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Why Do You Need the Best Car Accident Lawyer?

Face it: Nobody plans to get in a car accident. And thankfully, most people will go for many years if not their whole lives without ever getting into a wreck of any kind.

But sometimes it happens: A driver runs a red light. Or someone tailgates you and slams into your back bumper. Or a drunk driver careens out of his lane and plows into your car, totaling it and possibly injuring you. Or maybe you yourself are accused of causing a car accident of some kind.

Such incidents can leave people shaken, terrified and confused. And one question that doesn’t immediately occur to everyone, but is nonetheless very important, is: Do I need a Baltimore car accident lawyer when I get into a crash?

The Answer: Yes!

Put simply: Yes, you need a lawyer when you get into a wreck. A lawyer is an invaluable source of legal and professional support and advice in the event of a car accident. The benefits of engaging an attorney after a wreck are many and critical.

In particular you want to hire a personal injury attorney. Not all lawyers are the same: Some practice constitutional law, others are criminal defense attorneys, and others are personal injury lawyers.

Injury attorneys know the ins-and-outs of injury law; they know how to deal with insurance companies; they know how to assess accidents and argue on behalf of their clients to ensure they get the compensation they deserve.

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Nobody ever thinks they will be crashed into, but it could unfortunately happen. In Dallas and Tarrant Counties, there are over 80,000 collisions each year. Our roads keep getting more congested with rude, cellphone-distracted drivers. If you were in a collision and you live in Fort Worth or a nearby area, you owe it to yourself to hire the best Fort Worth car accident lawyer.

So how do you know who the best Fort Worth car accident lawyer is?

It can be hard to figure out which attorney will be best for you. You have medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that have to be paid and then deserve to get a lot more money for the pain and trouble the crash has caused. You need someone who will listen to you, answer all of your questions, and walk you through what can be a complicated process.

So the best way is to spend some time researching the best local injury attorney online. There are many to choose from.

Their websites will have this information but if they don’t, you need to know this information:

  • how many years have they have practiced personal injury law? (40 for Mr. Berenson)
  • if they focus primarily on vehicle collision cases? (yes, he does)
  • whether they are certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization? (yes, he has been since 1994)
  • if they have held leadership positions in bar organizations and received awards? (yes, see this page for more information)
  • if they have achieved good results for their clients? (yes, see these pages) and
  • whether they have many good reviews? (yes, see this page).

Bill Berenson 

You want an experienced advocate who is well-respected by insurance companies, their attorneys, and judges.

You need a good Fort Worth car accident lawyer who is going to fight for you and keep you up to date with what is going on and help get your better.

You want the most bang for your buck. Board-certified specialists with decades of experience charge the same contingent fee as young lawyers, and only 2% of Texas attorneys are certified in personal injury law.

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Determining Liability in a Maryland Car Crash

One reason to hire a lawyer is because of the question of liability.

What many people do not know is that Maryland is a contributory negligence state. This means that, in the event that an insurance company or jury determines that one driver is even 1% at fault for an accident, that driver cannot collect damages from the other driver’s insurance company—even if the other driver was 99% at fault!

It can be difficult to determine who is at fault in a car accident—and you can bet that the other driver’s insurance companies will try as hard as they can to prove that you’re even 1% responsible for a wreck so they can avoid paying out for it.

Hiring a Baltimore personal injury lawyer can help ensure that the insurance company doesn’t try and stick you with a 1% liability. Injury lawyers know the tricks that insurance companies use to try and avoid paying out. If you want to avoid having to deal with an insurance company’s saddling you with liability and denying you the damages to which you are entitled, you should call an injury attorney.

 

You should also hire a board certified attorney who only practices in the field of personal injury law.

 

If You Were Hurt in the Car Accident

If you were hurt in a car accident, then you need a lawyer after a car accident. If you were hurt because of another person’s negligence in a car accident, you need a lawyer.

If You Were at Fault

If you were at fault for the accident, then your insurance company will provide you a lawyer. If you are unsure if you need a lawyer after a car accident, call our office and we can determine if you need a lawyer. Call

(410) 694-7291 for an immediate evaluation.

Avoiding a Liability Trap

There are all sorts of important reasons to hire an injury attorney after an accident, but it is very important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible after an accident.

Why? Because, if you talk to an insurance company before figuring out just what happened in the accident, you might want into a liability trap. What’s a liability trap? Simply put, this is when the insurance company (or the at-fault driver’s attorney) tries to get you to admit to causing the accident.

If you’re confused, or uncertain, or you can’t easily remember just what happened in the accident, you might very well admit to something that sounds like you were responsible for the accident. At that point, all your chances of recovering damage are probably gone.

Talking to an injury attorney before talking to anyone else can ensure that you won’t inadvertently admit to something that wasn’t your fault.

An injury attorney can help you get your story straight and advise you on what to say to the insurance company. Your lawyer can even talk to the insurance company for you, so you don’t have to worry about even dealing with them.

The Insurance Company and Getting Medical Bills Paid After a Crash

Let’s assume you have hurt and you’ve seen multiple doctors and physical therapists.  Now you have thousands in medical bills and you’ve lost time from work and have had to use sick time.  The insurance company wants to give you the exact amount for your bills, but they don’t want to pay for your lost wages.

Then you need a lawyer.  You should be compensated for your lost wages and you should also be compensated for the time and hassle of the accident.  The at-fault driver caused you to have to see the doctor and therapist. That was your free time that you could have been using to do things for you.

Now you had to spend it healing from your injuries.  You should be compensated and our lawyers can make the insurance company pay for that time.

No fee unless we win. That’s how we get paid.  If we don’t win your case, then you don’t pay us a penny.  We work on a contingency basis for our fee.  That means our fee is paid from the settlement of verdict in your case.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident and you need a lawyer, contact our office at (410) 694-7291 for a FREE case evaluation and review.

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