Maryland Car Accident Attorney
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.
The constant threat of a traffic collisions is something that lingers above everyone in society, whether you drive a car, are a passenger, ride a bike or motorcycle, walk, or use public transit. Car collisions are the most common type of crash on the road, and they almost always, without fail, are caused by one or more careless or reckless drivers. Despite new safety technology being incorporated into new vehicles over the past few decades, and in particular in the last few years, car collisions are still maiming and killing innocent victims in large numbers here in Maryland and across the U.S. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, our experienced Maryland car accident attorneys at Frame & Frame are here to fight for your case.
The Cost of a Car Collision
Whatever your initial predictions are for the total cost of the car collision you were recently involved in, it is safe to assume that the actual cost is much higher. Victims of car collisions not only need to think about the immediate medical bills and the cost to repair or replace their vehicle, but also the cost of missing paychecks, ongoing medical care, having to pay for additional child care while you are in the hospital or recovering, and of course the emotional and psychological harm that was caused in the form of pain and suffering.
- Medical expenses;
- Future medical costs;
- Lost wages;
- Lost earning ability;
- Pain and suffering;
- Property damage; and
- More if the collision resulted in the death of your loved one, including the following:
- Loss of consortium;
- Loss of a financial provider; and
- Funeral and burial expenses.
Who Caused the Car Collision?
Determining the cause of the collision is one of the most important aspects of a personal injury claim, as you can only collect compensation when you have proof that the other party caused the crash. Often, figuring out how they caused the crash can help prove their negligence. We interview eyewitnesses, work closely with state and local law enforcement, employ crash scene reconstructionists, closely document your injuries, and use video surveillance footage to accurately get to the bottom of what happened. Typically, collisions are caused by distracted driving, aggressive driving and/or speeding, drunk driving, or drowsy driving. Often, the cause is more than one of these driving characteristics. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving is one of the biggest dangers on Maryland roadways. Distracted driving includes using cell phones, talking to passengers, adjusting the radio or GPS, or anything else that takes the driver’s attention away from the road. Traffic fatalities rose by seven percent in 2017, according to The Baltimore Sun, and distracted driving and alcohol are the likely causes.
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.
We Are the Maryland Car Accident Attorneys You Can Trust
After a car accident in Maryland, you deserve to be represented by a legal professional who is not only experienced and successful in representing car accident victims, but also who is passionate about what they do and cares about your case. At the law firm of Frame & Frame, our Maryland car accident attorneys will competently and aggressively advocate for you. To schedule a free consultation with our law firm, contact us online or by phone today.