If you suffered injuries from a collision in Glen Burnie, you may be entitled to compensation for everything you have lost. Your injuries may affect your quality of life; our car accident team wants to help you understand your rights and ability to hold accountable those who are responsible.
Our firm strives to offer services above and beyond those of other firms. We begin with a complimentary, risk-free case assessment. If you like what you hear, we can take it from there.
What Can a Glen Burnie Car Accident Lawyer Do for You?
You have the right to hire an attorney who will represent your interests and take the lead in your case. A lawyer from our firm will investigate the circumstances of the accident, gather evidence, communicate with all those involved, and more.
Identifying the Liable Parties
You may not know who or what caused your accident when it occurred. One of our first steps will be to obtain the police report of your collision so we can begin our own investigation. We will also request any photos taken at the accident scene, eyewitness contact information, and other relevant evidence.
If another driver caused your accident, they might have been intoxicated, drowsy, distracted, speeding, or reckless. When a driver breaks the law or makes ill-advised decisions behind the wheel, we can use evidence of this to hold them liable.
In some cases, a construction crew might have left materials in the roadway that caused you to crash. Likewise, government entities must maintain roadways, barriers, signs, and traffic lights. If we uncover evidence against any of these parties, we can use it to create your case for damages.
Communicating on Your Behalf
The other driver, their attorney, the insurance company, or other representatives may reach out to you. You can direct them to your lawyer and avoid having to deal with them yourself.
Negotiating a Fair Settlement
Our team is prepared to negotiate a settlement for your claim. Settling your case could help you recover compensation as quickly as possible, save money, and avoid a trial. However, the insurer may refuse to negotiate and offer small settlements that do not provide you with the money you need.
Filing a Lawsuit
At any point, you can discuss going to court with your attorney. If you decide to move forward with a lawsuit, they will prepare you for attending court sessions and continue to work on a settlement whenever possible. You may also turn to your lawyer if you experience other legal issues while recovering from your accident.
We will Be There for You Every Step of the Way
Our team seeks to go above and beyond for our clients. One way we do this is by making ourselves as accessible as possible. Once you become our client, you’ll receive a unique number that you can text any time, day or night, with questions about your case. We are also available by phone and through email.
Another service we pride ourselves on is recommending trustworthy medical providers. We will never recommend a doctor or facility that we wouldn’t go to ourselves for care. Your physical and financial recovery is our top priority.
What Types of Compensation Can You Receive in a Lawsuit?
A lawsuit can help you recover several different forms of compensation, depending on the nature of your case. Our firm will seek compensation that addresses all your losses and meets your recovery needs. Commonly, we seek compensation for:
Medical expenses can be overwhelming, and hospital systems and care providers may require that you pay as quickly as possible—even while you are still suffering. Our team can collect your medical records and invoices to add these costs to your case.
A third-party medical expert can also help us understand the additional surgeries, medications, and services you might need in the future and their costs. In addition, you could seek to recoup expenses for nursing home care, in-home care, or medical equipment you require.
Lost income is another critical part of your lawsuit because a car accident may cause you to miss work, lose your job, or suffer disabilities that make it impossible to work. When you seek damages for lost income, you can request the money you would have made during your recovery.
We can also help you calculate how much income you will miss in the future if you have to change jobs or stop working completely. This number should include any bonuses, promotions, or commissions that you would have earned.
Emotional turmoil is non-economic damage that you may recover when you are suffering from nightmares, headaches, mental trauma, or other psychological effects after a collision. Share these experiences with your attorney so they can include these damages in your case.
Pain and Suffering
These non-economic damages include all the pain and difficulties or other medical issues that impact your quality of life.
What You Should Know About Pursuing Compensation
While our team will handle every aspect of your case, there are two crucial laws we want you to understand when seeking damages. First is the contributory negligence law. Maryland is one of the few states that bars victims from recovering compensation if they are found even one percent responsible for the collision.
What does this mean for you? It is vital to bring the strongest case possible against the party who caused your accident. Our team is prepared to offer the time, resources, and energy to do just that, so you don’t have to worry about the strength of your case.
The second crucial law is the statute of limitations, or deadline, for personal injury cases in Maryland. Under Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-101, your right to file a lawsuit generally expires three years after the accident. This means you want to act fast, so we have the maximum amount of time to build your case.
Contact Us for a Complimentary Consultation
If you were injured in a car accident in Glen Burnie, call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow at (410) 877-6021 for a free consultation. During this call, you can discuss your collision, potential options, and how one of our car accident lawyers can advocate for you.