Westminster, MD asked in Personal Injury for Maryland

Q: I was charged in a fight, but got injured myself - can I sue the other person?

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John Mesirow
John Mesirow
PREMIUM
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  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Yes, but even if you win in court, it is difficult to collect from most individuals for a variety of reasons. Because of this, it will probably be difficult for you to find a personal injury lawyer who would be willing to take your case on a contingency basis. You should call a personal injury to discuss this further.

Uzoma Obi
Uzoma Obi
Answered
  • Hyattsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Whether you can sue depends on the facts of your case. Also, most lawyers will only take the case once they are assured that they will get paid if they win you a settlement or judgment. Therefore, your best advice is to consult with a seasoned personal injury attorney.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: You could consult with an attorney who could assess the viability of such a case in greater detail, but with these types of matters in general, they can be difficult. An attorney who would handle such a matter on a contingency basis would contemplate the costs of establishing liability with the potential damages at hand. Establishing liability through investigation and testimony could be costly.

Tim Akpinar

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