Severna Park Car Accident Attorney
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 Severna Park and across the U.S. Our experienced Severna Park car accident attorneys are here for you to help you reach the best settlement possible.
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 howthey 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.
Let Our Car Accident Attorneys Help You Today
If you were injured, it is absolutely imperative that you contact an experienced Severna Park car accident lawyer with Frame & Frame to discuss immediate actions that you can take to protect yourself from further harm—this harm being of the financial variety. We can help you reach the best settlement possible by negotiating with the other party’s insurer, and will take your case to litigation if necessary.