Product Liability and Personal Injury
Whether representing plaintiffs who have suffered severe injuries due to defective products or negligent conduct, the firm has achieved record-setting verdicts and settlements by preparing each case for trial. We recognize the importance of your case and do not resolve cases for less than full value. We have successfully litigated cases against major automotive companies, Uber, Amtrak, physicians, hospitals, and other defendants.
HOW A PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM CAN HELP YOU
Too many people who have sustained personal injuries believe they do not need a personal injury lawyer to receive compensation. While there is no requirement to have legal representation, an attorney can help you in many different ways, including:
- Investigate the circumstances of your injuries to determine whether you have a viable claim;
- Review any settlement offers from insurance companies to determine whether they are adequate to cover your past and future losses;
- Negotiate with the insurance company to try to obtain a higher settlement;
- File a personal injury lawsuit if a favorable insurance settlement was never offered;
- Represent you throughout the legal process to obtain a favorable settlement or an award at trial.
No matter what type of accident occurred, we can help to identify whether negligence was involved. Negligent parties can include drivers, property owners, companies, government entities, and more. Identifying the correct party and providing sufficient evidence of their negligence is essential to recovery in a personal injury case.
NEGLIGENCE COMMONLY LEADS TO PERSONAL INJURY
Injuries can occur in many different kinds of accidents, many of which happen because another person or party acted in a negligent manner. In such situations, the negligent party may be held liable for the financial and intangible losses of anyone who suffered injuries.
Serious personal injuries can occur when you least expect it and can have a profound effect on your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 31 million people in the United States visit the E.R. due to accidental injuries in a single year. Many of these injury victims require hospitalization and long-lasting treatment while more than 130,000 people do not survive their injuries, making accidental personal injury the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S.
In many situations, victims of accidental personal injury have the right to seek substantial financial recovery. While seeking the necessary medical attention for your injuries should be your first priority, you should always discuss your rights and options with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following an injury. The Casper Firm has obtained millions of dollars in recovery for our clients who sustained personal injuries.
Contact a Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Case
When you have been injured, your first priority is your physical recovery. At the Casper Firm, our highly skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers handle your insurance and legal cases so that you can focus on your treatment and your health. We will always fight to ensure you receive the highest amount possible in your case and will explore every avenue for your financial recovery. We offer free consultations, so please call 410-989-5097 today for more information on how we can help.
At the Casper Firm, we regularly handle personal injury cases involving the following:
BRAIN DAMAGE CAUSED BY AN ACCIDENT
There are different types of brain damage that can be caused by factors both inside and outside the body. An acquired brain injury might be the effect of a stroke or brain tumor, as opposed to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that results from an external physical force. TBIs are common in accidents, such as auto collisions, falls, violent attacks, and sports incidents. Within the traumatic category, there are different types of brain damage that can result and have a considerable impact on the life of the victim. If you’ve suffered brain damage in accident, it’s important to discuss your options for recovering compensation with a Maryland traumatic brain injury attorney.
TYPES OF BRAIN DAMAGE CAUSED BY AN ACCIDENT
A victim may suffer from various brain conditions when injured in an accident, but some of the more common types of damage include:
- Concussion: This is the most common type of traumatic brain injury, which a victim receives when the brain sustains trauma from an impact or sudden movement. The blood vessels in the brain can become distended and there may be damage to cranial nerves. Plus, the effects of a concussion can lead to temporary or permanent damage to the brain. Concussions are especially dangerous because a person may remain conscious, so he or she may not consider medical treatment.
- Contusion: Another type of brain damage is a contusion, which is bleeding in the braid; essentially, the condition a type of bruise. Contusions occur most often when a blunt instrument is used to strike the head or when a person’s head collides with an object. In more severe cases where the contusion is large, surgery may be necessary to remove the damaged tissue.
- Penetration: When an object actually penetrates the tissues of the brain, the damage can be critical. A penetrating injury in an accident may be caused by a sharp object that strikes the skull, forcing hair, skin, bones, and debris into the brain.
THE IMPACT OF BRAIN DAMAGE FOR AN ACCIDENT VICTIM
The effects of brain damage due to an accident vary based upon the region of the brain affected. If the injury is to the brain stem, the victim may have problems with concentration and balance. Damage to the temporal lobes may result in hearing and vision issues, while harm to the frontal lobe can be more extensive. A victim may suffer from memory problems, motor skills dysfunction, and problems with word association.
