If you are an out-of-state attorney or a Maryland attorney in a different practice area, you may not be able to take a car accident lawsuit for a client. The Law Offices of Randolph Rice have over 10 years of experience handling car accident claims on behalf of injury victims, and our attorneys may be able to take your case as a referral.
For a free consultation to discuss a referral or pro hac vice appearance, contact our law offices today. Our Baltimore car accident attorneys work hard to get our injury victims the compensation they deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering after a car accident. For a free consultation, call us today at (410) 694-7291.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyer Accepting Referrals
Maryland is a state that many travelers and commuters pass through every day. If a car accident occurs while someone is passing through Maryland on the way to D.C., or while traveling to the beach, they may be surprised when they find out they need to handle their car accident claim in Maryland. If you are an out-of-state attorney contacted about a car accident in Maryland, we may be able to take the referral to get your clients the compensation they deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Damages in Car Accident Lawsuits in MD
Our attorneys fight to get our clients the full compensation they deserve after an injury. This often means seeking compensatory damages like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. It is rare to get punitive damages in a car accident case, but we do seek these damages in taxi accidents, Uber/Lyft accidents, and truck accidents, where there may be a negligent company whose errors or widespread mistakes deserve punitive damages.
Medical expenses can be claimed to cover both the present and past medical expenses the victim has already paid or has already been billed for. In addition to these damages, you can often claim damages for future medical care, which can be essential if the victim is now in a wheelchair, suffers serious brain injuries, or has other permanent disabilities and injuries. These damages can often cover more than doctor’s visits and hospital stays, getting victims compensation for medical transportation, medical imaging, medical devices and equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, crutches), rehabilitation and physical therapy, and mental health counseling to deal with the effects of the injury.
Damages for lost wages are often simple enough to calculate when the victim has already returned to work. Their pay stubs and financial records can provide simple evidence of how much money they usually make and how much work they missed because of the injury and recovery. In cases where the victim suffered injuries that make it harder to go back to work, they may have returned to work with modified job tasks, or they may be unable to return at all. In these cases, you will need to calculate projected future lost wages and lost earning capacity to get the victim the compensation they need to support their family going forward.
The damages for pain and suffering are often abstract. There are no concrete financial records that can tell you how much these damages are worth. Instead, it is through experience dealing with other cases and comparing the harm in the case at hand to those cases that we can usually calculate pain and suffering damages. Our lawyers will work to demonstrate pain and suffering damages by putting on victim testimony about the interferences in their life, their quality of life after the accident, and the activities they can no longer perform because of the injuries.
Car Accident Lawyers in Baltimore
It is often important for a car accident attorney familiar with the laws of Maryland to handle Maryland car accident cases. Maryland is a pure contributory negligence case, which may be very strange for out-of-state attorneys used to comparative negligence or modified comparative negligence rules. This means that, in Maryland, a plaintiff’s fault – however slight – can bar recovery because they contributed to the accident. Even if the victim was 1% at fault and the defendant was 99% at fault, the victim may be unable to recover.
Because of these rules, our attorneys take care to present the evidence in the case carefully to avoid claims of contributory negligence and other complications to the facts that might lose the case. These kinds of cases are often nuanced and may require intensive negotiation with the defendant’s attorneys or insurance company to get the victim the compensation they need without putting the case before a jury.
Many car accident claims result in compensation for the victim, without which they would be unable to move forward with their lives and manage their injuries and disabilities. Especially in cases of paralysis, brain injuries, or wrongful death, these damages can be vital to a family’s ability to move on with economic support. Because of this, it is often vital that these cases be handled by experienced car accident attorneys who understand the intricacies of these cases under Maryland’s pure contributory negligence laws.
Call Our Attorneys for Referrals for Baltimore Car Accident Claims
The Law Offices of Randolph Rice have ample experience handling car accident injury lawsuits in Baltimore, and we may be able to take your referral case or help with a pro hac vice appearance to handle your client’s case. Our attorneys can discuss reasonable referral fees and other options to handle a case on a referral basis in a Maryland car accident claim. For a free legal consultation, call us today at (410) 694-7291.