Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can cause serious and sometimes permanent injuries. These can range from soft tissue injuries, referred to as “whiplash,” to cuts and bruises, broken bones, herniated discs, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The motor vehicle accidents attorneys at the law firm of Dross Berman LLC have handled thousands of motor vehicle accident cases and recovered millions from insurance companies.

Our motor vehicle accident injury attorneys have learned through handling thousands of motor vehicle collision cases that no car accident is the same, and not every car accident should be dealt with the same way. How an auto accident has impacted your life or the life of a loved one is a highly individualized matter, and each person has a unique set of circumstances or challenges following a collision. The car accident lawyers at Dross Berman LLC take the time to get to know you and your case because this preparation leads to better results.

Do I Need An Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney?

If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney to protect your rights and maximize your recover.

Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are various types of motor vehicle accidents that can occur – rear-end collisions, hit and runs, failing to yield when another driver has the right of way, trucking accidents, and many more. Each accident type can have different types of damages and injuries that can occur. An experienced motor vehicle accident attorney can navigate the claims process and help you recover for your losses and damages.

Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents can be triggered by a multitude of factors, each differing in their degree of predictability and preventability. One of the primary causes is human error, which includes distractions like mobile phone use, drowsy driving, speeding, reckless driving, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Environmental factors such as adverse weather conditions, including rain, snow, fog, or icy roads, can significantly increase the likelihood of an accident. Mechanical issues, such as brake failure, tire blowouts, or engine malfunctions, can also lead to accidents if a vehicle isn’t adequately maintained. Lastly, roadway issues such as inadequate signage, potholes, or poorly designed intersections can contribute to accidents. The risk of accidents is further compounded by factors like night driving, inexperience, and driving in unfamiliar areas.

교통사고 후 어떻게 해야 하나요?

교통사고를 당하는 것은 압도적이고 스트레스가 풍부합니다. 충돌 후 다음 단계를 수행해야 합니다.

