Benjamin Herbst represents the injured in all jurisdictions throughout Maryland. In the course of his legal career Benjamin has tried over 70 jury trials, and he is never afraid to fight a case to the end. Insurance companies make billions of dollars each year by low-balling accident victims, refusing to pay their fair share of a claim, and routinely taking advantage of unrepresented victims. Benjamin will never allow insurance companies to take advantage of his clients, and will do whatever it takes to make them whole and then some. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence call Benjamin anytime for a free no obligation consultation. He is available seven days a week to offer a free outline of all the necessary steps to assure maximum recovery, and is always willing to travel to meet at a convenient location.
In addition to refusing to take responsibility and offering low settlements, insurance companies will often give accident victims the run around and attempt to delay until they lose motivation. As an experienced and dedicated Maryland personal injury lawyer, Benjamin will not let this happen. He will hold the insurance company’s feet to the fire and make sure they know his clients will not be pushed around. At the same time, he will keep his clients updated every step of the way so they never feel left out in the dark. While some law offices just look at injury victims as dollar signs, Benjamin takes the time with each client to make sure the process is as stress free as possible. He never passes files off to less informed assistants and provides his cell phone number to all clients. Benjamin truly believes that a great personal injury lawyer must produce results and offer reassurance and guidance along the way, and he is committed to both for his clients in Maryland.
Maryland has some of the busiest highways in the country and in certain areas rush hour has become an all day affair. There are stretches of the Baltimore Beltway (695), Interstate 95, the BW Parkway (295) and the Capital Beltway (495) that are jam packed from sunrise to sunset, and everyone is in a hurry to get to where they’re going. Other highways such as Interstate 70 can become clogged near Ellicott City and Frederick and dangerous around Hagerstown and Cumberland, but it’s not just the highways that see the most accidents. Phone apps like Waze are increasing the traffic on side roads that used to be relatively empty, and are not safe enough to handle the additional vehicles. Combine this with the fact that too many drivers are preoccupied with things other than simply driving, and it’s no surprise why there are so many accidents. Whether it’s talking or texting on the phone, looking in the mirror, eating, glaring at other drivers or stopped vehicles or simply just day dreaming, drivers are simply not paying enough attention to the road. Lack of focus is one of the leading causes of car accidents and millions are injured each year due to this.
If you have been injured by one of the thousands of negligent drivers on the road in Maryland, you deserve a personal injury attorney who will fight to get you the full amount of compensation available. Our advice is to first seek immediate medical attention and then contact Benjamin to set up a free consultation. Do not give a statement to any insurance company or any other civilian without consulting a lawyer first.Truck Accidents
As a personal injury attorney, Benjamin represents accident victims in all types of truck crashes in every county from the Eastern Shore to Western Maryland and the Baltimore and Washington D.C. suburbs in between. Trucks are commonly involved in crashes, and even with new safety technology and seatbelts the injuries sustained from these accidents are as severe as ever. Benjamin represents clients that are injured when trucks drive people off the road, fail to stop, turn too widely, and change lanes without signaling. These trucks are usually operated by commercial drivers hauling goods and materials, or package delivery services such as FedEx and UPS. The sheer size and mass of a truck will magnify any injury and the results can be catastrophic. Bus accidents are also far too common and bus drivers can be distracted as well. Passengers are at a great risk to serious injury during a bus accident due to the lack of safety restraints in the seats, and the size of the busses can cause major damage to other vehicles.Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents result in some of the most serious injures, and too often drivers are not paying enough attention to properly see and adjust to motorcycle riders. Anyone operating motorcycle is entitled to the same amount of space and care as a car, but sadly this is not always the case. Riders that are hit or cut off often suffer severe injuries such as broken bones, concussions and scarring road rash. These injures can last a lifetime, so securing just compensation is key to restoring life to the way it was before the accident.Pedestrian Accidents
