Adelphi Car Accident Lawyer

Car collisions are sudden, unexpected, and extremely dangerous. Victims of car accidents often end up with grievous injuries that can be very expensive to treat. That does not even take into account the mental toll that being involved in a scary car accident can take on a person.

If you do not know what to do after a car crash, we can assist you. Our attorneys have handled many of these cases and have the experience and drive to see your case through and fight for the financial compensation you need.

To have us look at your case for free, call Rice, Murtha & Psoras’s car accident lawyers at (410) 694-7291.

Injuries from Adelphi Car Crashes

It is not surprising that a traumatic event like a car crash can lead to serious injuries. The injuries you receive in your accident are directly important to your legal claim because they will form the basis of a considerable portion of your damages.

Although many plaintiffs choose to sue after a car crash because they are seriously injured, do not be deterred if you think your injuries are “minor.” You can still talk to our car accident lawyers and get justice as well as financial compensation.


Fractures are common in car accidents. Getting hit hard enough can crack ribs or skulls, and a person’s body contorting on impact can snap limbs. While many fractures will heal with only the use of a sling, cast, or splint, more serious injuries, such as compound fractures, may require surgery to heal properly.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a hard blow to the head that damages the brain. A very common TBI is a concussion, which can result in memory loss, mood swings, and other unpleasant symptoms. The consequences of more serious TBIs are dire indeed. You could lose basic motor functions, and complications could lead to an early death.

Cuts and Puncture Wounds

Getting cut up or “stabbed” is probably not what comes to mind when one thinks of car accidents. However, the reality is that bits of warped metal and broken glass shards can cut or pierce through the skin and seriously injure people. These injuries can be tough to treat and will almost universally require stitching or sutures to properly heal.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Adelphi

There are some things that you can do right after a car crash that can help improve your odds in court. However, you should not be worried if you are unable to do any of these things in your particular accident. Each car accident has a unique set of factors and circumstances affecting it, so you may have been unable to do some of these things based on those factors. This is not uncommon, and our car accident lawyers will still be able to effectively assist you in your case either way.

Get Medical Aid

The most important thing to do after a motor vehicle collision is to get medical attention. If you are so seriously hurt that you need emergency medical care, you will be transported to an appropriate medical facility, and that will be the end of it. However, you may also be able to stay near the accident. In those cases, let first responders and other medical personnel tend to you and follow all of their instructions.

It is also generally a good idea to get follow-up medical care. Many injuries may take a couple of days to manifest after a car crash, so they may not be obvious – even to first responders – right after the collision takes place.

Collect Information

If you can stay near the accident, you need to get as much information as you can. Take numerous photos and videos of the car crash and the surrounding area. No detail is too insignificant or small to be included, as it may be able to help our lawyers build a stronger case for you. Additionally, take the statement of anyone who saw the accident happen, as that statement can be used to help you, and the witness may even be able to testify in court on your behalf.

You also need to get the information of anyone involved in the crash. At a minimum, you should try to get the name, license plate number, and insurance information of all parties involved in the accident.

Interact with Police Officers

Police officers respond to pretty much every car crash that happens. It is important that you interact with them and have them take your statement following a collision. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, talking to the police generates a police report about the accident, which our lawyers can use to help your case. Second, it is likely that other parties involved in the accident will talk to police officers, even if you do not. If that happens, they will be controlling the narrative of events, and that has the potential to hurt your case.

Obtain Legal Counsel

Once you are able to, it is imperative that you get a lawyer quickly after a motor vehicle accident. This is because the law puts a time limit on how long you have to file a car accident lawsuit. Laws called statutes of limitation set periods within which plaintiffs can file cases for different things. In the case of car accident lawsuits, you have three years from the time you are injured to file your claim per Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. Art., § 5-101. Once that time period ends, you cannot file a case anymore for your car accident.

Three years may seem like a long time, but when one takes into account recovery time and other complications, that time can quickly run out. Accordingly, it is important to talk to our lawyers as soon as you can about your claim.

Chat with Our Adelphi, MD Car Accident Lawyers About Your Case

Rice, Murtha & Psoras’s car accident attorneys can examine your case for free when you dial (410) 694-7291.