An auto accident can happen in an instant and have a lasting impact on your life. After the accident, you may be struggling with medical bills, dealing with injuries that require extensive medical attention, and even find yourself out of work. With so much at stake, finding the right attorney is critical.
Being involved in a car accident will likely require you to go speak with an insurance company to receive the compensation you are entitled to receive.
You may think that this is an easy task—after all, this is what insurance companies are for. However, the majority of insurance companies will try their hardest to avoid paying you. They will even hire experienced attorneys to protect their rights, which is why you should, too.
For the skilled and experienced representation you require, contact McGowan & Cecil, LLC. We are committed to helping accident victims get their lives back on track. Our Laurel auto accident lawyers want to help you rebuild your life in the most optimistic and constructive way.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, contact us today!
Schedule a free consultation with a Laurel car accident lawyer at our firm when you contact (301) 761-2007 today!
Types of Auto Accident Claims We Handle
We help clients in a wide range of auto accident claims, including:
- Bus and taxi cab accidents
- Construction zone accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
Common Injuries Sustained from Car Accidents
With over 120 years of combined experience, our skilled attorneys have become familiar with the most common injuries sustained during car accidents. Most of the time, the injuries are usually severe and even cause life-long disabilities or wrongful death.
Some of the most common injuries sustained during car accidents include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Knee injuries
- Injuries that require surgery
How Often Does the Average Person Get in a Car Accident?
According to most car insurance industry estimates, the average person gets into a car accident about once every 18 years. This means that, over the course of an average person’s driving lifespan, they are likely to get in about 3 or 4 accidents.
Additionally, according to a study conducted by Esurance, 77% of motorists have been involved in at least one accident. The same report also noted that your chance of being in an accident on a 1,000-mile trip is 1 in 366.
While these numbers can seem somewhat alarming, the good news is that the majority of car accidents are relatively minor with mild or no injuries. However, the Maryland Department of Transportation reports that there were 530 traffic-related fatalities in 2019—a nearly 4% increase from the previous year.
Year after year, studies show that there are tens of thousands of car accidents in Maryland alone, with tens of thousands of people suffering injuries as a result.
While the average person may go nearly 20 years without being involved in an accident, motor vehicle collisions happen every single day on our highways and roads—and thousands of people are affected annually. If you were injured in a car accident or lost a loved one in a devastating crash, our firm is here to help.
Steps to Take After a Car Accident
Directly following an auto accident there are important steps you can take that will protect your injury claim and help you recover full compensation.
Do the following as soon as possible if you are able:
- GET medical attention ASAP.
- DO NOT give any statements to insurance agents.
- TAKE pictures of the damage to your vehicle and any injuries.
- EXCHANGE information with the other motorists involved and any witnesses.
- It is imperative that you PRESERVE any evidence and ACT immediately to secure the scene before it is "compromised" by calling the police and filing an accident report. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible to get help gathering and preserving the evidence necessary to prove liability. At McGowan & Cecil, LLC, our legal team has over 120 years of experience and has recovered millions in verdicts and settlements. Schedule a free consultation and get started today.
Schedule a free consultation today by calling (301) 761-2007!
Why Hire Our Experienced Legal Team?
McGowan & Cecil, LLC has the resources to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident and find evidence that can help validate our clients’ claims. We also assess the injuries of our clients to know which damages to pursue.
As a result of our diligence and determination to help our clients rebuild their lives, we have a strong record of results. We have recovered millions on behalf of accident victims. Additionally, our attorneys have more than 120 years of legal experience and have represented thousands of injury victims.
We have helped clients who have sustained serious injuries, including:
- Back injuries
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Loss of limb
We have also successfully obtained compensation on behalf of many family members in wrongful death claims.
Before you hire just "any" lawyer, ask them these four questions:
- Do you exclusively represent the injured?
- Has your firm represented thousands of injured clients?
- Does your firm handle PIP and property damage at no additional fee?
- Has your firm obtained compensation in excess of a million dollars on behalf of a client?
Remember, there are multiple issues to be resolved such as insurance, a car rental, losses from property damage, loss of income from taking time off work to recover, medical bills, health insurance subrogation claims, and more. Our experienced Laurel auto accident attorneys can help with the overwhelming process ahead.
What Types of Damages Can You Recover?
We understand that the compensation you receive is vital to you and your loved ones. When you have our representation, you can trust that we will aggressively fight for you to obtain maximum compensation.
Below are the damages we aim to recover:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Other forms of available relief
As a client of our firm, you will have a strong advocate on your side from start to finish.
If you need help with a car accident case, schedule your free consultation by calling (301) 761-2007 today!
Put Our Experience to Work for You
Most car accidents are caused by some form of driver negligence, such as speeding, distracted driving, traffic violations, and drunk driving. Our Laurel car accident attorneys have represented thousands of injured clients and know how to build a strong case for the compensation you are entitled to receive.
Our firm has the resources to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident as well as the magnitude of our client’s injuries. We also make sure to gather all pieces of evidence that are essential to the validity of our client’s claim. We prepare meticulously for trial, sending a strong message to the insurance companies that we are prepared to fight for our clients in the courtroom if they are unwilling to make a fair settlement offer.
As a result of our thorough trial preparation, we put our clients in a better position to leverage favorable settlement offers. When the insurance companies are unwilling to make a fair settlement offer that fully compensates our clients for their injuries and losses, we have the experience to provide the strong advocacy our clients require in the courtroom.
Contact McGowan & Cecil, LLC Today for a Free Consultation
When you have our firm as your representative, you can be sure that we work tirelessly to help steer your case in the right direction. We are your strong advocates from start to finish. Get started with a free consultation. Our car accident attorneys in Laurel also handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not require any fee until we recover your compensation.
Call now at (301) 761-2007 or contact us online and let the Laurel car accident lawyers at McGowan & Cecil, LLC protect your rights and best interests.
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