YOU NEED AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WHO CAN HANDLE YOUR CASE ANYWHERE IN THE STATE
The Law Office of Marc Atas and Associates handles auto accidents that occur in the Baltimore City and all 23 Maryland Counties. The Law office of Marc Atas and Associates has obtained millions of dollars for their clients.
- Baltimore City
- Baltimore County
- Anne Arundel County
- Howard County
- Harford County
- Carroll County
- Western Maryland
- Eastern Shore
- Prince Georges County
- Montgomery County
YOU NEED AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WHO HAS VAST EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH THE COMPLICATED ISSUES OF CAR ACCIDENTS
- Contributory negligence
- Assumption of risk
- Proximate cause
- Sovereign Immunity
- Rear- end collision
- Lane Change
- Drunk Driver
- Passenger vs. Driver
- Word vs. Word
- Pre-existing Conditions
- Head on Collision
YOU NEED AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WHO REPRESENTS YOUR INTEREST-YOU SHOULD NEVER REPRESENT YOURSELF
The driver responsible for your injuries is represented by insurance adjusters and attorneys hired by the insurance company. Insurance adjusters are paid to prevent you from receiving fair payment for your injuries. Car accident attorney Marc Atas knows the tricks that these insurance companies use to avoid paying the victim of an auto accident and will fight to ensure you obtain all of the benefits you are entitled to receive.
- 38 years legal experience
- Cum Laude Honors University OF Baltimore School of Law
- Heuisler Honor Society
- American Jurisprudence Book award
- Baltimore City Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Maryland Association for Justice
YOU NEED AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY TO OBTAIN FOR YOU THE BENEFITS YOU DESERVE!
Auto accident laws are meant to ensure that innocent drivers, who are injured in a car or truck accident, are provided with the following benefits:
- Vehicle repair
- Rental car
- loss of use
- Lost wages
- Medical treatment
- Medical expenses reimbursement
- Total loss payments
- Diminished value
- pain and suffering awards
- Wrongful death
- Survival action claims
- Loss of consortium
YOU NEED AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH PURSUING JUSTICE AGAINST ALL TYPES OF AT FAULT DEFENDANTS
- UBER DRIVER
- LYFT DRIVERS
- FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
- STATE GOVERNMENT
- COUNTY GOVERNMENT
- UNINSURED MOTORIST
- UNDERINSURED MOTORISTS
- TAXI- CABS
- SCHOOL BUSES
- UNITED STATES POST OFFICE
- MTA BUS OR SUBWAY
- TRACTOR TRAILERS
- COMPANY VEHICLES
- DISAPPEARING MOTORISTS
- HIT AND RUN
- NEGLIGENT ROAD DESIGN
YOU NEED AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF INJURIES
- Fingers/ Hands/ Wrists
- Shoulder/ Rotator Cuff
- Ankles/ Knees/Legs
- Disfigurement/ Scars
- Injuries Requiring Surgery
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Stress and Psychiatric Injuries
- Broken/Fractured Bones
- Torn Ligaments
YOU NEED AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WHO CAN GET YOU THE MEDICAL TREATMENT YOU NEED
If you are involved in a car accident, you will need to receive timely, quality, affordable medical care. The Law Office of Marc Atas and Associates can refer you to Doctors who:
- Specializes in vehicle accident injuries
- Will see you usually the same day
- Will wait until your case is settled for payment of medical bills
- Specialize in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Neurology, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry
YOU NEED AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH THE COURT SYSTEM AND WHO IS EAGER TO TAKE YOUR CASE TO COURT IF THE INSURANCE COMPANY DELAYS OR OFFERS UNREASONABLE SETTLEMENTS
When the Insurance Company refuses to accept responsibility for your damages and injuries, it will be necessary for your Auto Accident Attorney to go to court to fight for your rights.
- District Court
- Circuit Court
- Court of Special Appeals
- Court of Appeals
- Federal District Court
- Insurance Commissioner
Contact the Law Office of Marc J. Atas and Associates, to assist you with your Automobile/truck/motorcycle claim.
Free Initial Consultation and NO Fees or Costs Unless We Win. We WILL GET YOU THE BENEFITS YOU DESERVE!
YOU NEED AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY YOU CAN AFFORD.
The simple answer is no. The initial consultation is free. Often, I can answer simple legal questions over the phone. My general philosophy with regard to giving legal advice is as follows. If you have a relatively simple question, that can be answered based upon my present knowledge, I will be glad to answer to question or give you some guidance without charging you for my expertise. I have had wide legal experience over more than thirty- eight years, so there are many topics that I am familiar with. If I do not know the answer, but can figure it out with minimal work, for an old client there is likely to be no charge. If the matter is outside of my areas of knowledge or expertise, then I still encourage clients to call. I like to act as the gatekeeper for all of my clients’ legal problems. I keep a list of lawyers I recommend for all types of legal problems. Most of these lawyers I personally know or have referred clients in the past with successful results. A lawyer can- not possibly know all of the laws in all of the areas of law. It is hard enough to know all of the law in one area of expertise.
