Clinton MD Auto Accident Lawyers

Clinton, MD Auto Accident Lawyers

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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 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.

For over 37 years, our Clinton, MD car accident lawyers have secured life-changing compensation for clients with severe injuries. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you face, and fight relentlessly to get you the resources you deserve.

Don't talk to the insurance company alone. Call us at (301) 265-2220 for a free consultation. We'll be your advocate throughout the entire claim process.

What To Do After A Car Accident

  • Seek medical attention: Your health is the priority. Even if you don't feel hurt initially, see a doctor to get checked for injuries.
  • Report the accident: File a police report to document the accident details. This is crucial evidence for your case.
  • Gather evidence: Take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any vehicle damage. Collect witness information and keep all accident-related documents.
  • Contact an attorney: An experienced car accident lawyer can advise you of your rights and protect your interests throughout the claim process.

Do I Have To Report A Car Accident?

In Maryland, by law, you must report any accident that results in:

  • Injury or death to any person
  • Property damage exceeding $1,000

Determining Liability In MD Car Accident Cases

In Maryland, determining liability for a car accident falls under a legal concept called contributory negligence. This means that the amount of compensation you receive for your injuries may be reduced based on the percentage of fault you share for the accident.

How does contributory negligence work in Maryland car accident cases?

  • The at-fault party is the driver whose actions (or inactions) primarily caused the accident. They are typically responsible for covering the damages of the other driver.
  • Contributory negligence means that if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

For example, if you're deemed 20% at fault for the accident and your total damages amount to $100,000, you would only receive $80,000 from the at-fault party's insurance company.

How To Build Your Accident Case

Strong documentation is essential for a successful car accident claim. Here's what you'll typically need:

  • Police report: The officer's investigation and citations issued will be considered evidence.
  • Witness statements: Testimonies from people who saw the accident can help establish fault.
  • Traffic camera footage or dashcam video: Recordings can provide visual proof of what transpired.
  • Accident scene photos: Images of the damage and debris location can show how the collision happened.
  • Vehicle damage reports: The extent of damage to each car can be indicative of the impact sequence.
  • Mobile phone data: If distracted driving is suspected, phone records might be examined.
  • Medical records
  • Proof of income (lost wages)
  • Vehicle repair estimates

Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries (sprains, strains)
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries (concussion, TBI)
  • Amputation
  • Wrongful death

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Many factors can contribute to car accidents, such as:

  • Distracted driving (cell phone use, texting)
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Adverse weather conditions

Process For Filing A Car Accident Claim In MD

The car accident claim process involves the following:

  1. Initial consultation with an attorney
  2. Investigation of the accident
  3. Filing a claim with the at-fault party's insurance company
  4. Negotiation for a settlement
  5. Filing a lawsuit (if necessary)

How Long Do I Have To File A Car Accident Claim in MD?

The statute of limitations for filing a car accident lawsuit in Maryland is generally three years from the date of the accident. However, it's important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible to preserve your rights.

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 Waldorf; the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area; and all of southern Maryland.

Our Clinton Maryland car accident lawyers serve Washington D.C., Waldorf, La Plata, Leonardtown, Upper Marlboro, Clinton, Suitland, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Lanham, Landover, Oxon Hill, Bowie, Laurel, College Park, Largo, Fort Washington, Capitol Heights, Beltsville, New Carrollton, Forestville, Silver Spring, Rockville, Wheaton, Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Germantown, MD.

Call us at (301) 265-2220 or contact us for a free consultation about your case.

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