Your Car Accident Attorneys And Dedicated Advocates
When you’ve suffered the terrible ordeal of a car accident, you need a legal advocate who can handle all of the steps and challenges involved in getting compensation. You need a team that will put you first.
You will find that at the law firm of Wampler & Souder, LLC. Based in Frederick County, Maryland, our lawyers represent car accident victims and their families statewide. We also handle these cases in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Our attorneys are strong litigators who can capably represent you in court. We can also protect you from the tactics of insurance companies that often seek to delay or diminish claims.
Leading Causes Of Car Crashes In Maryland
According to the Maryland Department of Transportation, distracted driving is the biggest cause of car accidents statewide. It’s also the leading cause of traffic fatalities.
Distractions can come in many forms, including:
- Texting while driving, which is illegal
- Talking on the phone while driving
- Talking to passengers
- Adjusting the map or music
- Eating behind the wheel
Other common causes of car accidents include speeding, drunk or intoxicated driving, inexperienced driving (especially among teen drivers), driver fatigue and reckless driving.
If a distracted driver, drunk driver or other negligent party contributed to your car accident, you can seek accountability and compensation through a personal injury claim.
How Long After An Accident Can You File A Claim In Maryland?
The statute of limitations (deadline) for filing a personal injury case in Maryland is generally three years after the date of the accident. You will need to make an insurance claim much sooner, however. Our lawyers can advise you on a strategic timeline for pursuing compensation.
What Kind Of Damages Can You Get For A Car Accident Case?
You can pursue damages (compensation) for all accident-related expenses, including:
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Damage to other property that may have been in your vehicle
- Your medical bills and treatment expenses
- Your lost wages from work missed due to the accident
Additionally, you can pursue compensation for your pain and suffering, which may be significant.