For the second year in a row, Louisiana tops the nation for auto insurance rates. According to an industry study produced by Insure.com, an insurance industry website, Louisiana drivers pay an average of $2,699 annually for car insurance. Michigan and Georgia are ranked at two and three respectively. The current nationwide average for insurance premiums is roughly $1,500 annually.
Maryland personal injury lawyer
Welcome to Price Benowitz LLP's Maryland Personal Injury website. You are most likely here because you or a loved one is seeking representation for an injury that was sustained due to another party's carelessness or negligence. You can call our office at any time of the day or night, and the phone will be answered by a live person and not a voice mail or an answering machine.
Our firm prides itself on helping victims of injuries sustained as the result of the negligent actions of another party to include automobile accidents, slip & fall accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. Additionally, our firm helps to protect the interests of workers who have been injured on the job by representing them for their workers' compensation claims. All of our injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning we do not take a fee unless you get financial recovery.
Our personal injury team in Maryland is headed by David Benowitz, one of the founding partners of Price Benowitz LLP. Mr. Benowitz represents each client he takes on with the same level of passion and veracity. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, has a perfect 10/10 rating from AVVO, and has been named one of the top 100 trial attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to his work as a practicing attorney, Mr. Benowitz is a faculty member at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop, and a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School.
John Yannone has been litigating cases to the benefit of his clients in Maryland for over 25 years. He is not afraid to fight on behalf of all of his clients, and if he is unable to negotiate a favorable settlement, he is prepared to take each case to trial. He has successfully litigated hundreds of cases, and he understands what elements of a case to espouse to achieve a positive result for his clients.
When you call, one of our dedicated attorneys or case managers will provide you with a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case, giving you honest legal advice. Every Maryland injury lawyer at Price Benowitz LLP is committed to protecting the livelihood of clients who have suffered from an injury caused by another's negligence.
When you have been injured in an accident or through another's negligence and you decide to seek compensation, you want a Maryland Injury Lawyer who is experienced at pursuing claims. At Price Benowitz LLP, we have successfully represented those who have been injured or made ill by:
Personal injury law is complex; attempting to pursue your claim without the assistance of qualified legal counsel might further complicate your case and jeopardize your chances of receiving adequate compensation. At Price Benowitz LLP, we can help you pursue legal avenues to protect your interests, and hold accountable those responsible for your injuries.
Maryland Car Accident Lawyer
After an auto accident, there are a number of issues that victims must deal with, including vehicle damages, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional trauma, and limited mobility.
The frustration of knowing your injuries and property damage were the result of someone else's carelessness can further exacerbate an already difficult situation.
The Maryland auto accident attorneys at Price Benowitz LLP understand the difficulties of such cases and can fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve. For those who have been injured through preventable accidents caused by another's carelessness, recklessness, or failure to maintain safe conditions, compensation can be found with the help of the attorneys of Price Benowitz LLP.
Each year, approximately six million people in the United States are involved in motor vehicle accidents. Car accidents, truck accidents, and other transportation accidents lead to injuries ranging from contusions, lacerations, and whiplash to traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and death. An aggressive personal injury attorney can help determine the party or parties responsible for the accident that caused your injury and seek just compensation for your suffering. If you are injured in a rollover accident in Maryland, for example, you may be able to pursue financial compensation from not only the reckless driver who caused your car accident, but also from the automobile company if design flaws put your vehicle at unreasonable risk of rollover. Whether you were injured in an accident caused by a single reckless driver or in a public transportation accident caused by the failure of multiple parties to protect your safety, your attorney can fight to secure compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other associated costs of a personal injury accident.
Accidental injuries are often called "unintentional injuries." These injuries are not caused by another's malice; rather, they are caused by negligence or carelessness. However, a lack of intent does not alleviate the responsible party from his or her obligation to compensate you for injuries caused by his or her actions or inaction.
A car crash may be referred to as an "automobile accident," but that does not mean it could not have been avoided had the other driver practiced safe driving. Distracted driving, drunk driving, and reckless driving can all cause serious or fatal car accidents resulting in catastrophic personal injuries or wrongful death.
