When you or someone you love is injured in a car accident because of another driver, you deserve compensation for your injuries and property damage. Our Owings Mills car accident lawyers might be able to help you:
- Prove the cause of the accident
- Document the cost of your injuries
- Deal with the at-fault driver’s insurer
- Recommend skilled health care providers
- Negotiate a favorable financial settlement
If you or a loved one was the victim of a car accident, you may have the right to hold the at-fault driver and their insurance company liable for your injuries and related expenses, and our law firm is ready to help.
Financial Recovery After an Owings Mills Car Accident
The aftermath of a car accident can have serious financial consequences. When you are involved in a collision because of another driver’s negligence or recklessness, they may bear financial liability for your expenses and losses. Our team might be able to help you seek these recoverable damages:
- Injury-related medical bills
- Injury-related income loss
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Physical disability or impairment
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
Calculating the financial consequences of a car accident may be complex and time-consuming. When you are ready to assess the monetary value of your injuries, our case assessment team can help. Our goal is to ensure your personal injury claim is accurately valued.
File Your Lawsuit Before Time Runs Out
Like every state, Maryland has a statute of limitations you must comply with when filing your car accident lawsuit. If you or someone you love was hurt in the accident, you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Code §5-101.
If your family lost a loved one in a car accident in Owings Mills, Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Code §3-904 outlines a three-year window for filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our team can clarify the deadline that applies to your case and ensure timely filing. We may also inform you of any circumstances of your lawsuit that might alter the timeline. Just as our firm values the state’s timeline, we also value your time. We make sure our team is always reachable by phone or email. We also provide a unique text number to clients to ensure 24/7 communication.
Prove the At-Fault Driver’s Financial Liability
Getting financial compensation from the at-fault driver may depend on proving duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. Our investigative team will rely on documents and evidence to tell the story of your accident and establish liability with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
We may request these documents from you, or, if possible, we may obtain them on your behalf so you can focus on getting better while we build your case. The case review team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can start building your comprehensive case file today.
Car Accident Report
According to Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) guidelines, reporting a car accident is required whenever injuries or fatalities occur. Your car accident report is a key piece of evidence, as it may give us the following types of information:
- Contact details for the at-fault driver and their insurer
- Witness contact details and observations
- Alcohol or drug involvement in the collision
- Potential distractions for the at-fault driver
- Seating positions and points of impact
Your car accident report will also document and establish the date and time of the collision. This information can help us ensure compliance with Maryland’s statute of limitations.
Photos and Videos
The police who investigate your accident may take photos at the accident scene. We might be able to obtain copies of these photos along with your car accident report. Photos from your smartphone or the smartphones of bystanders or witnesses can also be beneficial. We will look for photos of:
- Your injuries at various stages
- Your vehicle from several angles
- The other involved vehicles
We may also look for photos of debris, traffic signs and signals, and other potential indicators of fault at the accident scene. Our team may investigate nearby homes and businesses for surveillance footage, as well. The goal is to uncover all the evidence required to prove your right to financial compensation.
Medical Records and Bills
The medical costs of a car accident typically start right at the scene. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may require emergency treatment and transportation to a local emergency room. These costs are part of the medical expenses you might be able to recover by filing a personal injury claim. You may also be entitled to recoup the costs of:
- Hospital admissions
- Assistive medical devices
- Physical and emotional therapy
- Diagnostic imaging, such as MRIs and X-rays
- Specialist appointments with orthopedists and/or pain management physicians
- In-home medical services
- Necessary rehabilitation
- Required medications
When our team assesses your post-accident health care costs, we will request copies of your medical records and bills from every health care professional and facility where you received treatment. Our goal is to ensure your personal injury claim is not undervalued or underpaid.
Get Help from a Local Legal Team
Were you or someone you love injured in a car accident? If so, you might have the foundation of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
You do not have to deal with the insurer or the court system on your own. Our firm may be able to represent you. Get a free consultation regarding your potential lawsuit by contacting our case review team.
Call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow for a Free Consultation
Call (410) 777-8960 today to find out how our Owings Mills car accident lawyers help victims fight for the financial compensation they are entitled to receive due to another driver’s negligence. We work on contingency, so you pay no attorney fees upfront.