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How Much is My Auto Accident Case Worth?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

One of the most often asked questions from my clients is, “how much is my case worth?” The answer is, “it depends.” There are many different factors to consider to determine the value of a personal injury case.

First, it depends on your treatment. If you, for example, attend a few physical therapy sessions and feel better, your case will obviously be worth less than a case where someone underwent surgery.

Second, it depends on your injuries. If you suffered a fracture, your case is probably worth more than a case where the claimant suffered soft tissue injuries. The total cost of your medical treatment will also play a role in the value of your case. Without knowing the cost of your medicals, it is difficult to ascertain what your case is worth. Permanent injuries are also an important factor when examining the value of a case.

Third, did you lose time from work? If yes, your lost time from work should be included in your damages. Further, if you are no longer able to perform your job, or even work at all, a claim for future loss of earnings should be made.

These are only a few aspects of a personal injury claim that determine what a case is worth.

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact Jaclyne Kartley for a free consultation today at 301-740-3313.

 

Should You Settle Your Injury Claim Without an Attorney?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

After being injured in a car crash, insurance adjusters will call you for many reasons. They want to:

  1. Gather facts about the collision;
  2. See if you are receiving medical treatment; and
  3. Sometimes, offer you money to settle your case.

The real question is, should you accept an offer without talking to an attorney first? No. You don’t know what compensation you’re entitled to until an attorney reviews your case. Did you miss time from work as a result of your injuries? Are you incurring medical bills? Are you not able to see a doctor because you don’t have health insurance? These are only a few of the most common scenarios in a personal injury case.

The insurance adjusters may be quick to offer you money to settle your case and pressure you to settle. But remember, without speaking with an attorney, you may not be getting the compensation you deserve.

The attorneys at BSGFD are here to help you after you’ve been injured. Call us today at 301-670-7030 for a free consultation.

The Ins and Outs of Roundabouts

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Roundabouts are circular intersections that typically don't use traffic signals to control the traffic. Instead, yield signs are placed at each entrance to the roundabout to alert drivers to approach the intersection with caution.

When you're moving towards a roundabout with a single lane surrounding the roundabout, reduce your speed. You're not required to come to a complete stop before entering the roundabout lane, however, you are required to use caution, keep to the right of the island, and only enter the roundabout when safe to do so. In other words, yield to the vehicles that are already in the roundabout. Additionally, look out for pedestrian crosswalks that may appear in the roundabout. If pedestrians are crossing in the roundabout, you must yield to them as you would in any crosswalk.

If you're approaching a multilane roundabout, you must stay in your travel lane. It is not safe to change lanes while traveling in the roundabout. Therefore, when you exit, you should be in the rightmost travel lane of the roundabout. To safely exit the roundabout, turn on your turn signal immediately after you pass the exit that is before your desired exit, and exit accordingly.

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