Personal Injury Lawyers in Maryland – Call 410-288-2900 for immediate help.
Have you been involved in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident in Maryland and now need to speak with a lawyer? Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, a Baltimore, Maryland based personal injury law firm at 410-288-2900 for immediate help.
For years our attorneys have been assisting residents of Maryland resolve their personal injury cases. We have recovered damages for our clients after a minor fender bender to a catastrophic car accident that results permanent injury or a death.
Let our experience go to work for you in fighting the insurance companies. The insurance company for the driver that struck you does not want to pay you and they want to pay the least amount for your medical bills and lost wages, sometimes not willing to pay for the full amount of both. That is where we can help. We will make sure the insurance company pays for all of your medical treatment as well as your lost wages. But we also want them to pay for the pain and suffering their insured has caused you.
If you are involved in an auto accident, follow these important steps:
General Guidelines for What to Do After an Automobile Accident Include
- Stay calm. Don’t argue or yell.
- Do not move any vehicles until after the police arrive, unless you are on an expressway.
- If you are on an expressway, try get the cars out of the traffic lanes. If you are near the crest of a hill, try to warn drivers coming over the hill.
- Ask someone to call the police 911. Don’t let anyone talk you out of it.
- Do not say you are not hurt. Some internal injuries do not show up for days. It is often both truthful and prudent to simply say that you are “shaken up.” Do not be too proud to ride in an ambulance if police or paramedics suggest it.
- Note any other causes of the wreck, such as road hazards, etc.
- If you have a camera in the car, take pictures of the scene and the vehicles (damage, defects, odd tags or bumper stickers, alcohol and drug containers, etc.
- TAKE AS MANY PICTURES AS POSSIBLE
When Police Arrive
- Be pleasant, cooperative and truthful.
- Speak slowly and clearly in order to be understood.
- Do not make guesses about time, speed and distance. You likely would be wrong.
- Do not say it was your fault. That can be determined when you are not in shock.
- If you smelled alcohol on another driver’s breath, or saw a driver and passenger switch places after a wreck, tell the officer.
- Give the police officer and the other driver information about your auto insurance, but do not tell anyone at the scene that your insurance will pay damages for anyone.
- Promptly notify your own automobile insurance company.
- If a strange person appears at the wreck and offers you a ride to a chiropractor, or if you are called later by a stranger who learns of the wreck and tries to get you to go to a particular chiropractor or lawyer, get his name and tag or phone number. Report him to the police.
- If you get a ticket, don’t argue with the officer. You must sign it to acknowledge receipt.
- From the other driver’s license, copy the name, address, license number and date of birth. Write down the tag number. If a large truck is involved, also copy everything that is written on the side of the truck.
- Talk to an experienced lawyer at the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC before you sign anything else, give a written or tape recorded statement, go to traffic court, or settle with a claims adjuster.
Once you have completed these tasks, contact the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410-288-2900 for immediate help and advise.