Talk to a Maryland Brain Injury Attorney About Your Accident
No matter what type of accident caused your traumatic brain injury, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and any lost wages. However, it’s important to retain an experienced lawyer to fight for your rights under Maryland law. The attorneys at The Casper Firm have represented many clients who suffered brain damage in an accident, both in court and in settlement discussions with insurance companies. Please contact our Baltimore office for a free consultation or with questions about your case.
SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY
Often requiring a lifetime of medical treatment and personal care, severe injuries have life-altering consequences not only for the victim but also for the victim’s family and loved ones. It is essential to retain a Baltimore personal injury attorney with both the experience and resources to pursue justice for your severe injury.
TYPES OF SEVERE INJURY
While severe injuries are most often the result of motor vehicle accidents, incidents in the workplace, defective products, and medical malpractice, they can be caused by a great variety of events. When these devastating injuries are the result of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, you need a personal injury attorney who is skilled and knowledgeable in personal injury law so that you can be compensated for your injuries. We have recovered millions for our clients whom have suffered severe injuries. We can help you if you have suffered severe injuries such as:
• Loss of vision
• Paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia
• Head and neck injuries
• Spinal column injuries
• Burn injuries
• Traumatic brain injuries
A COMMON MISTAKE IN SEVERE INJURY CASES
A crucial mistake we see is victims rushing to settle their personal injury claim because they believe that the insurance adjusters are on their side. But insurance companies are private, for-profit entities that want to keep their money. They prey on the uneducated and exhausted victims to settle for the bare minimum, which rarely covers future medical expenses, much less pain and suffering. Insurance companies are not on your side.
OUR COMMITMENT TO HELP YOU RECOVER
Along with any severe injury comes the high and often insurmountable costs of necessary medical care. Additionally, the victim and family members necessary to care for the injured may have incurred a considerable loss of work-time and wages. You can be compensated for these costs as well as for the pain and suffering that you have experienced. A court may also award the victim punitive damages, a form of punishment for the party responsible for the injury. The Casper Firm can help you recover these losses.
We take the time to listen to you and to the unfortunate circumstances that caused this injury. The attorneys at The Casper Firm work hard to obtain the compensation you deserve, removing some of your stress, frustrations, and aggravations so that you can focus your energy on healing. We are here to fight for your personal injury rights to get you justice. We will aggressively pursue those responsible for the losses that you have incurred, be it through litigation or a settlement.
If you or a loved one had suffered a severe injury due to someone else’s negligence, call The Casper Firm at (410) 989-5097 to set up a free consultation with our attorneys who specialize in litigating high stakes personal injury cases.
TYPES OF DAMAGES THAT ARE RECOVERABLE FOR SEVERE PERSONAL INJURIES
People are injured in serious accidents on a daily basis in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. While these accidents can range from car accidents and truck accidents to those involving defective consumer products that most of us use on an everyday basis, they all share one thing in common – when they are caused by negligence, victims can often recover for their injuries and other losses. In tort law, “damages” refer to monetary awards that are paid to a plaintiff who successfully brings a personal injury action. The exact types of damages available in a particular case depends on the specific losses sustained by a victim but can be largely grouped into the categories discussed below.
Economic damages financially compensate an injured victim for specific quantifiable losses that they have sustained. In most cases, these kinds of damages are easy determined as they have a fixed financial value that has already been realized or can be accurately calculated into the future. Common kinds of economic damages that are often successfully sought in personal injury cases involving severe injuries include the following:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Rehabilitative care
- Ongoing medical expenses
- Loss of future earning potential
- Household services that victims are unable to perform
Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages are abstract and are not always easily ascertained. Common examples of non-economic damages include the following:
- Reduced quality of life
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium (for family members)
- Emotional distress
These kinds of damages are often difficult to establish and require a judge or jury to place a specific value on the experience and suffering that an accident victim has experienced and will continue to experience through his or her lifetime. For this reason, a skilled attorney can often have a significant impact on the amount of non-economic damages a plaintiff can obtain. An attorney who is familiar with representing serious accident victims will be able to present a case in a way as to impress upon the jury the day-to-day physical and emotional impact of the injuries sustained.
In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded in addition to economic and non-economic damages. These kinds of damages are intended to punish the defendant for engaging in particularly wrongful conduct that results in injury and to deter other parties from engaging in similar conduct in the future. Common examples of when punitive damages may be awarded include drunk driving accidents or personal injury cases involving consumer products that a company knew to be dangerous.
