Written by Personal Injury Lawyer Lawrence S. Lapidus
Being injured in an accident can cause problems well beyond the injury itself. But let’s take a moment to look at the latter. First, injuries hurt and interfere with daily activates in a multitude of ways. Secondly, the recovery is inconvenient. Often, the injuries interfere with work, relationships, and more. Third, its expensive. Medical bills, co-pays and deductibles pile up, housework remains undone, transportation to the doctors and physical therapists adds up on top of the medical bills, income or paid leave goes away, and family /social events take a hit as well.
The pain and the fallout from the pain is always the biggest harm in the case. Pain often lingers, causing mobility and cognitive problems. Like an annoying uninvited guest, pain appears without warning, and never announces when it is going and when it is coming back.
And then as you or someone you care about is going through all the above, an aggravating thought is always there: this harm would never had occurred if someone else had only been careful. In law, the absence of ordinary care is negligent. It is the failure to do what a prudent person should have done under the same or similar circumstances which caused the injuries.
3 Examples of Accidents Caused by Someone Else
There are times when store management fails to remove a known hazard, like excessive water or other substances on its shopping floors or otherwise creates obstructions on floors, shelving, or in parking lots adjacent to the store, like potholes. There are other times when negligent employees who push carts into customers or leave them in places where they cannot be obviously noticed cause injuries to their customers. Under such circumstances, the law will make the store owners and management for the harms their employees caused.
Whether it’s someone running a red light, failing to pay adequate attention so that they rear end a stationary vehicle, texting while driving, drinking immediately before driving, or speeding and losing vehicle control or by running a red light or stop sign, these accidents are very common. These drivers are negligent, and the law will accordingly make the insurance carrier cover the harms caused by the insured driver.
Pedestrian accidents are sadly, all too common in the DC Metro area. With so many people in cars and so many people on foot, pedestrian accidents are sadly a common occurrence – many of which are fatal. But whether the injuries are fatal or if the injuries seem “small,” you need to act.
There are many other accidents that can be caused by someone else. Those listed above are just examples. Regardless of what caused your accident, we may be able help.
Laurel Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in Laurel, call your Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm. We have 4 decades of experience in representing clients and/or their loved ones who have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. Call us to schedule your free, no obligation consultation so we can help at (301) 852-7500 today. We are here for you!