If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in Linthicum Heights, you may be eligible to have a personal injury case against the at-fault driver or another liable party.
Whether your accident occurred on the Baltimore Beltway, near the airport or railroad, or somewhere else in the Linthicum area, a car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can represent you in Maryland. We offer free case evaluations if you have more questions you would like to ask our team.
Our Team Can Help You Calculate the Value of Your Car Accident Case
If you have never filed a personal injury case for a car accident before, you might be wondering how much compensation you could receive for your injuries. The answer to this question varies by individual, as it is dependent on your actual financial losses and other general damages you experienced.
Because each individual is unique in their financial situation, our team would have to assess your personal damages to calculate your case’s value. We will also need to list each type of damage you experienced in your demand letter when we notify the liable party about your case. These damages may include:
- Damage to your vehicle
- Medical expenses related to your injuries
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Current and future loss of income
- Reduced earning potential because of your injuries
- Permanent disability or physical disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment in life or hobbies and activities you enjoyed before the accident
- Loss of consortium
This is not a complete list of damages. During our consultations, we may suggest other types of damages to pursue, including future expenses you should expect due to your injuries.
Damages Related to Losing a Loved One in a Car Accident
Our deepest condolences go out to you if you are coping with the loss of a loved one. This can be a sudden, tragic experience to endure, so we understand if handling a legal case seems too burdensome to take on mentally or emotionally.
Our team can calculate your damages for you, which might include:
- Funeral expenses, including costs for burial or cremation
- Loss of your loved one’s financial income if they contributed to the family household
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of emotional support, comfort, and love
- Medical debt related to your loved one’s final expenses
For legal consultation with a car accident attorney in Linthicum Heights, call (410)777-8960
You Get More than Legal Representation When You Hire a Lawyer from Our Firm
Beyond calculating your damages, our legal team offers various other services to help you build your case. When you work with a car accident lawyer from our team serving Linthicum Heights, you get more than someone who will present your case. You get a whole team who cares about you and is ready to fight for you.
We’re Available Anytime, Any Day
Once you become our client, we offer 24/7 communication services. You will receive a unique text number to access our team whenever you have questions or concerns. We encourage you to update us whenever:
- You suffer new damages.
- You discover new evidence that can support your case.
- The insurance company or opposing attorneys contact you.
We will Handle the Legal Paperwork and Communication
Car accident cases can easily become complex if more than one party might be liable for damages. Let us handle the paperwork and phone calls necessary to move your case forward. We can review information to make sure it is accurate and protect your case when insurance companies or attorneys reach out for statements.
We Can Fight Against Contributory Negligence Claims for You
One reason to consider hiring a personal injury lawyer in Maryland is that this is one of four states that abide by contributory negligence laws.
Not sure what that means? According to the American Bar Association (ABA), if you are found even one percent at fault for your car accident, this bars you from collecting compensation. The other party has to be 100 percent at fault to pay for your damages.
With a lawyer from our team fighting for you, we can:
- Anticipate any counter-arguments the defense might make against you
- Negotiate an insurance settlement to avoid having to go to court
- Use a lawsuit as leverage against the insurance company if necessary
- Represent you at trial to continue your pursuit of compensation if necessary
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Maryland’s Statute of Limitations Sets a Filing Deadline for All Car Accident Cases
Car accident cases fall under personal injury law, so they must abide by rules set under this type of litigation. Each personal injury case must adhere to the statute of limitations, which is a legal deadline for filing a lawsuit. If you neglect to file your lawsuit by its statutory deadline, it can get dismissed, and you could lose your right to pursue compensation.
Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §5-101 sets the filing deadline for all personal injury cases at generally three years from the cause of injury (in your case, the car accident), though some exceptions may apply. Our legal team can review your case to determine how much time you have left to file, then assist you accordingly.
If you are Filing on Behalf of Your Late Loved One
There is a separate filing deadline for families filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their deceased loved one. If this applies to you, then you generally have three years from the date of your loved one’s death to file your case, according to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code §3-904.
Hire a Car Accident Lawyer Serving Linthicum Heights from Our Law Firm
Call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow at (410) 777-8960 to get a free case review. One of our team members can evaluate your car accident case and explain your legal options, including how one of our personal injury attorneys may be able to help you.
We aim to fight for the compensation you need to recover from your damages, so do not hesitate to reach out as soon as possible.