Baltimore Auto Accident Attorneys
A car accident occurs every second of the day.
That's 86,400 car accidents per day.
Every 14 seconds, someone is injured in a car accident.
Every 13 minutes, someone is killed in a car accident.
Unfortunately, these are the grim realities that we must accept as a society with so much reliance on motor vehicle travel. The Baltimore car accident lawyers at Saller & Bishop are dedicated to representing clients at all levels of the personal injury claim process. From reporting a claim to the at-fault driver's insurance company to representing personal injury clients at trial, our Baltimore car accident lawyers know how to help our clients navigate both the insurance claims process and court system. In fact, the majority of our civil practice is dedicated to representing clients involved in car accidents in Baltimore. The negligent drivers who cause these car accidents and serious injuries are often represented by lawyers from an insurance company. Insurance company lawyers have one objective: to minimize the amount of compensation owed to the victims of car accidents
The Baltimore car accident lawyers at Saller & Bishop take pride in obtaining the maximum possible recovery for our injured clients. From back, neck and shoulder strains to broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain damage, and other serious trauma, the Baltimore car accident lawyers at Saller & Bishop represent clients with all types of injuries arising out of car accidents. Therefore, if you've been injured in a car accident in Maryland, call the Baltimore car accident attorneys at Saller & Bishop to fight for your rights as a car accident victim.
Car Accident Victim “Checklist”
- Call the police — No matter how minor you think the car accident is, always call the police. The police can assist drivers with exchanging insurance and contact information at the scene and will prepare an incident report if the car accident resulted in injuries or vehicles being towed from the scene.
- Call 911 to report any injuries — If you or someone involved in the car accident is injured, call 911 immediately or get to the closest local hospital emergency room as soon as possible.
- Do NOT leave the scene of the accident — Once police have been called, it is important to remain on the car accident scene and wait until police arrive.
- Do NOT discuss who is at fault — It is never a good idea to discuss who is at fault at the car accident scene. Anything you say to the other drivers could be used against you later by both the insurance companies and in court.
- Take photographs of the cars, scene and positions of the vehicles — Photographs of your vehicle, the scene, and all other vehicles involved in the car accident can be valuable information, especially if there are differing versions regarding how the car accident occurred.
- Obtain contact information for ALL eyewitnesses and passengers — The Baltimore car accident lawyers at Saller & Bishop cannot stress enough the importance of obtaining contact information, including names, addresses and phone numbers for all eyewitnesses and passengers involved in a car accident. When different versions of how the car accident occurred are given by those involved in the car accident, the success or failure of claims arising out of the car accident often hinges on whether there is an independent eyewitness who can support your version of events. That is why you must always attempt to locate any eyewitnesses who may have seen the car accident take place.
- Go to a hospital if you are injured or in pain — Even if you don't think you were seriously hurt in the car accident, if you are in any pain following a car accident, it is still important that you get evaluated at a local hospital.
- Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician — If you went to the emergency room following the car accident, you were probably instructed to follow-up with your primary care doctor. Even if you were seen in the hospital, it is always a good idea to schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor following a car accident.
Fatal Car Accidents
Can I Sue The At-Fault Driver?
Under Maryland law, a death that occurs as the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person is a wrongful death. The surviving family members can seek compensation from the insurance company of the at-fault party.
You can recover compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages. Here are some examples of the types of damages covered by the wrongful death statute:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance for a child
- Emotional grief
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of personal services
- Pain and suffering of the deceased person prior to death
- Hospital and funeral expenses
Who Can Recover Under A Wrongful Death Suit?
Maryland recognizes both primary and secondary beneficiaries who may recover compensation under a wrongful death suit.
Primary beneficiaries include the spouse, children or parents of the deceased person. If there are no surviving primary beneficiaries, secondary beneficiaries may recover. A secondary beneficiary is someone who was dependent upon the deceased and is related by blood or marriage.
Our lawyers will guide you through the legal steps required to file a wrongful death claim and recover compensation.
To learn more about how the motorcycle crash lawyers of Saller & Bishop can help, call us at (410) 783-7945 or contact our attorneys to arrange a free initial consultation. We have 24/7 call answering and offer flexible appointment scheduling. Plus, we only charge contingency fees in these cases.