Car Accidents

Minimal Property Damage Car Accidents

Low Property Damage Car Accidents.

If you were injured in a "minor" car accident you will need a trial lawyer.

Insurance companies mock low property damage car accident claims.

Insurance companies insinuate people can't be hurt in car accidents if the cars are not badly damaged.

Bowie car accident lawyers, George Patterson and Maria Patterson have litigated hundreds of car accident cases involving minimal property damage. Minimal property damage cases often have to be taken to Court because the injured party frequently has not received a settlement offer to consider. People are often injured in car accidents with little to no property damage. Insurance companies may refuse to settle these cases and jurors are often skeptical of injury claims that may seem disproportionate to the property damage. The claims are often relegated to insurance adjusters with little monetary authority to settle cases. The insurance companies have names for these cases like M.I.N.D. (Minor Impact No Damage), M.I.S.T. (Minor Impact Soft Tissue injury).  In short, these cases often have to be tried in Court. If you have been involved in a car accident involving minimal property damage it is essential that you select an attorney with car accident trial experience.

George and Maria Patterson know how to prove people were injured in low property damage accidents.

Insurance companies usually refuse to settle low property damage car accident injury claims

Serious injuries can occur in car accidents involving minimal property damage.  George Patterson represented a client that sustained a traumatic brain injury in a low property damage car accident.  The insurance company initially denied the claim arguing that the accident was too minor to have caused the claimed injuries.  Patterson Law ultimately obtained a $250,000 recovery for the client.

George and Maria Patterson tried a low property damage car accident case before a Howard County Jury. The client sustained an aggravation of preexisting medical conditions and injuries.  The insurance company hired a bio-mechanical engineer that routinely testified that the forces involved in low property damage car accidents were only sufficient to cause minor strains.  The jury returned verdict of $77,000.  Prior to trial the insurance company offered $30,000 to settle the case.

George Patterson obtained a verdict of $17,982.20 in Prince George’s County for a client who suffered soft tissue injuries to her neck and back in a minimal property damage car accident. The insurance company had offered $181.50 before suit was filed because they questioned whether someone could be injured in a little to no property damage accident. In a Circuit Court Case in Prince George’s County, George Patterson obtained a $50,000.00 verdict in a car accident that the defendant claimed was just a tap. The jury rejected this claim and found a shoulder surgery related after photographs from the underside of the vehicle showed frame damage. These cases are example of dozens of low property damage car accident trials that George Patterson has successfully litigated.

Multiple factors determine whether a person is likely to be injured in a car accident. Property damage is not a reliable indication of whether a person was injured in a car accident but it is the one factor insurance companies have emphasized to skeptical jurors and judges.

Medical doctors universally agree that people can be injured in low property damage car accidents.

Insurance companies hire doctors to identify other causes of injuries.

Low property damage cases with serious injuries have to be filed in the Circuit Court where a jury decides the case. Insurance companies will hire doctors to offer opinions that any injury from the accident was temporary. They will offer opinions that any permanent problems are due to pre-existing injuries or degenerative conditions. Maria and George Patterson have had success in showing these alternative explanations to be unsupported by their clients’ medical history and actions.

Mr. Patterson took on my case when others would not and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of an excellent lawyer. I am grateful for everything he has done and for fighting for me as a victim of a car accident.


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Insurance companies call into question the integrity of people injured in minor car accidents. We pride ourselves on defending the integrity of our clients.

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Our Successes

Patterson Law takes pride with every client that recovers. Recovery is more than the settlements and verdicts obtained for our clients. Each and every one of these clients had been shepherded through a process where powerful insurance companies fought to defeat or minimize their claims. Each result represents a client’s dignity being affirmed.

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The minimal property damage car accident Lawyers at Patterson Law serve clients in Prince George's, Montgomery, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's and Baltimore Counties. Our clients are from Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Forestville, Prince Frederick, Leonardtown, Annapolis, Edgewater, Rockville, Bethesda, Germantown, Oxon Hill, Beltsville, Deale, Severna Park, Largo, Crofton, Columbia and Landover.

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If you have been involved in a low property damage car accident please contact Bowie car accident lawyers, George Patterson and Maria Patterson to arrange for a free consultation at 301-888-4878.  Patterson Law offers free consultations at our offices located in Bowie and Annapolis. Each case is different. Past records are no assurance that our lawyers will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case.

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