We will answer your call immediately and give you the help you need. You are in no way obligated to talk to them, and our best advice is to speak with us before you do. You have been injured, you need to worry about your health. The last thing that you need to worry about is saying the wrong thing to some insurance adjuster who wants to give you as little money as possible.
They may try and lead you into saying something that you shouldn't. Don't fall for it, call us first. Yes, but we will get it for you. We will need a copy of the police report in order to properly assess what happened. We will need that report for several reasons: to get information about the other driver involved in the accident, to get information about the driver's insurance company; and to see what the police have recorded about how the accident occurred. Often times witnesses names and address and phone numbers will be on the report as well.
If you already have it, great, get us a copy when you can. If not, no worries, we will get it for your shortly. Once again, the reason that you hire a lawyer in a case like this is so that you don't have to worry about doing anything but getting healthy. We do the rest. If you hire a lawyer we can set that up for you. If the other driver's insurance company accepts responsibility, we will contact them and make sure that they get it fixed and pay for it.
If there is a dispute as to liability or the other driver did not have insurance, we will contact your insurance company for you and take care of it. If you choose not to hire a lawyer, you should contact your insurance company about repairs and a rental car, if needed, right away. Q: Who is responsible for providing me with a rental car while my vehicle is being repaired? A: The at-fault driver's insurance company should provide you with a rental car to drive while the repairs to your car are being done.
We will take care of this part for you at no charge. A: Definitely. Many times injuries sustained during a car accident are not recognized or noticeable until days or weeks after the accident.
This means that even though you might feel fine now, you may be suffering from internal injuries. You should always seek medical attention after being involved in an automobile accident. When you see the doctor, make sure you mention all of your complaints, no matter how minor. If you did not cause the accident, the law allows you receive compensation for any medical bills you have incurred as a result of the collision.
In Maryland we have Personal Injury Protection, otherwise known as PIP, which covers a certain amount of medical bills regardless of who is at fault. Your insurance company takes care of that initially. However, it is the at fault driver's insurance companies responsibility to pay all of your medical bills incurred as a result of the accident.
That includes hospital bills, the cost of the ambulance, all medical bills for treatment and also for physical therapy. We will take care of all of that for you. During our initial intake we will ask you the names of not only your car insurance company but also your health insurance company.
We will contact the medical providers and get your bills for you and submit them for reimbursement. We do everything, all at no cost until we make a recover for you. If do not make a recover, you do not pay a dime.
A: Absolutely. Maryland law provides that an accident victim is entitled to damages for pain and suffering. That is why you should always write down, each day, all of the pain and suffering that you are feeling and how it is affecting your life. Are you in constant pain?
Is it sometimes worse and sometimes better? On a scale of 1 to 10, what is it? These are things we want to know. Is it affecting your life? If yes, how?
Are you unable to do things now that you were able to do before? Even simple things such as watching TV and eating can be affected by injuries sustained in a car accident. We want to know everything so that you can be fully compensated for your injuries. Q: Can I get reimbursed for the time that I had to take off work because of my car accident injury? A: Yes! If the other driver is at fault, you should be able to get lost wages reimbursed for any time you missed due to doctor's appointments or medical restrictions.
You may be also entitled to future lost wages and loss of wage-earning capacity. Document these things very carefully. Get documentation from your employer in the form of time sheet reports, pay stubs or other documentation that you have lost wages as a result of the car accident. Even if you are a passenger in the at fault driver's car, you can still file a personal injury claim against the driver of the car in which you were a passenger. If the accident was the other driver's fault, you can make a claim against that driver. If you are a passenger you automatically have a claim against someone, so if you are injured you should always seek a lawyer.
If the driver of the other car was at fault, we would be happy to represent you and the driver of your car if you were both injured.
This happens quite often but can sometimes be confusing. If you have any questions, please call us today.
The call is free and the advice is priceless. A: A case which results in someone's death is commonly referred to as a "wrongful death" action. We handle these types of cases. The claim can still be pursued on the deceased person's behalf and the family members known as wrongful death claimants.
The wrongful death beneficiaries may be entitled to compensation for any damages, including funeral costs, loss of love and companionship, and economic loss they suffered as a result of the death of their relative. The wrongful death claimants will also be entitled to claim damages for mental anguish and emotional distress suffered as a result of the death of a loved one. Q: How soon must a file a personal injury lawsuit before I forever lose the right to do so?
This differs from state to state. In Maryland, for the most part, you have three years to file a claim in court from the date that it happened. Different rules apply when it is against a governmental agency police, city bus, etc. We cannot say this enough. The call to us is free. Our representation is free until we recover.
If you are injured in a car accident in Maryland, you would always hire a lawyer. This is the question most often asked and the most difficult question to answer. The value of any personal injury auto accident case involves many factors and usually depends on the facts of each case, as no two cases are exactly alike. Some of the factors include the amount of medical expense, damages that may occur in the future, scarring and disfigurement, permanent physical impairment, where the accident took place, the amount of property damages to the vehicles, the amount of insurance coverage and many other factors.
The bottom line is this. At the Law Offices of David L. Well, the more money you make, the more money we make. It's a win-win for both attorney and client in a car accident case, that's why it is imperative to hire an attorney as soon as possible. Statistics in Maryland have shown that hiring a lawyer will usually result in a much larger settlement than if you represent yourself.
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