Your Injury Is Personal To Us
At Lanham Blackwell & Baber, we have more than 60 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases. We know that personal injury cases involve more than collecting medical bills, documenting lost income and negotiating with the insurance company. Over 90% of our personal injury cases result in a financial settlement that is acceptable to the client, without the need for a trial. Our responsibility is, first and foremost, to understand what you have experienced and how the injury has affected your life physically, emotionally, and financially. Our goal is to seek fair and just compensation for your injuries so you can return to good health, and reclaim your lifestyle with dignity and respect. Our attorneys have the expertise you need to communicate your perspective of the event that led to your injury to the insurance companies. By clearly and accurately communicating your injuries and the impact they had on your life – physically, emotionally, and financially – we can help you maximize your financial recovery.
Our Approach To Litigation
There are three principal areas of personal injury litigation that we undertake at Lanham Blackwell & Baber:
- Injuries from vehicle collisions, defective property conditions and defective products: Our injury law services include automobile and motorcycle collisions, wrongful death, product defects and unsafe property conditions. We will ensure that your claims are not overlooked and that they are dealt with as quickly and concisely as possible.
- Injuries from prescription medication (pharmaceutical injuries): At Lanham Blackwell & Baber, we are committed to assisting persons who have been harmed due to prescription drugs. We will evaluate your case on a free, no-obligation basis.
- Injuries from defective medical devices: Our attorneys are able to assist in determining whether you have a claim against the manufacturer of a device – an area of law that has evolved into a complex and expensive litigation process for all involved. We network with some of the best trial lawyers in the country to seek just compensation for you if you have been injured by a defective medical product to the fullest extent that the law will allow.
Should you decide that it is in your interest to take your case to trial, our firm will utilize our skills as communicators to vividly describe to the jury the events that have brought you to court and the profound impact of those events on your life. We are well-versed in modern trial techniques designed to optimize the likelihood that a jury will award you full and fair compensation. While no attorney can guarantee you a particular outcome, we will devote ourselves to achieving success if trial is the best means to seek justice on your behalf.
If you would like to learn more about the personal injury process at Lanham Blackwell & Baber, please download our free personal injury e-book, Ten Recommendations to Maximize Your Personal Injury Recovery.
Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
At Lanham Blackwell & Baber, we understand that when combined with the pain of your injury, the legal process can be overwhelming. Our team is willing to answer any questions you may have. Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions about personal injury cases:
How much is my case worth?
The value of your case depends, to a large extent, on the nature and severity of your injury, and how long you may experience symptoms. Other factors include the amount of your medical expenses and lost wages. Lanham Blackwell & Baber is prepared to provide you with our professional opinion as to the value of your case after we have obtained all of the pertinent information about your injuries and the impact of your injuries on your life.
When should I try to settle my case?
You should only settle a personal injury claim after you have fully recovered from your injuries or your doctors have told you that your injuries are permanent. The insurance company will only settle once with you and will require you to release all future claims. Ultimately, it is your decision whether to accept an offer or take the case to trial. However, it is important that you know the full extent of your injuries and whether you will fully recover before exploring a settlement.
What happens if I do settle my case?
Individual attention is fundamental in our settlement discussions and trial recommendations. In an effort to maximize your recovery, we may have to negotiate the repayment to your insurance company for any health insurance benefits that you may receive. We will present to you any settlement offers that are forthcoming, together with our thoughts as to whether the offer represents fair compensation for what you have been through. If we think the offer is too low, we may recommend filing a lawsuit. Rest assured, we would not file suit without your permission. Similarly, if offers are made during the course of a lawsuit, we will present those to you, again with our recommendation.
Why should I hire a lawyer?
Insurance companies often try to “low ball” injured individuals who do not have an attorney. They may tempt you with a quick settlement. But until you show the insurance company you are serious by hiring a lawyer, they probably won’t offer you the full value of your case. The lawyers at Lanham Blackwell & Baber each have over 30 years of experience in handling personal injury cases. We know how to persuade insurance companies to pay you a fair settlement. If the insurance company won’t provide you with a fair settlement, we have the trial experience to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries.
What about expenses?
In most cases, we do not charge for routine case expenses. If your case requires litigation, we will discuss case expenses with you. Unless we reach an agreement with you to prepay particular expenses, we will recover the expenses we pay for you when we obtain a settlement or judgment on your behalf.
Who will handle my case?
The lawyer who meets with you will handle your case from start to finish in most instances. There may be occasions where it is in your best interest for us to refer you to a lawyer with particularized experience unique to your case. A referral will only be made with your permission, and it will never increase your legal fees.
Contact Our Firm
Schedule a free consultation today to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys. We genuinely appreciate the opportunity to be of assistance to you and your family as you recover from the profound effects of your injuries. If you’d like to meet with a personal injury lawyer at Lanham Blackwell & Baber, please contact us today at 207-942-2898 or email us. We would be pleased to address any additional questions during your initial consultation.