Are you looking for information about what to do after a car accident in Montgomery County, Maryland?
Are you investigating whether you should hire an Montgomery County, Maryland car accident lawyer?
If your answer to at least one of these questions is “yes,” I would like to help.
The fastest way I can do that is by speaking with you on the phone, without charge or obligation. To talk with me about your Montgomery County, Maryland car accident NOW, call my office at 301-874-1520, or call my mobile phone at 240-601-7335. If I am available, I will answer your call any time on any day. If I am not available, I will call you back as soon as I am.
I am easy to reach and easy to talk with. I use plain English – like you see at this website – to educate, support and help you. Lawyer jokes exist to poke fun at the lawyers who are arrogant and self-important and speak down to people. When we speak, you won’t get anything but respect and sincere concern.
Until we speak, here’s my advice . . .
As soon as possible after your Montgomery County car accident, do these things:
- 1. Get necessary medical care. If you have symptoms of an injury, get treatment. Getting medical care relieves your symptoms, speeds your recovery and documents your injuries.
2. Do not talk to the other driver’s insurance company about how the accident happened or your injuries and treatment. Ultimately, when you make a claim, you will give the at-fault driver’s insurance company full information about the accident and your injuries and treatment. However, until then, do not speak talk to them about these things. It does not help, and there is a risk that your statements may be misunderstood or misinterpreted and unfairly used against you. Since your claim will not be hurt or delayed if you do not talk to them initially, don’t.
(You can talk to them about getting your car repaired and getting a rental car, though.)
3. Keep regular diary-like notes to preserve evidence. Begin your notes with a detailed description of your Montgomery County, Maryland car accident. Include a diagram. Make photos of things that can be photographed, such as the damage to your vehicle and the other vehicle(s), the scene of the accident and your visible injuries. Then make entries when there is something to note such as doctor’s appointments, missed work or worsening symptoms.
If you do these three things, you will have the evidence you need to make all possible legal claims. All of your rights will be protected, and all of your options will remain open.
If you have been seriously injured, there is one more thing I recommend:
- 4. Get legal help. Usually, the more serious your injuries, the more vigorously the at-fault driver’s insurance company defends the claim. If you have serious injuries such as broken bones, a herniated disc in your spine, a concussion or internal injuries, contact a Montgomery County, Maryland car accident lawyer such as me as soon as possible. Whether you get legal advice from me or someone else, get it. Most car accident lawyers will give you a free initial consultation. Some, like me, will give you an immediate and free telephone consultation. You won’t even have to wait for an office appointment. If you have questions or need help, call me now.