Elkton, Maryland Car Accidents Lawyer
The state of Maryland follows the principle of "contributory negligence" in all personal injury cases. This means if a person is deemed even 1% at fault in contributing to an accident, he or she is barred from recovering damages for their injuries. For this reason, it's crucial to hire an attorney who can fully investigate the cause of an accident and clearly establish fault on the part of the other driver.
Since insurance companies realize they can refuse payment on a claim if they can demonstrate that an injury victim was only partially at fault, it's very common for insurers to allege an insured contributed to the cause of an accident. At the Law Office of Michael J. Onifer, III, P.A., we work with accident investigators in measuring skid marks, interviewing eyewitnesses and analyzing the placement of debris at an accident scene. Using the full strength of our investigative capabilities, we will reconstruct what happened, determine the trajectory of the vehicles involved and, most importantly, establish who was at fault.
If you've been seriously injured in an accident, contact car accident attorney Michael J. Onifer today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you.
Injuries and Auto Accidents
The Law Office of Michael J. Onifer, III, P.A., represents clients who were seriously injured in car, truck, motorcycle and bicycle accidents. Frequently, our clients suffer the following types of devastating injuries:
- Brain damage
- Severe concussion
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paraplegia / quadriplegia
- Neck and back injuries
Protecting Your Interests when Dealing with Insurers
Insurers are interested in minimizing the amount they have to pay out in claims. After an accident, a claims adjuster may call an injury victim under the guise of "gathering information." The claims adjuster may even act sympathetic and concerned in order to gain the confidence of the injured person. Their primary interest, however, is to gather statements and information that can later be used to deny or reduce a claim.
As a personal injury attorney, Mr. Onifer is familiar with the tactics insurers use to deny or reduce claims payouts. Once Mr. Onifer is hired, he handles all communications between you and an insurer, protecting your rights and interests.
Contact Our Office for Dedicated Representation in Car Accident, Truck Wreck and Motorcycle Crash Cases
The physical, emotional and financial costs of a serious injury are substantial. In order to ensure our clients receive compensation that is proportional to their injuries, we consult with medical economists and life care planners who quantify the cost of medical treatment, physical therapy, medical equipment and lost wages. To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, contact car accident lawyer Michael J. Onifer today.