How Can a Lawyer Help My Car Accident Case?

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When you get into a crash that isn’t your fault and you get injured, you probably want to hold the other driver accountable for their negligence. Unfortunately, building a solid car accident case is tougher than it looks. This is why it’s often a good idea to leave things to a professional, like a Prince George’s County car accident lawyer from our firm. There’s a lot that an experienced attorney can do to help you with a car accident case.

What Can a Lawyer in a Car Accident Case?

A lawyer can take a look at your car accident case and figure out the best way to strengthen your accident claim. Your attorney can:

  • Gather useful evidence, like footage of the crash
  • Talk to witnesses
  • Connect you with expert witnesses who can reconstruct an accident scene
  • Field settlement offers and calculate fair compensation
  • Prepare you to testify in court or at depositions
  • Keep you updated about important dates and progress in your case
  • Prepare a case that can win in court if need be

Proving negligence can be difficult in situations like these, but you can be confident that an attorney from our firm is doing everything that they can to build a compelling car accident case that can help you hold all liable parties accountable for the harm that they caused.

What Kinds of Damages Can I Win in a Car Accident Case?

When you sue for compensation in a car accident case, the damages you can win are broken down into two broad categories. We have economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are meant to reimburse you for the more obvious monetary costs of the accident, like medical bills, lost wages, and any loss of earning potential. Non-economic damages are meant to make up for everything else that you have experienced as a result of the accident, including pain, suffering, and trauma. If you are unable to take part in a hobby you once loved due to your injuries or if you are in anguish due to a disability or disfigurement caused by your accident, you should receive non-economic damages.

How Long Do I Have to Sue After an Accident?

When you get injured in a car accident you have a limited amount of time to begin pursuing damages. This is due to the statute of limitations. File after this expires and your car accident case is likely to be thrown out, no matter how strong it is. Different states have different statutes of limitation:

  • Maryland: Three years
  • Washington, D.C.: Three years
  • Virginia: Two years

Talk to Our Legal Team Today

If you are ready to recover damages and hold a negligent driver accountable, contact McCarthy, Winkelman & Mester, L.L.P. and schedule a free consultation. We can take a closer look at your case and help you learn more about what our attorneys can do to assist you in this difficult time.


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