Personal Injury Cases in Ocean City, Maryland
Ocean City, a place where most of us in Maryland have visited at one time or another is a difficult venue for a personal injury case. Juries are largely what you would expect they would be: older, retired, and conservative. We are not aware of any significant medical malpractice verdicts in Ocean City in recent years and there have been few significant verdicts in Ocean City in car, truck or motorcycle accidents that have been tried in Worcester County (most Marylanders incorrectly spell "Worchester"). At grave risk of overgeneralization, many permanent residents of Ocean City - which is a big part of Worcester - are retired. Most retired jurors are generally more concervative when it comes to placing a value on the pain and suffering of an injury victim.
Worcester County and and Talbot County are the most conservative on the Eastern Shore in terms of their non-economic awards. Many personal injury attorneys do with accident and malpractice cases connected with Ocean City is try to remove the case either to federal court or to another jurisdiction (which is often very possible). In a car accident case in Ocean City, it is not uncommon for the Plaintiff and the Defendant to both reside in another jurisdiction. It is not that injury victims cannot prevail at trial in Ocean City personal injury cases. Our lawyers' feeling is that a good case wins anywhere in Maryland. We would rather have a good case in Ocean City than a bad case in Baltimore City. But, that said, it cannot be denied that it is a tougher road to hoe in Worcester County.
There are three Circuit Court judges in Worcester County: Judge Theodore R. Eschenburg Sr., Judge Richard R. Bloxom, and Judge Thomas C. Groton III.
Worcester County uses trained attorney mediators in settlement conferences before trial, a time in which many personal injury cases do reach a settlement.
Our law firm is not located in Ocean City. But our personal injury lawyers handle personal injury cases throughout Maryland, including Ocean City. If you have been injured in a car accident, a truck accident, or by medical malpractice in or around Ocean City or if you are a Maryland attorney and would like us to co-counsel with you on your case, call 800-553-8082 or get a free on-line consultation.
- Car Accident Cases (an overview)
- Truck Accident Claims (an overview)
- Medical Malpractice Claims (an overview)