Brault Graham engages in the resolution of personal injury claims in Maryland and Washington, D.C. through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Our attorneys conduct extensive research and investigation to document and argue the relevant facts and points of law in determining whether a particular party acted responsibly or negligently when an accident occurred. Costs in a serious personal injury case can be extensive and frequently exceed basic insurance policy limits, with damages including all present and future medical expenses and rehabilitation, lost income due to the accident and any future temporary or permanent disability, and non-economic damages such as physical pain and suffering and emotional or mental distress. Proving or defending a personal injury matter requires an understanding of the applicable facts and law and the ability to communicate these points persuasively to judge or jury. The attorneys at Brault Graham have decades of experience in these matters throughout Maryland and the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Below is a look at some of the main areas of personal injury law typically handled at Brault Graham.
Auto accidents are a leading cause of personal injury claims in Montgomery County, and their resolution can quickly become complicated. The attorneys at Brault Graham understand how to navigate through Maryland’s confusing scheme of automobile insurance laws, including the applicability of full or limited no-fault (PIP) coverage, bodily injury and property damage liability insurance, and uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. The plaintiff’s own negligence is often a key issue in car accident cases in Maryland and D.C., where in both jurisdictions any amount of negligence on the part of the plaintiff is enough to deny the injury victim any recovery at all.
Grocery stores, restaurants and retail establishments must be vigilant in keeping their floors free of spills and tripping hazards for the safety of their customers. Slip and fall cases are common claims brought against commercial businesses, and they are some of the most difficult to litigate or defend against. Proving how long a dangerous condition was allowed to exist before the accident occurred, and whether this timeframe was reasonable or unreasonable, is a key issue which may require sophisticated evidence such as accident reconstruction or opinion testimony from industry experts. Brault Graham attorneys are experienced in litigating slip and fall and trip and fall claims in Montgomery County, as well as falling object accidents, and cases of negligent security or assault. The firm’s practice covers instances where the potential liability of third parties may be in issue as well.
Manufacturers must be extremely careful when it comes to the products they manufacture and distribute, as they can be held strictly liable for injuries caused by defective products. Strict liability means that the question of negligence is largely irrelevant to the imposition of liability, although other more complicated questions may be central to the litigation, including the type of defect and chain of custody and control over the product, and technical matters such as applicable statutes of limitations and statutes of repose.
Contact Our Office for a Consultation on D.C. and Maryland Personal Injury Claims
To consult with an attorney regarding a personal injury claim filed in Maryland or District of Columbia please call us at 301-424-1060 to schedule a consultation.