Maryland Car Accident Attorneys
Helping You Rebuild & Recover After a Serious Auto Accident
We hear about car accidents all of the time. However, no one really ever expects to be involved in a crash themselves. Even the most careful drivers can find themselves injured in a car collision due to the negligence of another motorist, dangerous road hazards, construction debris, or any number of other causes.
At Alpert Schreyer Poe, our lawyers understand the many difficulties that you and your family are trying to overcome. It can be a battle holding negligent parties liable for your injuries, especially when complex matters surrounding auto insurance play a role. In achieving successful case outcomes for our clients, we are dedicated to ensuring that you receive just compensation for your injuries.
Find out how to pursue fair compensation for your injuries – call (301) 812-4777 for a free consultation with one of our qualified, caring legal professionals.
Why You Need an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer
People who are injured in car accidents don’t only suffer the physical effects of their injuries, they also suffer the mental and financial aftermath as well. Depending on the severity of the injury that the individual suffered, they may not be able to return to work for an extended amount of time, if ever. If the injured victim is the sole income provider for their family, the expenses incurred as a result of the auto collision and subsequent injury can skyrocket in a relatively short amount of time, placing even more stress on the injured individual and their family.
However, with the help of a qualified Maryland car accident lawyer, the negligent person whose decisions or actions played a contributing role in the crash can be held responsible and fair compensation can be garnered for the injured party.
We've helped clients who have suffered:
Proving Liability in Car Accident Cases
As with other types of accidents, figuring out who is at fault is one of the most important elements to recovering compensation. Fault issues can be complicated but an experienced attorney will look at a number of sources, such as police reports, state traffic laws, and witnesses to help you determine who was at fault for your collision.
In some cases, the government agency in charge of maintaining the road may be at fault for poor road conditions or malfunctioning safety lights. The manufacturer of your vehicle can also be held liable for your accident if a product design or auto part was defective.
There are many facets of every collision that should be explored and a qualified Maryland car accident lawyer will understand the importance of establishing liability for your accident.
How is Compensation Awarded in Maryland?
There are generally two types of negligence in auto accident cases: contribuatory negligence and comparative negligence. The State of Maryland operates under the contribuatory negligence rule, which takes an all or nothing view of personal injury damages. If the victim of a car accident is found to be even slightly at fault, they are disqualified from pursuing damages.
The contribuatory negligence rule doesn't just affect your personal injury lawsuit, it also guides insurance adjusters when evaluating your auto accident claim, which can result in a low-ball settlement offer. It is not uncommon for the at-fault driver and their insurance to shift blame in order to reduce the amount of damages they are responsible for. In order to protect your rights after an accident it's crucial that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible!
Call (301) 812-4777 today to speak with our team about your case!
Settlement Negotiations with the Insurance Company
Insurance companies are ultimately businesses looking to make a profit. It’s their goal to settle all claims quickly, and with the smallest payout possible. In some cases, the other driver may be underinsured or not insured at all. Whatever the situation, a skilled Maryland car accident attorney at Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC can help you determine the best course of action.
Before an insurance company adjuster will put a settlement offer on the table, the insurance company will need to accept liability for the accident. Your attorney will then need to submit a settlement demand package to the adjuster. A settlement demand package will include copies of all of your related medical records and bills and will contain a monetary demand for settlement. In some cases, the initial settlement demand may be the full amount of the available policy limits.
The amount of the initial demand depends upon a variety of factors, including:
- The policy limits
- The amount of the medical bills
- The amount of any lost wages incurred
- Whether or not the accident victim sustained permanent injuries and damages
- The nature of your injuries (e.g., soft tissue injuries versus fractures)
- The extent of your pain, suffering, and other noneconomic damages
- The need for future medical care and treatment
Once the insurance company’s adjuster reviews the demand package, the adjuster may place a settlement offer on your case. Initial settlement offers are usually low because the insurance company wants to see if it can settle your case quickly and cheaply. Throughout settlement negotiations, the settlement demand gradually decreases, while the insurance company’s settlement offer generally increases. This process continues until the parties settle the case or reach an impasse and a lawsuit is filed.
Recover the Compensation You Deserve with Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC
In our 30+ years of service, we've helped thousands of people in Maryland recover the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing upfront and owe us nothing if we aren't able to achieve satisfactory results.
Our firm has offices across Maryland to best serve you no matter where your accident takes place:
He got the results I needed.- Former Client
He remained dedicated and professional throughout my process.- B.T.
I thank you for your professional assistance.- R.E.
You saved my life from potentially devastating consequences.- K.K.
Thank you!- R.R.
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We have over 30 years of experience serving injured clients across Maryland and DC.
Concierge Level of Service
We are willing to visit injury victims at their homes if they are severely injured or bereaved.
No Upfront Fees
We are so confident in our abilities that we do not charge a legal fee unless you receive compensation.
We are not afraid to battle any party, whether big or small, both in and out of the courtroom.
We commit to staying up-to-date on the latest developments in Maryland injury law.
We have a sterling reputation in the community & among our peers in the legal field.