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Maryland is known for its natural landscapes, thoroughbred horse farms, and blue crabs plucked fresh from the Chesapeake Bay. But, like other states, it also has its share of accidents caused by negligence or an intentional act.

If a car accident, slip and fall incident, or truck accident injured you due to no fault of your own, you could face a long road to recovery. You deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, and immeasurable pain and suffering.

Don’t accept that lowball offer from the insurance company. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer from TopDog Law to determine how much your claim is worth.

Insurance companies are cheap. They don’t consider every way your accident has affected your life and the lives of your family members because that would mean paying you more.

You deserve payment for all your losses. And if you accept that offer from the insurance company before you talk with our lawyers, you can’t ask for more if your injuries need more treatment or keep you out of work longer than expected.

Our experienced Maryland personal injury lawyers know how to find out how your accident affects your life. That’s why injured accident victims who hire a lawyer recover far more compensation than victims who don’t retain a law firm.

Keep the insurance company from short-changing you. Schedule a free case evaluation with Top Dog Law’s Maryland personal injury lawyers today and learn what we can do for you. 

Why Choose Us? 

James Helm’s competitive spirit led him to found TopDog Law. He competed in sports. He overcame his own challenges. And now he dedicates his legal career to helping those who need help the most—victims of car accidents, slip and fall incidents, and parents of children injured during birth. 

When you hire a personal injury lawyer from TopDog Law, you get a hard-working attorney who will handle your case aggressively and professionally.

With offices across the U.S., TopDog Law has an experienced lawyer ready to jump into the ring with the insurance companies and fight for you. Contact TopDog Law today and learn how we can get you and your family the maximum compensation in your personal injury case. 

What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Maryland Personal Injury LawyerA personal injury lawyer represents people harmed by another person’s intentional, accidental, or negligent acts. Personal injuries are damages to a victim’s body, emotions, or reputation.

Under personal injury law, victims can file a lawsuit in civil court against the negligent party and receive compensation for damages, such as medical bills, lost income and earnings, and pain and suffering. 

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

TopDog Law handles a wide variety of personal injury cases, including: 

If you suffered injuries caused by someone else’s negligence or ill intentions, let our personal injury lawyer help you. Contact TopDog Law today for a free case evaluation and find out how much your case is worth. 

What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

How do we know the check the insurance company offers you is less than you deserve? When insurance companies calculate settlements to offer injury victims, they use computer software that assumes how much your medical bills are based on your injury and calculates your lost income and earnings. They even have a formula for calculating pain and suffering. But that system can easily underestimate the full extent of your damages. 

Your TopDog Law attorney will take the time to learn what treatment your injuries require now and in the future, what therapy or mobility equipment you may need, how your injuries will affect your ability to work and earn an income, how the accident has affected your quality of life, and the impact of your injuries on your family. 

Once we better understand how the accident has affected your life, we can make a more accurate demand for compensation. 

What Types of Damages Are Available to Personal Injury Victims?  

Damage describes the injuries you suffered due to your accident. Victims of personal injuries may recover compensation for their economic damages and non-economic damages:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are financial losses that result from accident-related injuries.

These include:

  • Medical expenses for medication, procedures, surgeries, physical therapy, rehabilitation, etc.
  • Lost income, benefits, and earnings 
  • Loss of future earnings or earning capacity
  • Special equipment for mobility
  • Modifications to your home or vehicle
  • Property damage
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Non-Economic Damages

Also called general damages, non-economic damages represent losses with no objective monetary value.

These include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss of companionship

Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

To receive damages in a personal injury claim, you must show that another person’s negligence caused the accident that injured you. The four elements of negligence that you must establish are:  

Duty of Care

The other person owed a duty of care to others. For example, all motorists must abide by traffic laws to protect others from harm.

Breach of Duty

The person breached their duty of care. For example, a driver who runs a red light breaches their legal duty to protect others from harm. 


The other person’s breach caused the accident or incident that resulted in injuries. For example, by running the red light, the negligent driver crashed into another vehicle, injuring the victim. 


The injuries the victim suffered in the accident resulted in damages, such as medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. 

What if I’m Partially to Blame for the Accident? 

Maryland is one of five states where personal injury cases follow a contributory negligence rule. Under this unfair and outdated rule, accident victims may not recover any compensation for their damages if they bear any fault for the accident that caused their injuries. 

Contributory negligence is a much harsher rule than what most other states follow. 

Knowing this, insurance companies will often get injured victims in Maryland to provide details of their accident or admit fault, even partially, to get out of paying damages. That’s why we strongly advise our clients to refrain from giving any statements to insurance company representatives and allow us to handle communications with the insurers instead.   

How Can a Lawyer Help Me With a Personal Injury Claim?

When you hire a personal injury lawyer from TopDog Law, we will immediately begin working on your case. We can:

Investigate Your Accident

We will thoroughly investigate your personal injury claim by reviewing all evidence, including accident reports and witness testimony. We may also bring in other resources, such as accident scene reconstructionists, accountants, or medical experts. 

Identify All Liable Parties

Several parties may bear fault in a personal injury case. We can hold a trucking company liable for negligent hiring if you suffered injuries in a truck accident. Or, if an intoxicated driver caused your injuries, the bar that served the drunk driver alcohol may hold some responsibility. Your TopDog Law lawyer will identify all liable parties and seek compensation from them all on your behalf.

Value Your Personal Injury Claim

Your personal injury lawyer from TopDog will review your medical records and take the time to talk with you about all the ways your injuries have affected your life and the lives of your family to get a more accurate account of your damages. We will counter the insurance company’s settlement offer and push for full compensation on your behalf. 

Deal With the Insurance Company on Your Behalf

The insurance company will likely make a counteroffer to our demand for compensation, but it will likely only meet some of your needs. We will continue to negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement. 

Represent You in Court

Sometimes the insurance company refuses to offer injury victims what they deserve, and we will advise you to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. Often, threatening insurers with a lawsuit will get them to accept a fair settlement. Arguing a case in court takes a lot of time and money, and insurance companies are cheap.

We can continue negotiating with the insurance company while preparing your case for trial. If your personal injury lawsuit reaches the courtroom, your TopDog Law team can aggressively represent you and advocate on your behalf. 

What Is Maryland’s Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Every state has a deadline for filing personal injury claims based on negligence. Maryland’s statute of limitations is three years from the injury. This includes wrongful death claims, with the clock beginning on the date of the victim’s death.

Medical malpractice claims receive a five-year statute of limitations from the date of the injury or a three-year limit beginning when the plaintiff discovered the injury. The courts will enforce whichever deadline expires first.

Bottom line: Time is limited. The sooner you contact our personal injury law firm, the sooner we can begin working on your case and, if necessary, get it filed in civil court before time runs out. 

Contact Our TopDog Law Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers Today

TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers James Helm ImageIf you suffered injuries due to another person’s negligence or ill intent, you need a Maryland personal injury lawyer who will fight for you. Our TopDog Law attorneys are standing by to help you.

Contact us today for a free case evaluation and consultation. If you hire us, you pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you. Visit us online or call (888) 778-1197, tell us your story, and hear what we can do for you.

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