Upper Marlboro Car Accident Lawyers
Dedicated Representation for Your Auto Collision Claim
In an instant, a car accident can change your life. The severe physical injuries, the financial impact, and the lasting emotional trauma can leave you feeling overwhelmed, frightened, and lost. With the help of the Farmer & Klopfer, you don’t have to worry — we’ll handle the legal processes of your case so you can heal.
The Upper Marlboro car accident lawyers of Farmer & Klopfer can help you recover from the effects of a collision. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case.
On This Page:
- Causes of Car Accidents
- Who is Liable for Car Accidents?
- Maryland is an At-Fault State
- When Should I Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
- Hit and Run Accidents and Uninsured Motorist Claims
Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents can result from even a second of negligence by another driver. Glancing at a phone, making a wrong turn, or driving through a red light have been the causes of very serious, and even deadly, collisions.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Reckless driving and disobeying traffic laws
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Vehicle malfunctions
- Road conditions
- Inclement weather
Who is Liable for Car Accidents?
One driver (or more, in some cases) is commonly the liable party in cases of car accidents.
Third parties can be liable for car accident damages too. This is more common in cases when a collision is caused by external factors that are out of the control of the drivers involved.
Depending on the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to file a claim with your insurance company to recover compensation if an accident was caused by the negligence of a third party.
If your insurance provider does not cover your situation, or if another driver is at fault and their insurance company is not covering your claim, you may need to pursue your damages in court through a personal injury lawsuit.
Maryland is an At-Fault State
Maryland is a fault-based car accident state, meaning that negligent drivers are held accountable if they are found to be liable for a collision. Car accident injury victims must file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company in order to recover compensation for damages following a collision in the state of Maryland. Conversely, drivers in no-fault states can rely on their own insurance companies to provide coverage for damages in the event of a car accident.
When Should I Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
You should consider hiring a car accident lawyer if you have been involved in a car accident that resulted in significant property damage, bodily injury, or death. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you navigate the complex legal process of filing a claim, negotiating with insurance companies, and potentially pursuing legal action against the responsible party.
Here are some specific situations where you may want to consider hiring a car accident lawyer:
- Serious injuries: If you have suffered significant injuries as a result of the accident, you may want to consult with a lawyer. They can help you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
- Liability disputes: If there is a dispute over who is at fault for the accident, you may need a lawyer to help you gather evidence and build a case to prove liability.
- Insurance company disputes: If you are having difficulty obtaining fair compensation from the insurance company, a lawyer can help you negotiate a settlement or file a lawsuit if necessary.
- Complex legal issues: If the legal issues surrounding your case are particularly complex, such as if multiple parties were involved or there are questions about insurance coverage, you may want to consult with a lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected.
In general, if you are unsure about whether you need a car accident lawyer, it is always a good idea to schedule a consultation with one. They can provide you with personalized advice and help you understand your legal options.
At Farmer & Klopfer, our legal team is dedicated to helping injury victims recover the compensation they deserve. We are prepared to apply our legal knowledge and trial acumen to your collision case. Whether you are taking on a dishonest insurance company or a negligent driver, we can help.
Hit and Run Accidents and Uninsured Motorist Claims
Situations that can potentially complicate a car accident case are if a hit and run driver or uninsured motorist was involved in your collision. All drivers in the state of Maryland are required by law to have car insurance, and it is illegal to commit a hit and run in all states. Unfortunately, however, not all drivers adhere to these laws.
We understand that being the victim of a hit and run accident or an uninsured motorist collision can leave you feeling confused and frightened. Although the other driver has left you without a direct method of recovering compensation, you do have options. One option, uninsured motorist coverage, may already be included in your insurance policy. Contact our Upper Marlboro car accident lawyers for assistance.
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