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Injured in a Truck Accident?

Montgomery County Circuit Court is considered unfriendly to personal injury clients. Attorney George Patterson successfully obtained a seven-figure verdict in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County for two deserving clients.

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Montgomery County Truck Accident Victims Recover

On February 16, 2011, lawyer, George Patterson obtained a verdict for $1,576,747.00 in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. The Rockville truck accident verdict represented the maximum amount allowed by law for non-economic damages plus the complete medical bills for the survivor of a severe head-on truck accident. The truck driver knocked their van off the roadway, and it rolled over.  The client sustained fractures to his leg, pelvis, neck, back and elbow in the car accident. The client, a resident of Damascus, Maryland battled severe infections from the surgical wounds to repair his badly fractured leg. The antibiotics he was given resulted in a Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection of his colon that necessitated the removal of his large intestine.

PRE-IMPACT FRIGHT VERDICT

Non-Economic Damages

George Patterson also obtained a verdict of $150,000 for the passenger that had less than $8,000 in medical bills. The unusually high award was based on the pre-impact fright of the passenger plus being trapped upside down in a van next to her critically injured husband for over 30 minutes.

The force that causes injury to occupants in a car crash derives from the change in speed and the time that it takes for the change in speed to occur. The greater the change in speed the greater the force exerted on the body of the car accident driver. The shorter the duration in the change of speed the greater the injurious force is to the occupant of the car.

A head-on collision with a truck results in a greater change of speed over a shorter duration than a moving car hitting a stopped car. When a car hits a stopped vehicle from behind the striking car does not come to a stop immediately but continues forward as the struck car is moved. A head-on collision with vehicles traveling at a similar speed results in a more rapid change in speed. The change in speed is even more rapid if the car strikes a much heavier moving vehicle such as a commercial truck.

Mr. Patterson is a very courteous, knowledgeable and efficient lawyer. He was very attentive to my case and very accessible. His consideration was very much appreciated when dealing with the stresses associated with filing suit. He handled all matters relevant to the case brilliantly and, above all, he was considerate and unpretentious. I was thrilled with the outcome of my case. Mr. Patterson acquired a settlement which was over 100 times the initial offer of the insurance company. I would thoroughly recommend Mr. Patterson as an exceptional lawyer and if ever the need arises for future legal assistance, I would definitely return to Mr. Patterson for his assistance.

Kathryn

A repeat accident client.

Truck drivers that are at risk for losing their jobs due to a driving error often fail to take responsibility. The failure to take responsibility invariably leads a wrongfully injured person’s claim being denied.

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Our Successes

Patterson Law takes pride with every client that recovers. Recovery is more than the settlements and verdicts obtained for our clients. Each and every one of these clients had been shepherded through a process where powerful insurance companies fought to defeat or minimize their claims. Each result represents a client’s dignity being affirmed.

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The commercial truck accident lawyers at Patterson Law serve clients in Prince George's, Montgomery, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's and Baltimore Counties. Our clients are from Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Forestville, Prince Frederick, Leonardtown, Annapolis, Edgewater, Rockville, Bethesda, Germantown, Olney, Beltsville, Deale, Severna Park, Crofton, Columbia and Chevy Chase.

Top Trial Lawyers

George and Maria Patterson have both been selected to the Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers for Maryland by the National Trial Lawyers.

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If you or a loved one was injured in a commercial truck accident please contact lawyers, George Patterson and Maria Patterson to arrange for a free consultation at their Bowie office. For immediate attention please call the 24 hour injury hot-line at 240-893-7474.

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