  • 도로에서 내려. 가능하면 두 번째 충돌로 이어질 수있는 도로에 머무르지 마십시오 . 당신이 트래픽에 볼 수 있도록 에 위험 표시등을 넣어해야합니다.
  • Evaluate injuries. If you or a passenger in your vehicle is injured in a car crash, call 911 immediately. Understandably, people avoid a hospital trip, but even slight dizziness can be a symptom of a severe closed head injury such as a concussion. It is better to be safe than sorry. Document and create a record of all your injuries as early as possible by reporting all symptoms to the attending physician, no matter how minor it may seem at the time. Even if you do not feel injured, do not admit to feeling “fine” or “alright” at the scene of an accident. If you start to feel pain after leaving the scene, the insurance company will use this previous statement to claim that you weren’t injured in the crash. Some injuries, especially injuries to the neck and back, will sometimes not become symptomatic (i.e., pain and stiffness) until days after an accident.
  • 가능한 한 적게 말하십시오. 충돌 상황에 상관없이, 당신이 잘못 된 운전자라고 생각하더라도, 사과하거나 충돌이 어떻게 발생했는지 논의하지 마십시오. 메릴랜드, 컬럼비아 특별구 및 버지니아는 소수의 주만이 따르는 오래된 법적 개념인 "기여 과실"이라는 법률을 가지고 있습니다. 충돌에 대한 결함이 1%라도 있다면 완전히 복구가 금지됩니다. 보험 회사는 귀하에 대해 현장에서 한 의견이나 사과를 사용하고 보험 청구를 거부할 것입니다. 보험 회사가 하는 첫 번째 일 중 하나는 "1%"를 확립할 방법을 찾는 것입니다.
  • Call the police and file a report. Regardless of the extent of the collision, call the police to exchange information and write a report. With a police officer present, you can rest assured that you will obtain all the necessary information from the other driver. Also, the officer will create an accident report that will serve as a record of the crash and may help establish fault if there is a dispute as to responsibility. Get the law enforcement officer’s information, such as their badge number, and ask for a police report number.
  • Exchange personal and insurance information. If it is impractical for a police officer to arrive at the scene, do your best to gather as much information as possible from the other motorist. This information is critical. Request to see a copy of their driver’s license and insurance card and take down the information or photograph the cards if possible. Obtain information such as the driver’s full name, their address and phone number, their drivers license number and license plate number, the make, model, and color of their car, their insurance information, the date and time of the accident, weather conditions, the location of the accident, the nearest intersection/mile marker, and whether there were other passengers in the vehicle.
  • 사고 현장과 두 차량의 재산 피해 사진을 찍습니다. 휴대 전화의 카메라를 사용하여 사고 현장에서 두 차량, 주요 교차로 및 기타 요인을 촬영하십시오. 이것은 클레임 과정에서 자동차 보험 회사에 도움이 될 수 있습니다.
  • 자동차가 안전하게 운전할 수 있습니까? 안전하게 자동차를 작동 할 수 있다면 집으로 운전하는 것만으로도 괜찮습니다. 차량이 어떤 식으로든 작동하지 않거나 안전하지 않은 경우(헤드라이트가 꺼있어도) 현지 경찰에 연락하여 자동차를 많이 견인할 수 있도록 도와드립니다. 확실하지 않은 경우 주의를 기울여 견인하십시오. 자동차가 많은 견인된 경우 가능한 한 빨리 클레임이 보고되어 보험 회사가 움직일 수 있도록 하십시오. 그렇지 않으면 무거운 견인 로트 청구서에 붙어있을 수 있습니다.
  • Seek legal advice immediately, or report the claim. If you think you may need a motor vehicle accidents attorney, it is best to contact one as soon as possible. This will allow the attorney to handle the claim from the beginning and ensure that it is being properly handled. If you decide not to retain a motor vehicle accident attorney or personal injury attorney, report the claim to both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. Ensure you receive a claim number, name, and contact information for the adjuster handling your claim. See our article about what an insurance policy must pay for following a collision.
  • DO NOT GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT OR ACCEPT AN INITIAL OFFER. The other driver’s insurance company will almost always immediately request that you provide a recorded statement. You have no legal obligation to comply with their request, and the recorded statement is simply being taken to gather evidence to be used against you to deny your claim. Politely decline the request. In addition, the other driver’s insurance company might make you a token settlement offer, such as $2,000.00 “for the inconvenience.” Do not accept any offers until you have taken the time to assess your losses with a personal injury attorney. Once you accept any offer, you may lose any rights you may have had under the law.

Dealing With Auto Insurance Companies After a Motor Vehicle Accident

Insurance companies are constantly working to minimize what is paid out for a claim. It is important that you avoid the many pitfalls that can arise when dealing with insurance companies. Do not give recorded statements, do not admit any fault, and do speak with an attorney before speaking with an insurance company!

재산 피해에 대해 어떻게 해야 하나요?

After a collision, getting your vehicle repaired can be very stressful. If your vehicle has been taken to a tow lot, moving it to a repair shop as quickly as possible is vital. Otherwise, you risk the insurance company denying payment of the storage fees at the tow facility.

보험 증권에 충돌 보험이 있는 경우 보험 사업자를 통해 차량을 수리하는 것이 재산 피해를 처리하는 가장 빠르고 쉬운 방법입니다. 책임있는 사람의 보험 회사가 재산 피해에 대한 지불에 동의하기 전에 사건을 조사하는 데 시간이 걸릴 수 있기 때문입니다. 상대방이 충돌을 일으킨 책임이 있는 경우에도 보험회사가 책임 결정을 내리는 데 몇 주가 걸릴 수 있습니다.

