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Accidents can leave you and your family facing a mounting pile of medical bills, lost wages,  physical and emotional pain and suffering. No one can predict an accident and the effects it will have on you and your family’s life. Personal injury lawyer, Daniel J. Earnshaw has helped over 2,850 personal injury victims in Harford County and throughout the state of Maryland for more than 30 years. Victims shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of an injury that wasn’t their fault.

Our goal is to help victims get the justice they deserve. We work hard to make sure your story is heard through the legal system and are here to support you and your family every step of the way.

We have helped thousands of personal injury victims get the compensation they’re owed, and we can help you, too. We are proud to represent clients in Edgewood, Harford County and throughout Maryland. We specialize in various types of personal injury cases including: 


Contact our 24-hour helpline to speak to our legal staff, or simply fill out our free initial consultation form today to help us get started.
 

Understand Your Rights


Do I have a personal injury case?

Personal Injury law, also referred to as tort law, is designed to protect you if you are injured due to someone else’s act or failure to act. The most common cases include automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, and injuries from pets. Although some tort crimes are punishable with imprisonment, the primary purpose of a personal injury case is to provide relief for the damages incurred. If you have been injured from an accident, we can help you recover damages from lost wages, pain and suffering, reasonable medical expenses, and physical disfigurement or disability.   
 

What will a Personal Injury Lawyer discuss in a consult?

Personal injury attorney, Daniel J. Earnshaw, will thoroughly walk you through the entire process.  We begin by gathering facts through exchange of documents, written questions, and depositions through a process called discovery. After discovery, preparations then begin for trial.  A good number of cases settle before trial.  By accepting a settlement offer, you agree to accept financial relief in return for dropping your action against the defendant. This includes signing an official document releasing the person of any further liability. However, if your case goes to trial, it will be heard by a jury or decided by a judge. We are here to provide you with the support and expertise you need to get the compensation you deserve.
 

Do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit within a certain amount of time?

If you or your loved one has been a victim of a serious accident, it’s important to take action as soon as possible. Every state has specified time limits, called “statutes of limitations,” that govern the length of time a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within. Currently in the state of Maryland, the statute of limitations permits a three (3)year period for filing a personal injury claim. If you miss the statutory deadline for filing a case, your case will be thrown out of court. We work hard to ensure your case is met in a timely manner and that you rightfully recoup the losses you are owed. Contact our 24-hour helpline or simply fill out our free initial consultation form today. Don’t let a personal injury put your life on hold.
 

What kinds of tort are there? Which tort category applies to my situation?

  • Intentional torts: Wrongs in which the defendant knew or should have known would occur through their actions or inactions.
  • Negligent torts: Wrongs in which the defendant’s actions were unreasonably unsafe.
  • Strict liability torts: Wrongs that are established when a particular actions causes damage, instead of being reliant on the degree of caution exercised by the defendant. An example of this type is liability for producing and selling defective products, known as products liability.
 

Should I request a police report from the law enforcement agency for my claim?

During a personal injury accident, it’s important to keep calm and seek medical attention right away, if necessary. When you come to us, we take care of everything, including obtaining the police report and notifying the insurance carriers of the accident and your injury claim. There is no need for you to do anything.   
 

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“This was a unique accident because I had two claims out of one accident: one against the driver that hit me and also a worker’s compensation claim.

The other driver claimed I had crossed the center line and caused the accident. But Mr. Earnshaw investigated and researched the law and was able to prove that in fact it was the other driver who crossed the center line. After which, he was able to get the other driver’s insurance company to pay the full policy limits and he got my insurance company to pay me an additional amount under my underinsured motorist coverage which I didn’t even know I had!

The Worker’s Compensation insurer declined coverage arguing that I was not at work at the time of the accident. Due to Mr. Earnshaw’s extensive knowledge of Worker’s Compensation law, we won on that question at the Worker’s Compensation Commission. The insurer appealed and Mr. Earnshaw won again in front of a jury in Baltimore County Circuit Court.”

- G. S., Perry Hall, Maryland