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Glen Burnie MD Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents can be devastating and life-changing events. After a car accident, you may be so seriously injured that you are not able to go back to work. You may have a lot of medical bills piling up and you may be financially as well as emotionally stressed. If you have been injured in a car accident, the Glen Burnie MD car accident attorney Steven H. Heisler will fight the insurance companies and make sure you get financial compensation because of the negligence of others.

The Glen Burnie MD car accident lawyer Steven H. Heisler will personally meet with you to discuss your case and the options available to maximize your compensation. Give him a call today at (410) 625-4878 for a free consultation.

Why Choose Us?

When you are looking for a Glen Burnie MD car accident lawyer to take your case, you should hire one who has the tenacity to take on the insurance companies who don’t want to compensate you for what you legally deserve. Steven has been fighting his whole adult life and knows how to go up against the cheap insurance companies. Other reasons to hire Steven H. Heisler include:

  • He was a golden gloves boxer and union organizer and continues to fight for his clients to this day.
  • His past clients rave about his legal work.
  • He gets results, recovering millions in compensation for his clients.
  • He truly cares for the rights of his clients.
  • He is a nationally recognized trial lawyer.

Call Steven H. Heisler today at (410) 625-4878. He offers a free consultation and case review.

Causes of Car Accidents in Glen Burnie MD

There are many reasons why car accidents occur and most of the time, it is due to the negligence of one or more drivers. Negligent drivers should be held accountable for their actions on the road and injured drivers can collect compensation because of this. Some types of negligent driving are:

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving, like when a driver is texting while driving or eating while behind the wheel
  • Following the car in front too closely
  • Speeding
  • Driving aggressively
  • Not obeying traffic signs or other road rules.

Whatever the cause of your accident, negligent drivers should be held accountable if they injure another driver.  An experienced and knowledgeable Glen Burnie MD car accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Damages Available to Car Accident Victims

Under Maryland law, there are two main types of damages that car accident victims can recover: economic damages and noneconomic damages. There is a big difference between these types of damages and the amount of compensation you may receive.

An injured party can file a claim of economic damages based on the expenses paid as a result of the car accident even if the expenses were paid by Medicare or your health insurance.  Economic damages can include medical costs (both past and in the future), lost past and future income, and other expenses such as prescriptions and home health care costs. It is easy to prove economic damages because the injured party has records of all expenses.

Noneconomic damages are not as easy to prove. These types of damages include pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, mental suffering, and loss of consortium. Insurance companies do not want to pay for noneconomic damages, which is why you need to put up a strong case. Hiring a dedicated Glen Burnie MD car accident lawyer will help you maximize the compensation you receive as a result of the negligence of others.

What You Should Do If You Are in A Car Accident in Glen Burnie MD

The immediate aftermath of a car accident can be frightening and there will be many things running through your head. The most important thing is your health. If you were severely injured, get medical attention right away. In addition, you should focus your attention on the following as it will be important to your claim:

  • Speak to witnesses: Witnesses to a car accident are an important part of your case.  You should get all witnesses’ contact information so that your Glen Burnie MD car accident lawyer can contact them if necessary.
  • Take videos and pictures: These days, everyone has a cell phone on them at all times. It is important to document the scene after a car accident. You should take pictures and videos of the cars involved in the accident as well as the streets surrounding the scene. Take as many pictures as possible; we have seen cases shift blame because of one specific picture that was taken.  Be sure to snap photos of the other driver’s tag number.
  • Keep all documents in order: It is very important to keep all of the documents related to your car accident in order. Keep all receipts for any out-of-pocket expenses and all medical and police reports. Your Glen Burnie MD car accident lawyer will need to look at everything during your initial consultation.
  • Stay off social media: The insurance company will do anything they can to deny a claim or pay a lower amount than what you deserve. Insurance companies can hire private investigators to track your every move after the accident. If you post pictures on social media of you on vacation or while playing a sport, the insurance company will use that against you in denying you compensation.

These are just a few suggestions on what to do if you are involved in a car accident. Your Glen Burnie MD car accident lawyer will go over all of the steps that should be taken after an accident.

