Bowie, MD Auto Accident Lawyers
Car and other motor vehicle accidents claim thousands of lives and cause innumerable injuries each year. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and financial losses.
If you have been injured in a car accident or if a member of your family suffered a wrongful death in a vehicle wreck of any kind, you can trust the attorneys at Farmer & Klopfer to take on the insurance companies to ensure that you receive the financial compensation you deserve.
Maryland Auto Accident Laws
Maryland law requires you to report an accident to the police if it involves injuries, death, or property damage exceeding a certain amount. Be sure to report the accident to the appropriate authorities promptly.
Maryland follows a fault-based system for auto accidents. This means that the party responsible for causing the accident is generally held liable for the resulting damages. Determining fault may involve evidence like police reports, witness statements, and other relevant information.
But what happens if all parties share fault? Under the contributory negligence doctrine in Maryland, if a plaintiff is found to have contributed in any way to the accident or their injuries, they may be barred from recovering any compensation from the defendant, regardless of the extent of the defendant's fault.
For example, even if a plaintiff is found to be only 1% at fault for the accident, they may be completely barred from recovering damages from the other party, even if that other party is 99% at fault.
We’ll Settle Your Case As Quickly As Possible
During the last 37-plus years, our attorneys have won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for our clients — some of whom have suffered life-altering injuries, such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Remember: Never give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster without your attorney present. Call (301) 265-2220, and let us handle the insurance company.
Handling All Types Of Traffic Accidents
We have the knowledge, experience and legal skill to help you. We successfully represent clients injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Car accidents — Caused by speeding, distracted and drunk drivers
- Truck accidents — Involving truck drivers who are fatigued or who tailgate and poorly maintained commercial vehicles
- Motorcycle crashes — Caused by drivers who are inattentive, fail to signal lane changes and follow motorcycles too closely
- Bike and pedestrian accidents — Involving drivers who drift into bike lanes, run red lights and fail to yield the right of way
You Have Questions. We Have Answers.
- Do I need an attorney today?
- Who pays to get my car fixed?
- Can I get a rental car?
- Who pays for my medical expenses?
- How will I pay my bills while I’m out of work?
- Will my job be secure?
- What benefits will I receive now and in the future?
Put Our Winning Team On Your Side. We Fight Insurance Companies And Win.
We provide aggressive representation regarding injuries in car accidents. We represent individuals in Bowie; the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area; and all of southern Maryland.
Here are some of the advantages of choosing our firm to represent you:
Legal Expertise: When you hire us, you're getting access to experienced and knowledgeable auto accident attorneys. We understand the intricacies of Maryland's laws and regulations related to auto accidents, ensuring that you have a skilled advocate on your side.
Investigation and Evidence Collection: We will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and collecting all relevant information. Our expertise in accident reconstruction and gathering evidence can significantly strengthen your case.
Negotiation Skills: Our lawyers are skilled negotiators, and we will work to secure the best possible settlement for you. We know how to deal with insurance companies and ensure that they offer fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
Trial Experience: In case negotiations do not yield a satisfactory outcome, we are prepared to take your case to court. Our trial experience means we can effectively represent your interests in the courtroom, fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Maximizing Compensation: We are dedicated to maximizing the compensation you receive. This includes not only covering medical bills and property damage but also accounting for lost wages, pain and suffering, and long-term medical expenses. Our goal is to ensure that you are adequately compensated for all the damages you've suffered.
Reducing Stress: Dealing with the aftermath of an auto accident can be extremely stressful. We can alleviate that stress by handling all the legal aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery and well-being.
No Upfront Fees: Our firm typically works on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don't have to worry about paying us upfront. We only get paid when we successfully secure a settlement or verdict for you.
Professional Network: We have established relationships with medical professionals, accident reconstruction experts, and other specialists who can assist in your case. This network can be invaluable in ensuring that you receive the necessary medical care and expert testimony to support your claim.
Adherence to Deadlines: There are strict deadlines for filing claims and taking legal action after an auto accident in Maryland. We are well-versed in these deadlines and will make sure your case is filed and managed within the required timeframes.
Peace of Mind: Knowing that you have an experienced and dedicated auto accident lawyer from Farmer & Klopfer handling your case can provide peace of mind. You can trust that we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and seek the best possible outcome for your situation.
Showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck
“James Farmer and his team exceeded all expectations! I had a very serious criminal case and his firm was recommended to me by a family member. I was incarcerated during this time and he and his associate Stephanie came to update me on multiple occasions on the progress of my case. They were not only professional but the amount of time and energy they put into my case showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck! They prepared for trial, but in the end was able to work out a plea deal that did not include any jail time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. I highly recommend Mr. Farmer and his team for any criminal case!”
A family member was in a bad situation and they resolved it with ZERO drama.
“Don’t mess around when it’s your money on the line. Go with these guys if you want excellent, competent attorneys.”
He got me the best possible sentencing I've could have asked for.
“I've had several lawyers over the last decade and James Farmer has been the absolute best.”
Thank you, Mr. Farmer, and may God bless you in your future endeavors.
“You and your team have given my family our son back. No amount can adequately compensate for that gift! I can only hope our heart-felt thank-you and 'God bless you' will somehow offset the imbalance.”
Keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with
I just recently had James E. Farmer handle my second DUI and I received the best possible outcome I could've wished for. The judge I had could've really laid down the hammer on me but James worked his magic and did an incredible job. He knows what he is talking about and is very humble. He keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with, and he explains everything so you know exactly what is going on. This is my first time hiring James and without a doubt, I would hire him again. He would be the first person I'd call if another legal problem should ever rise-- though I've made a promise to myself to stay away from the law as much as possible. He will be highly recommended to anyone that asks me if I know a great lawyer.”
Committed to Improvement
We take pride in learning the latest strategies for maximizing damages, preparing our clients for trial & mounting an effective case.
A Record of Results
Our firm has won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for individuals & their families.
Renowned in Our FieldWe are well-regarded in the legal community & are even known & respected among insurance companies.
Fearless AdvocacyWe are not afraid to confront negligent medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes or their insurance companies.
Valuable InsightWe know how to skillfully navigate government bureaucracies to help our clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits.