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Maryland Car Accident Attorneys

Unfortunately, car accidents are a common occurrence. Many people still rely on cars as their primary means of transportation, both when they go to work and when they are traveling long distances. This puts hundreds of thousands of cars on the road at any given time throughout the day. In an area congested with people and cars, accidents are practically inevitable, and when they occur it is essential that you receive fair and necessary compensation for your losses.

After any car accident, it is important to determine who is at fault for the accident. This will help you understand your right to compensation for any damages or injuries the other driver caused. In some cases, the fault is simple to determine, but in others it may be far more complex, depending on the circumstances which caused the accident. When determining fault, both police officers on the scene and insurance adjusters reviewing the case after the accident will look for factors such as the other driver’s negligence, reckless behavior, or traffic law violations. The other driver will most commonly be held at fault if they were:

  • Speeding
  • Making an illegal maneuver
  • Talking or texting on the phone
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Otherwise distracted while driving

Although police officers and insurance adjusters do their best to review the accident, their determination of fault may not always be correct. Additionally, they may not fully understand the extent of the damage you are facing. In these cases, a car accident lawyer can help plead your case and ensure that you receive the justice you deserve.

Kim & Grillo Law understands that a car accident may have a devastating impact on you and your family, both physically and financially. After a car accident, you may be facing significant physical injuries that require time away from work and months of physical therapy to assist recovery. Worse still, you may be suffering from the emotional trauma of losing a loved one in a car crash. Our firm understands this is a difficult time, we are prepared to help you receive the compensation you need to heal from this event.  Our legal team at Kim & Grillo is ready to handle cases involving:

Driver Error

All motorists have a duty to drive safely and avoid an accident whenever possible. If a driver’s mistakes violate this responsibility, they may be held legally liable for whatever injuries they cause because of their negligent or reckless actions. For the victims of these accidents, this liability can prove important, as it may help them recover the costs of medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and even wages missed during treatment and recovery.

Many motorists are injured because of a preventable mistake made by another driver. These thoughtless errors may leave a motorist in need of emergency medical care and potentially with a need for long-term treatments to address more severe injuries. This medical attention can prove too expensive for many households to handle, making some form of compensation particularly crucial for their financial stability.

Reckless Driving

Traffic laws exist to protect drivers, and motorists who take unnecessary risks and break these laws may cause devastating accidents. Fortunately, Maryland takes reckless driving seriously, and victims of unsafe and dangerous drivers have the right to take legal action against the individuals at fault for their accidents. If you have sustained an injury as the result of another driver’s reckless actions on the road, it is important to learn more about your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation against the unsafe motorist at fault.

When a person takes deliberate action to break traffic laws or procedures, he or she should be held accountable for this dangerous decision. At Kim & Grillo Law we can help reckless driving accident victims stand up for their rights and pursue the justice they deserve.

Speeding

Drivers should follow posted speed limits carefully, as excessive speeding can pose a serious threat to others on the road. If a person exceeds the posted speed limit, they may not be able to safely control their vehicle or bring it to a stop in case of an emergency. As a result, they may collide with another innocent motorist or a pedestrian. When a person fails to drive responsibly by speeding, they should be held liable for the repercussions of their actions.

Speed limits are posted according to a government agency’s assessment of both how safe a road is to travel on at high speeds and what speed-related dangers may affect nearby pedestrians. These limits work to prevent the following speed-related accidents:

  • Loss of control in a sharp turn or bend in the road
  • Loss of control in an area frequently slicked by rain, snow, or ice
  • Collisions between vehicles and pedestrians in high-frequency crosswalks or near schools
  • Collisions between vehicles because of a high number of intersections
  • Rear-ending accidents

Speeding lowers the recommended response time a driver is supposed to provide for themselves when on the road. As a result, they may not be able to avoid an otherwise avoidable accident, putting themselves and others at risk of serious injury. If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by a speeding driver, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.

Pedestrian Accidents

Vehicles on the road need to be especially careful in areas where pedestrians are also present. Without any of the safety devices or physical protection of a car or truck, even a low-speed collision between a pedestrian and vehicle can produce serious injuries for the pedestrian. For this reason, motorists often assume liability for an injury to a pedestrian in a collision. This means that an injured pedestrian may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the driver responsible for their injuries.

Crosswalks are supposed to provide pedestrians with a safe place to cross the street from one sidewalk to another. Unfortunately, many pedestrians are struck by cars, trucks, buses, and other vehicles each year while crossing the street in a crosswalk.

Whiplash

Even at relatively low speeds, car accidents can generate significant forces that can seriously harm motorists involved. When these forces cause a driver’s head and neck to be thrown sharply in a direction during the accident, the jolt can cause severe damage to that driver’s head and neck. These injuries are commonly known as whiplash injuries. If another person’s negligence on the road causes a whiplash injury, the injured individual may be entitled to file for financial compensation for the suffering they have had to endure.
Some of the following symptoms are common following an incident that causes whiplash:

  • Neck pain and backache
  • Loss of mobility in the neck
  • Shoulder pain
  • Being stiff
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling sensations in the arms or legs
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating

The pain and other symptoms of whiplash can last for a short period or up to many years.

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, contact us immediately for a free case evaluation. The sooner we can get access to your case file, the stronger our chances of getting you a favorable result.