See the next section for further details regarding contingency fees in workers compensation cases.
The initial consultation is important to the lawyer as well as the client. For the client it is your opportunity to meet the lawyer and tell him about the case. Questions should be asked of the lawyer regarding your case, as well as about the lawyer. Clients should size up the lawyer at that time to make sure the lawyer is someone the client wants to work with.
In auto accident and personal injury claims, the fee is one third of whatever is recovered. The fee is based upon the gross recovery. If there is no recovery, there is no fee and no expenses reimbursement is due. In addition, you may be responsible for any expenses incurred if there is a recovery. If, suit has to be filed because the case can- not be settled, the fee percentage will raise to forty percent of any gross recovery. Gross recovery means the total amount recovered before any medical bills, expenses, liens, and lost wages are paid. There normally is no fee for personal injury protection benefits or property damages paid unless suit is required to collect those benefits.
In addition, clients will be responsible for reimbursing the attorney for any expenses incurred by the attorney only if there is a settlement or jury or judge verdict. Expenses are explained in the next section.
Legal expenses include the costs of obtaining police reports-$10-$20.00, as well as doctor and hospital bills and reports. In addition, when an auto/truck/motorcycle/pedestrian cases can -not be settled, it will be necessary to file a lawsuit and the case may go to trial. Legal expenses include the filing fee for the court-$30.00 to $180.00, private process servers-$50 to $150.00 per service, court reporter charge for a deposition-$250.00 to $750.00, doctor charges for testimony, video costs for video deposition of experts, expert fees for testimony and finally the costs of any private investigator or other expert needed in order to prove your case.
The costs the lawyers have to pay for medical records and medical bills can add up. Under the old law it was not uncommon for a hospital or doctor’s office with hundreds of pages of records to charge five hundred dollars or more for photocopying medical records. Fortunately, in 2016 the Maryland legislature limited the maximum fees that could be charged for medical record copying to the sum of $102.88. see statute at end of article.
If specific information is requested from your medical provider that he has not automatically put in your medical record, the doctor will usually require a separate fee to provide specific information requested. Often, this information is crucial to your case. The typical cost for this type of letter can be between two hundred and fifty dollars to seven hundred and fifty dollars.
When an auto/truck/motorcycle/pedestrian cases proceeds to trial,it will be necessary to put on evidence from medical experts. This evidence can be presented in two ways. The first method is by actually having the doctor testify in person in front of a jury. While this is the most effective method, it is also the costliest. If the doctor is going to come to court, he normally will block off the whole day and charge accordingly. In person testimony can cost you between $5000.00 to $10,000.00 per day. In addition, you need to book the doctor in advance for the trial date. If the case gets delayed for an additional day or two, then you may have to pay the doctor for additional days. If the time for his testimony is delayed or postponed, the doctor may no longer be available. The other method used to preserve doctor testimony is by video deposition. This is not inexpensive but is less expensive than live testimony, since the video deposition can be taken at the doctor’s convenience at his office. Typical costs for a video deposition include, the Doctor fee-$500.00 to $2500.00 plus a court reporter to type his testimony-between $500.00 to $1000.00 dollars. Finally, a videographer to video tape the testimony. $250.00 to $750.00. If the video needs to be played in court usually the court has a video player. However, if there is no video player at the court than there will be additional charges
Some law firms charge for long distance telephone, calls, photocopies and research time, but we do not. The client is normally only responsible for the costs if we recover money in your case. If there is no recovery then the client usually will not be responsible for those costs unless we agree otherwise.
New Maryland Law on Photocopy charges for medical records
Article Health General Annotated Code of Maryland
(c) (1) (i) In this subsection, medical record includes a copy of a medical bill that has been requested by an individual.
(ii) The provisions of this subsection do not apply to x-rays.
(2) A health care provider may require a person in interest or any other authorized person who requests a copy of a medical record to pay for the cost of copying:
- For State facilities regulated by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as provided in ‘4-206 of the General Provisions Article; or
- For all other health care providers, a reasonable cost-based fee for providing the information requested.
(3) (i) Except as provided in subparagraph (iii) of this subsection, for a copy of a medical record requested by a person in interest or any other authorized person under paragraph (2)(ii) of this subsection, a health care provider may charge a fee for copying and mailing not exceeding $0.76 for each page of the medical record.
