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Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer

Welcome to Price Benowitz LLP's Maryland personal injury website. You are most likely here because you are seeking representation for yourself, or for a loved one, after suffering an injury that was sustained due to another party's recklessness or careless negligence. You can call our team of personal injury attorneys at any time and know that the phone will be answered by a live person, not a voice mail or an answering machine. Though no attorney or firm can guarantee the outcome of your case, statistics show that securing the services of a dedicated Maryland personal injury lawyer is the best way to give yourself a fighting chance at pursuing and winning your claim.

Our firm prides itself on helping victims of injuries sustained as the result of the negligent actions of another party, including automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. Additionally, our firm helps to protect the interests of Maryland workers who have been injured on the job and who are pursuing workers' compensation claims. All of our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means we are not paid a fee unless you receive financial recovery. If you have suffered personal injury due to the negligence of another person in Washington, DC or Virginia, please visit our websites here and here for more information.

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Practice Areas

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 ability to receive adequate compensation. A dedicated personal injury attorney located within the state of Maryland can help you pursue all available legal avenues to protect your interests, and to hold accountable those responsible for your injuries. Those injuries can not only create immediate economic hardships due to your inability to work and mounting medical bills, they can wreak havoc on your finances, as well as your emotional state and personal relationships, long into the future. That is why it is imperative that you sit down with a well-qualified personal injury attorney, one who has a solid track record handling personal injury cases in the same jurisdiction where your incident occurred. That local connection cannot be over-stated. A personal injury attorney with law offices in Maryland and who has handled cases in the Maryland court system has the advantage of knowing what worked in previous cases as well experience with any challenges or hurdles that may exist in the local courts.

Car Accidents

After an auto accident, there are a number of issues that victims must deal with, including damages to your vehicle, 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.

A Maryland personal injury lawyer understands 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 achieved with the help of an aggressive and devoted legal team.

Each year, from the period of 1990 to 2009, more than 10 million people in the United States were involved in motor vehicle accident of some kind, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Car accidents, truck accidents, and other transportation accidents can lead to injuries ranging from contusions, lacerations, and whiplash to traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and, in some cases, death. An aggressive personal injury attorney can help determine the party or parties liable for the accident that caused your injury and they will seek just compensation for your suffering. For example, if you are injured in a rollover accident in Maryland, 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 contributed to the 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, a personal injury attorney can fight to secure compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other costs associated with a personal injury accident.

It’s important to note that 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 always alleviate the responsible party from the obligation to compensate you for injuries caused by that person’s actions or inaction. A car crash may be referred to as an "automobile accident," but that does not mean that no one is at fault and, therefore, responsible for the injuries you have suffered. Distracted driving, drunk driving, and reckless driving can all contribute to serious or fatal car accidents, resulting in catastrophic personal injuries or wrongful death.

To better understand that concept, consider how common it is for a distracted driver to 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 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 could be held accountable for the medical expenses, lost wages, and physical pain of the person who suffered as a result of that driver’s negligence. A dedicated personal injury lawyer understands these nuances and will work hard to get the compensation you require, and deserve.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases can be pursued when injuries are suffered because of the mistakes or negligence of a medical caregiver. Some examples include:

  • Surgical injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Missed or delayed diagnosis
  • Prescription error

The statute of limitations does apply in these cases, so if you think you have a legitimate claim against a medical caregiver it is important that you act quickly. You would be wise to find a Maryland personal injury attorney who has not only pursued numerous medical malpractice claims in your area, but who has also demonstrated the ability to achieve positive results; whether it’s inside the courtroom or via negotiations with defense counsel and insurance companies.

Workers’ Compensation

If you are injured while performing the normal duties of your job, you may be eligible to file a claim against your employer to receive benefits while you recover and rehabilitate. The list of possible benefits is lengthy. Some of those potential benefits include:

  • 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. A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you understand the complexities of workers’ compensation law and he or she will advise you as to whether or not you have a viable case against your employer.

Our Attorneys:

David Benowitz

Our Maryland personal injury attorneys are led by David Benowitz, one of the founding partners of Price Benowitz LLP. Mr. Benowitz is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, he has a perfect 10/10 rating from AVVO, and he 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 he is a professorial lecturer in law at the George Washington University Law School.

