or on a property, the owners may have concealed their wrongdoing. Your statute of limitations does not start until you discover the wrongdoing. It may have been 10 years since your first injury, but you did not know about your employer’s wrongdoing until yesterday. You have three years from that date to file a personal injury lawsuit and two years to file a Workers’ Compensation lawsuit.

Are There Caps on Damages in Maryland?

Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant and deter reckless behavior in the future. These damages are not capped, but they are not guaranteed. The jury might multiply the amount of the compensatory damages three to five times when offering punitive damages in your case. Compensatory damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and lost earning potential, can be calculated with the help of our staff. Bring your medical bills and a statement from your doctor about any future treatment. Also, our Maryland personal injury lawyers will help you determine your future earning potential.

The state of Maryland caps non-economic damages for personal injury lawsuits. As of October 1, 2019, the cap for a single occurrence is $875,000. The cap for wrongful death damages is $1,372,500. Medical malpractice is capped at $815,000 for a single occurrence and $1,018,750 for wrongful death. Our personal injury lawyers will work with you to obtain the maximum compensation possible for your case.

Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Will Fight for Your Rights

The Baltimore personal injury lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton are available to help with all your legal needs. Your satisfaction is our number one concern, and we will offer you a vigorous defense for any case. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.

Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Prince George’s County, allowing us to represent victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.