Car Accident Attorneys In Baltimore
A car crash is over in a matter of seconds, but the victim’s recovery can take months, years or an entire lifetime. Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., features experienced car accident lawyers in Baltimore, Towson, Bel Air, Frederick, Essex and Glen Burnie who travel throughout Maryland helping victims of motor vehicle accidents. For more than 40 years, our attorneys have helped people like you receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and inconvenience due to the accident.
Helping Victims Of All Types Of Motor Vehicle Accidents
In addition to car accident claims, our attorneys seek compensation for victims of:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Train accidents (Amtrak, commuter trains, DC Metrorail)
- All-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents
We handle accidents that drunk drivers caused, hit-and-run accidents, and accidents caused by uninsured or underinsured drivers. If you were involved in an on-the-job auto accident, we can file a workers’ compensation claim in addition to your injury claim. In such situations, it is critical have both claims addressed together in order to prevent future conflicts with liens or credits.
We also handle all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those involving:
- Rear-end collisions: A rear-end collision can result in serious soft tissue damage and whiplash. After this type of accident, we can help you bring a claim against the negligent driver and seek compensation for your injuries.
- T-bone accidents: T-bone accidents can be among the most terrifying type of accident, and it can result in serious injuries to the driver and passengers of both vehicles. Our attorneys will diligently gather evidence in order to prove the other driver was negligent so you can secure the compensation you need for your injuries.
- Head-on collision: Even at low speeds, a head-on collision can total a vehicle and cause serious injuries for everyone involved. If you were involved in this type of accident, we can help you with every aspect of your claim, from the initial investigation to trial.
- Hit-and-run accidents: After a negligent driver flees the scene, you may wonder how you will cover the costs of your injuries and damages. Luckily, there are options available to you. We can help you understand those options and pursue the compensation you need after a hit-and-run accident.
- Rollover accidents: A rollover accident puts an enormous strain on your joints, and it can lead to head trauma, shoulder injuries and other serious injuries. SUVs are the most common type of vehicle to rollover in an accident, but regardless of the type of vehicle you rolled in, our attorneys can provide you with skilled representation.
- Accidents in construction zones: With narrowed lanes, torn up roads and heavy equipment, construction zones are hazardous places to drive. Whether your accident was the result of another driver’s negligence or a negligent work crew leaving debris on the road, we may be able to help you.
- Unsafe/dangerous road accidents: Some roads are more hazardous than others. Roads with sharp turns, poor visibility or uneven surfaces can lead to serious – and even deadly – collisions.
- Distracted driving: Removing your eyes from the road to read a text message or change the radio station puts everyone at risk. We help clients who have been injured by drivers who were distracted by texting, using a cellphone and other forms of distraction.
Following a car accident, you probably have a lot of questions and not very many answers. The insurance companies representing the negligent parties might try to place the blame on your shoulders or, if they know their insured was at fault, offer you a low-ball settlement that limits your rights and access to future compensation.
We understand how overwhelming it can be when an accident leads to serious injuries. To help address some initial questions you may have, we have compiled several common questions we receive below, as well as responses.
- I just had a car accident. What should I do?
- Is there anything I should avoid after a car accident?
- Who pays for my medical bills, lost wages and other losses?
- What if I was partially at fault for the accident?
- My injuries seem minor. Do I need to see a doctor?
- How much is my case worth?
Q: I just had a car accident. What should I do?
A: The first thing you should do is seek medical attention for any injuries you have suffered. There is nothing more important than your well-being. If possible, get the contact information of the other people involved in the accident and their auto insurance information. If you can, take pictures of the accident scene. If there was a police report filed about your accident, get the report number or a copy of the report. Finally, contact a qualified personal injury lawyer.
Q: Is there anything I should avoid after a car accident?
A: Yes. Don’t talk to anyone from another driver’s insurance company before you talk to an attorney. If you are talking to someone else who was involved in the car accident, don’t say “I’m sorry” or anything else that could be interpreted to mean that you ware accepting responsibility. Don’t leave the scene until a police officer tells you it is ok to do so.
Q: Who pays for my medical bills, lost wages and other losses?
A: Under Maryland law, the party who caused the accident is held responsible for all damages. Maryland drivers are also able to purchase personal injury protection (PIP) coverage that can cover their losses, regardless of fault. Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., recommends purchasing full PIP coverage in Maryland.
Q: What if I was partially at fault for the accident?
A: Under Maryland’s contributory negligence statute, if you are found to be even 1% at fault for the accident, you lose your right to seek any level of compensation. This is a common defense in car accident cases. We analyze the facts of each case to determine whether you would likely prevail if the case goes to trial.
Q: My injuries seem minor. Do I need to see a doctor?
A: We highly recommend seeking medical attention as soon after an accident as possible. Not all injuries may be immediately apparent and can take hours or even days to surface. Seeking immediate medical attention is the best way to understand the true scope of any injuries you suffered as well as ensure there is no delay in receiving the treatment you may need to recover. Additionally, insurance adjusters may attempt to leverage any delays in seeing a doctor to prove the injuries did not result from the accident.
Q: How much is my case worth?
A: The answer to this question depends on the specifics of your case. We offer free initial consultations at our Maryland offices where we can discuss your case and provide a clearer picture of what to expect. In Maryland, the compensation you may be entitled to after a car accident is separated into two categories: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are more finite and include compensation for medical bills, property damage and lost wages. Non-economic damages are often the bigger variable, including compensation for things like pain and suffering resulting from the accident. We can help determine the full amount of damages you are entitled to, and fight for what you deserve.
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