Plaxen & Adler, P.A.
16 N Court St.
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: (410) 871-0664
Available 24/7. Night and weekend appointments are available.
Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys Serving the Injured in Westminster
Representing Carroll County injury victims since 1985
A serious personal injury puts a strain on your finances, your family and your lifestyle. You deserve answers to your questions about why and how your accident occurred. At Plaxen & Adler, P.A. we strive to obtain those answers, and we fight for justice for you and your family. We have protected the rights of the injured in Westminster, MD for 30 years by offering personalized, aggressive legal strategies combined with practical counsel that is designed to help you protect your family.
Why should you choose Plaxen & Adler, P.A.?
Many of the Plaxen & Adler staff live in Carroll County. Having tried many cases in Westminster, we understand what jurors in Carroll County believe are important. We know you need help with the medical bills, with securing a car rental, and with paying for your daily expenses when you or your loved one can no longer work. We know that dealing with the insurance companies can be overwhelming – especially when insurance doesn’t want to pay out for your claim – so we coordinate between them on your behalf.
When you are hurt, have been permanently disabled, have sustained scarring, or have felt the loss of your loved one, you want an attorney who knows the laws inside and out and knows how to build a winning strategy. Our firm’s reputation for superior service is widely acknowledged throughout the state of Maryland. Senior partner Bruce Plaxen often testifies before the Maryland State Legislature to advocate on behalf of victims of negligence.
Our firm also believes in open communication between lawyers and clients. When you work with Plaxen & Adler, P.A., someone is available to speak with you day and night as well as over the weekend. We believe in building long lasting relationships with our clients; with us, you are always a person and never a number.
Car accident injury lawsuits
Whether you were injured in a car, on a motorcycle, by a commercial truck, while walking or riding your bike, or while using public transportation, we know how to help. We have built successful cases for clients just like you who were hurt because of negligent drivers.
Some of the leading causes of car accidents in Westminster and throughout the U.S. include:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Automotive defects
- Dangerous weather such as ice and snow, fog, and high winds
A Maryland car accident attorney from Plaxen & Adler will represent your interests as you pursue compensation for your injuries from the negligent or reckless driver who caused the crash.
Injuries from medical mistakes
Medical malpractice. Doctors must provide a standard level of care. When they fail to do so, it is the patients who suffer. Our experienced trial attorneys handle complex medical malpractice cases involving:
- Surgical errors
- Diagnostic errors
- Birth injuries such as cerebral palsy
- Hospital acquired infections
- Medication errors
- Wrong side, wrong site, wrong person errors
Support for workers’ compensation disputes
If you have been injured on the job, Maryland workers’ compensation provides medical expenses and a partial wage replacement temporary disability benefit that also includes lump sum payments for scheduled losses such as the loss of a limb or hearing loss.
Some of the following are common types of accidents for which workers receive workers’ compensation benefits:
|· Falls from heights|
· Motor vehicle accidents
· Repetitive stress injuries
· Overexertion injuries
· Back, neck and spinal cord injuries
· Struck-by/struck-against injuries
· Electric shock
· Lung cancer
|Occupational diseases including:|
· Toxic exposure
· Hearing loss
· Skin disorders
· Lead poisoning
If you are facing a dispute because your employer’s insurer has denied your workers’ compensation claim, or if you are facing a hearing with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, we will gladly be your advocates.
Premises liability for injuries sustained on someone else’s property
You have the right to expect that the premises where you shop, work, and play are safe. If you are hurt on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. A slip-and-fall on icy pavement, a bite from the neighbor’s dog, an object falling from a shelf onto your head at the grocery store – all of these are common examples of premises liability claims. If your injuries were the result of another person’s negligence, we want to help you.
Helping those in Westminster injured from using defective products
A person can suffer an injury using any kind of product. When you take legal action against the manufacturer and the businesses in the chain of commerce, there are three different types of product liability actions:
- Design defect. When the product is defective because of the intrinsic design of the item, it is a design defect.
- Manufacturing defect. A manufacturing defect occurs in the manufacturing process with elements such as inferior materials, or a mistake in the making of the product.
- Marketing defect. A marketing defect refers to the manufacturer’s failure to warn the consumer about the dangerous or potentially hazardous aspects of the product.
A Maryland products liability lawyer from Plaxen & Adler understands the complexities of these cases. You can feel confident that a dependable legal team is protecting your rights.
Representation for Social Security Disability claims and appeals
When you are ill and disabled and unable to work, it can be reassuring to know that you have a professional, reliable legal team representing you as you file a Social Security Disability benefits claim. Applying for benefits is an arduous task and getting approved is like catching lightening in a bottle. While we cannot guarantee that you will get approved for benefits, we can help increase the odds that you will prevail, and we will stand by you during the appeals process.
Help for the injured when you need it most
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. provides comprehensive legal services to injury victims in Westminster and throughout Maryland. We fight for your rights at every step and are not afraid to take on complex litigation against corporations or insurance companies. To schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our lawyers, please call 410.871.0664 or fill out our contact form.