St. Mary's County Injury and Malpractice Claims
Leonardtown is the capital of St. Mary’s County, located in southern Maryland and with access to the Patuxent River, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. As of 2010, St. Mary’s County had 105,151 residents, 1,990 businesses, and 28,000 employees. Over 88% of the population has a high school diploma, and approximately 27% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income from 2007 to 2009 was $76,022.00. The major hospital in St. Mary’s County is St. Mary’s Hospital, a 96-bed facility located in Leonardtown and operated by MedStar Health.
A few years back, the Maryland Court of Appeals collected statistics on cases in different Maryland counties. There were only 46 auto accident cases filed in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court, and only 14 civil trials. In the District Court, there were 3,689 civil cases. St. Mary’s is still mostly rural, and jury verdicts tend to be conservative in personal injury cases. Of course, every case is different, and there have been a few instances of Leonardtown juries awarding substantial verdicts.
Our law firm, Miller & Zois, settled a broken leg case involving a young man from St. Mary's County for over a half a million dollars.
Just this year, in 2020, we had a case where our client was making a left turn into a gas station when he was t-boned by a car driving down the wrong side of the road in St. Mary’s County. He suffered a herniated cervical disc, subsequent disc replacement surgery (ACDF), and limitations with range of motion but no residual pain.
The case was problematic because Plaintiff was a former college wrestler and had multiple prior neck injuries, including a prior ACDF. Allstate’s offer remained at $35,000 throughout most of the litigation. The week before trial, Allstate increased its offer to $80,000. This offer was declined as we continued preparing for trial, believing in our hearts that the case was worth more. The day before trial, Allstate accepted our take it or leave demand of $130,000.St. Mary’s County Circuit Court Judges
There are three circuit court judges in Leonardtown:
There is one district court judge in Leonardtown: K. Christy Holt Chesser, an associate judge appointed through to 2020.Leonardtown Trial Lawyers
Our law firm handles serious personal injury car accident, medical malpractice and product liability cases in Leonardtown, Maryland (St. Mary’s County). If you have been injured in an accident, by a defective product, or by malpractice in the St. Mary’s area, call our lawyers at 800-553-8082 or click here for a free initial consultation.Other Jurisdictions