Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers
Miller & Zois is a law firm that limits its practice exclusively to serious personal injury cases. The majority of our cases are in Maryland in the Baltimore-Washington area. But we are involved in birth injury and product liability cases around the country.
Our law practice is solely devoted to fighting for just compensation for individuals. We fight for people like you as opposed to insurance companies. Our law practice is not only limited to personal injury but to particular types of injury claims, including motor vehicle accident injuries (car, truck, and motorcycle), medical malpractice, premises liability, sexual abuse, and pharmaceutical drug or medical device injuries.Serious Injury Auto Accidents
Miller & Zois represents clients who have been seriously injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Maryland. The attorneys at Miller & Zois have taken to trial hundreds of personal injury auto accident cases in Maryland. Regrettably, we have seen virtually every type of car accident injury: spinal cord, fractures, herniated discs, surgery, burns, paralysis, wrongful death, scarring, permanent injury, disability, and disfigurement.
The individual who causes injuries to an innocent car accident victim is usually represented by insurance company lawyers who work hard to prevent the injured victim from receiving fair compensation for the injuries they have suffered.
The lawyers at Miller & Zois worked for these types of insurance companies and know the tricks that they will use to prevent you from recovering. Lawyers Weekly USA, the nation's only weekly legal periodical, characterized the benefits of our training when they wrote that as former insurance defense lawyers, Miller & Zois "knows the other side's playbook." (For this and other testimonials, select here.)
Accordingly, the lawyers at Miller & Zois know the tricks that insurance companies such as GEICO, Allstate, State Farm, Progressive, MAIF, and Nationwide will throw at us. More importantly, our attorneys know how to overcome the roadblocks insurance adjusters throw up to give our clients the best chance of receiving the maximum possible recovery in their personal injury case.Truck Accidents
The lawyers at Miller & Zois also handle a large number of large truck and tractor-trailer injury and wrongful death cases. Contrary to what many lawyers think, truck accident claims are not merely larger passenger car claims. We have handled scores of serious injury and wrongful death truck accident claims. They are as alike as the Harlem Globetrotters and the Los Angeles Lakers. We have the experience and reputation to stand up to these companies to get fair compensation for our clients who have been injured in a truck accident.
- $10,000,000 Malpractice Verdict
- $8,000,000 Car Crash Verdict
- $5,500,000 Malpractice Verdict
- $5,200,000 Malpractice Verdict
- $3,800,000 Malpractice Settlement
- $3,250,000 Million Malpractice Settlement
- $2,500,000 Surgical Error Verdict
- $2,500,000 Malpractice Settlement
- $2,100,000 Product Defect Settlement
- $1,500,000 Malpractice Verdict
- $1,350,000 Truck Accident Settlement
- $1,300,000 Truck Crash Settlement
- $1,200,000 Truck Crash Settlement
- $1,100,000 Truck Crash Settlement
- $1,100,000 Surgical Error Verdict
- $1,000,050 Truck Crash Verdict
- $1,000,000 Car Crash Settlement
- $1,000,000 Truck Accident Settlement
- $1,000,000 Truck Crash Settlement
Talk to a Lawyer at 800-553-8082 or Get an Online Consultation.
The attorneys at Miller & Zois also handle personal injury cases involving motorcycles. Some studies have shown that over 80% of multi-vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are not the fault of the motorcyclist. Juries don't see it that way - they look to blame the motorcyclist first because a motorcyclist reminds them of the guy that shot past them at 1,000 miles an hour on Route 95.
Not only are motorcycle cases more difficult to try to juries, but the stakes are higher: motorcycle accident victims are 21 times more likely to die than personal injury victims in a passenger car or truck.
The take-home message is clear: if you have a motorcycle accident case, you need a lawyer who is going to put you in the best position not only to win but to maximize your recovery. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have the experience in these cases to stand up to the insurance companies and fight for fair compensation for the victims of motorcycle accidents.Medical Malpractice
We handle cases involving
- birth injuries, including cerebral palsy and HIE
- anesthesiology errors,
- cancer and other misdiagnosis cases,
- emergency room negligence,
- hospital negligence,
- misread X-ray or other diagnostic tests,
- incorrect medical prescriptions, surgical errors
The thing to remember in medical malpractice cases is that you better be ready to put your chin strap on and fight. Easy settlements come along once in a blue moon. You need to be ready to fight the case tooth and nail from gathering the facts and the experts all the way through post-trial appeals. Our lawyers do just that. We have brought in over $20,000,000 in settlements for our clients in malpractice cases in the last year.Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is a subset of the above-listed categories. In Maryland, by statute, the family members and the estate of the deceased who have been killed as the result of the negligence of another can bring a wrongful death claim and something called a survival action. A wrongful death lawsuit may be the result of a vehicle accident, medical malpractice, or other catastrophic events including boating swimming pool drowning deaths. We have handled many wrongful death cases in Maryland and all over the country and have been able to receive fair compensation for our clients who have lost a family member due to the negligence of another.Drug or Medical Device Injuries
Get information here for more information on pharmaceutical and medical device cases that our lawyers handle, including Valsartan, Onglyza, Roundup Zostavax, Combat Arms Ear Plugs, Uloric, and Xarelto. While not exactly a pharmaceutical drug, we are also now looking at Juul vaping cases.Workers Compensation and Other Cases
Our lawyers handle a small number of Maryland workers' compensation claims but only for clients who have a worker's compensation case and a third party liability claim. We also handle:
- Premises liability claims
- Dog bite injuries
- Burn injuries
- Forklift accidents
The value of a personal injury lawsuit in Maryland depends on the type and severity of the plaintiff’s physical injuries. Below are some average values based on injury types:
|SEVERITY OF INJURY||AVERAGE VALUE|
(e.g., back strains, soft tissue, headaches)
|$15,000 ↔ $25,000|
(e.g., broken leg, ruptured spleen)
|$50,000 ↔ $125,000|
(e.g., death, brain injury)
|$200,000 ↔ $500,000|
Medical malpractice cases have a higher average settlement value compared to other types of personal injury cases.
Maryland has a 3-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases. This includes medical malpractice, auto accidents and other types of injury cases. The 3-year period begins to run from the date that the plaintiff discovered (or should have discovered) the injury. (Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 5-101).
Personal injury settlements are calculated by adding together 3 general elements of the plaintiff’s damages: (1) medical expenses; (2) lost income; and (3) pain and suffering.
Miller & Zois is one of the most successful personal injury law firms in Maryland. Over the last 12 years we have recovered over $100 million in compensation on behalf of our clients. Unlike other firms, we are ready and willing to take every case to trial (if necessary) and that gives us the leverage to get maximum compensation in each case.
We take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we receive a percentage of any money we collect in your accident case. Our standard contingency fee is 33.3% if a case ends in settlement and 40% if the case goes to trial. Most top medical malpractice attorneys in Maryland charge the same fee.
If you are injured in a serious accident or are the victim of medical malpractice in Maryland or Washington, D.C., contact our top rated malpractice lawyers to discuss your case. Get legal advice from a personal injury attorney who knows this process. Call 800-553-8082 today. You can also get a free no obligation online consultation.