Not everyone involved in an auto accident is driving in a car, truck, bus or motorcycle. Pedestrians have the right of way in almost all situations, but distracted and aggressive drivers who lose focus for a split second could severely injure or even kill an innocent pedestrian. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident than vehicle occupants, and well over 100,000 pedestrians are treated in the emergency room each year for severe injuries suffered in an accident. While children and older adults are at the highest risk to be injured while walking, no age range is completely safe from being hit by a car, truck or other vehicle. Despite an increase in crosswalks and signage, there are no indications that the amount of pedestrian accidents is decreasing. Benjamin takes pride in providing tireless representation for all of his clients, and specializes in recovering damages for pedestrians that are injured in Maryland as a result of another person’s negligence.Bicycle Accidents
Despite increased awareness from designated lanes and share the road signs, bicycle riders are being hit at an alarming rate. The number of bicycle accidents has hovered around 50,000 per year in the country, but the number of fatal accidents has increased over the last few years. About on third of bicycle accidents are caused by car drivers who are not paying attention or driving too fast for the conditions. Bicycle riders commonly use their bike as a main mode of transportation in densely populated areas such as Baltimore City and Montgomery County, and on college campuses such as the University of Maryland, Towson and Salisbury University, but there are thousands of riders that take to the less crowded neighborhood streets for leisure or exercise. Even the most careful riders are at risk of being hit by a car, truck or bus, and could suffer permanent injures. Benjamin represents all bicycle riders that are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence on the road and is available anytime for a free consultation.
The most common car accident injuries are neck, back and shoulder trauma, accident victims also routinely experience broken bones, head injuries (TBI), nerve damage to extremities and injuries to joints such as knee ligament tears and dislocated hips. No matter the extent of your injury, attorney Benjamin Herbst will make sure you receive just compensation under Maryland law and will never settle unless you are completely satisfied.Slip and Fall Lawyer
Businesses such as retail stores, restaurants and hotels have no problem taking their customer’s money, but too often they do not go the extra mile when it comes to protecting these same customers from injury. If you fell at a place of business due to a dangerous condition such as a wet floor or were injured by a falling object you deserve the same type of compensation as a person who was rear-ended out on the road. Businesses carry large insurance policies, but when it comes time to pay out, the insurance companies will act like nothing happened. Do not let these huge companies off the hook without putting up a fight. Benjamin has successfully recovered against all types of businesses due to dangerous conditions, and is committed to doing the same in your case.Defective Products Attorney
When we are shopping at a store, picking up a prescription or using an item we purchased the last thing on our mind is that the product in our cart could seriously injure us. Almost everyone is guilty of assuming that the companies making our stuff have properly tested and retested to make sure their products are safe. Sadly this is not the case and thousands of people are hurt each year by dangerous products that are placed in the stream of commerce. Whether it’s a tool or appliance from Home Depot, a prescription drug, a toy from Amazon or a vehicle purchased at a dealership we just never suspect at the time that we’ve bought something dangerous. If a product that you thought was safe caused an injury to you or a loved one, then Benjamin will fight to recover the compensation you deserve.Call Anytime for a Free Consultation
Personal Injury attorney Benjamin Herbst specializes in car accident cases and other motor vehicle accidents involving trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians in Maryland. He also is an experienced premises liability lawyer who focuses on slip and fall accidents and other injures that occur on someone else’s property, such as stores, hotels and other businesses. When business owners do something dangerous on their property or neglect to keep their property safe and an injury results, they may be liable. Finally, he handles products liability cases where consumers have been injured due to defective products like tools, motor vehicles, drugs, food, toys and household items. Large manufacturing companies have a tendency to focus all their attention on maximizing profits, and often forget that protecting their consumers should always come first.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, slip and fall or fell sick from a product, contact Benjamin for a free consultation, as you may be entitled to recover damages from the driver, business owner or manufacturer. Do not discuss the accident or your injuries with an insurance company before talking to a lawyer, as this may impact your ability to recover. Benjamin is available 24 hours a day at (410) 207-2598, and there is never a fee unless you win. No case is too big or too small to recover damages, and Benjamin is the Maryland personal injury lawyer that can bring you the results and the peace of mind you deserve.