The person or persons responsible for your injuries may have had no ill intent when they failed to act in a safe and reasonable manner. However, if their actions contributed to an accident—and therefore to your injury—they should be held accountable regardless of their motives.
For example, a distracted driver may easily cause a rear-end accident through his or her inattention to the road and the surrounding vehicles. A rear-end accident can leave the occupants of the struck vehicle with whiplash or serious neck, back, or spinal cord injuries. Whiplash and other related injuries can cause extreme pain and require the injured car accident victim to miss a significant number of work days during recuperation. Though the distracted driver did not intend to harm another person, he or she should be held accountable for the medical expenses, lost wages, and physical pain of the person who suffered as a result of his or her carelessness. The attorneys with Price Benowitz LLP can help you get the compensation you deserve from those responsible for your suffering and expenses.
Medical Malpractice cases can be pursued when injuries are suffered because of the mistakes or negligence of a medical caregiver. Our medical malpractice lawyer page will provide a more detailed list of the types of cases that can result in a claim, but here are just a few:
- Surgical Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Missed or delayed diagnosis
- Prescription error
There is a statute of limitations in these cases, so if you feel like you have a legitimate claim against a caregiver, it is important that you act quickly so that you don’t miss your opportunity to file. Our attorneys have experience pursuing this type of claim and will be able to help you if you elect to bring a case.
If you are injured while performing the normal duties of your job, you might be eligible to file a claim against your employer to receive benefits and consideration while you recover and rehabilitate your injury. Continue through to our workers' compensation lawyer page for more info about the benefits you may be eligible to receive in a case, but here are a few examples:
- Temporary Total Disability Benefits
- Medical Benefits
- Hospitalization Benefits
- Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
- Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
- Permanent Total Disability Benefits
The laws that govern workers’ compensation are set up to protect both parties. They protect the claimant if they have a legitimate case and they truly need the benefits. The employers are also protected against false or fraudulent claims. Our attorneys will be able to help you understand the complexities of these laws and also advise you as to whether or not you have a case worth bringing against your employer.
Montgomery County, which includes highly populated areas like Rockville, Silver Spring and Bethesda, is also home to some of the busiest stretches of road in the State. The northern part of the Beltway as well as a long stretch of I-270 are very busy areas throughout the day, but particularly at rush hour. During these times when the roads are so crowded, the margin for error on the part of each driver is reduced, and car accidents can be common. Montgomery County personal injury cases are typically heard at the County Circuit Court located on Maryland Avenue in Rockville.
Prince George’s County
There are two courts in Prince George’s County where personal injury cases might be heard if they get to trial. The first is on Main Street in Upper Marlboro, which is easily accessed from Route 4. The second is on Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville, which is just a few miles off of the Beltway.
Right at the heart of Ellicott City is Columbia, one of the corporate hubs for the state of Maryland. There is near constant commuting both in and out of Columbia, meaning that there is an inherent risk for car accidents in this area. Ellicott City is another major population area in Howard County and is home to most of the County’s major government buildings. The County’s district Court, where many personal injury cases will be held, is located on Courthouse Drive in Ellicott City.
Call Price Benowitz LLP for a Free Consultation
Personal injury, physical or mental illness, disability, and wrongful death incur losses that extend far beyond emergency medical treatment. Personal injury law makes it possible for injured victims to recoup their losses and gain financial compensation from those responsible. If you have suffered a personal injury in Maryland, contact the personal injury law group of Price Benowitz LLP. A free consultation with an attorney can help you understand your options for recovery.
The FDA announced that the anti-nausea drug Zofran (also known as ondansetron) will be pulled from the market due to concerns that it causes potentially life-threatening heart problems for patients. In June of this year, the agency advised physicians to stop administering the 32-milligram single intravenous dose of the drug to patients because it could lead to a potentially fatal heart arrhythmia. In spite of the FDA's warning, the agency didn't decide to take the drug off of the market until six months later.
GlaxoSmithKline was given approval by the FDA to sell and market Zofran in 1991. The drug was used to prevent patients from getting nauseous and stop them from vomiting after receiving chemotherapy treatments, surgery, or radiation therapy. According to the FDA, Zofran may increase the risk of patients developing an abnormal and fatal heart arrhythmia known as QT interval prolongation.