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Columbia Car Accident Attorney

Fighting for Auto Accident Victims' Rights Since 1981

Car accidents are one of the most common lawsuits in the United States. If you’ve suffered injuries in a car crash, you are likely wondering what is next. Finding the right personal injury attorney in Columbia to handle your claim can be challenging.

You want to look for a legal advocate who has the experience to secure the best possible result and can help you navigate your case smoothly.

Attorney Fred Goldberg has been practicing law since 1981. In that time, he has become very familiar with the automobile industry, having joined numerous committees to protect the rights of consumers from defective vehicles. He was involved in establishing the D.C. Lemon Law, which put restrictions on auto dealers selling defective cars.

This experience helps our firm hold the proper parties in an accident at fault, whether it be an opposing driver, car dealership, or manufacturer.

To speak with our Columbia car accident attorney you can trust with your case, call (410) 844-5221.

How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim?

In Maryland, victims of personal injuries have up to three years from the date of their accident to file a claim. In the days following your accident there may be documents or evidence that can be helpful in your case.

Consulting an attorney can help you understand your opportunities for recovery and can help ensure that important deadlines are met. Working with an attorney has many benefits and can allow you the time to focus on recovery while we focus on getting you the compensation you deserve.

Investigating a Car Accident

One of the most important aspects of a car accident is obtaining evidence, as well as witness testimony to back up your claim. In between work, errands, and recovering from any injuries sustained in the accident, this can be a tedious and difficult task.

The trained eye of a skilled attorney can be useful in handling the brunt of the legal legwork to ensure a strong case is crafted on your behalf. Trust The Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg to guide you through this time!

Our firm can look into:

  • The driving history of the opposing driver
  • Manufacturing defects in either car
  • Service history of both vehicles
  • Finding witnesses to the accident
  • Checking for traffic or street cams that may have caught the event on tape

What to Do After a Car Accident

While there is nothing anyone can do to completely prevent an accident, one of the best things you can do is ensure that you are prepared. Part of being prepared is making sure that you know what you need to do, but the other part – one that often gets missed – is also knowing what not to do. Below is a list of things you should know in case you are ever involved in a car accident.

If you are ever in a car accident, here is a list of things you should do to protect your claim:

  • Stay calm. An accident is a stressful situation, but it is important to remain calm so that you can think clearly about what to do next. Even if you have a legitimate reason to be annoyed or angry with the person who hit you, try to keep your interactions with the other driver strictly business.
  • Seek medical treatment. In an emergency situation, dial 9-1-1 to get an ambulance to the scene. For other non-emergency injuries, you should seek a medical evaluation as soon as possible.
  • Call the police. Even if the accident is minor, it is a good idea to contact the police. The police can fill out an accident report which can be useful evidence to support your claim.
  • Gather evidence. You should take down the name and contact information of the other driver, along with their insurance information, the make and model of their vehicle, the location of the damage, and other relevant information. It is a good idea to take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and any visible injuries as well.

Here’s what you should not do:

  • DO NOT apologize. Don’t say anything to the other driver that can be construed as an admission of guilt, such as “I’m sorry,” or “I didn’t even see you coming.” The other driver’s insurance adjuster can use this to deny your claim or pay you far less than you deserve.
  • DO NOT give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster. You should never provide a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster without first consulting with a car accident attorney. There is a chance you may unwittingly say something that could harm your case, and once your statement has been made, it can be very difficult to change!
  • DO NOT forget to call a attorney. Many people think they can handle their cases on their own without the help of an attorney, but this can be a risky move. An attorney knows how to maximize the value of a claim, which means that you stand a better chance of receiving a settlement that is fair.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Being in a car accident, whether it’s big or small, can have life changing effects. If you’re injured there’s the pain and suffering from the injuries, you can lose wages, or even be emotionally or physically scarred. Human error is the cause for many accidents, but some can be out of everyone’s control. Here are some common causes of car accidents:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Reckless driving
  • Poor road conditions
  • Speeding
  • Road rage
  • Inclement weather
  • Being tired/drowsy

Reach Out to Get Aggressive Representation

When you need a Columbia car accident attorney who will fight for you from start to finish, our firm is the answer. If a case has to go to trial, we are always prepared and thoroughly equipped to advocate on your behalf in court. Our priority is getting our clients the best result possible.

You will probably find many willing attorneyswho would like to represent you in the area, but very few will have the experience and dedication we have. We offer statewide legal representation for victims of serious auto accidents and are backed by a proven track record of success.

Call The Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg today at (410) 844-5221 or complete an online form to set up a free case evaluation.

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