Car Accident Attorneys Serving Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
After an auto accident that causes injury, there are many urgent details to take care of. Police must gather information at the scene and file a report. A victim needs prompt medical evaluation and treatment. A wrecked vehicle may need to be replaced. Family members switch into an emergency mode of worrying and coping. Insurance claims adjusters tend to show up quickly and attempt to get victims and their families to agree to accept a settlement.
When the immediate emergency has passed, a car accident victim and his or her family must live with the aftermath, which may include the following:
- Ongoing needs for therapy and counseling
- Needs for adaptive medical equipment such as wheelchairs and other renovations to the home, including widened doorways to accommodate the disabled
- Decreased or eliminated earning capacity of the victim when he or she is not able to return to work
- Psychological trauma (pain and suffering)
The future needs of an auto accident victim are often greater than anyone in the family can anticipate on the day of the crash. This is why our lawyers urge accident victims and their families to contact an attorney before making statements, signing releases or accepting benefit settlements. Insurance companies have become more adept than ever at avoiding paying what their own policies clearly spell out.
At Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. we make it our business to take care of our clients in small ways as well as in large ways after a car accident. That may mean standing up for you against creditors, taking time to interview your family to understand how the loss has impacted them or advocating your right to fair compensation before insurance claims adjusters, judges or juries. Call or e-mail our law offices to schedule a free initial consultation and learn how we can help with your personal injury claim.