The good news: fatalities and injuries from car accidents in the state of Maryland decreased between 2017 and 2018, down 45 fatalities and 1,457 injuries. The bad news? Car accidents overall increased by more than 2,000. In total, 117,750 car accidents occurred in 2018 in Maryland…think about that number for a moment. Even if the accident victims are fortunate enough to survive, there are still major problems ahead.
Should I Get a Lawyer?
The 117,750 car accidents previously mentioned resulted in 49,912 injured drivers and passengers as well as 83,390 cases of property damage. In each and every one of those cases, a lawyer should have been contacted. If you’re asking yourself, “When is it necessary to call a lawyer after a car accident?” the answer is: any time there is an injury.
What Are the Advantages of Having a Lawyer?
There are quite a few. In short, lawyers handle all of the legwork you shouldn’t be bothered with after a car accident. The aftermath of car accidents involves several phone calls, negotiations, and back and forth with attorneys and insurance companies. Let us handle that.
A settlement may also be in order: having a lawyer goes a long way toward getting you a fair and reasonable settlement for the pain and suffering you’ve endured. Along with these reasons, having a lawyer can also help you with the following:
- Seeking, obtaining, and organizing the necessary evidence pertaining to liability and damages. This may involve speaking with law enforcement to obtain all accident reports and contacting witnesses for information, and providing guidance on how to navigate the complicated medical specialty services delivery system and billing quagmire.
- Contacting medical providers to obtain and organize your medical records related to the accident in order to prove damages. ( More complicated than it seems since many medical services providers now outsource their records to document management companies who frequently mismanage documents)
- Negotiating with lien holders on your claim (such as Medicaid & Medicare Programs health insurance, hospitals urgent care centers , or workers’ compensation insurers) to reduce the amount of those liens.
- Negotiating with insurance adjusters or their attorneys in an effort to maximize any settlement offers.
All of the above are steps best taken by a lawyer, and The Maryland Car Accident Lawyers with The Lapidus Law Firm will work diligently to ensure you’re appropriately compensated for any damages resulting from a car accident.
What Can I Expect in a Settlement?
There’s no set amount or formula as far as accident settlements are concerned. Every case is unique, so settlements will vary from one case to another. Factors to consider include property damage, medical expenses, continuity and length of medical care, the value of missed time from work and most importantly, pain and suffering.
Again, there are several variables and moving parts at play here, so it’s best to let an attorney fight for you. And you can rest assured that the Maryland Car Accident Lawyers with The Lapidus Law Firm will leave no stone unturned in working to get you a fair and reasonable settlement when it comes to your pain and suffering.
Car Accident Lawyer in Maryland
The Lapidus Law Firm is always here to help should you be involved in a car accident in Maryland. Call the Maryland Car Accident Lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm today at (301) 852-7500 to set up a free consultation. We are here for you!