Of all of the types of accidents that occur throughout the state of Maryland, car accidents are by far the most common. Despite how frequently car accidents occur, the shock of being in a crash can be very traumatic. This is especially true if the car accident results in serious injuries, leaving a victim unable to return to life as normal.
While you may think you know everything about filing a claim after a car accident, the truth is that getting the money you deserve to help pay for your losses can be difficult. For representation through the claims process that you can count on, contact our Maryland car accident attorneys for your free consultation today.
Determining Fault in a Car Accident
Maryland is an at-fault car accident state, which means that those who cause accidents are responsible for paying for them, typically through their liability insurance. This also means that in order to recover compensation after a crash for property damage, medical expenses, or other economic and noneconomic losses, a claimant must prove the fault of the other driver.
Proving the fault of the other driver can be difficult to do, especially when an insurance adjuster is working against you in order to reduce your settlement amount. Hiring a Maryland car accident attorney is one way to improve your chances of getting your full compensation amount; a car accident attorney knows how to collect evidence and prove the fault of the responsible party. Our attorneys build your case and demonstrate your lack of negligence by:
- Taking photos of the accident scene, including skid marks, debris, and damage to vehicles;
- Hiring accident reconstruction experts who can piece together how the accident happened and what likely went wrong;
- Interviewing eyewitnesses to the accident;
- Collecting any photograph or video evidence of the crash, such as security footage recorded by a nearby business; and
- Requesting copies of the accident report.
Proving that You Deserve Compensation
Our Maryland car accident attorneys do more than just investigate what caused your crash; we also build a claim that proves that you deserve to be compensated for your losses. We collect and organize your medical data and bills, interview your employer, and work with doctors and psychologists to prove the extent of your losses and get you the full compensation you deserve for your:
- Medical expenses;
- Property damages;
- Lost wages and future lost wages; and
- Pain and suffering.
We also represent you in conversations with your insurance adjuster, and negotiate for a settlement amount that address the losses listed above, as well as any other economic or noneconomic damages. If a fair settlement agreement cannot be reached, we will build your case and prepare to litigate in court on your behalf.