Collecting Damages After a Car AccidentMay 2, 2019
Just as car accidents can range from very minor fender benders to fatal collisions involving multiple vehicles, the damages that a car accident victim may collect can also vary significantly. There are several important steps that individuals need to take after an accident, including calling 911, exchanging information with the other motorists involved, and seeking medical attention for any injuries. When it comes to collecting damages, a skilled and experienced car accident lawyer can protect your rights and secure the financial compensation you deserve.
The person who caused the accident is responsible for paying for the property damage and the costs associated with any injuries. However, if the at-fault party wishes to pursue an investigation into the accident, this can delay the compensation process. While the accident is investigated, the injured party’s insurance company will likely pay for the property damage. If the at-fault individual accepts responsibility for the accident, the injured party’s insurance company can pursue the at-fault party’s insurance company to seek reimbursement for the expenses that they paid.
Damages a Victim May Recover
There are two types of damages that a car accident victim can expect to receive. Economic damages include medical expenses, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Noneconomic damages include pain and suffering and other intangible losses that the accident caused. In Maryland, the cap on noneconomic damages for car accidents is approximately $800,000. Personal injury protection coverage can be purchased as part of an individual’s policy. This would ensure that the injured victim receives immediate compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. The at-fault driver’s insurance would reimburse the victim’s insurance company once fault has been established.
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
An experienced car accident lawyer will guide you through the claims process and provide the following services:
- Communicate with the insurance company
- Investigate the details of the accident
- Collect all relevant evidence necessary to proceed with the claim
- Ensure the victim receives the appropriate medical care
- Collect all medical records
- Submit the claim to the insurance company to pursue a settlement
To obtain damage from the at-fault party’s insurance company, a car accident lawyer will send a letter of representation. In addition to obtaining police reports, an attorney will notify the victim’s medical provider so that they can receive copies of all medical bills and treatment records. This information is then sent to the insurance company, who will process the claim. Once the victim completes treatment for the injuries, the car accident lawyer will send a demand package to the insurance company and seek the maximum financial settlement. If the parties cannot agree on a fair settlement, the injured party may pursue a lawsuit in court.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Help Victims Receive the Compensation They Deserve
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. We will guide you through the claims process and address all your questions and concerns. Our dedicated legal team will obtain the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent car accident victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.