Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer in Bethesda
For over 20 years, Bethesda car accident attorney Eric Kirk has helped those injured in auto, truck, motorcycle, and all types of vehicle collisions pursue fair and just compensation. Being involved in an accident can be frightening and life-changing. Recovery can take months, years, or an entire lifetime. When someone else's negligence causes an accident or injury, however, the victim is entitled to a fair compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and the diminishment of their quality of life.
Knowing what to do after an accident is critical to the outcome of your case. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a vehicle accident, dedicated and compassionate attorney Eric Kirk can guide you through the legal process and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Injury Lawyer Eric Kirk helps victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents:
Truck and Trailer Accidents
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Accidents
Train and Bus Accidents
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Reduced Attorney Fee Program
The Kirk Law Firm offers a reduced attorney fee program for personal injury matters that focuses primarily on the amount of money that actually ends up in your pocket rather than your total award before fees and court costs. This program enables our clients to keep a larger percentage of their award, settlement, or verdict. The result - more money in your pocket.
Involved in an accident? What to do next:
- First, notify the police and seek medical attention immediately after the car accident, even if you do not feel that you or family members are seriously injured. Let a doctor make that determination.
- Next, take pictures of everything: the vehicles, the tags on the vehicles, other drivers, and of course, the accident scene.
- After that, write down the names and contact information of any witnesses and note the presence of police, city, or commercial cameras.
Immediately after a motor vehicle accident when emotions are high, it can be easy to unknowingly forfeit your legal rights by admitting fault or guilt, or signing a statement that releases the other party from liability. Use caution in discussing the incident with anyone other than the police and your attorney. Keeping accurate records, fully documenting your loss, and contacting an experienced accident attorney as soon as possible after the incident are all crucial to the outcome of your claim.
Compensation for Accident Victims
If you were involved in a vehicle accident due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to considerable compensation based on the following:
Medical Expenses - You can seek full coverage for all current and future medical costs associated with your injury including doctor visits, medication, surgeries, physical therapy, or psychological counseling.
Lost Wages - If your injury leaves you unable to work temporarily or indefinitely, you can seek coverage and get financial compensation for lost wages in your personal injury claim.
Property Damage - This is the amount it costs to repair or replace your vehicle. Although your vehicle is covered by insurance, there may be additional out-of-pocket costs for which you can seek compensation.
Pain and Suffering - In addition to physical injury, accidents can cause psychological and emotional trauma that can significantly impact your life and future. The law allows injured victims to seek damages for non-economic damages associated with an accident such as PTSD, anxiety, disfigurement, scarring, embarrassment, chronic pain, and more.
Wrongful Death - When a negligent party causes the death of a close family member, families and loved ones have the right to seek justice and compensation. Surviving family members, such as a spouse, children, or a parent, may recover survivor benefits and damages for monetary loss, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium (loss of companionship, comfort, protection, care, attention, advice, counsel, training, and guidance). The statute of limitations on wrongful death claims in Maryland is 3 years.
Choosing a skilled and reputable attorney to represent you in your accident case is an important decision. When it comes to navigating complicated legal and medical issues and standing up to large insurance companies, you need strong representation and a fierce advocate on your side. With over 20 years of trial experience and a strong presence in Bethesda and Maryland courts, Eric Kirk has a history of successful results and has secured millions of dollars in compensation for injury victims.
He has firmly established himself with insurance companies as an aggressive advocate for clients who is willing to take cases to trial in order to deliver justice. You need someone who will exhaust every resource possible in order to get you the compensation you deserve. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a traffic accident, Maryland's premier injury lawyer, Eric Kirk, will fight on your behalf to hold negligent parties responsible and maximize the value of your claim.
What do our clients have to say?
...a great attorney
"Mr. Kirk kept me informed and also fought effectively against the insurance company. I will definitely refer all of my friends and seek his counsel again if needed. Very professional. I think you are a great attorney, and I appreciate your representation. I like the fact that I only talk to you and not a receptionist or recorder."Rating: ***** 5 / 5 stars