Maryland Attorney for a Car Accident Case Referral
Car accidents in Maryland might be brought to out-of-state attorneys by people traveling through Maryland who were involved in a crash within our borders. If you are an out-of-state attorney, you may not be able to take this case – but our attorneys can take the referral or discuss options for pro hac vice representation.
The same is true if a case comes across your desk, but you practice in another practice area.
Rice, Murtha & Psoras ’s Maryland car accident lawyers have over a decade of experience handling car accident claims on behalf of injured victims and their families as well as the surviving families of those killed in car crashes. To discuss referring a case to our Maryland attorneys for car accident lawsuits, call our law offices today at (410) 694-7291.
Auto Accident Claims Our Attorneys Handle
If you find a car accident lawsuit that needs to be referred out to a Maryland car accident attorney, our lawyers may be able to help. Our auto accident lawyers handle many types of car accident lawsuits, some of which have causation issues and vicarious liability issues that can make these cases more complex. Our lawyers handle all of the following types of auto accident claims:
Traditional car accident lawsuits are often complex in Maryland, to begin with. Maryland is a pure contributory negligence state, which means that many cases are in danger of blocking compensation if the defendant accuses the plaintiff of contributing to their own accident. Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with complex fact patterns under these kinds of circumstances and protecting our clients’ claims.
Uber and Lyft Accidents
Rideshare drivers for Uber and Lyft can be found throughout much of Maryland. Our attorneys work to hold these drivers accountable for accidents they cause. In most cases, Uber and Lyft are not the drivers’ employers, so vicarious liability claims are unavailable. Still, these drivers are often covered by additional insurance from Lyft and Uber that can cover the injuries in a crash.
Commercial Driver Accidents
Delivery drivers and other commercial drivers are held to more strict standards than regular drivers. These drivers can often be held accountable based on violations of certain regulations, and many of these claims can be filed against their employer for the driver’s negligence. These cases can involve issues of negligent hiring and retention as well.
Commercial Trucking Accidents
Truck drivers are some of the most heavily regulated drivers in the country. Regulations hold trucking companies and their drivers accountable in many instances where other drivers would not be accountable. Our lawyers work to file these claims against negligent trucking companies to get our injured clients the compensation they deserve.
Like commercial vehicle accidents and trucking accidents, taxi accidents can often be filed against the taxicab company to seek damages through vicarious liability. These cases also typically involve insurance coverage that can pay for high damages.
Drivers on motorcycles in Maryland may face additional complications when injured in a vehicle accident because the defendant will claim that they should have had more protective gear or driven in a safer location. Motorcycle riders have many of the same rights and responsibilities as other drivers, and these defenses are often unjust.
Electric Scooter Accidents
Electric rental scooters are popping up across Baltimore and throughout the area. Our lawyers represent riders who were hit by cars or trucks while riding electric scooters.
The rules surrounding these scooters may treat scooters as vehicles in some cases, which makes contributory negligence a huge problem with these cases.
Typically, lawsuits for injuries on an electric rental scooter are filed against the responsible driver, not the scooter rental company, which can also be a confusing factor for many of these claims.
Maryland Car Accident Lawyers Taking Referrals
Our lawyers fight for just compensation for our clients. We work to ensure that our clients receive the full compensation they are entitled to in their claims.
This means working to get medical expenses and lost wages covered as well as pain and suffering damages.
The damages our clients claim for medical bills can include not only the cost of surgeries and hospital stays but also other care. Many car accident victims face neck injuries and back injuries that may require ongoing rehabilitative care and physical therapy to get them back in shape or manage long-term pain. These treatments, as well as mental health counseling for PTSD and other issues, can all be covered through damages.
Our lawyers also work to get compensation for our client’s lost wages. A family whose primary income was lost because of serious injuries or a death in the family needs lost wage compensation to keep their family going. Our lawyers work to get the past lost wages and future lost earning capacity compensated through damages in a car accident lawsuit.
Our lawyers also fight to maximize our clients’ compensation by claiming pain and suffering damages. These damages are not typically available in an insurance claim, which is one of the primary reasons we might suggest filing a lawsuit instead of handling the claim through insurance.
Call Our Maryland Car Accident Lawyers for a Referral Consultation
Call Rice, Murtha & Psoras today to discuss sending us a referral or appearing on a pro hac vice basis. Our Maryland car accident lawyers accept referrals from Maryland attorneys in other practice areas as well as out-of-state attorneys whose clients need to file their car accident injury claim in Maryland. To discuss a referral, call our law offices today at (410) 694-7291.