Few things are more disruptive to more areas of your life than a serious auto accident. Not only do you need to deal with having your car repaired, but you’ll likely have some costly medical bills, lost wages, damaged personal property and other issues. You’ll need the help of a qualified accident attorney to help you recover what you’ve lost. If you don’t know how to choose an accident attorney, here are five things you should look for.
Find A Highly Experienced Attorney
Choose an accident attorney with a lot of experience fighting and winning accident cases — preferably hundreds of cases over a decade or more. Your lawyers should also have substantial experience here in Baltimore. To help you obtain maximum compensation, your attorney needs to know all the nuances of Maryland law and local procedures.
Get Your Questions Answered 24/7
Most accident victims have a lot of questions about all the legal, medical, and financial aspects of their case. These questions don’t always come to mind between 9 and 5 on weekdays. Sometimes, they come to mind when you are at the dinner table or lying in bed trying to sleep. To obtain peace of mind, you need an attorney that will answer the phone when you call, no matter when you call.
Make Sure The Attorney You Hire Is the Attorney You Get
Many accident victims choose an accident attorney from a glossy TV commercial. And once their case begins, they discover that their famous TV lawyer handed off their case to a young, inexperienced junior attorney. In other words, you’re paying for the senior attorney, but getting someone far less qualified…and that’s not good for you or your case. When you hire an attorney, make sure you know who is going to handle your case day to day.
Get Your Medical Bills Paid Fast
From the ambulance ride to emergency care to physical therapy, the medical bills pile up very quickly in a car crash case. These bills often contain important information about your care, but they’re very slow to arrive and very difficult to understand…and even slower to get paid. That is because most attorneys wait for medical bills to arrive in the mail, often several weeks after care has been given. Just like you need answers to your questions now, these bills need to be paid now. So make sure your attorney is connected to the medical billing portals, the electronic database that gets your medical bills in days, not weeks. With this system, a good attorney can get your medical bills paid fast.
Hire A Local Attorney
You shouldn’t have to travel across town to see your lawyer, especially when you’re recovering from serious injuries. You want your attorney close to you, and close to the medical facilities and other resources you need to get better. And if for some reason you can’t get to your attorney — like if you’re still in the hospital or if your job is on the edge of town — you want your attorney to come to you. You also want your lawyer to be familiar with your local courts, how they run, and the tricks for getting things done that only come with years of experience.
How To Choose An Accident Attorney
At the Law Offices of Larry B. Litt, we work hard to make choosing an accident attorney easy by meeting all these requirements and exceeding your expectations.
Accident attorney Larry B. Litt has over thirty years of experience, and senior paralegal Carol Provenzano has over twenty years of experience with accident cases like yours. They personally handle all the cases that come into the offices, so you have a highly-experienced legal team. In fact, they’ve represented more than 1,200 individuals and families over the years in Baltimore car crash cases.
World-class customer service is a high priority as well. Our phones are answered 24/7, and we respond to your emails within 24 hours. And because of our online medical billing portal, you get fast information and the peace of mind that prompt payment brings.
Our main office is very conveniently located near the intersection of the Baltimore Beltway and Liberty Road. Plus, we come to you when needed. Mr. Litt, Ms. Provenzano, or any of our associates are happy to meet you in your home, at the hospital, or at a nearby restaurant.
When it’s time to choose an accident attorney, reach out to the Law Offices of Larry B. Litt for a free consultation. We do not charge upfront legal fees in negligence cases.