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Personal Injury

PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM SERVING MARYAND AND WASHINGTON, DC

 Aggressive & Tenacious Attorneys

HERTZ & McELWAINE,   serves injured clients throughout the Prince George’s County, Washington & Baltimore metropolitan areas.  Where if   YOU HAVE BEEN HURT, WE WILL HELP!  We are dedicated to recovering the compensation, injured victims deserve.  Our lawyers have more than 60 years of combined experience and have recovered millions in compensation on behalf of our clients.  If you or a loved one has suffered any physical, emotional, and / or financial damages as the result of someone’s mistake or were injured at work we will protect your and your family’s rights.  Located conveniently off the Baltimore Washington Parkway in Greenbelt, Maryland our firm represents victims throughout Maryland and Washington, DC and the surrounding communities and we handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

Car Crashes 
Auto, truck, motorcycle or bus accidents are the most frequent type of personal injury or wrongful death claim.  Crashes have long been the most common cause of a disabling personal injury or death.  We will “help” you hold responsible the driver and their insurance company for the damages you and your family have incurred.  Time is limited so our consultation is always free and no charge unless we win.

Truck Accidents 
Commercial trucks are massive machines that pose significant dangers to others on public roads and highways.  Our lawyers are familiar with the various federal trucking laws and regulations and passionate about fighting on behalf of injured truck accident victims.

Premises Liability 
One of the most difficult cases where clients need “help” is in premises liability.  Whether you fell at a retail store, injured on ice at your apartment or on the street the law can make it hard to win as you must prove that something was wrong to cause your injury and the owner knew or should have known about the problem.  We can help obtain the care and treatment you deserve and hold the business or landowner responsible.  

Wrongful Death 
When the negligence, carelessness, or misconduct of another causes death, certain surviving family members of the decedent have a right to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages and obtain justice.  Our lawyers compassionately guide families through these difficult experiences and fight to hold responsible parties liable for their actions.

Bicycle Accidents 
Most areas are improving bike lanes to help save lives and encourage bicycle ridership.  By law, bicyclists are considered vehicles and have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of automobiles.  Careless drivers, cause injuries when they fail to recognize that a bike is a vehicle too. Hurt in a bike accident we will help you to pursue compensation.

Motorcycle Accidents 
The Insurance companies presume that Motorcycle riders because they face extremely high risks of suffering injury and death during a motorcycle accident is always partially at fault.  By helping riders prove the negligence of other drivers and fighting aggressively against insurance companies that aim to pay victims as little as possible, our lawyers can secure the compensation injured riders need to recover.

Medical Malpractice 
The great majority of Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are dedicated to the care of their patients but they are also required to uphold a certain standard of care with diagnosing and treating patients.  When that happens, victims and families can hold them liable by filing a medical malpractice claim.  These are complicated cases as both Maryland and DC have very specific rules regarding notice and proof of the claim.  Common types of medical malpractice claims include birth injuries, surgical errors, emergency room errors, diagnostic errors, and others. Call us to review your case.

Pharmacy Errors 
Pharmacy errors and prescription mistakes happen when the pharmacist fails to look out for their customer and gives the wrong medications, These preventable injuries and deaths happen more frequently than the industry will admit.  When pharmacists fail to exercise caution and diligence when doling out prescriptions, they can be held fully liable for the damages they cause.  We will fight for victims injured by pharmacy errors.

Nursing Home Injuries 
Our parents and loved ones deserve the best of care in their golden years.  While most care givers are thoughtful and dedicated care givers if there is any form of abuse, harassment, or lack or diligence a physical injury can cause devastating results.  We can “Help” the families and the elderly recover for against nursing home abuse and injuries, the results help send a message that our elderly deserve the best care.

Pedestrian Accidents 
Drivers are required by law to be aware of the pedestrians with whom they share the roads.  When pedestrians suffer injuries or death caused by a driver who disobeyed traffic laws or drove negligently, our firm can work on their behalf to ensure that justice is obtained and that careless drivers are held liable for compensating victims.

Product Liability 
If a car is unsafe or a product defective you may suffer the consequences.  Unsafe products injure and kill numerous consumers each year.  By filing a personal injury claim on the basis on product liability law, injured consumers and their families can hold manufacturers, marketers, and / or retailers liable and recover any damages that resulted from using an unsafe product.

Student Injuries 
Schools and school districts have the responsibility for ensuring the safety of all students and that their school grounds are free from dangerous and hazardous conditions.  When your child suffers a preventable injury at school, or when you suffer a preventable injury on a college campus, you have the legal right to recover your damages.

 

With more than 60 years combined experience at Hertz & McElwaine we will help you and your family to receive full and fair compensation

Request a free case evaluation to learn more about your case or contact our firm 301 -982-7600 to learn precisely how IF YOU HAVE BEEN HURT, WE CAN HELP!

 

 

 

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice 
The great majority of Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are dedicated to the care of their patients but they are also required to uphold a certain standard of care with diagnosing and treating patients.  When that happens, victims and families can hold them liable by filing a medical malpractice claim.  These are complicated cases as both Maryland and DC have very specific rules regarding notice and proof of the claim.  Common types of medical malpractice claims include birth injuries, surgical errors, emergency room errors, diagnostic errors, and others. Call us to review your case. 



Products Liability

Product Liability 
Unsafe products injure and kill numerous consumers each year.  By filing a personal injury claim on the basis on product liability law, injured consumers and their families can hold manufacturers, marketers, and / or retailers liable and recover any damages that resulted from using an unsafe product.



Workers Compensation

WORKERS COMPENSATION

Work can be dangerous place, and all States and the District of Columbia recognize this.  Hertz & McElwaine represents workers throughout Maryland and D.C. and we are proud to say the Ray Hertz has served the Maryland State Bar Association as a Chair and Section Counsel Member of the Negligence Insurance Workers Compensation Section and has presented a number of programs to other lawyers of this very difficult area of law.  We can help you get the compensation as allowed by law but time is of the essence call us to make sure your rights are protected.



Criminal Defense


Real Estate Litigation


Real Estate Settlements

REAL ESTATE MATTERS

THE MORTGAGE CRISIS HAS  LEFT MANY A HOME HOLDER OWNING PROPERTY THAT IS "UNDER WATER" DUE IN PART TO UNFAIR BANKING PRACTICES.  WE CAN HELP FORSTALL FORECLOSURE, OBTAIN A BETTER RATE OR LITIGATE WHEN NECESSARY. 

IF BUYING A NEW OR USED HOME WE WILL ADVISE YOU FROM THE TIME YOU CONSIDER THE CONTRACT TO CLOSING. CALL US FOR A LOW COST REVIEW OF ANY PROPOSED CONTRACT TO BUY OR SELL. 

 



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