Contact a Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Legal Options
Serious accidents can have a significant impact on a person’s day-to-day life and ability to enjoy the things they once did. If you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, you should call an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. At the Casper Firm, we work tirelessly to ensure that each client we represent obtains the full and fair value of the claim. To schedule a consultation with one of our Baltimore personal injury attorneys, call our office today at 888-387-3878.
Almost every person has played a sport at some point in their life, whether it was in a youth league, on a school team, on an adult recreational team, or as a family activity. Anyone who plays a sport should recognize that participating in a physical activity comes with the risk of injury. Sports injuries occur on a daily basis and can require extensive medical attention and recovery time.
While many sports injuries are completely accidental and happen in the natural course of the game, other injuries occur because another person or party acted in a negligent or reckless manner. In such cases, the injured individual has the right to hold the negligent party liable for their injury-related losses. An experienced sports injury attorney can evaluate your situation and determine whether you may have a valid legal claim.
COMMON SPORTS INJURIES
Most accidental sports injuries include sprains, strains, and other orthopedic issues that can occur from overexertion or even a misstep. However, some of the most common sports injuries caused by negligence include:
- Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI);
- Spinal cord injury;
- Facial or jaw injuries;
- Eye injuries;
- Damage to the back or neck.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SPORTS INJURIES?
When a sports injury is purely accidental, no one can be held responsible for an injury and your regular health insurance company will have to cover the costs of your treatment. However, when negligence is involved, it is critical to identify all potentially negligent or reckless parties so you can hold them financially responsible for your losses. Many different parties can act in a wrongful way to lead to preventable sports injuries, including the following:
- School districts;
- Owners of sports facilities;
- Equipment manufacturers;
- Other players;
- Trainers or medical staff.
YOUTH SPORTS INJURIES
Advocacy group Safe Kids Worldwide reported that in a single year in the United States, 2.6 million children visited the emergency room due to injuries sustained in sports and recreational activities. While some of these children require relatively minor treatment and are sent home, others experience severe symptoms and need extensive medical treatment. Because children’s bodies are still developing, they may be more susceptible to injuries and such injuries may result in more future complications. Youth sports cases can be different from adult sports injury cases in many ways and, if your child has been injured, you should seek help from a lawyer with experience helping young athletes.
SPORTS HEAD INJURIES
Many sports create a substantial risk of sports head injuries. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), more than 446,000 individuals received treatment in emergency rooms in the U.S. for sports-related injuries in a single year. Head injuries from sports can include concussion, moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), skull fractures, and more.
Not only can sports head injuries have serious immediate effects including loss of consciousness, disorientation, headaches, and more, but they can also cause long-term cognitive, physical, and emotional problems for victims. If you have sustained a head injury in a sports accident, do not hesitate to call a skilled Baltimore sports injury attorney for help today.
WHAT SPORTS ACCIDENTS CAN CAUSE HEAD INJURIES?
Head injuries can occur in almost any sport, however, the sports most commonly associated with head injuries include the following:
- Baseball and softball.
In such sports, taking blows to the head may even be a routine part of the game and, even with the proper protective headgear, players are still at risk for serious head injuries.
LIABILITY FOR HEAD INJURIES
If a head injury took place in the normal course of the sport, you may not be able to financially recover for your losses. However, if someone acted negligently to cause your head injury, you may have the right to file a legal claim to seek compensation from that party.
Many different parties can act negligently in many different ways that can lead to head injuries in sports. For example, another player could act aggressively or recklessly and could cause a blow to the head. In addition, coaches or trainers may not properly evaluate a player who has received a blow to the head and may send them back out onto the field, putting them at risk of serious immediate and long-term complications.
Regardless of the way in which your sports accident took place, you should always have the circumstances of the injury reviewed thoroughly by an experienced attorney. In many cases, the fact that negligence caused contributed to an accident is not clear to the untrained eye, so not meeting with a lawyer could mean leaving thousands of dollars in compensation on the table. When you meet with an attorney, he or she will review every aspect of your case and determine who, if anyone, may be liable. In some cases, multiple parties could be held liable for your head injury, while in others, liability may fall squarely on one person or a particular business.
Contact a Baltimore Head Injury Attorney Today to Discuss Your Case
Head injuries can be life-changing events that affect every day of victims’ lives. For this reason, it is critical for people who have sustained a head injury in a sports accident to speak with an attorney about their legal options. The Baltimore sports injury lawyers of the Casper Firm are committed to protecting the legal rights of injured victims and strive to obtain the largest possible settlement or award in each case they take. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call our office today.
