What Does A Jury Consider When Awarding Damages?

Maryland law provides that jurors are instructed to consider several factors in fashioning an appropriate award:

  • the nature and extent of plaintiff's injuries, and the length of the process of recuperation
  • the effect those injures have on the mental and physical condition of the plaintiff
  • physical and mental pain and anguish, past, present, and future
  •  disfigurement, scarring, and embarrassment
  • medical expenses past, present, and future 
  • loss of earning-or earrings potential- past, present, and future. 

The bottom line, and the job of a personal injury attorney, is to present a compelling case that the Plaintiff  suffered lasting harm as the result of the accident.



The most effective way I've come across to accomplish this is by the presentation of thoughtful, honest, and well-prepared testimony showing that Plaintiff's day to day activities, pursuits, responsibilities and hobbies were adversely impacted or  hampered as a result of the accident. 

If you've been injured, I'd be honored to personally meet with you to go through the specifics of your claim. This initial legal analysis and case opinion is a complimentary service I offer to my prospective clients. 


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