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 Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC, 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 Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC 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
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
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.
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.
Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation
At the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC, 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.