PRODUCT LIABILITY ATTORNEY / DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS
YOU DESERVE SKILLED REPRESENTATION BY AND EXPERIENCED PRODUCT LIABILITY LAWYER
Consumers should be able to rely on the presumption that a product released into the marketplace by a manufacturer or retailer is safe for use. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Often products are defective, sometimes causing its users severe and permanent personal injury. If you’ve been seriously injured by a defective product, you need a personal injury attorney experienced in product defects and product liability lawsuits to help you. Product liability cases can be complex, but the skilled attorneys at The Casper Firm have extensive experience and a proven track record to get the results that injured clients deserve.
DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS IN THE MARKETPLACE
Generally when a defective product causes injury it is due to the negligence of a manufacturer, designer, distributer, or retailer. These entities must adhere to certain standards. If a product has a defective design or was improperly manufactured and that defect causes injury to a consumer, they may be liable. Manufacturers may also be legally responsible if they failed to adequately warn a consumer about potential injury causing hazards in using the product.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
The Casper Firm, experts in product liability, will conduct a detailed analysis to determine who may be legally responsible for your injuries and losses from a defective product. Designers, manufacturers, distributors, sellers or their insurance companies may be liable. We will determine the legally responsible party to bring about a resolution and compensation for your injuries.
YOUR PRODUCT LIABILITY CASE
Product liability cases often require testimony from expert witnesses to establish the design or manufacturing defect. Our firm works with some of the top experts in the field including medical experts, accident reconstructionists, biomechanical analysts, human factors experts, vehicle collision dynamics experts and experts in occupant restraint systems. Often proving liability requires complex analysis from top engineers and others with expertise in the design, manufacture, and warning requirements of certain products. We will work closely with these top experts to assess your case so that we can determine how best to proceed so you can be compensated for the losses that you have sustained due to this injury.
In products liability cases, we work on contingency. This means our fee comes from a portion of any settlement or court award we garner for you. In other words, you pay nothing up front, and we don’t get paid until and unless you do.
It’s important to speak to a skilled product liability attorney as soon as possible. Injury claims have specific deadlines that must be met in order to preserve the ability to seek compensation. Call The Casper Firm at 410-989-5097 to make an appointment for a free initial consultation.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY
SHOULD I HIRE A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER?
In medical malpractice cases, time is of the essence. Not only are there time limits on filing medical malpractice claims, but the injuries you or your loved one has sustained undoubtedly affect all aspects of your life. You need to be compensated for your losses. This is especially true if you or your loved one needs immediate or ongoing medical treatment to correct the medical negligence.
The Casper Firm’s medical malpractice attorneys can help you recover your medical expenses, cost of continued rehabilitation or healthcare, loss of wages or employment due to your injury, and damages you have sustained for pain and suffering and emotional distress. We are highly experienced in the intricacies of medical malpractice cases and we work with top expert medical professionals to help establish your claim. We give our clients the attention their case needs and deserves so they can be compensated and can shift their focus to their medical recovery.
Advances in modern medicine have saved countless lives and improved the quality of life for many more. Despite the innovations and refinement of existing techniques, patients sustain injury from the very doctors, nurses, and hospitals responsible for protecting their health and safety. Unfortunately, medical malpractice, or medical negligence, is all too common. Medical professionals are required to abide by medical standards to care for their patients. If they fall below these medically accepted standards, they may be liable for your injuries. At The Casper Firm, we can evaluate your medical malpractice case and explain your options for filing a claim against the medical provider.
TYPES OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Statistics regarding medical malpractice in the United States are quite shocking. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control found that there were more than 720,000 reported hospital-acquired infections; this figure is limited to hospitals alone, not taking into account the infections contracted at outpatient facilities and smaller medical offices. Healthcare-associated infections are just one type of the many injuries patients suffer in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, urgent care or surgical centers. Some of the more common forms of medical negligence include:
- Surgical errors
- Improper anesthesia
- Pharmacy errors
- Dispensing incorrect medication to patients
- Nursing negligence
- Hospital errors
- Wrongful death
These missteps can result in various injuries, including:
- Brain injuries or brain damage
- Birth injuries
- MRSA infection (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)
Medical personnel may also be responsible for acts of omission, failure to treat or delaying in the treatment of a patient. Failure to diagnose or treat a condition can severely impair the health of a patient. Failure to diagnose a condition such as cancer or heart disease, for example, can have devastating effects on a patient’s prognosis and ability to receive treatment.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
At The Casper Firm we are prepared to fight to recover all that you have lost. Call us for a free consultation at 410-989-5097.