Injured in an Accident? Know Your Rights.
Nowadays, following the rules of the road is an afterthought. Every day we share the road with inexperienced drivers, drivers without insurance, and distracted individuals. If you are involved in a car or truck accident on a Maryland roadway, you need to work with a lawyer to protect your rights. No matter how major or minor the situation is, having an experienced personal injury attorney will only strengthen your claim.
Schedule your initial consultation with an attorney from Albers & Associates by calling us at (443) 665-8030 today.
Which Driver Is at Fault in a Car Accident?
When you get into a car accident, there is often a legal process you must go through to determine who is at fault and to assess and recover damages. Fault is often dependent upon negligence, which is the failure of a person to take proper care in doing something.
It’s important to determine fault in a car accident when vehicle/property damage or personal injury has taken place, so that the responsible party can be held liable for providing compensation.
Initial Police Report
The first step in the legal process that results from an accident is the assessment of the accident itself.
The police will gather helpful information from the scene of the accident, including:
- Date, time, and location of the accident
- Identifying information of all parties involved
- Weather and road conditions
- Vehicle damage
- Step-by-step recounts of the accident
- Witness assessments
- Law violations/citations (if necessary)
- Assessment of cause of the accident, or fault determination
Insurance Company Involvement
The claim will be reported to the insurance companies of any involved parties, and they will perform their own investigation to further determine whether or not their client was at fault. The companies will be provided a copy of the police report, and if the report seems inconclusive or unclear, the insurance companies may have reason to deny your claim for compensation.
The insurance adjusters are aggressive and very persuasive. They will attempt to have you settle your claim right away and act as if they have your best interests in mind, but it’s important to understand the reality of the situation: they want you to accept as low an offer as possible. No matter what kind of vehicle accident you’ve been involved in, Albers & Associates can help you. We can even handle major truck accidents.
Do You Have Any Injuries Due to the Car Accident?
Automobile accidents can be minor, like a fender bender, or life-threatening. The injuries sustained can surface days, months, or years later. This is another reason it is important not to settle your claim immediately.
The pain caused by your accident is something you may have to live with for the rest of your life. Albers & Associates has experience in accident cases involving such injuries as:
- Head and Neck Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Injuries caused by airbags
- Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
Albers & Associates has successfully prosecuted personal injury cases in the district and circuit courts of Maryland. We are conveniently located in Westminster, Towson, and Columbia, Maryland, serving Carroll County, Howard County, and their surrounding areas. With thorough litigation that determines clear fault, we’ll make sure that you aren’t taken advantage of.
Your Maryland Car Accident Lawyer
If your car accident case is not settled in the way you desire with regard to liability and compensation, a lawsuit can be filed with the help of your Maryland personal injury lawyer.
Contact Albers & Associates to set up a free consultation for legal services regarding your car accident or personal injury today.