Car accidents sometimes occur through no fault of your own, and can involve rear-end accidents, side-swipe accidents, and intersection accidents. Any accident has the potential to result in injury to the people involved. Properly interpreting the law and effectively advocating your position is vital if you want to completely recover the damages from your car accident. Damages for these types of accidents can include property loss, medical costs and lost wages.

Personal injury lawsuits almost always result when someone's negligence towards another person causes bodily injury or harm. In Maryland, in order for you to prevail with your personal injury claim in a car accident, you must prove that you have been injured by another party's careless or reckless actions or inaction.

At Oropeza Law Firm, LLC., we will provide you with a car accident attorney who will take care of all the interactions between insurance companies so that you can focus on healing and recovery. While you and/or your loved ones recover from your accident, Oropeza Law Firm will be your advocate and represent your interests to all parties involved so that you receive the compensation you deserve for your sufferings - bodily injuries, property damage, lost wages, and pains and sufferings.

We understand the confusion that can follow a car accident, but if you follow the steps below, you could help your car accident attorney to best represent your interests and seek maximum compensation for your sufferings.

  • At the scene of the accident: Gather as much information as possible about the car accident - photographs of the scene and injuries and damaged property, location, time, parties involved (including names, license plates, insurance information, contact information), nature/cause of the accident, witnesses present, police officers at the scene.
  • After the accident: If you or anyone in the vehicle suffer injuries of any kind as a result of your accident, seek any/all medical attention necessary. It is important for you to get checked out even if you don't immediately notice an injury, as symptoms do not always present right away. Our highest priority as your car accident attorney is that you and anyone else in the vehicle receive appropriate medical treatment and recover from injuries related to this accident.

Due to the Statute of Limitations in Maryland (see below), it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer or car accident lawyer as soon as possible so that your claim can be filed.

Statute of Limitations in Maryland:

An important note related to car accidents in Maryland is that a claim must be filed within three years of the date of the car accident in order for compensation to be sought and received. If your claim is not filed in time, you will not be able to receive compensation for any damages from the accident, whether they be bodily injuries, property damages, or other pains and sufferings. For this reason, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney or car accident attorney who will be able to represent your interests during this difficult time so that you can move past this incident as quickly as possible and receive the compensation that you deserve.