Car accidents are devastating ordeals that can lead to life-altering injuries or even death. If you or members of your family were involved in a motor vehicle accident in Maryland a personal injury attorney can help. Contact the lawyers at Cardaro and Peek and read on to learn more about the legal process involved.
At Fault and Contributory Negligence
Like most states, Maryland adheres to an “at fault” system, which means that any person seeking compensation from a car accident must prove that it was the other driver’s fault. Maryland also follows a rule called “contributory negligence,” which states that you cannot recover damages if you were even slightly to blame for the accident. Therefore, it’s important to prove that the other driver was 100% to blame for the accident to recover damages.
Your insurance company may include a PIP or personal injury protection, which will cover certain damages regardless of the at-fault party. PIP coverage often includes medical expenses and lost wages.
Economic and Non-Economic Damages
In Maryland, courts and insurance companies divide the damages into economic and non-economic. The former refers to specific costs, such as hospital stays and new tires. The latter refers to conceptual costs, such as pain and suffering or loss of companionship. It’s important to note that Maryland has a cap on non-economic damages, and the amount fluctuates yearly. Your lawyer will help you determine which types of damages you can expect to receive.
Seeking Legal Counsel
Only an experienced, local personal injury can help you obtain the damages you deserve. Contributory negligence rules can be harsh, but a team of Maryland lawyers can ensure that you and your family are taken care of. Contact the lawyers at Cardaro and Peek today to discuss your case!
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information