Being the victim of a car accident can be overwhelming, devastating, and disruptive to your daily life. Richard Klein leads a dedicated and experienced legal team focused on the needs of car accident victims in the Baltimore area. We can seek justice for you and help you get back your quality of life with successful litigation.
There are many questions after a car accident, and our auto accident attorney in Baltimore, MD is just a phone call away. If you have been the victim of a car accident in Baltimore or surrounding areas call our office right away.
What should I do right after a car accident?
The first and most important thing to do if you are able is exit the vehicle, call the police and see who may be injured. If possible, minimize conversations with others involved in the accident and take pictures of the cars and surrounding area. Taking pictures of the car(s) involved from all angles as well as the driver(s) and other victims may be helpful to authorities when determining who is at fault.
If there are witnesses, get their contact information and inform the authorities when they arrive on the scene.
DO NOT give a statement to an insurance company as a car accident victim without consulting a lawyer first. Our legal team can help you sort through the details of the accident and your emotions so that your statement is an accurate representation of the incident. Answering questions for a recorded statement while emotional and feeling angry or vulnerable can often result in putting your compensation at risk.
Will the other driver’s insurance cover my claim?
The compensation awarded by the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, if the driver was insured properly, is designed to be as limited as possible. It will not cover any financial impact as a result of emotional distress and trauma that often occurs after head injuries. In many cases, this can mean lost wages and medical bills associated with the psychological recovery after an accident. A personal injury case can seek this type of compensation as well as damages to fully cover related medical expenses that may be ongoing.
Do I need an auto accident attorney?
If you have suffered any kind of injury or trauma as the victim in a car accident, an auto accident attorney is often necessary when seeking damages. Insurance companies will fight to minimize your settlement and victims are often left with ongoing expenses, lost wages, and dramatic changes to their previous lifestyle.
Do you charge legal fees?
We do not charge fees for a consultation and will only charge fees if you win and receive compensation. Our car accident lawyers have years of experience, and can assure you we will do everything we can to help.
How does Maryland car accident law affect me?
Maryland is one of few “at-fault” states when it comes to filing claims for or litigating a car accident. This means that to receive any type of compensation as a victim, your lawyer has to prove that the driver was at fault in the accident and that you have NO fault at all. Richard Klein knows and understands all aspects of Maryland driving laws and will work with you to ensure that justice is served when the driver is proven to be at fault.