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Automobile Accidents in Maryland
No one expects to be involved in an accident, but thousands of people in Maryland are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents every year. If you were injured or if someone you love tragically passed away due to an auto accident, and you believe someone else was to blame, reach out to Mike Slocumb Law Firm right away. You could be entitled to take legal action against the liable party, and our Baltimore car accident attorneys can help.
With decades of experience and more than $500 million recovered for our clients, our team has earned a reputation as one of the area’s leading personal injury law firms. We are aggressive when it comes to working with insurance adjusters, and we prepare every case for trial. Although most car accident claims are settled outside of the courtroom, our goal is to always stay a step ahead of the other side and ensure that your rights are protected.
Injured in a car accident? Contact Mike Slocumb Law Firm at (443) 201-2334 for a free consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate attorneys.
Determining Fault After a Car Accident
Because Maryland is one of few states to follow the plaintiff-unfriendly rule of contributory negligence, you must prove that another person or party was entirely at fault for an accident if you wish to file an injury claim. If you are found to be even one percent to blame, you are barred from bringing a claim or recovering any compensation for your damages.
However, it is not always easy to prove that someone else was completely at fault. First, you will need to identify the exact cause of the accident; then, you will need to show how the cause was related to the defendant’s negligent or wrongful conduct.
Some common causes of car accidents which may be attributed to negligence or wrongful conduct include but are not limited to:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Unlawful turns
- Aggressive driving
- Road rage
- Traffic violations
- Careless or reckless driving
- Dangerous maneuvers
- Sudden stops
All motorists have a responsibility to pay attention, follow the rules of the road, and take reasonable measures to prevent accidents. When a driver causes an accident by failing to uphold this duty of care, they can be held legally accountable for the victim’s damages.
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Common Car Accident Damages
Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of catastrophic injury and death in the United States. Even a seemingly minor collision can result in serious, life-changing injuries. Often, victims face extensive medical care, which comes with exorbitant costs, not to mention months, weeks, or even years out of work. They may even be permanently disabled and/or unable to obtain any form of gainful employment.
Collectively, the economic and non-economic damages you suffer after an accident or injury are known as “damages.” By filing a car accident injury claim, you can seek fair financial compensation for these damages. While this cannot undo the pain and suffering you have endured, it can allow you to secure the financial resources you need to manage unexpected costs related to your injury, as well as heal and move forward with your life.
Examples of common damages you may be able to recover after an auto accident include:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care costs
- Mental and physical pain and suffering
- Lost wages and employment benefits
- Loss of future earnings
- Diminished earning capacity
- Lost quality of life
- Emotional distress
It’s important that you act quickly, as you only have three years from the date of the accident (or injury) to file a car accident lawsuit in Maryland. You generally have much less time to file your insurance claim, typically just a few days to a couple of weeks at most. In any case, if the statute of limitations expires before you file your claim in court, you can expect the defendant to request that the case be dismissed—and the court will almost certainly agree.
Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers Today
The sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can begin building your case and protecting your rights. Filing a car accident claim in Maryland can be tricky due to the many strict laws that apply, but our Baltimore car accident lawyers know how to navigate the legal process and aggressively seek the maximum compensation you are owed.
Mike Slocumb Law Firm provides all legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay anything upfront when you hire our firm. Instead, we only collect attorney fees and litigation-related costs if/when we win your case. Our fees are paid via a percentage of your total recovery, so you never pay anything out of pocket.
Give us a call at (443) 201-2334 or contact us online to request a free consultation today. Hablamos español.