When you got behind the wheel, you expected all road users to be in the same state of mind: sober. Now, someone else’s poor decisions have inflicted life-changing injuries, affecting the way you complete daily tasks, care for your children, and plan for the future. You may also have concerns about making ends meet if you can’t work.
Meet Jenner Law. Our Baltimore car accident lawyers advocate for victims of drunk driving accidents daily. A Baltimore personal injury attorney from our firm can build, file, and manage your case. Learning your options begins with a free initial consultation where you can learn more.
Our Drunk Driving Injury Lawyers Charge No Upfront Fees
When you work with a Baltimore personal injury attorney, you have someone on your side fighting for your best interests and protecting your rights. You do not have to try to hold the drunk driver responsible on your own.
When you hire our legal team, you never need to pay upfront fees. We work based on contingency, meaning we only request our attorney’s fees once we resolve your case. You don’t have to pay retainers, hourly rates, or by-the-service fees. We make affording legal help accessible to those in need.
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Services Our Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys Offer
Our Baltimore car accident attorneys recommend calling our legal team about your drunk driving crash injuries as soon as possible. There are many reasons why you want us on your side quickly after a crash. They include:
We Can Get Started on Building a Case Quickly
The sooner we begin gathering evidence, the stronger our case may be. Evidence often disappears quickly after a crash. For instance, traffic camera footage can get taped over, and eyewitnesses’ recollections can fade. We need to identify, gather, and preserve evidence as quickly as possible.
We Protect Your Rights
Sometimes, insurance carriers will try to make low settlement offers or get victims to give incriminating recorded statements. Both things are not in your best interest. You should not speak to the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company or agree to a payout before you discuss your options with a Baltimore drunk driving accident attorney.
That’s because, once you accept compensation and sign a waiver of liability, your case ends, and you can’t ask for more money. Our team assesses all settlement offers and prevents you from accepting less than you need.
There Is a Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit
We only have a limited time to act. Per Md. Code, Cts & Jud. Proc.§ 5-101, we only have up to three years from the accident date to file case-related paperwork and start a lawsuit. Building a robust case takes time, so we want to know about your case well in advance of this deadline.
Our Drunk Driving Collision Attorneys Prove Negligence and Liability
Like other types of car accident cases, drunk driving crashes occur because of one driver’s carelessness or recklessness behind the wheel. To recover maximum compensation, our Baltimore drunk driving accident lawyers must document how another party’s behavior caused the collision. We must identify the proximate cause, which is the immediate action that caused the crash.
While driving under the influence is illegal, drivers usually violate a traffic law, which is the proximate cause of the collision. Their intoxication is a supporting factor in the case. For example, imagine a driver crossed over the centerline and hit you head-on. Their failure to maintain their lane was the proximate cause of the crash.
We manage investigations, gather evidence to determine what happened, and document the at-fault driver’s drinking. This supports our demand for compensation and allows us to hold them liable for their actions.
It is important to note that liability works differently in some cases. For example, a company might be liable if the at-fault motorist was a commercial driver behind the wheel of their company vehicle. Our Baltimore truck accident attorneys handle these cases regularly and offer comprehensive legal representation.
Damages Recoverable by Our Baltimore Drunk Driving Crash Injury Lawyers
When a drunk driver causes a Baltimore crash, the victims have the right to hold them responsible and recover fair compensation based on their expenses and losses. We handle these claims and lawsuits, with our Baltimore auto accident attorneys fighting for the money our clients need and deserve.
Each case has unique damages, but some types of damages recoverable in your case could include:
- Current/future medical care and support costs
- Current/future financial losses due to missed work
- Diminished earning ability if there are lasting injuries
- Property damages, such as car repairs
- Miscellaneous expenses with receipts
- Current/future pain and suffering and other non-economic damages, such as loss of consortium and emotional distress
Our Baltimore, Maryland, wrongful death lawyers handle cases when the victim passes away from their injuries. We know how the state’s wrongful death laws work and how to navigate the claims process. We can identify who should file the personal injury claim or lawsuit and how your family will distribute the proceeds.
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You Can Pursue Damages Even if the Other Party Gets Arrested
According to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), there were at least 6,000 alcohol- or drug-related accidents in Maryland annually between 2018 and 2022. This is a significant issue because these crashes cause almost 3,000 injuries each year.
While many intoxicated drivers face criminal charges for their actions, this does little to help the victims and their families cover their expenses and losses. This is where our Baltimore drunk driving accident attorneys can help. We pursue a civil case against the drunk driver, holding them responsible for their careless and reckless actions behind the wheel.
The civil case and criminal case have few things in common. While we use the accident report filed by the responding officers and could share other evidence between the two cases, the outcomes are unrelated. We often recover compensation for clients when the at-fault party does not face criminal charges, the charges are dropped, or they receive a conviction on lesser charges.
Speak to a Member of Our Baltimore Drunk Driving Collision Team Today
Jenner Law provides free consultations for victims hurt in Baltimore drunk driving crashes. Our attorneys will answer your questions and explain your options. Contact us today to get started.