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Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions & Answers for Our Maryland Residents

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our personal injury lawyers in Waldorf have protected the rights of our Maryland residents for more than 15 years, with the sole goal of pursuing the best outcome for their unique cases.

Along the way, we have answered intelligent questions that empower our Charles County communities, which allows our clients to make informed decisions about their futures.

As the legal system consistently changes — including the terms, rules, and statutes that affect injury victims — we have created a list of frequently asked personal injury questions and simple answers that can help you get started in the right direction.

What Types of Cases Do Most Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our Waldorf, Maryland personal injury attorneys help our residents pursue the financial compensation they are entitled to after suffering injuries in an accident caused by negligence.

That may include those who have been hurt in:

How Do I Find the Best Personal Injury Lawyer For My Unique Case?

As personal injury lawyers in Maryland, we provide straightforward answers for all clients during free consultations, which allows us to objectively look at the facts of their unique injury circumstances, so we — and, more importantly, our prospective clients — can determine if we are a good fit for the case.

Some of the initial steps Waldorf injury victims can take to finding an attorney may include:

  • Talking to friends and family members for recommendations
  • Researching local personal injury attorneys online, including their websites, experience, reviews, testimonials, and case results
  • Scheduling a free consultation to meet with different attorneys to learn more about their legal approaches inside and outside the courtroom

What Does it Mean When Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys Work on a Contingency Basis?

Contingency cases are those that are settled when a personal injury lawyer produces a positive outcome for their clients.

That means the individual who has been injured will partner with a personal injury lawyer in Waldorf and will not be responsible for paying any upfront fees for their legal representation, and no legal fees at all if the attorney does not win their case.

Simply put, if we do not win your case, you do not pay.

When the case ends in a successful settlement or jury verdict, the personal injury law firm is paid from a percentage of the financial outcome.

What Percentage of My Maryland Personal Injury Settlement Does My Attorney Get?

The percentage each personal injury lawyer is paid from a case varies and is based on several factors, including the type of case, the size of the firm, or how long it takes the case to settle or go to trial.

Each personal injury firm should outline their contingency fees and percentages upfront, so you know exactly what their payment will be once your case is successfully closed.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Maryland?

Personal injury victims have three years from the date of the injury to file a claim in the state of Maryland.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by negligence in Maryland, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Waldorf at the Law Office of Robert Castro by calling 301.870.1200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case today.