Why Hire A Personal Injury Attorney
If you were recently involved in an accident, you can expect that many people in your life will tell you to hire a lawyer. So, is that something you should do? Should you hire an accident attorney, or should you try navigating the aftermath of your accident solo? The decision is ultimately yours to make, but we want to help you reach an informed conclusion.
Take this opportunity to learn more about the different ways that a lawyer can help you out. Once you have understood the services that an attorney can provide, you can decide if making a call to a Maryland personal injury law firm is something you will need to do. Without further ado, let’s start talking more about the services that Leppler Injury Law can provide.
Evaluate the Merits of Your Case
A Maryland injury attorney is not going to accept your case on a whim. Before we agree to lend our expertise, we will first evaluate your case to see if it is worth pursuing. If we believe your case has merit and is winnable, we will accept it.
While going through that process may take some time, it does provide genuine value. By allowing John Leppler to examine your case, he will help you understand how strong your case truly is. That should give you more information to consider as you decide how to proceed.
As soon as we accept your case, you can expect Leppler Injury Law to fully commit to it. We will do whatever we can to ensure that the case you bring to court is as strong as possible. If you need more evidence to bolster your case, you can trust that Attorney Leppler will get a hold of whatever is needed.
John can talk to the police and available witnesses. We will visit the scene of the accident in search of evidence. In car accident cases John will also look for photos captured by stoplight cameras because these photos or videos may reveal some notable details.
Handle Conversations with the Other Party
If another party was responsible for causing the accident you were involved in, it will only be a matter of time before their legal representative reaches out to you. They will likely be calling in the hopes that you will mistakenly say something that clears their client. They may also settle for something that effectively allows them to shift some blame onto you.
Your case could completely flip if you admit some blame for the accident since Maryland follows the rule of contributory negligence. It is possible that you could miss out on compensation entirely because of something you said. The other side may also contact you in the hopes of reaching a settlement. John will hear them out on your behalf, and you can decide what to do from there.
Let Baltimore accident attorney John Leppler handle the conversations with the other party so you have no opportunity to say something wrong.
Accurately Calculate the Damages in Your Case
When you put forth a lawsuit against someone, you should construct it properly. Your claims should be verifiable, and even the compensation you are asking for should be on point. If there are questionable details included in your lawsuit, that may weaken it in the eyes of the court.
Of course, you probably do not know how to calculate damages if this is the first time you are filing a lawsuit. You may be able to tally your medical and repair bills but remember that your compensation package should also account for the wide array of general damages that fall under the category of pain and suffering.
Working out how much to ask for in terms of general damages can be difficult. Entrust that job to your personal injury lawyer because they already know how to do it.
File the Personal Injury Lawsuit on Time
Recovering from an accident can take a lot of time. If you suffered broken bones or brain injuries, you may need to stay in the hospital or have home care for months. You should take as much time as you need to recover. However, you also cannot forget about your lawsuit because there’s a deadline you cannot exceed.
In the state of Maryland, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is three years from the day the incident occurred. That seems like a lot of time, but it can go by quickly. Hire a personal injury attorney so they can handle the filing of the lawsuit. We will handle that job, so you will not need to worry about missing your deadline.
Offer Legal Representation in Court
If negotiations break down, John Leppler is not afraid to take your case to court. As long as you have an expert lawyer and the facts on your side, there is no need for you to stress out about the outcome of the case. Going to court may allow you to receive even more compensation.
Question Biased Witnesses
In a last-ditch effort to tilt the case in their favor, the other side may decide to bring in some biased witnesses. They may introduce them as independent medical examiners or experts, but that may not be the case. If the other side is paying for their services, those professionals are unlikely to provide wholly truthful statements.
John will sniff out the bogus claims that those so-called impartial experts are making. By the end of the questioning, he will effectively cast doubt on the credibility of those witnesses. Their testimony may not make a difference in the outcome of the case.
One more thing that Attorney Leppler will provide is support. Going through a trial can be extremely stressful. Thankfully, John will be right there to offer some much-needed support throughout the case. Do you need a reliable personal injury law attorney to work on your case? Contact our Baltimore law firm today and we will be glad to lend our expertise. We will provide all the services that you will need so you can successfully make it through your challenging legal ordeal.