Attorneys Karen Sussman and Howard Simcox met while earning their law degrees from the University of Baltimore. After beginning their careers doing insurance defense work for Allstate, Nationwide, Farmers, Maryland Auto, and other insurers, they both decided to turn their focus toward representing injury victims. Today, they use their insider knowledge of the insurance industry’s aggressive tactics to help those who’ve been injured or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others get the compensation they deserve.
Sussman & Simcox handles all types of personal injury claims—including car crashes, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bite attacks, and other negligence-related incidents. Maryland and D.C. use one of the harshest liability apportionment laws in the United States. Sadly, injury victims in Maryland and D.C. are barred from recovering anything if they are found to be even 1% at fault. From the moment you notify the other insurance company you have been injured, they begin to try to find some way to tag you with 1% fault. But we work tirelessly to push back on the insurance company’s attempt to lay any blame on our clients, so our clients aren’t left bearing the financial burden of another party’s misconduct.
The statute of limitations in Maryland for personal injury claims is usually three years. However, we encourage you to seek legal representation as soon as possible to avoid making mistakes that could jeopardize your case. Many victims have accepted the insurance industry’s advertising promise that they will be treated “fairly” during the claims process, and they don’t need an attorney. If you think this way, they have already won. In trying to handle your claim on your own, you may make decisions that can limit or bar your recovery. We believe it’s better to avoid a bad decision than to try to undo one. So, we recommend that you have an experienced attorney on your side as early in the process as possible. To learn how we can help, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.