You have been seriously injured in an automobile accident, and you want to find the top accident lawyer in Maryland. Since you only get one opportunity to be fairly compensated, you want the best accident lawyer in Maryland on your side.
Here is an interesting thing to think about as you begin your search: Most Maryland car accident lawyers charge the same legal fee in injury cases, a contingent (percentage) fee. Moreover, my impression is that most charge the same percentage or, at least, similar percentages. That means you will pay the same legal fee whether you are represented by a lawyer handling his first case or one who has been successfully getting fair compensation for car accident victims for decades.
Stated another way, it doesn’t cost any more to get the best. In a car accident case, you can hire the lawyer equivalent of — let’s say a Ferrari — for the same price you would pay for the lawyer equivalent of — something like a sub-compact.
The Top Car Accident Lawyer In Maryland
So that takes us back to the original question: who is the top car accident lawyer in Maryland?
Unfortunately for you, there is no answer to that question. There are no objective rankings or standards.
But, there is the good news.
There are many good – actually, very good – car accident lawyers in Maryland. What you want to do is find the top car accident lawyer in Maryland for you and your unique case.
These are the 3 most important things to look for when you need the top car accident lawyer in Maryland:
1. You want a car accident lawyer
By that, I mean there are many lawyers who handle car accident claims as well as divorces, criminal defense, wills and a host of other things. Instead of such a generalist, you want someone who focuses almost all of his time on car accident claims. I often say that “you want someone whose expertise is an inch wide and a mile deep instead of a mile wide and an inch deep.” Maryland lawyers are not allowed to state that we “specialize” in car accident cases or any other type of cases. Instead, we are only able to say that we “concentrate” on those cases. So look for someone who concentrates on car accident cases.
2. You want a car accident lawyer with extensive experience AND SUCCESS in your type of car accident case.
Learn the track record of any lawyer you are considering hiring. (You can learn about mine here.) You may even need a sub-specialist – oops, I mean someone who concentrates on a particular kind of car accident case, perhaps one that arose in an unusual way or involves uncommon types of injuries.
As is the case in most areas of life, experience is invaluable for a car accident lawyer in Maryland. From the lawyer perspective, there is a gigantic difference between handling a fender-bender car accident case that resulted in tissue strains and sprains, on one hand and, on the other hand, handling a case involving a very serious accident, perhaps multiple defendants and devastating injuries which will affect your client for the rest of their life. For the latter, you want the lawyer equivalent of a concert pianist, not the beginner still mastering chopsticks.
3. You want someone whose approach – way of doing things – provides the type and level of service you want.
To my unending surprise, quite a few people consult me for a second opinion because they aren’t getting answers from their current lawyer, or can’t even reach the lawyer. Don’t let this happen to you. You are entitled to better. Find a lawyer for whom service is a priority and who has a reputation for top notch client relationships.
Overall, find a lawyer who, in addition to a long history of successful results in cases such as yours, is sincere and genuinely concerned about you and who truly wants to serve you. Look for authenticity and transparency.
When you find a lawyer who has the experience, track record and style that fits you and your case, you have definitely found the top car accident lawyer in Maryland for you.
Final tip: One way to learn what it is like to work with a lawyer is to talk to former clients of that lawyer, or, at least, to read what former clients say about the lawyer. After all, they have the experience to know about the lawyer’s skill and level of service.
To find out whether I am the top car accident lawyer in Maryland for you and your case, contact us.