자신의 보험 회사를 통해, 당신의 차량은 책임을 수락하는 책임 당사자의 보험회사를 기다리는 것보다 훨씬 빨리 수리되지만, 당신은 당신의 공제를 지불해야합니다. 상대방이 책임을 받아들이면 보험회사가 귀하의 공제액을 상환합니다. 차량이 펜더 벤더에 있었고 여전히 운전 할 수있는 경우 다른 보험 회사가 수리되기 전에 조사를 마무리 할 때까지 기다리는 것이 더 쉬울 수 있습니다.

If your vehicle is considered a “total loss,” meaning that it is unrepairable or that the cost of repairs exceeds a certain percentage of your vehicle’s value, the insurance adjusters will offer you the fair market value for your car. This amount may be negotiable, and you shouldn’t necessarily accept the amount they are offering. Researching the value of your car at these sites can assist in negotiating with the insurance companies:

켈리 블루 북:

자동차 딜러의 전국 협회:

In addition to being compensated for the repairs to your vehicle, you are entitled to a comparable rental car during the repairs as the collision victim. Frequently, a vehicle will sustain a loss in value due to the damage. The responsible person’s insurance company will pay for the “diminution in value” to your vehicle. Unless you specifically ask for this, they will not offer it.

Dross Berman LLC의 변호사는 정기적으로 고객에게 서비스의 일환으로 차량을 수리하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

차량에 큰 피해가 없지만 통증이 있다면 어떻게 해야 하나요?

Today, automobile manufacturers design vehicles to withstand large impacts without significant damage, but people’s bodies have not changed. The insurance companies will sometimes try to argue that accident victims cannot be injured if there is not much visible damage to their vehicle. This assertion could not be further from the truth – no one should not let the amount of damage to their vehicle prevent them from seeking the appropriate medical care for their injuries after a collision.

Dross Berman LLC에서, 우리는 우리의 클라이언트가 차량에 경미한 가시 손상이 있었다 충돌에 심각한 부상과 영구적 인 신체 적 피해를 입고 보았다. 당신이 고통을 겪고있다면, 당신은 가능한 한 빨리 치료를 추구하고 교통 사고 사건과 자동차 사고 주장을 처리하는 데 정통한 개인 상해 변호사와 이야기해야합니다.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Get From A Motor Vehicle Accident Claim?

이 법은 책임있는 사람의 보험 회사가 피해자에게 다음과 같은 항목에 대해 공정한 보상을 제공하도록 요구합니다.

  • 재산 피해
  • 의료비와 경비, 심지어 건강 보험이 적용되는 의료비
  • Lost income or lost wages
  • 영구 상해가 있는 경우 향후 의료비
  • Future lost income or diminished earning capacity if there is a permanent injury
  • 컨소시엄 손실(결혼하여 부상이 배우자와의 관계에 영향을 미치는 경우)
  • 고통, 고통과 불편
  • In some states, including Virginia, car accident victims can seek punitive damages under certain circumstances if a drunk driver is an at-fault party in an automobile accident

내 자동차 사고 주장의 가치는 무엇입니까?

No two claims are the same. Any attorney who places a dollar value on your claim immediately after an accident is either guessing or dishonest.

Why choose Dross Berman for your motor vehicle accident claim?

The attorneys at Dross Berman LLC take a highly-individualized approach to maximize the value of your claim. We believe that if we take the time to prepare your case individually, we will show the results in the compensation you receive.

책임있는 사람의 보험 회사는 수십억 달러 규모의 사업일 가능성이 높습니다. 그들은 당신의 고통을 부인하거나 고통을 최소화 할 수있는 방법을 찾아서 돈을 벌수 있습니다. 드로스 버만 LLC의 변호사가 당신을 위해 싸우게하십시오. 자세한 내용은 240-403-7200번으로 전화해 무료 상담 및 사례 검토를 받으십시오. 우리는 당신이 주머니에서 지출해야 하는 돈의 양을 줄이기 위해 비상 요금 기준으로 고객과 협력합니다.

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