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Evaluating Maryland Car Accident Cases

By Dianne Freed on October 9, 2017

Car accidents in Maryland can result in serious injuries and damages. Whenever a car accident victim is debating whether to file a personal injury claim, the first question that invariably comes to mind is the monetary worth of the claim.

The maximum value of a Maryland car accident case depends upon various factors. Although no “magic formula” determines the amount of damages you might receive in a car accident case, certain factors can adjust the potential damage figure up or down.

If you sustained personal injuries and damages in a car accident in Maryland, you may be entitled to monetary compensation under the law. The knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC, can review the facts and circumstances of your case, negotiate with the insurance company, or file suit on your behalf, helping you obtain the monetary compensation you need and deserve.

Factors to Consider when Evaluating a Personal Injury Claim in Maryland

The amount of monetary damages an injured plaintiff can receive in a car accident case depends largely on the amount of insurance coverage available. That, in turn, depends on the insurance limits of those involved in the accident—usually those of the driver or owner of the at-fault motor vehicle.

If the at-fault driver’s insurance policy is insufficient to cover the injured plaintiff’s medical bills and damages, then the plaintiff’s own insurance policy may come into play via an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim.

Other factors that may help determine the ultimate value of a Maryland personal injury case include the following:

  • The liability posture of the case – specifically, whether the insurance company is contesting liability by alleging that the defendant was not at fault for the accident or alleging that the injured plaintiff caused or contributed to the accident.
  • The property damages to all vehicles involved in the collision – keeping in mind that the greater the property damage, the more the case is worth to the insurance company.
  • The plaintiff’s personal injuries and damages – the more serious the plaintiff’s injuries and damages, the more valuable the case from the insurer’s perspective.
  • The plaintiff’s need for future medical care or follow-up medical procedures – where a health care provider must recommend future medical care or procedures and the injured plaintiff must not delay in obtaining the treatments or procedures.
  • The presence of Medicare liens or other healthcare liens – where a healthcare provider is entitled to a lien or setoff against a portion of the plaintiff’s recovery obtained via settlement, arbitration award, or jury verdict.

Contact a Maryland Car Accident Lawyer Today for a Free Initial Consultation

Every Maryland car accident case is different, and various factors play roles in the ultimate value of any personal injury case. The lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC, are ready to assist you with your personal injury case and help you to maximize the amount of money you might expect from a successful claim.

To schedule a free case evaluation and case evaluation with a Maryland personal injury lawyer, please call us at (844) 632-7274 or contact us online today.

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