If you've been injured in an accident, your life can change dramatically in just a moment. You might lose time from work, incur substantial medical bills, and suffer debilitating pain that prevents you from doing the things you once enjoyed. You may not only incur economic losses, but physical and emotional ones, too.
Whether you were hurt in a car crash, a trip and fall, a work-related accident, or any other type of incident, it can be hard to know where to turn or what to do next. The Law Office of Sara El-Shall offers caring counsel and experienced representation to clients who have been injured in accidents caused by someone else's negligence or recklessness. Understanding what your personal injury claim means to you and your future, Attorney Sara El-Shall will fight to secure the compensation that is rightfully yours.
Unfortunately, accidents resulting in injury can unexpectedly happen at any time. When they do, it's crucial to have a trusted attorney by your side to focus on protecting your legal rights while you focus on getting better. The Law Office of Sara El-Shall offers dedicated representation in personal injury actions for clients who have been injured in a broad scope of accidents, including:
In Maryland, a victim who was hurt as a result of someone else's negligence, carelessness, or recklessness may be eligible to recover a wide range of damages. Specifically, you might be able to recover your unreimbursed medical expenses, lost wages, and out-of-pocket costs incurred in connection with the accident. You may also be entitled to compensation for your non-economic damages — including the pain and suffering you experienced due to your accident-related injuries. In limited cases, an award of punitive damages might also be available.
When you've sustained injuries in an accident, your health and finances can both suffer. Attorney Sara El-Shall understands this and is devoted to treating every client with the respect and dignity they deserve. She is relentless in advocating for the maximum monetary recovery in each case — Sara won't stop fighting for her clients until the most favorable outcome possible is achieved on their behalf.
You usually can't sue your employer if you've been hurt at work due to Maryland's workers' compensation laws. But you may still be able to file a lawsuit against a third party who might be liable for the accident. Depending on your working environment, there can be multiple parties on site at once — this is particularly common in the construction industry. If the negligence of one of these parties caused your injuries, you might be able to hold them accountable for your damages.
Third-party claims can also arise in motor vehicle accidents that occur while carrying out your employment duties. Although workers' compensation provides economic recovery for car accident injuries sustained on company time, it is often not enough to cover the full extent of your monetary losses — these benefits also don't compensate for your pain and suffering or other non-economic damages. By pursuing a personal injury claim against the careless or reckless driver responsible for the accident, you may be able to maximize your compensation.
If you were in a car accident while commuting, workers' compensation typically doesn't apply due to the "coming and going rule." In other words, if you were not in the course of your employment when the accident happened, it would not be considered work-related. However, in the event you sustained injuries in a car crash when you were "off the clock," you may be eligible to recover your damages in a personal injury action commenced against the negligent vehicle operator.
Work-related accidents can be devastating and result in life-altering injuries. Attorney Sara El-Shall knows that the aftermath of an accident can be difficult — financially, emotionally, and physically. Offering honest advice, dependable counsel, and efficient representation, she strives to relieve her clients' burdens and secure the monetary compensation they deserve.
Facing an accident-related injury is hard — but you don't have to face it alone. The Law Office of Sara El-Shall helps clients obtain the financial benefits to which they're entitled so they can move on with their lives. Attorney Sara El-Shall is committed to advising clients with candor and providing reliable advocacy in personal injury actions in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Cecil, and Prince George's counties, and throughout southern Maryland. Call (410) 656-2909 to schedule a consultation.