Our firm cares deeply about helping people like you after a tragedy. One of our lawyers may be able to help you recover many of your family’s damages through insurance, including damages insurance typically doesn’t cover, or your lawyer could recover damages by suing the other party. If you consult with us, we’ll go over your options with you and tell you about hiring a Chestertown car accident lawyer from our firm.
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, our Chestertown personal injury lawyers can handle your case while you grieve in peace with your family.
What Should I Do in My Fatal Car Accident Case?
Right now, you may be feeling overwhelmed by your family’s situation. There may be many family and financial matters to tend to. There are also legal matters, but you can leave them and your entire case to a Chestertown car accident lawyer from our firm.
If you leave your case with one of our lawyers, you won’t even have to call the insurance company. Your lawyer can call them for you. Your lawyer can also explain your family’s damages to them and possibly also negotiate for some damages the insurer typically doesn’t cover.
As another option, you and your lawyer could sue the driver or other party in your case. Our team will help you determine the best course of action for your case.
For legal consultation with a fatal car accident attorney in Chestertown, call (410)777-8960
What Are the Damages in My Fatal Car Accident Case?
Since your loss, your family may be having a lot of difficulties. All of you may be suffering emotionally and financially. These issues are your wrongful death damages, and you can demand them from the insurer or the other party in your case. You can also demand any damages your deceased family member may have experienced.
However, insurance may not cover all of your family’s damages. You deserve all of these damages, and a Chestertown, MD, wrongful death lawyer from our firm will pursue them for you, even if it means suing the other party. Your lawyer may be able to recover:
- Your financial damages, such as the cost of a funeral, the cost of a burial or cremation, any loss in your family’s income, any lost work-related benefits, the cost of a damaged or destroyed vehicle, and any unresolved medical bills
- Your family’s intangible damages, including mental suffering, emotional suffering, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and loss of parenting
- Your deceased loved one’s physical and other intangible damages before they passed away
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What Else Can I Expect From My Chestertown, MD Fatal Car Accident Lawyer?
Our team can handle every aspect of your case so you don’t have to worry about any legal matters at all.
Your lawyer will take on all of the following for you:
Establishing Your Family’s Damages
One of the first things your lawyer will do is help you determine what all of your family’s damages are. These can include ones you may experience in the future. It’s important to establish these particular damages now since you may not be able to demand them later.
Income statements and other documents can help establish your damages.
Establishing the Other Party’s Liability
It’s necessary to establish liability for your damages. Your lawyer can establish liability for you by identifying the negligent party and indicating each of the elements of negligence in your case.
Our team must gather evidence to demonstrate negligence. Such evidence could be data from a vehicle’s event data recorder, details in the police report, or other evidence. Your lawyer can order the police report and collect the other evidence for you.
The elements of negligence in your case include a duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages. Your lawyer will establish all four elements for you.
Negotiating Your Settlement or Litigating Your Case
You and your lawyer will decide together how to pursue your damages. If you decide to go through insurance, your lawyer will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the insurer. If negotiation doesn’t resolve your case, your lawyer may be able to threaten litigation. This may convince the insurer to settle.
If you and your lawyer decide to pursue your damages through suing, your lawyer will take care of the entire litigation process for you. Your lawyer can file the lawsuit for you, hire experts to corroborate your case in court, and negotiate with the judge on your behalf.
We handle all these tasks with no upfront fees.
About Our Fatal Car Accident Attorneys in Chestertown, MD
At our personal injury firm, our attorneys handle car accident cases regularly, including cases involving loss of life. Our attorneys also care very much about their clients’ needs, especially when those needs include a sense of closure after a tragic loss. You can be sure that your attorney will have the compassion you’re looking for in a legal representative, and your attorney will be personally invested in your case.
Throughout your case, our team will remain available to you by phone and email. Additionally, you’ll have a unique text number for 24/7 text communication with us.
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Contact Us for a Fatal Car Accident Attorney in Chestertown, MD
If you recently lost a family member in a tragic car accident, an attorney from our firm can recover damages, including damages insurance likely won’t cover. Your attorney can sue for these damages if necessary. If you consult with us, we’ll be able to tell you more about how we can help you through this difficult time.
Contact the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow today for your free consultation.