Riverside Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, a personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow may be able to assist you. Getting into a collision damages your vehicle, but that is not the only thing to worry about. Drivers and passengers also often must deal with personal injuries and medical issues that arise due to the crash. If this describes your situation, you may be entitled to damages. You can contact the office of a Riverside car accident lawyer at (410) 877-6021 for a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Our personal injury lawyers do not get paid unless you receive compensation, so there is absolutely nothing to lose by giving us a call and discussing your case.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Distracted Driving: this is one of the primary causes of accidents. When drivers are talking to passengers, texting, playing with the radio, or doing something else that takes their eyes or attention away from the road, they can cause an accident. Breaking Traffic Laws: not following laws or posted road rules can cause a car crash. Speeding, passing when it is not safe, and other risky behaviors and law violations can all cause accidents. Impaired Driving: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the total annual cost of alcohol-related crashes is more than $44 billion. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is incredibly dangerous and risky, not just for the driver but for everyone else on the road as well.

What to Expect After a Car Crash

After a car accident the insurance companies involved will try to determine fault. If the driver who hit you is at fault, you may be offered a settlement. A problem arises when the settlement simply is not adequate compensation for what you or a loved one have been through. It is obviously in the insurance company’s interest to settle for as little as possible, but if that offer does not begin to cover the bills related to that accident it may be time to pursue your legal options.

Legal Options for Car Accident Victims in Riverside, MD

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident and you were not at fault, you may be entitled to more compensation than the insurance company is offering. A consultation could tell you whether you are entitled to damages that cover the many costs associated with an accident. Those damages include:
  • Medical Bills: if you were hospitalized or had to visit a doctor due to your motor vehicle accident, you have probably had some medical bills pile up. Even with insurance, the injuries sustained from the wreck can be expensive, entitling you to compensation.
  • Missed Wages: if a car accident prevented you from working it essentially took money right out of your pocket. You could recover these lost wages if the other party were at fault.
  • Decreased Earning Potential: an accident could also leave lingering health effects that make it harder for you to do your job in the future. If an accident affects your ability to do your job, advance in your career, or otherwise make a living, you might be entitled to more compensation.
  • Loss of Enjoyment: a lasting injury does not just affect your ability to work. It could also affect your relaxation time as well. An injury can make it impossible to participate in a favorite hobby, like golfing or tennis, and this loss of enjoyment could also be covered.
  • Pain and Suffering: any other anguish or issues arising from this accident could entitle you to damages.
If you think that you are entitled to more compensation than the insurance company is offering, you should call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow at (410) 877-6021 for a free consultation.

How Our Riverside Car Accident Attorneys Can Help

Our Riverside car accident lawyers can handle every aspect of your case so that you do not have to pursue damages for you or your loved one by yourself. Here is what we can do for you:

We File Your Case

Unfortunately, dealing with the stresses of medical bills and an accident can take up a lot of your time and energy. If you are distracted and do not pursue your case in a timely manner, you may miss your chance. That is because the state of Maryland does not give you unlimited time to file your case. Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 5–101 gives you three years to pursue a personal injury case, and you would be surprised how quickly that amount of time can pass when you are just trying to get back to your normal life. Our attorneys will file your case quickly and make sure that you do not miss your opportunity to receive the compensation you deserve.

We Handle All Communications for You

You have enough going on. You probably do not want to spend all day talking to insurance companies and lawyers. That is what we are here for. We handle all communications and let you know about settlement offers or other major events.

We Make Your Case

We gather the evidence needed to make your case and show which parties are liable. We show that the negligence of the other driver caused you or a loved one harm and that you are entitled to damages as a result. If we cannot reach a settlement, we will continue to make your case for you in court.

Contact the Office of MD Accident Law to Learn More Today

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident and believe that you are entitled to compensation, know that you are not on your own. You can contact the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow to see how a Riverside car accident lawyer can assist you today. Simply call (410) 877-6021 to receive a free consultation and learn more from a member of our staff. There is no risk to you and we only get paid when you receive a settlement or court award, so please contact us today.