Written by Award-Winning Attorney Larry Lapidus
Maryland truck accidents are more common than most people realize. Your Maryland Truck Accident Lawyer knows this all too well because most recently, there was an accident involving a cement truck that overturned in Prince George’s County, injuring five people in Fort Washington. Just weeks prior, it was a dump truck and tractor-trailer that collided in Largo, killing the dump truck driver.
The stories are heartbreaking, and in most cases, accidents like these could be avoided. So, what can be done now? The victims have one step to take that can make a huge difference in their future: they need to call Maryland Truck Accident Lawyer Larry Lapidus.
Why Get a Truck Accident Lawyer?
If you are injured in a truck accident in Maryland, you will most likely be offered a settlement from the insurance company of the truck driver at fault for the crash. But be careful! The insurance company knows that accident victims need money to pay their medical bills, so they may offer a settlement that seems attractive initially.
However, do you know that they DON’T want you to obtain the services of a Maryland truck accident lawyer to handle your case? The reason why is because when a victim chooses not to have representation from a Maryland Truck Accident Lawyer, they are, in essence, choosing to rely on the “word” of the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Remember, the insurance company is NOT on your side. They want to pay you as little a possible.
The insurance adjuster could take different approaches to get you to take them at their word; they may be very supportive and kind or they may come off as bullies and try to intimidate you. However, now, you know better. And when you know better, you get a Maryland Truck Accident Lawyer whom you know you can trust, and whose number one goal is to take care of you by way of securing a fair and reasonable settlement.
The insurance company, on the other hand, does NOT want to write you a check for a fair and reasonable settlement. In actuality, they don’t want to pay you anything at all. They are counting on you NOT knowing the laws and NOT knowing how much money you are entitled to because of your injuries.
How to Handle the Insurance Company
First, do not speak to the at-fault driver’s insurance company and do not provide them with a recorded statement. Once you retain The Lapidus Law Firm, when they call you and say, “Hello Ms. Smith… how are you feeling today?” Your response is this: “May I ask who is calling?” The moment they identify themselves as being with the insurance company, you have one statement and one statement only: “Please contact my lawyer, Larry Lapidus, at The Lapidus Law Firm for any future communications at (202) 785-5111.” If you need to repeat this statement several times, do so if you must, then hang up the phone.
It may seem hard to believe, but it really is that simple. Mr. Lapidus will then take on all the legal matters on your behalf, while you are left to focus on your health and healing.
Maryland Truck Accident Lawyer
Larry Lapidus brings to you four decades of experience in handling Maryland Truck Accident cases. He is a personal injury lawyer who welcomes his clients into his office with a warm and friendly yet professional nature and truly cares about fairness, equality and respect. His hands-on approach to standing up for what’s right is likely the reason for his impressive track record in obtaining big wins for his clients who have been involved in Maryland truck accidents.
You can be one of those clients as well. Call The Lapidus Law Firm today for a free consultation with a Maryland Truck Accident Lawyer at (202) 785-5111. We are here for you, and we can help!