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Beltway Accident Lawyer
If you are in an accident, on I-495, speak with a beltway accident lawyer to discuss your options. Anyone who drives on the beltway during essentially any time of the day knows it can stressful. Just when speeds start to pick up, you go around a corner and traffic is not moving ahead of you. Unfortunately, this leads to a large number of motor vehicle accident collisions.
Whether it is a rear-end accident, sideswipe, speeding accident, or any number of other possibilities, you need to ensure you protect your rights. At highway speeds, injuries can be catastrophic. Especially given the way many drivers operate on I-495, accidents are often unavoidable, even through no fault of your own.
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Common Causes of Beltway Accidents
Anyone in the D.C. or Maryland area knows driving on the beltway involves dealing with some of the most unpredictable drivers on the road. Thus, the list of causes for a vehicle accident is endless. Here, we list the most common causes of beltway accidents that can result in a viable claim for a plaintiff.
Texting and driving
Unsafe lane changes
Going to Trial
Believe it or not, your beltway accident lawyer is not going to first file suit before anything else. The reason being that going to court can be more expensive. And it is certainly more time consuming. However, it is also both of those things for the defendant and his or her insurance company. Thus, we generally try to settle a case out of court if possible. However, if there is any dispute as to liability or damages, then we may have to file suit to recover full and fair compensation.
If we do file suit on your claim, it can be a lengthy process to get into court. The court system in Maryland is not perfect. It can take several months to over a year to get into court. Once in court, trial is generally not more than a few hours, but it can be. Depending on the nature of your accident, we may have to bring in expert witnesses or other eyewitnesses to testify and examine on the witness stand. The fortunate part of going to trial is, if we win, your recovery may be closer to what it is actually worth. Of course, going to court does technically include the risk of not winning at trial on liability. This is in addition to the associated time costs and court filing fees. For these reasons, we do try to settle a case of that option is available.
Our Legal Team
Managing Partner Roger Gelb leads our legal team of beltway accident lawyers in our D.C. and Maryland offices. Licensed to practice in both jurisdictions, he has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years and personally handled thousands of cases. Our style of counsel for our clients involves a client-centric approach. This means, if you have any questions at all during your case at any stage, you are encouraged to ask away. Our fee structure is on a contingent basis. This means you will not have to pay extra for calling and asking questions. If you do have questions, you can always speak to your attorney. At many firms, clients are delegated to paralegals to answer any questions you may have. Communication between client and attorney is a top priority.
How much Does a Beltway Accident Lawyer Cost?
We operate on a contingent-fee basis. This means your legal fee is contingent on us winning. So, if we do not win your case, then there is no fee. There are no strings attached, and we make it very clear in your retainer agreement. This works to the benefit of the client for countless reasons. The first of which is, if you otherwise cannot afford an attorney but have a great case entitling you a large amount in compensation, you can still afford excellent legal counsel.
Additionally, you do not have to pay any upfront costs; your beltway accident attorney will advance these costs for you on your behalf. Furthermore, as noted above, you are free to ask for as much legal counsel as you wish on this matter. This is a major benefit not afforded with many firms. And our phone lines are available 24/7, providing you prompt access should you have any questions.
Speak to a Beltway Accident Lawyer
Roger Gelb and our legal team are available to discuss with you your options following a car accident on I-495. Should you have any questions or believe you have a viable claim, our consultations are always free. We look forward to speaking with you.
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