When it comes to split-second reflexes and the actions of other drivers, all the experience and training in the world cannot protect a driver from becoming involved in a car accident. However, knowing what to do after a collision can help protect against even further damage or losses, particularly when dealing with insurance companies or a responsible party that is unwilling to take responsibility. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact Steven Heisler, “The Injury Lawyer”. For 25 years, Baltimore vehicle accident lawyer, Steve Heisler, has concentrated in helping car crash victims and their families pursue fair and just compensation. He isn’t arrogant or stuffy and is easy to talk to. He genuinely cares about each and every one of his clients. Call (410) 625-4878 for a free consultation.
Involved in a Vehicle Accident? What to Do Next.
Immediately after a motor vehicle accident, it can be easy to unknowingly forfeit your legal rights by admitting fault or signing a statement that releases the other party from liability. Unfortunately, any information you volunteer may be used against you, so it is important to consult with an attorney before discussing the accident with anyone else, even the insurance company.
Recent Studies into Vehicular Accidents Find Fresh Dangers: Featured Article
It used to be that car accidents had some fairly basic causes, such as drunk driving, speeding, or even automotive mechanical failures. Cars these days are built to be much more reliable, so mechanical difficulties and tire blowouts are not as big a problem as they once were. But, hear this, because the research is in—distractions and inattention caused by the proliferation of on-board technologies and smartphones, as well as the phenomenon of road rage, are more widespread than ever before. In some of the latest studies, the plausible links to accidents run the spectrum from sleeping pills to—could you believe it?—music. Continue Reading
Maryland Vehicle Accidents: Available Compensation
Depending on the circumstances of your or your loved one’s accident, you may be entitled to considerable coverage for damages that may include the following:
- Medical Expenses – Doctor visits, surgery, medication, physical therapy, and psychological counseling.
- Property Damage – The cost of replacing or repairing your vehicle.
- Lost Wages – The amount of wages you are unable to earn if you cannot work for a period of time, or indefinitely.
- Pain and Suffering – The non-economic damages associated with emotional or physical trauma, such as anxiety, scarring, disfigurement, or chronic pain.
- Loss of Consortium – the non-economic damages associated with the loss of partnership and services provided by a loved one due to injury or death.
- Punitive Damages – the penalties the responsible party was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, or even failed to maintain his or her vehicle.
It can take months, if not years, to recover from the physical, financial, and emotional impact of a car crash. If someone else is responsible for causing you or a loved one to face such a difficult time, Steven H. Heisler, “The Injury Lawyer,” will fight on your behalf to hold the reckless parties legally accountable.
Baltimore Vehicle Accident Lawyer Steve Heisler is Dedicated to Your Process
The aftermath of a vehicle collision can be life-changing for the accident victims and their family, and often takes years of patience and dedication to overcome. If you believe another party was responsible for the injuries or losses you have suffered in a car crash in Maryland, Baltimore vehicle accident lawyer Steven Heisler has the experience necessary to successfully help accident victims get their lives back on track. With a positive track record and an approachable manner, he can provide more than legal representation, but also reliable guidance to help you make the best choices for your circumstances. Please call (410) 625-4878 to learn more about the legal options available to you.
$5,500,000.00 - Steve represented a 33-year-old single mother of one whose vehicle was struck head-on by a construction truck in 2002. The client suffered life threatening injuries and was in a coma for six weeks. She required two months of brain injury rehabilitation. The client currently has serious permanent disabilities as a result of the accident including short term memory loss, impaired speech, double vision, and right side paralysis.
She is unable to return to her occupation as a dental hygienist or any other occupation. Steve Heisler and his associate Keith Kauffman negotiated a $5.5 million structured settlement at mediation. Should the client reach her life expectancy the payout increases to $9.5 million.
$250,000 - Steve represented the family of a 15 year old Anne Arundel County boy who was killed when the vehicle he was a passenger in failed to negotiate a curve and struck a tree. The defendant driver was also killed. Another passenger survived the crash. The defendant driver had a $300,000.00 liability policy. Steve negotiated a $250,000.00 settlement for the family. The remaining $50,000.00 was tendered to the surviving passenger.
$800,000 - Steve represented the estate and family of a 45 year old man who was killed when the motorcycle he was riding struck a guardrail and he was catapulted down an embankment. The estate and family alleged that a vehicle in the lane to the immediate left of the man swerved into his lane and caused a collision. The defendant strongly denied any wrong doing. The case was settled at a settlement conference for $800,000.00.
$325,000 - Steve’s client, a 45 year old Sr. Program Manager, was struck by a work vehicle that failed to yield the right of way while turning left in front of the victim in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Steve’s client was thrown from his Harley Davidson and suffered multiple injuries resulting in two surgeries. Suit was filed and the case settled for $325,000.00.
$200,000 - Steve’s client, an elderly lady from West Virginia, was seriously injured when the car she was traveling in was struck by a negligent driver in Garrett County, Maryland. The lady suffered a broken back and detached retina. Steve negotiated a $100,000.00 settlement with the defendant driver’s insurance company and was successful in getting his client’s West Virginia insurance company to “stack” an additional $100,000.00 for a total settlement of $200,000.00.
$100,000 - Steve represented a five year old Eastern Shore boy who was struck by a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road while the boy was riding his bike. Steve's client suffered a traumatic brain injury and serious fractures which required him to spend an extended period of time in a rehabilitation center. The boy now has permanent brain damage. The case settled for the driver's policy limits of $100,000.00.
$95,000 - Steve represented a 36-year-old Cecil County man who was rear ended while stopped at a red light. The force of the impact was severe and his client’s vehicle was totaled. Steve’s client suffered a cerebral concussion, a C5-6 disc herniation, and a L2-3 disc protrusion. He received a 30% whole-body permanent disability rating. Steve settled the case with the insurance company for $95,000.00.