No one can predict a violent car accident, and certainly no one wants to suffer significant injuries as a result. Unfortunately for one Carroll County woman, that’s exactly what happened. A commercial van rear-ended her vehicle in stop and go traffic, seriously injuring her lower back. The pain impacted her quality of life and ability to care for her disabled child.
Support When It’s Needed Most
Fortunately, she had an ally during the aftermath of this tragedy. She retained Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad, LLP, to represent her interests and guide her through the complicated legal process. Immediately, the legal team began investigating the incident, identifying relevant parties and insurance companies, determining cause, and using every resource available to support a claim for damages as she was dealing with the personal aftermath of this life-changing event. Her case was unique because it affected not just the victim, but her child’s daily care as well. There were no previous cases in Maryland that dealt with a claim for the future care of the disabled child of an injured victim, since her injuries prevented her from providing the care she had done before the accident.
A Big Win in Court
The insurance company for the at-fault driver refused to settle the case so Richard H. Offutt, Jr., a litigation attorney for the firm, took the case to court – presenting evidence from the client, her family, a Life Care Planner, her doctor, an economist and the child’s doctor. After 4 days of trial, the jury returned a verdict of $2,000,000.00 for the future care of the child and $300,000.00 for the client’s pain and suffering. One of the largest verdicts ever returned in Carroll County.
Personal Injury Attorneys You Can Count On
While this client’s case was unique in many ways, our team’s dedication to supporting her was not. Every attorney at Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad, LLP, believes in integrity, accuracy, and compassion. We listen to you, understand your concerns, and champion your interests with incredible results. Retaining a personal injury attorney is especially critical for ensuring your rights are protected, avoiding costly mistakes, and receiving the highest possible damages. Our team can help with situations involving:
- Car Accidents
- Trips, Slips & Falls
- Wrongful Death
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
We’re Here to Help
Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad, LLP, is an established law practice that has served Maryland residents and businesses for over 80 years. Our expert attorneys effectively handle the legal maze of personal injury liability so you can focus solely on recovery. To get in touch or schedule your consultation, call us at your convenience (410) 848-4444. Let’s get you the restitution you deserve and progress on your path forward.