NEED A POWERFUL ALLY IN YOUR CORNER?
You may Have the Right to Obtain Damages in Your Maryland Car Accident
What do I need to do after an auto accident?
What happens after an auto accident can make the difference between getting an unfair settlement or a fair one that covers all your damages. It also means the difference between losing your rights to sue if you cannot settle the claim.
It is Time to Pick Your Maryland Hero Auto Accident Lawyer
In a perfect world, you and/or your loved one would not be harmed. Your motor vehicle would not be damaged. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world. Now you need to fight and you need legal protection. You need the help of an experienced car accident lawyer.
What are negligent actions?
When you get behind the wheel of your motor vehicle or into the passenger seat, you expect to travel to your destination without becoming injured. Unfortunately, a car accident can occur anywhere, anytime, and it is possible that you will be injured by another driver’s negligent actions. A car crash often involves negligence. Negligence is the failure to act as a reasonable driver would in the same and/or similar circumstances.
If I’m not liable what should I expect insurance to cover?
The at-Fault Party in a Maryland Car Accident May Try to Get Away with Not Paying You.
Whether you are filing a lawsuit against an auto insurance company or at-fault driver, they may try to avoid paying you. One defense in an auto accident is claiming that you are responsible for the accident, as well. This is called contributory negligence defense. This defense prevents you from recovering any money if you contributed to the car accident. The defendant will try to prove you had some fault in the accident. It is up to you to prove otherwise. An insurance company may know that the other driver was liable for the crash, but that does not mean it is willing to pay you the fair amount in damages for your accident-related expenses like:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost wages
How much time do I have to get compensated for damages?
The insurance company may deny your claim, offer a less than fair amount, or try to drag out the claim. The latter places you in jeopardy of losing your right to sue in Maryland civil court. Maryland personal injury law only allows you a specific amount of time to sue for damages. If that time passes, you cannot sue. You are solely responsible for injuries caused by the at-fault driver. In Maryland, the statute of limitations is three years.
Hassan, Hassan & Tuchman, PA is Your Car Accident Lawyer Maryland
Not every personal injury attorney is the same. You need a legal fighter and champion for the rights of the injured in Maryland. If you sustained any type of injury in a personal injury accident, contact us. We are ready to fight for you. Whether we have to continuously negotiate with the auto insurance company or prove negligence in court, we will do what it takes to obtain your damages. You have a short amount of time to protect your legal rights and get the money you need. It is time to pick your legal hero. Contact us.