Rockville Car Accident Lawyers
Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims in Maryland
When a negligent party causes a car accident, the victims of the accident have the right to pursue compensation for any injuries and/or property damage they suffered. At-fault drivers and their insurance companies are likely to deny liability, however, making it difficult for the average person to exercise their legal rights on their own.
You do not have to stand alone in your claim; a Rockville car accident attorney at Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC can advocate for your rights on your behalf, ensuring that your case is given a strong fighting chance.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a negligent driver in a car accident, don’t wait to start the claims process. Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC will work with you to create a solid claim that accurately represents your case through the use of existing evidence and by investigating and/or reconstructing the crash to uncover additional evidence. With more than three decades of experience, you can trust that your case is in good hands when you work with Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC. We will even take your case to trial before a judge and jury, if necessary.
Contact our seasoned Rockville car accident lawyers online today to arrange a free consultation. We can discuss your legal options and how to deal with dismissive insurance adjusters.
I’m Partially Responsible for the Accident. Can I Still File a Claim?
In Maryland, the courts follow the “pure contributory negligence” rule, which means that claimants cannot win a legal claim if they had any role — no matter how small — in causing the accident. If the other party was majorly liable, but you were still partially at fault, it is important to tell your attorney upfront so they can determine whether there are any other options available to you.
Negotiating with Insurance Agents
After getting into a car accident, most drivers know that you are supposed
to swap insurance information with the other driver, take numerous pictures
of the scene and all vehicles involved to serve as evidence, and refrain
from admitting fault, but what do you do after all this is said and done?
How do you talk to an insurance agent without being taken advantage of?
Insurance agents, and the insurance company as a whole, make more money when they pay claimants less money. That’s why it is very likely that they will add on deductions to minimize your payout or simply deny your claim on whatever technicality they can find or twist to work to their advantage.
Some tactics that insurance agents tend to use include asking multiple times how an accident happened and what actions you took right before it, as well as whether you had any opportunity to prevent the accident. The point is to convince you that you could have prevented it, even if you know you couldn’t have.
Do not put yourself in a situation such as this; instead, solicit the help of an attorney to negotiate with the insurance agent on your behalf. Car accident lawyers are trained in how to combat the above tactics, and more often than not, simply hiring a lawyer will let the insurance agent know you mean business.
Handling Disputed Insurance Claims
As mentioned, it is not uncommon for an insurance claim to be denied or for the agent to offer you a low settlement amount. You do not have to accept an insurance settlement, however; in truth, it is encouraged to never accept the first offer because it tends to be lower than it should.
An attorney will work with you to assist you in obtaining the fair and equitable compensation you deserve, either through a settlement agreement, informal mediation, formal arbitration, or litigation. Often the latter option is the most effective way to recover the maximum amount of compensation available to you. If litigation is successful, you could recover monies for the following damages:
- Lost wages;
- Medical expenses;
- Damage to your vehicle;
- Time off work;
- Mental anguish;
- Pain and suffering;
- And more.
Hire an Attorney Team You Can Trust
It is always better to start out with an advantage and to ensure that you are pursuing the most appropriate course of action for your case before you begin. Don’t compromise your claim by starting off on the wrong foot with the at-fault party and their expensive insurance agent; hire a capable team of legal professionals to preserve your rights.
At Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC, our lawyers have an extensive track record of success in bringing car accident cases to a favorable close, which is evidenced by the millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts that we have won for our clients. We understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet after suffering a severe injury. Let our skilled Rockville car accident lawyers handle the legal side of your claim so you can focus on regaining your health.
Call Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC at (301) 812-4777. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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