Rockville Maryland Car Accident Injury Attorneys
Aggressively pursuing unsafe drivers and hold them accountable
The aftermath of a car accident can be devastating. In an instant, existing dreams and goals are swept aside, as recovery from the accident suddenly becomes a priority for injured victims and their families. This can be especially discouraging when the careful planning of an innocent driver is interrupted by the recklessness of a negligent one. At the five Washington D.C. area offices of Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold, P.A., it is our goal to hold irresponsible and unsafe drivers accountable by providing passionate representation to injured victims.
How do negligent drivers cause accidents?
Every driver who gets behind the wheel of a car or truck has a duty to all other drivers to avoid driving behaviors which may cause an accident. When this duty is breached and an accident results, that driver can be held liable for damages caused. Some of the most common ways drivers breach this duty include:
- Driving while distracted—eating, texting, using a GPS or talking on a cell phone while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcoholcar accident
- Driving while fatigued
- Speeding, tailgating, failing to stop, and other aggressive and reckless driving behaviors
Injuries resulting from such indifference to safety can be life-altering. They can range from death to temporary or permanent disability. Some possible catastrophic events caused by the impact of the collision, include:
- Head injuries, ranging from a concussion to a traumatic brain injury
- Spinal injuries, ranging from neck whiplash to spinal cord damage
- Bruises, broken bones, abrasions and burns
- Loss of limbs or paralysis
Drivers shown to have caused these or any other injuries in an accident involving their negligence can be found liable for subsequent damages.
What kind of damages can I recover for my injuries?
After an accident, an insurance company may try and coerce you or your family into accepting an early settlement. What the insurance company knows, however, is that while the initial medical expenses incurred by an injury may seem insurmountable, they are often dwarfed by the long-term costs of treating and recovering from a injury. The settlement offers are intended to prevent the injured party or their family from pursuing damages for any subsequent injury.
A driver negligently causing an auto accident injury can be held accountable for damages such as:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death—family members emotionally and financially dependent on an individual killed in an auto accident can also recover damages for their losses
Calculating the actual cost of all of these expenses can be a complicated and emotional undertaking. An experienced Maryland car accident injury attorney is able to identify and determine the ultimate financial impact of an accident.
Let us handle your case so that you can focus on healing
At the law firm of Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold, P.A., our dedicated Maryland car accident injury attorneys are committed to easing the various burdens that each of our injured clients and their families face as the consequences of a preventable automobile accident. We fight back on their behalf, aggressively negotiating with insurance companies and litigating when necessary. We have over 150 years of combined experience compassionately representing injured drivers, and we urge you to contact one of our five metropolitan Washington D.C. offices today at (800) 229-7026 or online for a free initial consultation. If you are unable to travel, we can come to you, either in your home or at the hospital.