How Our Glen Burnie MD Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

Insurance companies are in the business of making money. To that end, they want to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. You will probably be contacted by the insurance company early on in your claim with a settlement offer. Do not take this offer, even if it looks enticing. Speak to your car accident attorney and let them handle the negotiations. This is just one of the ways an attorney can help you in your claim. Other ways we can help include:

  • Meeting with you initially to go over your injuries and the details of your case and providing an overview of possible compensation
  • Speaking with first responders to the car accident as well as reading through and analyzing medical reports
  • Filing the necessary paperwork with the court as well as communicating with the lawyers on the opposite side of the case
  • Negotiating with the insurance company to maximize your compensation for your injuries
  • Taking your case to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached and trying your case in front of a jury.

Taking on the insurance company on your own is not a good idea. We always recommend you hire an experienced and knowledgeable Glen Burnie MD car accident lawyer to handle your claim. The law firm of Steven H. Heisler has been handling car accident cases for over 30 years and we fight for your rights every step of the way. For a free consultation, call our office at (410) 625-4878. Also, we don’t get paid unless you do, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

Types of Injuries that Occur From Car Accidents

Every car accident will produce different injuries because each car accident is different. The severity of the injuries will depend on the size of the cars that were involved in the accident, the speed at which the cars were moving, and the type of impact. Some of the most common injuries we have seen as a result of a car accident include:

Determining Fault in A Car Accident Case

One of the key aspects of getting compensated for your injuries is determining fault, or liability. If an injured party is able to prove that the other driver was at fault, accident victims should be able to receive compensation for their car accident injuries.

Maryland follows a “contributory negligence” law when it comes to liability. This means that if any of the drivers are deemed at fault in the accident, they will not be allowed to seek compensation for their injuries. In a situation where there are multiple vehicles involved in a car accident, any driver who is 1% at fault will not be able to get compensated for their injuries.  Maryland law is very strict on this point, so it is important to obtain an experienced Glen Burnie car accident lawyer to represent you.

Proving liability is not 100% necessary when you settle with the insurance company. But, if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver or drivers, proving liability is very important. You should note that you can file a personal injury lawsuit before accepting a settlement with the insurance company, but you are barred from filing suit after accepting a settlement.

Your Glen Burnie MD Car Accident Lawyer Answers Frequently Asked Questions

At the Steven H. Heisler law firm, we understand that you will have a lot of questions when we meet for our initial consultation. You may also be anxious about filing a claim and not know what types of questions to ask. There are some common questions that we get from clients that we would like to share with you.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Glen Burnie?

Three years from the date of the accident. This is referred to as the statute of limitations.

How long will it take until I get my compensation check? 

That depends on the insurance company and how easy they are to negotiate with. It could be six months to five years, especially if we go to trial.

How Does Your Firm Get Paid? 

Our firm does not collect a dime from you until you get compensated. If you don’t get any money, we don’t get paid.

I Received A Call From the Insurance Company. What Should I do? 

Do not discuss anything about your case with them, as they will use it against you. Refer them to our office for further discussion.  Do NOT give a recorded statement.

I don’t have car insurance. Can I still file a claim? 

Yes, you can. You only need to prove that the other driver was negligent.

You are going to have a lot of questions for us when we sit down for our initial consultation. We hope that some of these questions help you understand a bit about what we do as Glen Burnie MD car accident lawyers.

Contact Glen Burnie MD Car Accident Attorney Steven H. Heisler Today to Discuss Your Case

Our law firm has been in the business of helping people since 1988. We have worked with thousands of clients to help get the compensation they deserve for injuries that were not their fault. You should not have to suffer because of the negligent actions of others. You have rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may have a lot of medical bills or be unable to work because of injuries. Don’t deal with the insurance companies on your own. Hire Steven H. Heisler today to take your case and fight with the insurance companies so you don’t have to.

Steven has been a fighter his entire life. He knows how to finish what was started.

If you were injured in a car accident and need someone to fight for you, call us today at (410) 625-4878.

Attorney Steve Heisler

Steve Heisler decided in 1996 that he was going to focus his law practice exclusively on injury cases. Since then, he has been representing injured people against insurance companies, disreputable medical practitioners and Big Pharma, and doing it with compassion, honesty and level-headed rationality. [ Attorney Bio ]