Personal Injury Lawyer in Montgomery County

Attorney for Car Accidents & More in Silver Spring, MD

Being injured can be especially difficult to cope with knowing someone else's carelessness caused the accident. All individuals and corporations have a duty to act with care for the safety of those around them or others who could be injured by their failure to use reasonable caution. Drivers in particular are responsible for being cautious to avoid crashes, although motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries. Other common ways people are injured involve businesses failing to make sure that their premises are safe and companies failing to make sure their products are safe.

The Law Offices of Gerstenfield & Demirji, PC. can help if you were injured due to another party's negligence. We will work to help you recover all the compensation you are legally entitled to. This may include compensation for your lost wages, your medical bills, any property that was damaged such as your vehicle, and the emotional harms that come with serious injuries. Our attorneys will take on the insurance company or other party's attorneys for you.

Car and Truck Accident Lawyers in Montgomery County

Motor vehicle accidents can be extremely dangerous. When drivers are not careful, they can seriously harm others around them. Common ways drivers violate their duty to use reasonable care include:

  • Texting or using their cell phones while driving,
  • Speeding or not slowing down in bad weather,
  • Running red lights or stop signs,
  • Passing other cars recklessly or illegally,
  • Not adjusting their driving to suit dangerous weather conditions,
  • Following too closely,
  • Not properly maintaining their vehicles, or
  • Displaying road rage.

Truck drivers or trucking companies may also breach their duty to use appropriate caution by:

  • Not taking the mandatory rest breaks required by law,
  • Discouraging their drivers from taking rest breaks as needed,
  • Driving too fast for the type of vehicle,
  • Taking turns too sharply,
  • Failing to properly secure their cargo, or
  • Not making the necessary safety checks before driving.

Even fairly minor accidents can cause serious injuries. Some of the most common injuries we see caused by motor vehicle crashes include:

  • Broken bones, especially in the arms and hands,
  • Seatbelt injuries, including internal bleeding and rib fractures,
  • Severe burns, which can be disfiguring,
  • Spinal cord injuries, which may lead to paralysis or persistent pain,
  • Brain injuries, such as concussions, contusions, and traumatic brain injuries.

Premises Liability Attorneys

Businesses that are open to the public have a duty to use reasonable care to make sure that their premises are safe for those who enter. One of the most common types of premises accidents is when customers slip and fall. This usually happens because staff failed to clean up a spill in a timely manner or did not adequately warn customers that the floor was wet after mopping.

Customers are also often injured after tripping over loose items left on the floor. This often happens when employees leave boxes of products they were restocking in the aisles or plug in equipment where customers can trip over the cords.

Lawyers for Injuries Caused by Dangerous Products

Products made available to the public should be reasonably safe to use for their intended purpose. Some products are defective because they were designed in a way that is unreasonably dangerous. This is often the case with children's toys that contain sharp components or choking hazards. Other products are dangerous because of a manufacturing error that causes the product to malfunction in a way that is likely to hurt consumers. Products can also be deemed defective and dangerous if they lack a warning label that would render the product safer to use.

Contact a Silver Spring, MD Personal Injury Attorney

The Law Offices of Gerstenfield & Demirji, PC. is dedicated to helping people who have been injured by the carelessness of others recover the compensation they deserve. Our experienced Montgomery County, MD personal injury attorneys will do all we can to make sure that all your damages are covered. Contact us at 301-589-9500 for a complimentary consultation.

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