John Yannone

John Yannone has been litigating personal injury cases 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 can therefore quickly glean the case elements that are most likely to achieve a positive result for his clients.


Our attorneys work throughout Maryland and can handle any type of personal injury case. If you are in need of representation in Rockville, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Baltimore, Howard County, Ellicott City, Harford County, Prince George's County, or anywhere else throughout the state, please contact us as soon as possible so you can discuss all of your options and determine what your next steps should be with the aid of a qualified personal injury lawyer.


Sports-related Concussions Trigger Medical and Legal Challenges

February 13, 2014

Written by Price Benowitz, LLP Staff Writer

Rookies and retirees of the NFL now know the score. The statistics are in and the risks have been exposed: repeated football-related concussions can acutely impair neuropsychological performance of players--in other words, cause severe brain damage. A spate of concussion litigation against the National Football League and related entities like helmet maker, Riddell, has ensued. In essence, NFL players must choose between the cushy, luxurious lifestyle a pro career affords and potentially life-long risks of traumatic brain injury--which can result in degenerative diseases like dementia, ALS, Parkinson's, or even death. Chronic or short-term effects can range from mildly disruptive to enormously debilitating. Coma, learning difficulties, memory loss, aggression, depression and other symptoms have been associated with repeated head trauma, sometimes resulting in suicide by especially anguished players.

Sports-related brain injury is not exclusive to pro-leaguers. High school and college athletes (and even little league tykes) who sustain concussive brain trauma are at risk for similar, if not worse, outcomes as NFL players. Nor is brain trauma solely pertinent to football. Recently, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League came under fire for grievances similar to those besetting the NFL. Former players in both leagues assert that officials minimized or suppressed dangers of players succumbing to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which is a progressively degenerative disease specifically tied to multiple brain injuries inherent in high-impact sports.

Last year, the NFL concussion crisis was dubiously settled--out of court and without the NFL admitting liability--with a $765 million payout to 4,500 ex-players. The league moved to forego formal litigation surrounding concussion-related injuries of its former players, opting for a settlement that many view as a pittance in contrast to the NFL's deep pockets and growing coffers. At an estimated value of $1.2 billion by Forbes, the NFL franchise has grown 30% over the past seven years--clearly financially able to dig deeper for those claiming to have blindly sacrificed their well being to build the NFL brand.

Like warriors prepared for battle, football players are trained and outfitted to withstand copious amounts of bodily trauma, consistent with the intensity of some military stunts. However, football is not combat. It is elective and recreational. Thus, the debate over head injuries resulting from collision sports refuses to subside--particularly when such injuries are contributory in the death of young athletes whose only aspiration is to play the game well.

Frosburg State football player Derek Sheely sadly fits the bill for such an athlete. Sheely died of multiple brain injuries sustained over several days in preseason practice, as coaches allegedly taunted him for complaining about his injuries. Sheely's family filed a wrongful death law suit in Maryland against the university, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and others for failure to prevent injury by not enforcing proper concussion management practices. The NCAA discredited the family's accusations by contending that they are "not liable for injuries to voluntary participants when the risk of injury is obvious and foreseeable." Advocates of concussion awareness stress the importance of implementing and adhering to concussion prevention and treatment plans for all contact sports teams, particularly when it comes to proactively protecting children.

America's oxymoronic appetite for high-impact, testosterone-driven sports requiring speed, strength, agility, endurance and "toughness" is diametrically opposed to its values for workplace safety and consumer protectionism. Cases like Sheely's nudge all of us to introspectively consider the cost others pay for our entertainment by pushing past the limits of their physical and mental abilities.

If you have sustained an injury attributable to another individual or business entity, early legal intervention in formulating a winning case is crucial. Call our law offices today to discuss your claim with a proven Maryland personal injury attorney who may be able to help you recover damages for your harm and losses suffered.

Setting the Bar: CVS to Pull Tobacco from Shelves

February 6, 2014

By: Wesley McMillan, Junior Content Editor at Price Benowitz, LLP

On November 31, 2014, the second largest pharmacy in the United States will record its final sale of cigarettes. CVS is quoted in saying it will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores nationwide by October 1, 2014. The journey tobacco companies have taken our country on these past few decades is an entrancing one; a transformative tale of manifest destiny darling to media mogul to public menace in a manner most fitting the enigmatic substance that kills us slowly and knowingly.

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