Hundreds of thousands of accidents take place every day across Maryland. Some of them are nothing more than minor fender benders. Many more result in serious injuries and property damage. Some even result in death.
When you have a minor accident that leaves you with a dented bumper, it’s not difficult to determine the value of your accident claim. You just take your car to the repair shop and get an estimate for fixing the bumper and touching up the paint.
When you have a more serious accident, it can be a lot more difficult to determine the value of your claim. The damages to your car are pretty clear cut. Just like with a minor accident, you just need to take your car in to an auto repair shop to get an estimate for the repairs. However, the personal injuries you suffer in a serious accident are much harder to quantify. Working with an experienced Baltimore car accident attorney can help you determine fair compensation for your case and fight for maximum compensation from the insurance company.
First, your Baltimore car accident attorney will work with your doctors and a team of medical experts to determine the extent of your personal injuries. Your claim will include not only the cost of the medical care you have already received, but also the cost of the medical care you are expected to need in the future. For example, you may need multiple surgeries to repair an injury or to regain mobility after your accident. You may require ongoing physical therapy, plastic surgery, or expensive medications.
Medical costs can be difficult to pinpoint because doctors can disagree on the extent of your injuries and exactly how to treat them. While one doctor may say that you only need physical therapy to treat an injured back, another doctor may say that extensive surgeries are required for optimum results. An experienced Baltimore car accident attorney knows how to choose doctors who are experts in the types of injuries you have sustained, in order to establish the best case for you. The right Maryland auto accident lawyer obtains the full compensation you deserve so that any and all present and future medical needs are covered.
Your accident claim will also include the time lost from work. You may lose a few weeks, or a few months, from work immediately following the accident while you are recovering from initial injuries. However, if your injuries are severe, you may lose your ability to work entirely, or to work in the same capacity you did before the accident.
A skilled Baltimore car accident attorney fights for a settlement that includes time already lost from work, as well as any future compensation you are expected to lose. Your claim will also include time lost for medical treatments.
Finally, your accident claim should also include compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the accident. But how do you put a dollar amount on the trauma you suffered in an accident that could have cost you your life? How do you put a value on the depression you may have suffered, the loss of sleep as a result of anxiety and fear, the strain on your relationship with your spouse, or the loss of enjoyment in things you used to love?
Your accident attorney makes a strong argument on your behalf, showing all the ways in which you have suffered as a result of the accident. While no one but you can truly know the depth of your pain, your attorney will call on therapists, friends and family to testify about your mental and emotional condition to show how the accident has impacted your life.
Working with the right Baltimore car accident attorney is key to getting the maximum compensation that the law allows for your injuries. The auto accident attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC fight for victims seriously injured in car accidents. We are dedicated to helping clients get the best settlement possible. Our accident attorneys are compassionate with clients, but tough opponents in the courtroom. Call us today at (410) 727-4770 or contact us online to start building your case. We provide free legal consultations and operate on a contingency fee basis. This means no fee unless you recover. We are proud to serve the Baltimore Metropolitan Area, Baltimore County, Prince George’s County, Washington D.C., Howard County, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, and all surrounding areas.