If you were the victim of a car accident, your life can be turned upside down. Remember, during this difficult time that you do have the legal option to file a claim if you think another party was responsible. You can seek compensation through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
Reviewing your accident details with a Kingsville, MD, car accident lawyer from our firm can handle your case.
In general, compensation in car accident claims is awarded because of what you as a victim have had to endure at the hands of a third party. If you were involved in a car accident, you know firsthand how difficult the aftermath can be.
Some of the losses you suffered may include:
- Emotional trauma: Emotional effects, such as sleeping difficulties, mood changes, anxiety, and even depression, are possible following your accident. In severe cases, you could require professional medical help.
- Physical injuries: Injuries can range from minor cuts, scrapes, or bruises, to severe or even life-threatening conditions. If you were severely injured, you may require long-term medical care.
- Financial loss: Other than your medical expenses, financial losses related to your accident could include lost wages if you took time off work to heal. Your vehicle may have also suffered damage, requiring repairs or replacement.
Remember, any type of suffering is unfair to you as the victim. If your accident caused hardship in any way, you could have a case.
Examples of Damages
Because the details of every car accident are different, it is impossible to say the exact types of compensation you could be eligible for. Your accident could result in one or more of the following types of damages:
- Compensation for damage to your vehicle or any damaged valuables
- Reimbursement for any medical expenses directly related to your accident
- Damages for your physical pain and emotional turmoil
- Compensation paid to family members of lost loved ones in wrongful death claims
If you choose to file a claim and your case is successful, there are different ways you could expect to receive awarded compensation.
How Would I Receive Awarded Compensation?
Choosing how to receive your compensation is important, as you have different options.
Typically, both single lump-sum payments, and smaller installments paid over a specified schedule, are available for car accident victims who are awarded money.
For legal consultation with a car accident attorney in Kingsville, call (410)777-8960
Negligent Driving Can Make Another Party Liable
Negligent driving can cause or contribute to car accidents. Our lawyers may discover that the following forms of negligence played a role in your accident:
- Distracted driving: The use of cell phones, eating while driving, or looking away from the road are all examples of distracted driving. Distracted driving is dangerous and illegal.
- Intoxicated driving: Drugs and alcohol reduce a driver’s reaction time and affect their vision, which can cause accidents.
- Speeding: High-speed collisions can result in more severe injuries and damages.
- Reckless driving: Any careless or reckless action on the road constitutes negligence.
- Failure to obey traffic laws: If another driver failed to adhere to the laws of the road, such as running a stop sign, turning without a signal, or breaking any other law, they could be held liable.
Multiple parties may have contributed to the accident, as well. Our legal team can determine who is responsible for your injuries and pursue compensation from each liable party.
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Our Kingsville, MD, Car Accident Lawyers Can Handle Every Aspect of Your Case
Hiring a lawyer can help you focus on your recovery while also pursuing compensation. Our lawyers can offer guidance, answer your questions, assist with paperwork, and more.
Take a look at what some of our previous clients had to say about working with us:
- “Mr. Smallow was the clear choice. I benefited from this choice by retaining a responsive and knowledgeable attorney. My fee was reasonable and for a lack of a better phrase, I truly felt as though he worked for it… I would recommend Mr. Smallow and should I need counsel in the future, his office will be my first phone call.” – Jason
- “Adam M. Smallow is great and knows how to fight for the outcome you want and won’t stop until he has succeeded. Adam Smallow was great at making me feel very important and he treated my case with the utmost professionalism.” – Frank J.
- “Adam Smallow provides exceptional legal work with prompt, personal service… I highly recommend anyone in the Baltimore, MD area to use his firm!” – Dana
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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
According to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101, you have three years to take legal action against a liable party. While this can seem like a long time, there are many steps to the legal process, so act swiftly. If you miss the deadline, you could see the court dismiss your case entirely.
Our legal team can help you abide by this statute of limitations and file all the necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
Still, the sooner you act, the better. We need time to investigate your case, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurers. None of these steps stalls the state-imposed deadline, though.
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Contact Our Team Today
If you are ready to take steps towards putting your accident behind you, the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow is here to help. You shouldn’t have to hassle with the legal process and mountains of paperwork. We can handle your claim or lawsuit from beginning to end so you can focus on your health.
Call (410) 777-8960 for a free consultation with one of our team members today. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can begin working on your case.