Plaxen & Adler, P.A.
1500 Defense Highway
Gambrills, MD 21054
Phone: (410) 285-8455
Available 24/7. Night and weekend appointments are available.
Accomplished Maryland Injury Attorneys Getting Results for Injury Victims in Crofton and Gambrills
Premier personal injury law firm serving clients in Anne Arundel County
There is no “easy” part of sustaining a serious injury: the recovery process can be difficult, paying your bills when you can’t work can be stressful, and ensuring your family’s health and happiness can become overwhelming. On top of that, you may have suffered scarring or disfigurement that is painful, have had your car totaled, or have mounting medical expenses from hospital stays or treatments.
At Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we help families in Crofton and Gambrills and throughout Anne Arundel County make sense of what has happened and plan for their futures. Since 1985, our firm has sought justice on behalf of clients whose injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence. When you need an aggressive, dedicated attorney, let Plaxen & Adler, P.A. be your guide.
How a Maryland personal injury attorney can help when you have been injured
If you have been injured in a car crash and you are laying in a hospital bed unable to work, your mind might be brimming with worry about how you are going to pay your medical bills. A dedicated Maryland personal injury lawyer can help you take legal action against the responsible party so that you can recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. provides clients with the information they need about their claim to make informed decisions about their case. We work with outside authoritative testimony when necessary and keep our lines of communication with you always open. Our clients most often refer us to their friends and loved ones because of our successful record of results. Our goal is always 100% client satisfaction, and we strive to do whatever is in our power to ensure a positive outcome in your case.
Our legal areas of practice
From our office in Crofton, the team of attorneys at Plaxen & Adler, P.A. provides comprehensive legal services for those injured in personal injury accidents. We have the skills, resources, and experience to help you recover compensation for your injuries and related losses. We handle all manner of personal injury cases, including:
Car accident injuries
Crofton and Gambrills may not be the largest towns in Maryland, but our proximity to Annapolis and Baltimore ensures that we see our fair share of auto accidents involving commuters and visitors. Plaxen & Adler, P.A. offers tenacious representation to people injured in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, as well as residents who were hurt while using the Metro or commuter rail lines to get in and out of the cities.
Some of the most common injuries from car accidents include:
|· Facial lacerations
· Broken bones
· Neck and back injuries
· Traumatic brain injuries
|· Knee and leg and foot injuries
· Internal organ damage
· Spinal cord injuries
· Burn injuries
Premises liability claims for injuries sustained on someone else’s property
Property owners must keep that property safe. We represent people who become injured when they slip and fall on an unsafe walkway, when they are attacked or bitten by dogs, and when they sustain an injury in a defective elevator or on a faulty escalator. We also represent victims of attacks in areas without adequate security measure in place.
Injuries from defective products
As consumers, we expect that the products we purchase will do what they are supposed to do. When a faulty seatbelt increases the injuries of an accident victim, or a prescribed medication has devastating side effects, we fight designers, manufacturers, and retailers on your behalf.
Medical malpractice claims
Negligent healthcare providers can do more harm than good. We handle complex medical malpractice claims involving birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy, emergency room errors, surgical errors, diagnostic errors and contaminated injections.
Some people are unclear about what kinds of medical mistakes might give rise to a medical malpractice claim. You can’t sue your doctor just because he or she made a mistake. To recover compensation in a medical malpractice action, those filing a medical malpractice lawsuit must have the following elements:
- There must be an existing doctor-patient relationship
- The patient suffered an injury
- By failure to comply with the accepted standard of care, the doctor’s action or inaction caused the patient’s injury
- The patient has suffered additional harm because of the injury
Doctors, being human, make mistakes. The difference between a doctor’s error and grounds for a medical malpractice claim is the patient’s injury.
Injuries from workplace accidents
Workers can sustain injuries in countless types of workplace accidents depending on the industry. Some common workplace injuries can occur in the following types of accidents:
- Falls from heights
- Truck/ motor vehicle accidents
- Defective equipment
- Fire/chemical or gas explosion
- Electric shock
Maryland workers’ compensation program provides medical costs, temporary partial wage replacement benefits, a death benefit for the relatives of workers who die in workplace accidents. Injured workers who are unable to go back to their former occupation can access vocational rehabilitation services.
Injured workers’ who are facing a dispute with their employer’s workers’ compensation insurer can schedule a free consultation with an experienced workplace injury attorney at Plaxen & Adler to discuss their case.
Social Security Disability claims
We help individuals in Crofton and Gambrills who are too disabled to work to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. The application process takes a lot of effort to track down medical records and complete the forms carefully and accurately. Our Disability lawyers can also represent you if you should have to file an appeal or appear at a SSD hearing.
Who can file a wrongful death claim in Maryland?
If a loved one was killed in an accident that was a result of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for your loss.
To file a wrongful death claim in Maryland, a person must be either a primary beneficiary, which is the decedent’s surviving spouse, parent or child, or a secondary beneficiary, which is a sister, brother, niece or nephew. There are damages caps for non-economic losses in Maryland wrongful death actions of $830,000, or $1,235,000 if there are two or more claimants and the maximum for pain and suffering damages is $2,075,000. There is no limit on economic losses.
A trusted authority on personal injury and medical malpractice representation
Dealing with a serious injury is difficult; choosing the right lawyer to represent your interests need not be. Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is widely recognized by peers, former clients and the local judiciary for our exemplary work in the field of personal injury law. Please call 410.285.8455 or fill out our convenient contact form to schedule a consultation at our Anne Arundel County office.