Experience and skill with traffic claims helps secure maximum damages
Many people think that because they have car insurance, their expenses will be taken care of in the event of a car accident. The fact is, however, that insurance companies are built on a business model that involves paying out as little as possible for any given claim. As a result, you might be short-sold on what your claim is worth, and be expected to settle for less than you deserve, or for an amount that doesn’t cover all of your losses.
A skilled Baltimore auto accident attorney knows to look at all of the three biggest costs associated with car accidents:
Car repairs — The most obvious result of a car collision is that the vehicles involved will be damaged. This may range from a dented fender to a total loss. Your lawyer will be able to determine the full extent of the damage to your vehicle, and how much it will cost to fix it or to replace it.
Medical costs — Personal injuries can be a huge expense following a car accident. Ambulance rides, surgeries, medical treatments, rehab and medications all cost a great deal of money, and long-term care can cost you money long after an accident. It is also important to remember that small injuries or minor discomfort following an accident can become more painful or debilitating as time goes on.
Lost income — You may be unable to work after an accident, either due to injuries or loss of your primary vehicle. In either case, the responsible driver can be held accountable for this loss of pay. In the event of a fatal accident, future income of the deceased can be taken into account when determining compensation for their family.
Many accident lawyers also specialize in specific kinds of cases and claims, such as reckless driving, drunk driving, motorcycle accidents or pedestrian-related accidents. Having a lawyer who specializes in your type of case can help you find every avenue for compensation and build a bulletproof case on your behalf, proving the other driver’s responsibility in the accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident, the Baltimore auto accident attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC can help you seek compensation. Contact their Baltimore office for a free initial consultation. They have extensive experience handling personal injury and accident cases throughout Maryland and have a reputation for building strong cases and securing the maximum possible compensation for their clients.