Car Accident FAQ

Maryland Car Accident Lawyer

Tom Teodori:

You’ve been in a serious accident that wasn’t your fault. Now you’re worried about your health, your job and what all of this is going to cost. At ChasenBoscolo, we’ve helped thousands of people throughout the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. areas. We understand what you’re going through. You’re probably wondering, “Do I have a case?” And if so, “How can ChasenBoscolo help me?” An auto accident claim can involve cars, motorcycles, commercial trucks or any kind of motorized vehicle. After an accident, the best way to find out if you have a legal case is to speak with an experienced lawyer. However, before you call a lawyer, consider these two questions: Were you injured? And then, were your injuries caused by another person’s negligence? If you’ve answered yes to both questions, give us a call. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and your pain and suffering. If you’re still not sure—that’s okay. Many of our clients called just to ask a few questions. We’re always happy to answer them free of charge. In fact, with our “No Fee Guarantee,” you don’t owe us an attorney’s fee unless we win your case. At ChasenBoscolo, we’re Lawyers that Care. We’ll stand up to the insurance company to make sure you get fair compensation. To contact a car accident lawyer, use the short web form on this page or call us anytime 24/7. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we’re ready to help you.

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  1. How can I prove who was at fault?
    Proving fault in car accident cases can be difficult, and often requires evidence that traffic laws were violated. Some violations may be obvious—such as running a red light, following too closely or failing to yield or stop at a stop sign—while others may require an investigation. After the collision, you should speak to any witnesses and obtain their names and telephone numbers, as their statements can be valuable when building your case and proving who was responsible for the crash. You also should request a copy of your police report, as this may contain more information about the cause of the crash.
  2. Should I see a doctor after the crash?
    Yes. Even at low speeds, car accidents involve large amounts of force, and much of that force is transferred to the driver and any passengers inside the vehicle. Seeing a doctor should be your first priority after a car accident—even if you don’t think you’ve been seriously injured—as you may have internal injuries or an injury that may take days or even weeks to show up.
  3. What should I do when the insurance company offers me a settlement?
    Insurance companies employ claims adjusters who may contact you and offer you a settlement amount for your injuries and any damages to your vehicle. These settlement offers are usually “low-ball” estimates and aren’t enough to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering or vehicle repair expenses. The insurance company profits when you sign away your rights to the compensation you deserve. Don’t let an adjuster persuade you to sign anything without speaking to a lawyer first.A Maryland auto accident lawyer at ChasenBoscolo can fight for your rights to fair and just compensation. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, we want to hear from you. Call us today at (800) 322-3380 or fill out a free contact request form.
  4. How can a lawyer help me after a car accident?
    At ChasenBoscolo, we know how a car crash can change your life. You may be injured, disabled, unable to work and in need of expensive medical treatments. Our Maryland car accident lawyers are dedicated to helping people in these situations move on with their lives.When you call us, we’ll do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve. We have the resources and the experience to handle every aspect of your claim while you focus on getting better.
  5. How much does it cost to get a lawyer?
    Many people are hesitant to call an attorney after a car accident because of the high costs of representation. But at ChasenBoscolo, you don’t ever have to worry about being able to afford our representation. Our car accident lawyers use the No Fee Guarantee®—which means that unless you get money for your crash, you don’t have to pay us any attorney’s fees.
  6. Will I have to go to court?
    Whether or not you have to appear in court depends on the cooperation of insurance companies involved with your case. Our Maryland car accident attorneys can often use the evidence we collect during our accident investigations to help negotiate fair settlements without filing lawsuits. But when insurance companies refuse to play fair, we’re not afraid to take them to court to help ensure our clients are fairly compensated.
  7. How much is my car accident case worth?
    The unique ways your life was affected by your car accident help determine the value of your claim, such as:

    • Costs of your future medical care
    • How your accident happened
    • Lost wages and future loss of income
    • The length of your treatment
    • The severity of your injuries
    • Transportation costs to and from treatment

    Visit our Types of Car Accident Compensation page to learn more about your rights to compensation after a car accident.

  8. What if an attorney already told me I don’t have a case?
    Seek a second opinion if you were turned down by another attorney. Just like doctors or professors, attorneys can have different opinions based on the same sets of facts. If another attorney has reviewed your case and said they cannot help you, contact ChasenBoscolo today. We know the law in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and our 24/7 legal staff is available to speak with you anytime.
  9. Can I sue if I’m partially responsible for my accident?
    No. Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., have contributory negligence laws. This means that you may not be able to recover money if it’s determined that you’re even one percent at fault for your accident. But the facts surrounding car accidents can be unclear, and you shouldn’t give up on filing a claim without speaking to an attorney first. At ChasenBoscolo, our car accident lawyers are familiar with the contributory negligence laws in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and we can review the details of your accident to help determine your rights to compensation.
  10. How long will my case take?
    How long it takes to resolve your car accident case depends on many factors, including:

    • The complexity of your accident investigation.
      A rear-end crash at a stop sign often requires less time to investigate than a multi-vehicle pileup on a busy interstate. No matter how your accident happened, we’ll take the following steps to conduct a thorough investigation of your claim:

      • Take witness statements of drivers and passengers who were at the scene.
      • Communicate with all of the insurance companies involved with your accident.
      • Use photos and other evidence to help determine who caused your crash.
    • The insurance company’s cooperation.
      Insurance companies may offer a fair settlement as soon as your treatment is complete, or they may hold back a fair offer until a lawsuit is filed.
    • The length of your treatment.
      To determine the full value of compensation you’re owed for your injuries, you must follow a course of treatment until your doctor believes you’ve reached maximum medical improvement—or to the point where your condition is stable and the future costs of your care can be determined.

At ChasenBoscolo, we know you’re going through a difficult time, and we’re here to get you compensation as soon as possible. We’ll do everything we can to help ensure you get the money you need to support your family and to pay your bills.

Our Maryland car accident lawyers will always take the time to get to know you. We’ll listen to your case, plan a solution and explain how we’re going to fight for you every step of the way. That’s because we always put our clients’ needs first.