Go to top
When a person is harmed physically or psychologically due to the negligence of another individual or business entity, they may have a credible personal injury claim. Personal injury cases are a result of a broad range of incidents, including vehicular accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, dog bites and assaults. The Law Offices of John V. Willard, P.A. has had many successes with client personal injury cases and is dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for his clients.
The Legal Process of Personal Injury Cases: Attorney John Willard
Attorney John Willard will meet with you to discuss the details of your case, as he has done with many personal injury cases in Maryland. If negligence is obvious, he will prepare the complaint and file the appropriate motions. During the discovery phase, interrogatories and depositions are taken. It’s a methodical process. The purpose of taking depositions is to attain the facts and to see what the other side has to say. Documents are obtained during this phase, such as medical reports from a car accident, product defect case or medical malpractice.
Many personal injury cases do not reach a civil court trail and are resolved early on in the litigation process through negotiations among parties or arbitration. Attorney John Willard is a strong negotiator and will not settle for a less-than-fair settlement. If the case does go to trial, it’s the judge or jury who decide whether or not the defendant should be held legally responsible for the damages cause to the plaintiff. This is accomplished by a “preponderance of the evidence.” You can feel confident that attorney John Willard is a powerful litigator in the courtroom and will be well prepared with exhibits and witnesses to build your case.
Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Cases
The two types of damages awarded in personal injury cases include compensatory and punitive. With personal injury cases in Maryland, compensatory damages seek to compensate an injured party for the hard they have suffered. This includes lost wages, medical expenses, disability and pain and suffering. Punitive damages are intended to punish the behavior of the defendant and are awarded directly to the plaintiff. In wrongful death cases, compensation includes burial expenses, loss of financial contribution, pre-death medical care, emotional distress and loss of companionship.
If you or a loved one has incurred a personal injury due to the negligence of another party, turn to the Law Offices of John Willard for the best counsel and representation.