Being injured in an accident can have serious repercussions on one’s life. An injury can mean missing time away from school or work that can lead to a loss of income or to one’s education suffering due to time away from studies. People may be reluctant to file a personal injury claim in Maryland for fear that it will take too much time to settle and take still more time away from other obligations.
A personal injury claim may be settled fairly quickly and is frequently handled out of court. Approximately 95 percent of personal injury cases do not go to trial. People may be reluctant to file a claim if they know the person responsible for the injury. There may be concern that the person held responsible for the injury would be paying a settlement directly. In most cases, most accidents are covered by insurance, and the insurance company would typically cover the claim.
While most people have insurance coverage, that coverage does not negate the benefit of having legal representation where a personal injury is concerned. Insurance companies, like people, are interested in saving money. They may suggest that a person settle for a smaller amount than the injury warrants. Legal advice may be beneficial in determining long-term costs as well as short term costs resulting from an injury.
If a person suffers a personal injury, prompt action is recommended. Injuries that may seem minor can have long-term ramifications. An experienced personal injury attorney in Maryland can assist a client in getting appropriate compensation for injuries to cover financial losses. A successful claim can provide compensation for medical costs, vehicle damage, lost wages and other verifiable losses.