Potomac and the greater Washington, D.C., area is a danger zone for car collisions. Whether you’re commuting over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge along I-495 and I-95, or tooling through the downtown district, there’s a good chance you could get hit by another car. Car accident injuries, even those from a minor fender bender, can be serious, change your life, and leave you permanently disabled. You may miss multiple days of work to heal and recover from your injuries. You’ll probably have to repair or replace your vehicle or even spend money on a rideshare while your car’s in the shop. None of these expenses and harm would have happened but for the actions of a negligent driver. They should be held accountable, paying for your medical bills and other losses. A Potomac, MD, car accident lawyer from Cohen & Cohen can help you get the compensation you deserve after a wreck.
How Can A Potomac Car Accident Lawyer Help Me?
Getting compensation after a car accident, for your medical care, repairing or replacing your car, and other losses, like consideration for pain and suffering, isn’t always straightforward. The other driver’s insurance company could push back on the amount of money for your claim or even deny that their customer is at fault for the wreck – they could even blame you!
A lawyer helps you achieve a fair settlement, properly valuing your claim so you get every dollar you deserve. They also investigate the cause of the crash, building a case against the at-fault driver to show they’re responsible for compensating you for losses you suffered by their negligence.
Your attorney can be your negotiator. If you don’t want to go back and forth with the insurance company, especially if you’re still trying to heal or adjust to a new disability, then a lawyer can communicate with the other party.
Should I File A Car Accident Lawsuit?
Sometimes, your car accident attorney can simply send a Demand Letter to the other party, stating the extent of your injuries and proposing a fair settlement. Other times, though, especially if you have a high-value case or the facts are in contention, the only way to get the money you deserve is through a lawsuit.
Filing a lawsuit may not mean you have to go through a trial, but it does show the other side that you’re serious. If the other driver was especially reckless, like drinking and driving, you may even be able to secure additional damages: punitive damages. These are punishing in nature and can be awarded at a jury’s discretion. You typically only get these if the case goes to trial. Your lawyer may decide that the other driver deserves financial punishment in addition to making restitution to you for your losses.
Contact Us Today – Don’t Wait!
Do you want to learn more about your eligibility to file a car accident lawsuit? Are you having trouble getting the compensation you deserve after a collision? We can help you. Contact Cohen & Cohen today for a free consultation with a Potomac car accident lawyer.