At The Law Offices of Scott N. Bergman, LLC, we support injury victims, helping them recover, and rebuild their lives after a serious accident or injury caused by another. We understand that a personal injury can be life-changing, and we know what it takes, physically and emotionally, to recover from such a horrific event.
Our attorneys handle many different types of injury and wrongful death claims in the State of Maryland, Washington, DC, Massachusetts and Wisconsin as well as many other parts of the United States, including those related to:
- Auto accidents: Our law firm takes on the whole range of car accidents, including accidents caused by texting or distracted drivers, accidents caused by uninsured or underinsured motorists, hit-and-run accidents, and more.
- Commercial truck accidents: There is no such thing as a minor truck accident. If you were injured by a negligent truck driver, we are ready to take action.
- Bicycle collisions: Even when bicyclists wear helmets, they face great risks on busy roads full of inattentive drivers. After an accident, you can rely on us to deliver the highest levels of care and service.
- Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrians have no protections against motor vehicles. When negligent motorists collide with pedestrians, the results are catastrophic and even fatal.
- Slip-and-fall injuries: Property owners are responsible for establishing safe premises. When they fail and people slip-and-fall as a result, we are prepared to help you recover the damages you need.
- Accidents causing brain injuries and brain concussion syndrome: A serious brain injury to you or someone you love will impact every part of your life. Our lawyers understand how to develop the strongest possible case for the damages you will need both now and in the years to come.
- Animal Bites
Whatever your case involves, you can expect us to deliver our full effort in support of your case. We are tough; we are experienced, and most of all, we grind. We know that the journey to justice can be a long one. We will be at your side each step of the way.
What To Expect When We Take Your Case
When our law firm takes your personal injury case, we thoroughly and effectively prepare the case as if it is to go to trial. By doing so, we show the insurance company involved we are ready to fight and win for our client and willing to roll the dice for our client. Therefore, our firm collects all necessary evidence, interviews all witnesses available for the case, and reviews the police report and interviews the officer who was involved with our client’s matter. When necessary, we work with well-qualified medical experts, therapists and investigators who can help build a strong case on behalf of our client against the party at fault, and his or her insurance company. We also have a former nurse on staff who serves as a paralegal for the firm.
Medical discovery — including technological objective testing such as: X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, range of motion and nerve conduction tests — can often reveal the extent of a client’s injury. The majority of our injury victim clients do not realize just how extensive the damage they absorbed from their incident is before they started talking to us and getting a prior medical examination. This is especially true in cases involving brain concussion and closed head injuries. We have had clients walking around with life-threatening injuries to their head and they never realized it until they spoke with us. Our firm has handled many of these serious cases; without our help, you run the risk of settling for less than you deserve and continuing to live with injuries that you might not have been aware of.
A Former Nurse On Our Legal Team
Our legal team includes a former nurse who now serves our firm as a paralegal and knowledgeable attorneys who can handle your claim aggressively and effectively. We believe in thorough preparation of pedestrian accident and injury cases, and we aren’t nice to insurance companies. We fight for you at every step of the way, helping to ensure that you achieve the best possible result in Washington, D.C., or Maryland courts or through our of-counsel in the Virginia Courts.
We look at the broad picture for our clients — not just what we can do to win your case, but what we can do to make our client’s life better after the case is over. That’s why when the case starts, our main concern is our client’s health first, the damages are something we worry about later for our client and only after our client’s health has been restored to the best possible level it can get to after the accident. Not only can we counsel our clients regarding legal matters, but we can also help them get needed medical care to get our clients back on their feet to resume their lives in the best way possible. Since we work with many of the local hospitals and medical offices in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, we may be able to put a hold on hospital and/or medical office bills temporarily, so that our clients can delay payment until after their cases are settled or verdict is obtained at trial.
We Don’t Make Friends With The Insurance Company And Its Defense
Some law firms make matters easy for the insurance companies and their attorneys by cooperating fully with their demands in hopes of getting a future settlement. They provide courtesy copies to the opposing counsel of court documents, volunteer extra time to allow opposing counsel to respond to required discovery, allow the defendant to not attend depositions or finish interrogatories documents and constantly talk about settlement from the moment they file the suit against the defendant. At our law firm, we do not do things the easy way with the insurance companies as it is clear they are not our friends, but rather our enemies in a legal battle situation. It is one of our firm’s missions to not allow our clients to become a victim for a second time, at the hands of the powerful insurance company.
Therefore, attorneys at our firm don’t play nice with the insurance companies, and we never make friends with the hired defense. Instead, we take aggressive action for our clients like a bulldozer so that we create a horrible risk analysis for the insurance company when it has to decide to take a case of our client all the way to a trial which creates a risk of verdict and judgment against its own insured, the defendant. We do what’s right and in the best interests of our clients at all times, by obtaining the best possible results for them. Period.
When you choose an attorney to handle your case, it is important to know that that attorney owes you a specific duty, referred to as a fiduciary duty. This means that they are fiduciaries, responsible for taking great care of their clients and clients’ interests. They are obligated for looking out for you and advocating for you every step of the way.
Contact Our Law Firm About Your Accident Or Injury. Don’t Be A Victim Twice At The Hands Of The Insurance Industry — Get Legal Help Today!
We are here to answer your questions and put any concerns to rest. Call The Law Offices of Scott N. Bergman, LLC, at 301-330-4444. You may also complete our online contact form. The consultations we offer are free and completely confidential.
Personal injury matters are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay no money upfront for our representation. Clients can reach out to us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.