Assessing the Damage: Maximizing Your Car Accident Claim

a man with a bloody face talking on a cell phone while standing next to a car with a cracked windshield

In the aftermath of a traumatic car accident, there can be many challenges that go far beyond dressing wounds or treating injuries. For those who are fortunate enough to walk away from a potentially life-altering event such as a car crash, getting away from the scene of the accident can be the beginning of a long and arduous process. 

In addition to a multitude of health and wellness complications that can arise from something as traumatic as a car accident, the financial challenges that come alongside them can have repercussions that last a lifetime. The combination of the two can be difficult at least, and completely destructive at the worst. The financial burdens that often arise from car accidents can be incapacitating on their own, and when coupled with the lengthy process of injury recovery the effects can be devastating. 

By knowing your rights under the law, you can retain your status as an innocent victim in a car accident, capable of recovering substantial compensation from those whose actions led up to the crash. This financial compensation can be a huge factor when it comes to getting your life back on track, addressing your medical and financial needs in order to lend you a helping hand – all while getting you back on the path that you were on before the accident. 

Where Your Compensation Comes From

Take solace in the fact that even though you’ve been in a car accident, you are not alone. These are common, everyday occurrences around the world, and you should consider yourself fortunate if you are able to discuss compensation after the crash. According to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), there were 580 fatal car crashes out of the 103,734 average accidents per year from 2003 to 2007. While these numbers are nothing to scoff at, they do shine light on the ratio of fatalities to car crashes, providing you with comfort knowing that your incident is not an isolated one. 

The most common cause of car accidents in the state of Maryland is simply negligence. In the modern age that we live in, distraction is at our fingertips during every waking moment of the day – meaning that any time that you are out on the road, you can be subjected to someone else’s lack of attention. 

Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents:

  • Speeding
  • Impaired driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Disregarding traffic signals and stop signs
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Vehicle malfunction
  • Road design problems
  • Poor visibility
  • Poor weather conditions

All insured drivers acknowledge that the person responsible for a car accident is also responsible for the damages caused. This is where insurance comes in. The auto accident attorneys at Henderson Law will assist you in taking on insurance companies in order to protect your best interests while maximizing your compensation. If you try to take on injury claim resolution on your own, you are susceptible to the insurance companies and their various tactics used to prevent your deserved money from entering your own pockets. You may be owed more money than the insurance company is willing to admit, but with an experienced team by your side, you can maximize what is owed to you and set off on the road to recovery on the right foot. 

When to Contact Henderson Law

Don’t take on insurance companies alone, and ensure that your interests are being properly represented by  contacting Henderson Law as soon as possible after a car accident. Insurance companies are designed and trained to make money – frequently pressuring car accident victims to agree to a settlement that is significantly less that what is owed to them. You may be contacted by an insurance adjuster within hours of the crash, even while you are in the hospital undergoing medical treatment. By reaching out to you before you’ve had the chance to contact Henderson Law, these adjusters attempt to agree to a settlement before you’ve had an opportunity to explore your other legal options or even have a full understanding as to long-term impact of your injuries. Henderson Law is readily available to help you navigate these challenges so that you can maximize what is owed to you. 

Protect yourself from jeopardizing your claim and discuss the accident with a qualified car accident attorney at Henderson Law before even so much as picking up the phone from an insurance representative. 

Henderson Law is Here to Help

The fallout from a car accident can affect you in a multitude of ways, and Henderson Law wants to help prepare you for the process of recovery. The physical, financial, and emotional consequences of a car crash can be serious and long lasting, and you deserve complete transparency and compensation for your struggles. A car accident attorney from Henderson Law can help you navigate the legal challenges and obstructions that may arise from an accident, optimizing your potential for maximum payout stemming from your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, or other accident-related losses. 

With experience and expertise in a wide variety of accident types, you can remain confident that when you are working with Henderson Law, you will be able to maximize your compensation in order to carry on with your life. 

Henderson Law covers all types of car accidents, including:

  • Drunk driving victim accidents
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Intersection accidents
  • Side-impact and T-bone collisions
  • Serious car accidents
  • Car accidents resulting in death
  • Multiple-vehicle collisions
  • Lane change and passing accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Speeding-related crashes

Contact Henderson Law and ensure that you are set up to receive professional care while maximizing your owed compensation. A car accident doesn’t need to leave you struggling for the rest of your life – put trusted support and experience on your side and make the team at Henderson Law work for you.