No one would deny that driving has become more challenging. Vehicles are bigger, highways and roads are more congested, people are commuting farther, and everyone seems in a hurry. So it comes as no surprise that the majority of personal injury claims in the U.S. are due to car accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that an auto accident occurs every 10 seconds, and someone dies in an auto accident every 13 minutes. Most accidents are caused by negligent driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Others may be caused by road or weather conditions. Sometimes auto manufacturers are liable for faulty equipment that can lead to an auto accident and injuries. Sadly, 43,443 people died in traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2005.
Butschky, Ehlers & Butschky is a small legal practice based in Maryland, and representing clients injured in car accidents throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. We handle many kinds of Md. traffic accident injury and death cases, including those caused by livestock and animals in the road and farm vehicle accidents. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we ensure that you receive the proper medical care, document your injuries properly, prove liability, and receive the compensation you are entitled to by law.
Maryland Law and Auto Accident Injury Claims
If you've been injured in an car accident in Maryland, you are not alone. NHTSA reports that 643 people died and 56,658 people were injured in Maryland auto accidents in 2004.
Important Note: Maryland is one of the few states that still upholds a "contributory negligence" law -- meaning if you are found to be even 1/100th of a percent responsible for the auto accident where you sustained injuries, your insurance claim can be denied.
This is why it is critical to retain a personal injury attorney who understands the intricacies of Maryland law and the insurance system. We are experienced experts in both. In fact our founder, Attorney Roger Butschky (ret.), was in the insurance business before he became a lawyer.
Butschky, Ehlers & Butschky only represents plaintiffs who have been hurt in auto accidents -- not those at fault. This allows us to focus entirely on relieving our clients of the burden of pursuing an insurance claim or litigating for compensation for their injuries.
Our goal is to help our clients recover from their injuries with the peace of mind that comes from knowing an experienced personal injury attorney is handling legal matters.
If you've been injured in an auto accident...
- Seek immediate medical attention and document your injuries.
- Get all the information you can about the other party.
- Note the details on the circumstances surrounding the accident.
- DO NOT speak to the insurance company! This is very important, as injured people can be misled into giving statements that will be used to deny their claim.
- Contact us for a free consultation to see if you may have a legitimate claim.
To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call us at 410-472-3651 or 800-722-6616, or send us an email. (Mention you found us on the Internet for a special discount.)
For more helpful information in what to do if you're in a car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle accident in Maryland or elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic, please see our blog articles on "Help! I've Been in an Accident!"