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Maryland Car Accident Lawyer
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident or lost a loved one in an auto collision, you may need the help of a Maryland car accident lawyer to get the settlement you deserve.
Our experienced and dedicated lawyers can give you much-needed legal advice on how to successfully file your claim for damages, negotiate with the insurance company, and, if necessary, pursue your claim in court.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents in Maryland
Common causes of auto accidents in Maryland include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted or careless driving, ignoring traffic signs, and texting while driving.
Auto accidents are likely to cause catastrophic injuries and conditions such as:
● Spinal Injuries;
● Bone fractures;
● Brain injury;
● Organ damage; and
● Internal bleeding.
Other parties can potentially be held liable for the injuries and conditions caused by an auto collision. For instance, the car’s manufacturers can be held liable for injuries if a defect in the vehicle’s brakes is found to have caused the accident.
Local government entities and municipalities can also be found liable, as is often the case when poor road conditions (i.e., potholes, erosion, missing guardrails, etc.) cause a car accident.
Our attorneys can help you identify and pursue claims against all negligent individuals or entities.
Maryland Car Crash Filing Deadline
Our Maryland car crash attorneys can help organize and file your claim before the deadline.
According to Maryland’s Statute of Limitations, claimants have three years from the date of the car accident to file a personal injury claim.
Generally, it is not possible to file claims after the three years expire, but there are certain exceptions in Maryland law. For instance, if the accident victim was a minor or mentally incompetent during this three-year period, the clock will only begin to run once the minor turns 18 or the mentally incompetent individual recovers (if possible) from the condition that has rendered them incompetent.
The Importance of Having a Skilled Lawyer in an “at-fault” State like Maryland
Note that Maryland is an “at-fault” state. This means that the driver who is found to be “at fault” will be responsible for shouldering the financial cost of all injuries, damages, and expenses, which can easily extend into millions of dollars.
Maryland is also one of the few states that uses contributory negligence. This means that drivers will not be able to recover any compensation if they are found to be even slightly responsible for any damage caused in the car accident.
Accordingly, you may need a skilled Maryland car accident attorney to argue your case and defend what is at stake for you.
Our Attorneys Will Help You Collect Compensatory Damages
Since Maryland law stipulates that “at-fault” drivers can be held liable for all damages caused by the car collision, our Maryland car collision attorneys can help you recover damages for lost income and opportunity, pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress (such as fear, anxiety, shame, grief, etc. resulting from the car crash), medical expenses, and property damage.
It is also possible to get punitive damages, although these are generally not available in most cases. In order to argue for punitive damages, the “at-fault” party must have acted with an intent to specifically harm or kill someone. This is a high standard to meet.
Request a Consultation with a Maryland Car Accident Attorney Today
With all that is at stake in an “at-fault” state like Maryland, a skilled Maryland car accident lawyer could help defend what is at stake for you.
At our law firm, you will receive legal advice that is customized to your specific needs. Our skilled attorneys have years of experience dealing with personal injury cases in Maryland. Please do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation.