Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers
Serving our community and neighbors since 1987
Getting into a car accident is a shocking experience. However, it is important to promptly take steps to protect your health and your legal claim. Maryland imposes a three-year statute of limitations on filing a claim for most car collisions. In addition, your insurance policy may have strict deadlines for notifying the company about your accident. Therefore, it is in your best interests to speak with one of our Baltimore car accident lawyers as soon as possible.
Since 1987, LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. has helped people injured in auto, trucking, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents. Our Baltimore car accident lawyers have successfully won more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for thousands of clients. We are focused on helping you recover your rightful compensation from your insurance company and the defendants.
A lawyer’s advice is invaluable when negotiating a settlement
Most insurance companies are more concerned about earning profits than they are about serving their policyholders. Your agent may try to persuade you to settle your claim quickly and for less than it’s worth. Do not sign any documents or make a statement until you have spoken with our Maryland personal injury lawyers. Once you sign an agreement, you waive your rights to pursue further damages. Statements you make while upset or under the influence of painkillers prescribed to you after your accident may jeopardize your case.
Negotiating with the auto insurance company
Our firm settles most of our claims for maximum possible damages. We know you are anxious to get paid, especially if you have lost wages and have accumulated bills because of your motor vehicle crash. For this reason, our Baltimore personal injury lawyers push your case along aggressively if it is in your best interests to do so. In some serious injury cases, however, it takes additional time to fully understand the extent of your injuries, associated disabilities and long-term care needs. We take every step necessary to protect you from settling for less than you deserve.
Taking your car crash case to court
We are a team of seasoned litigators with the polished courtroom demeanor and extensive skills needed to convince a jury and judge that you deserve compensation for your car accident injuries. Our thoughtful, thorough participation in the discovery process gives us an advantage during negotiations and means we are prepared for trial should this be your better option.
Establishing fault and contributory negligence
Determining liability in a car accident may be complicated. An auto accident defendant in Maryland may present a contributory negligence defense, which bars the plaintiff from collecting damages if the defendant can prove that the plaintiff is partly to blame. This draconian law can unfairly deny a plaintiff rightful recovery for being 1 percent at fault. Our lawyers are proactive about protecting your rights to recover damages. If you are the one being sued, we investigate whether you have a valid reason to assert the contributory defense.
Even if you think you are at fault for an accident, our attorneys can review your claim and protect your rights. You may actually not be legally liable for the car wreck, and we may be able to successfully challenge the claims made against you. Also, you may be entitled to payment under your own automobile insurance policy, regardless of fault.
You need zealous representation when you are injured due to the actions of a careless or reckless motorist. At LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A., we represent individuals who have suffered harm because of accidents involving:
Access answers to frequently asked questions regarding motor vehicle accidents in Maryland here.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness,Tolzman & Hamilton Get Results for Your Car Accident Claim
If you are injured in a car wreck in Maryland, call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with our Baltimore car accident lawyers. We are available 24 hours a day to respond to injured accident victims. Our firm handles auto accident cases on a contingency basis, so you owe us nothing until we recover damages on your claim. Your complete satisfaction is our law firm’s primary concern.