(ii) In addition to the fee charged under subparagraph
(i) of this paragraph, a hospital or a health care provider may charge:
- Subject to the fee limitations that apply to persons in interest under 45 C.F.R. 164.524 and any guidance on those limitations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a preparation fee not to exceed $22.88 for medical record retrieval and preparation; and
- The actual cost for postage and handling of the medical record.
(iii) Subject to the fee limitations that apply to persons in interest under 45 C.F.R. 164.524 and any guidance on those limitations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
a hospital or a health care provider that uses or maintains the requested medical records in an electronic format, may charge for an electronic copy of a medical record in an electronic format requested by a person in interest or any other authorized person:
- A preparation fee not to exceed $22.88 for electronic format medical records retrieval and preparation;
- A per page fee of 75% of the per page fee charged by a health care provider under paragraph (3)(i) of this section that may not exceed $80; and
- The actual cost for postage and handling of the Electronic Format Medical Records.
- (i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, the fees charged under paragraph (3) of this subsection may be adjusted annually for inflation in accordance with the Consumer Price Index.
(ii) The preparation fee charged for medical record retrieval and preparation under paragraph (3)(ii)1 of this subsection and for retrieval and preparation of a medical record in an electronic format under paragraph (3)(iii)1 of this subsection may not be adjusted annually for inflation in accordance with the Consumer Price Index.
- (i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, a health care provider may charge a fee, as authorized under paragraphs (3) and (4) of this subsection, for the retrieval, copying, preparation, mailing, and actual cost of postage and handling of a medical record disclosed under ‘ 4-306 of this subtitle.
(ii) If a government unit or agency makes a request for the disclosure of a medical record under’ 4-306 of this subtitle, a health care provider may not charge the government unit or agency a fee for the retrieval, copying, preparation, mailing, and actual cost of postage and handling of the medical record.
- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a health care provider may not charge a person in interest, except for an attorney appointed in
- 4-304(3)(i i i)(1 ) allows for a preparation fee of $22.88 for the provision of EMR. This is the same charge as that for paper records.
- 4-304(3)(iii)(2) provides the most significant reduction in allowable fees for EMR in limiting the per page fee to 75 percent of the per page fee charged by a health care provider under paragraph (3)(i) of this section that may not exceed $80. The per page fee allowed by paragraph (3)(i) is currently 76 cents. 75 percent of 76 cents is 57 cents. Given the cap of $80 on the overall per page fee, this means that the first 140 pages of the EMR will be billed at a rate of 57 cents per page. The charge cannot exceed $80 regardless of the number of pages.
- 4-304(3)(iii)(3) allows for the charge of actual postage and handling and is unchanged from prior law.
- 4-304(4)(i) applies the annual CPI adjustment to the fees charged, however, 3-304(4)(ii) exempts the $22.88 preparation fee for both paper records and EMR from that adjustment, providing a $22.88 preparation charge in perpetuity.
- The bottom line is that as of October 1, 2016, the maximum charge for the provision of EMR charts of 140 or more pages will be $102.88 ($80 + $22.88) plus actual postage and handling. Smaller charts will cost less. No longer will we receive invoices for thousands of dollars for records billed at 76 cents per page even though they are maintained and provided on disc at the push of a button. No longer will our offices have to spend valuable time arguing and negotiating with health care providers and their third- party copy service surrogates over outrageous.
How long will my Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accident take to Settle?
When you are involved in an accident, the legal process can be confusing. Ideally, the client’s goals are to obtain great medical treatment and to settle the case as quickly as possible for the most amount of money. There are numerous steps in order to accomplish all of the client’s goals. Cases can be resolved or settled during three different time periods, before suit is filed, after suit is filed but before trial, or at a trial. Factors that effect when cases are resolved are numerous.
Cases often settle without a trial or before suit is filed. The steps necessary to prepare a case for settlement without a trial or before suit is filed are outlined in the following four blog articles:
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OUT OF STATE CLIENT REPRESENTATION BY The Law Office Of Marc Atas and Associates
Baltimore Auto accident Attorney Marc Atas is prepared to provide representation to Maryland residents who need out of state representation for an accident in another state. In addition, Baltimore Auto accident Attorney Marc Atas can assist clients who live outside of the State of Maryland but are involved in accidents in the State of Maryland. I understand the challenges for out of state clients and am experienced at helping them, often without it being necessary for them to return to Maryland for an appearance in court. It can be difficult when you have a legal matter in another state and you do not know who to call to represent your interests. Normally you might have a family lawyer or a friend might make a referral. But those options are not usually available when you are from out of town. You need to quickly find an attorney that you can trust.
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