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Automobile Accidents

If you are searching for a lawyer for a car accident case, you want someone who has worked with accident reconstructionists and police officers.

Someone who has examined and cross-examined them in depositions and trials. Someone who understands how the coefficient of friction on a road surface can affect stopping distances. Someone who has examined a witness at trial about traffic signal phasing and sequencing.

Why? Because this type of evidence might become crucial to your case.

The Stravitz Law Firm and Eric Stravitz have handled thousands of auto accident cases in Maryland and DC. He has tried scores of cases, both to juries and directly to judges (a bench trial). The Stravitz Law Firm has filed hundreds of car crash lawsuits when insurance companies either wrongly refused to pay anything or offered too little when their insured drivers injured his clients.

Eric Stravitz has won thousands of cases over his career. Add your case to that list.*

Eric puts his decades of experience to good use for his clients. Because he knows how defense lawyers and insurance adjusters attack cases, he is able to advise clients to avoid the traps set up by the insurance companies that could hurt a client’s case before they realize it.

The Stravitz Law Firm maintains an database of the topics that insurance defense lawyers use to question his clients at depositions. If a new line of questions comes up in a case, we will add it to the database. If a lawsuit has to be filed for a client, the attorney’s at the firm will use this database to prepare our clients for their deposition.**

Because we know most of the questions that defense lawyers will ask before the deposition even begins, our clients are more comfortable at the deposition and perform better.

Eric likes to de-brief his clients after their depositions take place to find out if they felt that they were well prepared. Nearly always, the clients say, “yes,” and tell Eric that his questioning during the preparation session was tougher than the defense attorney’s questioning at the deposition.

Eric uses a similar approach to prepare for trial and typically receives similar feedback from his clients. Eric and the Stravitz Law Firm have handled rear-end crashes; intersection cases; t-bone collisions; collisions involving the use of alcohol; crashes involving post-accident reconstructions done by accident reconstructionists or engineers; crashes involving trucks, vans, SUVs, cars, and traffic light sequencing; lawsuits against a trucking companies; and a case against a truck maintenance facility after a drum came off of a truck and smashed a client’s windshield.

Eric and the Stravitz Law Firm fully understand the anatomy and medicine behind the often serious injuries that car accidents cause. Eric has prepared orthopedic surgeons, general physicians, and physical therapists for depositions and trial testimony.

The Attorneys and Staff at the Stravitz Law Firm understand the debilitating effect that a car accident can have on a client’s life.

They carefully explore with each client the many ways that the collision and their injuries have affected their life so that they can best present those harms and losses to an insurance adjuster, defense lawyer, mediator, judge or jury.

Eric Stravitz is a student of the law and of trial techniques. He typically reads the most current articles and books about trying car accident and other cases so that he can maximize his client’s cases. He also has written many articles that have been published in trial lawyer publications (see Eric’s collection of articles here.) This concept of perpetual learning is a must in a first-rate lawyer. If you were injured in a car crash and need an experienced lawyer, call Eric Stravitz at 240-467-5741 for a free conversation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the statute of limitations for a car accident case in Maryland?

In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a car accident case is generally three years from the date of the accident. This means that a person involved in a crash has three years from the date of the crash to file a lawsuit. However, there are some exceptions to this rule and it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a crash.

Why is it so important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after crash?

The sooner you contact a car accident lawyer, the sooner they can begin advising you on the best course of action to preserve your claim. An insurance company will not give you a fair settlement offer simply because a doctor agrees that you are injured. A qualified car accident lawyer will discuss the specific steps you need to take to document the full extent and cause of your injuries in a way that will meet the evidentiary burden required if the case goes to trial.


* Of course, every case is different and past performance is no guarantee of future results. 
**A deposition is an interview under oath conducted by the the insurance company’s lawyer with Plaintiff’s counsel present, along with a court reporter who transcribes all of the questions and answers. The court reporter types up these questions and answers after the deposition into a deposition transcript.

Client Reviews
"Eric did a great job preparing me for trial. This really hit home when the defense attorney cross-examined me. I felt like Eric had given me his playbook. Eric’s opening statement gave the Judge a nice preview of the case and his closing argument just nailed it. The Judge paid careful attention and included a fair amount in his decision. I highly recommend Eric Stravitz!" Brett Bradford
"Eric, Thank you so much for all of your work on my case. I am very pleased with the arbitration result and can't thank you enough. I plan on recommending you to everyone I know! Take care." Heather W.
"Dear Eric, It has been a pleasure being your client. I really appreciate your patience and willingness to explain complicated legal jargon in layman's terms. May you both have continued success always." Corenthia P.