Upper Marlboro Car Accident Attorneys
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 the Farmer & Klopfer can help you recover from the effects of a collision. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case.
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.
At the 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.
Thorough and attentive to my case from the beginning
“From the initial consultation, I knew I needed James Farmer and his team on my side. He was thorough and attentive to my case from the beginning, prior to even hiring his firm. Once I officially hired his firm, he and his colleague Mr. Melvin Allen moved to strategically place me in the best position possible. They supported me throughout the process by making sure I understood what was happening and I felt extremely grateful to have them on my side! Long story short, my case was successfully completed with a favorable outcome! An outcome I couldn’t even imagine was possible but Mr. Allen’s expertise, strategy, and courtroom presence made it all possible! My wife and I are forever grateful and will always look to this firm on any future needs and you should, too!”
Kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable
“I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from this law firm. I felt comfortable from the minute I first walked through the door. I had less than two weeks before the expiration of my personal injury filing date and was overwhelmed. My first appointment was with Elizabeth who took my huge stack of papers with a smile and said, “Let me take care of this for you.” Although all of the staff that I encountered were wonderful, my main experience was with Mr. Farmer and Elizabeth who were both kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable. My case was handled professionally and in a timely fashion. My case was recently concluded and I am very happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to my friends and family in the future. Need a good law firm, no need to look further.”
A wise choice for anyone pursuing legal justice and/or a defense
Mr. Farmer and his team were impressive through their work effort and detailed approach in every phase the Civil Court Personal Injury case. They also were responsive to any questions/concerns, supportive and communicated well through out the process. In the end, a satisfactory settlement was achieved. Mr. Farmer would be a wise choice for anyone pursuing legal justice and/or a defense.”
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.”
Could not have asked for a better group of attorneys to handle our legal problem
We could not have asked for a better group of attorneys to handle our legal problem. James Farmer and Melvin Allen were very knowledgeable, confident and successful in handling our case. I will definitely be referring this Law Firm to others.”
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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.