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Jack D. Lebowitz
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  • DC, Maryland
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  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Business Law
  • Elder Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
  • Insurance Bad Faith
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
DC
Maryland
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Education
University of Maryland - Baltimore
J.D
College of William and Mary
B.A.
Honors: with honors
Awards
Selected to the 2015 list
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Maryland Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2011, 2012 and 2013.
Professional Associations
Maryland Association for Justice
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Current
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Current
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
Maryland State Bar
Member
- Current
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Legal Answers
20 Questions Answered

Q. Is there any legal recourse if the driver who hit your car is uninsured?
A: Yes. If the other driver was careless and is at fault, and if you have a valid MD automobile insurance policy, your uninsured motorist's (UM) coverage on your own auto policy will provide insurance coverage for all of your injuries and damages. It will then be up to your auto insurance company to seek reimbursement for its payments with the uninsured driver. Alternatively, you always have the right to sue the at fault driver personally and try to collect on any judgment.
Q. Do plaintiff or the defendants pay the plaintiff lawyer's fee?
A: No, in Maryland, each side pays his or her own legal fees and expense. Plaintiff pays his/her own legal fees and expenses.
Q. What it means when court can't find your claim #?
A: The insurance company claim numbers will not help you determine the status, if any, of your case within the court system. The court will assign a case number that has nothing to do with claim numbers assigned by insurance companies. I would suggest that you go online to the "Maryland Judiciary Case Search" website and do a search with your name and see if the case comes up.
Q. If you signed an informed consent can you still sue for malpractice?
A: More facts would have to be known to answer your question. But generally speaking, an informed consent is one piece of evidence that must be considered when determining whether malpractice has occurred. No matter what the informed consent may provide in terms of possible risks and complications, a physician or other health care provider must comply with the accepted standards of care, and if the health care provider does not, and if the negligence causes injury, then it is quite possible that a case exists. Another factor is whether the health care provider properly explained the informed consent to the patient prior to the patient's signature.
Q. I think my doctor committed malpractice but I didn't always follow his instructions. Will that hurt my case?
A: It could. Here's why: In Maryland, if you were partially at fault in causing your injuries, you may be barred from any recovery under the law known as contributory negligence. But, having said that, your question does not provide any facts, and so, it is not possible for me to have an inclination as to whether your failure to follow instructions will prevent a recovery. I would urge you to discuss your case, and the specific facts of your case, with a lawyer. Good luck.
Q. If I'm at fault in an auto accident, can I still get my car repairs covered by insurance?
A: Yes, if you have collision insurance coverage under your automobile insurance. However, you will likely have a deductible that you will have to pay. Deductibles are commonly between $250.00 and $1,000.00.
Q. My dad started getting sores on his back and legs a couple months after being moved to an assisted living facility.
A: You would start by getting the medical records and having them reviewed by a medical expert to determine if your dad was getting proper medical and nursing care, and if the bed sores or ulcers were as a result of substandard care. Another issue will be whether your father's medical needs exceeded the level of care available in an assisted living home. It may be that you father's needs would be more properly served in a nursing home. Very generally speaking, the level of nursing care expected in an assisted living home is less than what is expected of a nursing home.
Q. My mother passed away after what I believe was negligence during her surgery.
A: Yes, in Maryland, a child (no matter how old the child is) maintains the right to sue for the wrongful death of a parent if medical malpractice or medical negligence was the cause of the parent's death.
Q. I'm getting lowballed by an insurance company -- can I take what they offer now and still ask for more?
A: It sounds like you have been presented with a bodily injury settlement on behalf of the at fault driver's insurance company. No, you cannot take a settlement and then seek more at a later time. The reason is that the insurance company will have you sign a release as part of the settlement process that will cover a lot of ground, including that you have agreed to a full, final and complete resolution of your claim and case. If the offer is inadequate, your options include filing a lawsuit in the proper court.
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Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers
Main Office
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#220
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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