|Every case involving serious personal injury requires an attorney well versed in medical issues. In Maryland, cases must be brought within three years of an accident, but serious injuries will impact a person for many years afterwards. An effective personal injury attorney has to have broad experience is dealing with different types of injuries and a willingness to meet with doctors and do medical research. This is the only way that the attorney can understand the injuries and develop the necessary evidence to prove not only what the injuries have done but what they will do in the future. The injuries and their effects must be made understandable, and the reasons for why there will be future medical expenses or decreased earnings in the future must be carefully explained. Often, medical illustrations should be developed to make the injuries understandable to jurors.
Aside from medical issues, many personal injury cases, especially cases involving motor vehicle collisions, require an attorney well versed in accident reconstruction. The length of skid marks, the placement of gouges in the roadway, the pattern of debris from a crash, the crush damage done to vehicles ? all of these factors can prove critically important in determining key issues such as what speed someone was traveling or where the point of impact occurred. Accident reconstruction is done by experts, but there is great variability in the quality of person who presents themselves as experts. If an attorney is not well versed in accident reconstruction terminology, formulas, and techniques, he or she will not be able to utilize a good expert to help the client’s case or effectively cross-examine a sloppy insurance company expert who is working against the client’s case.
If you or someone you care about suffered personal injury, please contact us. We have the experience and ability to help.