You didn’t plan for this. No one does. Car accidents take us all by surprise. We cannot plan for them, and once they happen, they trigger a series of inconveniences and repercussions that can last a lifetime. As if life wasn’t already difficult enough before your accident, now you have even more to worry about: car repair and the accompanying bills; other property repair; medical treatment and therapy that is costly both physically and financially; possible legal disputes; offers from the insurance companies that are less than you expected, if the offer even comes at all; emotional distress that follows you each time you slip behind the wheel—the list goes on and on.
Time and again, we have represented people who have been involved in an accident on the road. No matter how big or small the accident, the effects can be lasting. We have seen so many distraught clients break down in our office at the frustration, physical pain, and stress under which they now feel they are drowning.
We are ready, willing, and able to take your case. The law protects you if you have been injured in an auto accident due to the negligent actions of others. If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident in the state of Maryland, speak to the Silver Spring lawyers at DuBoff & Associates, Chartered today. We can help you pursue the fair compensation you deserve for your damages.
Do I really need to speak to an auto accident attorney?
Some people think that there is no need to speak to a lawyer when he or she has been involved in a minor car accident, but even minor accidents can lead to major legal issues. The severity of your car’s damage has no bearing on the severity of injuries that you may have suffered in that accident. People may walk away from major collisions unscathed and others suffer permanent or major injuries as the result of a fender bender.
Some people choose not to speak to an attorney because they do not believe that they were injured seriously enough in the car collision. But accident injuries are strange, and it sometimes takes days or even weeks to see symptoms. It’s imperative that you reach out to an attorney as soon as possible in order to evaluate the claims you might be able to bring.
Also, you may not think that you need to speak to a lawyer, but the other parties involved in the accident may have already reached out to one. If you delay, you may soon find yourself sitting across the table from an experienced lawyer who has been retained to bring a lawsuit against you.
Don’t let this happen to you. Don’t give the other party the chance to deprive you of the compensation that is rightfully yours. You deserve financial justice. Take the prudent course and contact the auto accident lawyers at DuBoff & Associates, Chartered.
What should you do after an auto accident?
After an auto accident, it is very important that you gather as much information as possible. You should record the names, contact information, driver’s license numbers and expiration dates, insurance information, and car information of all parties involved in the accident. This includes other drivers, passengers, and witnesses.
It is very important that the witnesses talk with the police; if they cannot or if they refuse, you should ask them what they saw and record everything that they say. Witness testimonials can be very important down the road if a lawsuit is brought against you. In representing you and your auto accident injury claim, we often utilize the words of the witness to build a case for your innocence and the other side’s fault.
If possible, take photos of the scene, take notes of weather and road conditions, and record the name and badge number of the officer at the scene. The more information you have the better your chances of obtaining financial compensation for your damages.
We also recommend that you see a health care professional who you trust. You need to be examined for injuries and treated for them as soon as possible. At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, your health and well-being is our priority. Before we do anything else, we will make sure that you are physically stable, recommending you to health care professionals we trust if necessary. You may not be able to see any bumps, scrapes, or bruises, but it is important to remember that some of the most life-altering injuries are invisible to the naked eye and can surface tenfold months or even years down the road. Early treatment and/or therapy could prevent this from happening.
What if the other driver is uninsured?
If the other driver is uninsured or underinsured, you still have options. Most drivers do not know what kind of car insurance they have. This is why we encourage all of our customers to bring in their policies so that we can walk them through exactly what their particular policy covers and does not cover. We can also advise you on possible changes to your policy that could provide you with better protection in the future.
We value educating our clients on their legal matters. Whether you are confused about your insurance policy or something else entirely, we encourage you to ask us questions. That is what we are here for. This is our area of expertise; we want to ease your mind as much as possible by helping you to understand the complicated legal process in which you now have found yourself entangled.
Other Considerations following an Auto Accident
The Montgomery County and Prince George’s County auto accident attorneys at DuBoff & Associates, Chartered spend every day counseling victims of car accidents and helping them work through their particular issues. They accomplish this in a number of ways:
• Advising clients on what to do after an auto accident, because taking certain types of actions can make the difference between a successful personal injury lawsuit and a failed one
• Explaining how to determine fault in an auto accident, which is the basis of any successful legal action stemming from the incident
• Filing an auto accident lawsuit
• Explaining the legal aspects of common auto accident injuries
• Taking the time to describe how a car accident attorney can help
• Answering auto accident FAQs, including questions about Maryland automobile accident laws and how to understand your auto insurance policy
Auto Accident Attorneys Who Care
The Silver Spring auto accident lawyers at DuBoff & Associates, Chartered possess more than 55 years of combined experience handling personal injury and auto accident lawsuits in the Greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Area. Contact us online or at 301.495.3131 to arrange a free initial consultation about your case today.
Home and hospital visits are available to our seriously injured clients who are unable to make it to our office, and we offer evening and weekend appointments when necessary. We are pleased to offer free initial consultations in personal injury cases and contingency fee arrangements when appropriate.