A single-vehicle accident can cause severe injuries and fatalities. Accident victims could be entitled to compensation for their injuries and damages, even though only one vehicle was involved in the crash. The first step in recovering compensation for a car crash is to file a claim against the at-fault driver.
The Baltimore personal injury attorneys of WGK Personal Injury Lawyers have over 80 years of combined experience handling car accident cases. We are a family-owned law firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Three generations of our lawyers have helped car accident victims in Baltimore County.
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How Our Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You Recover the Money You Deserve
Fighting for the compensation you deserve after a car accident can be time-consuming, costly, and frustrating. Our Baltimore personal injury attorneys understand that you may not have the time, resources, or energy to go up against a large insurance company. Therefore, we handle everything related to your car accident claim on your behalf.
When you hire WGK Personal Injury Lawyers to handle your injury claim, you can expect us to:
- Investigate the accident to gather evidence and identify the at-fault party
- Work with your doctors to document your injuries and damages
- Consult expert witnesses as necessary to build a case of fault and liability
- File insurance claims and handle the insurance company
- Negotiate for a fair and just settlement amount for your personal injury claim
- Take the matter to court and aggressively argue your case to a jury
Call our law firm today for a free case review from one of our experienced car accident attorneys in Baltimore, MD.
What Are the Causes of Single Vehicle Accidents in Baltimore?
A single-vehicle accident often involves negligence or carelessness by the driver. However, weather, road conditions, or defective car parts could also play a factor in the cause of the crash. In some cases, another driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist could cause a driver to crash their car.
Common causes of single-vehicle accidents include:
- Distracted driving, including cell phone use and texting
- Drunk driving
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Fatigued or drowsy driving
- Lack of driving experience
In addition to the above, passenger negligence could contribute to the cause of a single-vehicle accident. For example, a passenger could distract the driver, impair the driver’s vision, or grab the steering wheel, resulting in a car accident.
Injuries and Damages Caused by Single Vehicle Auto Accidents
The vehicle’s occupants can suffer catastrophic injuries and wrongful death from a single-vehicle traffic accident. Traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, internal organ damage, back injuries, and spinal cord injuries are all common in these accidents.
You can recover compensation for these injuries if another party caused your accident. The value of your injury claim will depend on the severity of your injuries and other factors.
Generally, you can recover the following damages after a single-vehicle car crash:
- Pain and suffering from physical injuries, emotional distress, and mental anguish
- The cost of medical treatment and care
- Property damage
- The loss of income and future earning potential
- The cost of personal care and nursing care
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent impairment and disabilities
If you contributed to your injuries, you could be barred from receiving any compensation under Maryland’s pure contributory negligence laws. Seeking legal advice as soon as possible is the best way to protect your legal rights.
Who is Responsible for Damages Caused by a Single Vehicle Accident in Baltimore?
In many cases, the driver would be responsible for damages after a single vehicle car crash, especially if the driver’s negligence caused the car crash. However, if another driver ran the car off the road or did something else to cause the accident, that driver could be responsible for damages.
Our legal team carefully analyzes each piece of evidence to determine the factors that led to your car accident. Then, we identify the party or parties responsible for your wreck and hold them accountable for your losses.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for a Single Vehicle Accident in Maryland?
Under Maryland’s statute of limitations, you typically have three years from the accident date to file a lawsuit seeking damages. However, there are exceptions to the rule, so it is best to seek legal advice as soon as possible after an accident.
If your claim involves a local government agency, your time to file a claim is one year after the car accident under the Maryland Local Government Tort Claims Act. The Maryland Tort Claims Act also requires notice of claim within one year from the date of injury. The notice of claim must be filed with the correct government agency and contain all information required by statute.
Schedule a Free Consultation At WGK Personal Injury Lawyers With A Baltimore Car Crash Lawyer
You do not have to handle your claim alone. Our lawyers are here to provide support, legal advice, and guidance as you seek compensation for your accident injuries. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation with one of our Baltimore single-vehicle accident lawyers.