Personal injury claims can be complex processes. Every person's case is different. However, most personal injury claims begin with the injury victim contacting a reputable lawyer for help. From there, your personal injury attorney will take over the legal details of your case. This will free up your time and energy to devote to recuperating from your injuries, spending time with your family, and beginning to rebuild your life after experiencing a traumatic event.
After hiring a lawyer, an investigation into the cause of your accident will commence. We will carefully review the details of your case and gather compelling evidence to prove that someone else is responsible for causing your accident and resulting injuries. Here is where cases can often get a little more complex. If the liable party has insurance coverage, you may be able to file a claim with their insurance provider. However, if the liable party does not have insurance coverage or the contributory negligence doctrine applies, you may need to consider filing a claim with your own insurance provider if you have no-fault coverage, or prepare to file a personal injury lawsuit in Maryland civil courts. Keep in mind that most personal injury cases are settled out of court.
Even if you can obtain an insurance settlement offer, it may not fully cover your damages. In this case, you would need to move forward with a lawsuit to recoup the entirety of your damages. You can avoid going to trial by settling with the liable party outside of court. However, going to trial is often the best way to recover every loss and ensure the liable party is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. You can find out more about which path your personal injury case might take when your attorney reviews the specific circumstances of your case.