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How Each Maryland County Values Injuries at Trial

Victims generally understand little about the connection between the value of your claim and the jurisdiction of your case.  Maryland has jurisdictions that are very good for personal injury victims and jurisdictions that make claims much more challenging.  There are some Maryland counties where the value of the claim is worth half what it might be in another jurisdiction.

Below we review every county to give you some idea of which counties are most favorable to personal injury victims.

Maryland Courts: The Low Down on Different Jurisdictions in Maryland

The true answer on jurisdiction is that there are two great jurisdictions in Maryland: Baltimore City and Prince George’s County.  In 98% of personal injury cases, you are going to want jurisdiction in one of those venues over any other jurisdiction.
The value in other jurisdictions is much lower.  How much lower?  It depends on the the jurisdiction, obviously.  There are places on the Eastern Shore where a quality jury award has not been given in years.
But… that is a little misleading, too.  Why?  The reality is that a great case is a great case anywhere.  A great case rarely goes to trial.  Just because you do not see big verdicts out of many of these jurisdictions does not mean that there are not big settlements.  Cases in the more difficult jurisdictions are even more likely to settle because the lawyers in those jurisdictions are not used to big numbers. The result?  They do not push the insurance company as far as they can.

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They quite literally worked as hard as if not harder than the doctors to save our lives. Terry Waldron
Ron helped me find a clear path that ended with my foot healing and a settlement that was much more than I hope for. Aaron Johnson
Hopefully I won't need it again but if I do, I have definitely found my lawyer for life and I would definitely recommend this office to anyone! Bridget Stevens
The last case I referred to them settled for $1.2 million. John Selinger
I am so grateful that I was lucky to pick Miller & Zois. Maggie Lauer
The entire team from the intake Samantha to the lawyer himself (Ron Miller) has been really approachable. Suzette Allen
The case settled and I got a lot more money than I expected. Ron even fought to reduce how much I owed in medical bills so I could get an even larger settlement. Nchedo Idahosa
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