Car Accident Attorneys in Columbia, Maryland
Drivers throughout Howard County rely on their cars to get from place to place. While many people try their best to drive safely, some drivers act recklessly without care for others around them. Unfortunately, when drivers are negligent, they can cause very serious accidents that result in injuries that will impact a victim for the rest of his or her life. These impacts may not just be physical, but emotional and financial as well. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, it is important to seek strong legal counsel. The legal team at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates is ready to take on your case and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today to discuss your case.
What causes car accidents in Maryland?
For over 30 years, our firm has represented accident victims in an effort to help them recover the compensation they deserve. There are a number of reasons that a car accident can occur in Maryland. Some of the factors that may cause car accidents include the following:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Failure to yield
- Failure to abide by traffic lights and stop signs
What should I do after being involved in an accident?
Once you have been involved in an accident, it is important to contact local law enforcement. Police and emergency medical technicians can begin documenting the accident and your injuries immediately. This is a critical part of fulfilling the burden of proof if you do choose to take legal action.
What is Personal Injury Protection in Maryland?
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is a form of no-fault insurance that the majority of drivers have in Maryland. While many states require this as part of one’s auto insurance coverage, Maryland provides PIP as an option that can be waived. This form of coverage covers medical bills, lost wages, and other immediate expenses covered for a person who was injured in an accident, regardless of who was at fault.
How can Contributory Negligence impact my case?
Only five states in the country, including Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, enforce the legal principle of contributory negligence. If a person brings a lawsuit against another party but is found to be at fault in any way, he or she may be entitled to compensation. Only an experiencved attorney can properly evaluate your case.
Recovering Damages in a Maryland Accident Case
If you have been seriously injured in a Maryland car accident, it is important to consider your legal options. You may be entitled to recover significant damages for the financial and non-financial burdens that you may have faced as a result of an accident. Economic damages may include medical bills, lost wages, the need to hire additional help around the house, and more. Non-economic damages may include emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of independence, and more.
Contact a Howard County Personal Injury Attorney
Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates understands how challenging the period of time after an accident can be. We have over 30 years of experience representing victims who were injured as a result of another party’s negligence. If you were seriously injured in a car accident, our firm can help. For strong legal representation when it matters most, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.