Car Accidents

Annapolis Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents cause injuries, unpaid medical bills, lost wages and transportation problems.

Car Accident Victims Recover their Dignity

What to Expect

Car accidents harm your family, career, health and finances.

After a serious car accident the victims are devastated not just physically but also emotionally and financially.  A bad car accident can transform you from the person that everyone depended on to a person that must depend on others.  The disruption starts with immediate medical treatment and the loss of freedom.  After being rushed to the hospital you soon realize that the emergency room doctor is only concerned about unstable or life threatening injuries.   They act for the person with internal bleeding in the brain but send the concussion victim back to work like a football coach from the 1980’s.  They fix broken bones but send those with excruciating back pain home.  After the hospital visit you have little guidance other than to follow up with a doctor that you have never heard of or your family doctor.  The family doctor has been great with the flu but may not be the right fit for a car accident. Our Annapolis car accident lawyers can craft a recovery plan.  Our Annapolis office is located by the Anne Arundel Medical Center and we can provide immediate answers.  We provide every new client a published personal injury guide.  Feel free to stop by our offices after being seen at the Anne Arundel Medical Center to obtain a copy of our Personal Injury Guide.  This guide answers the following questions:

  • Should I talk to the insurance company?
  • Who will pay my lost wages?
  • Do I need a lawyer?
  • Who will fix my car?
  • What can I do to improve my case?
  • What will the insurance company do to try and deny my car accident injury claim?
  • How does a car accident claim proceed?
  • Will I be offered a reasonable settlement?
  • If I do not settle, how does a lawsuit proceed?
  • What are the factors that lead an insurance company to settle some car accident cases while refusing to make an offer in other car accident cases?

Getting the answers to these questions early improve the chances of your car accident case being treated fairly.  The answers to these questions improves the chances of you recovering physically, emotionally, and financially.

The next day you are unable to work, to care for your family and you no longer have a car.  Medical bills are coming, your monthly bills are waiting and you can’t work.  The insurance company for the person that crashed into you is calling to request a recorded statement while often offering encouraging words.  Does the other driver’s insurance company really care about me? Why does the insurance company need a recorded statement when the car accident is clearly their driver’s fault?

If these questions and concerns sound familiar, let Patterson Law help you Recover.  Call 301-888-4878 to schedule a free consultation with Maria Patterson a Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyer, Top 10 client’s choice award winner for car accidents and a Top 1% Car Accident Lawyer winner.  Patterson Law is located in Anne Arundel County in Annapolis.  Our office is located next to the Bayside Pediatrics Office building and across the street from the Double T Diner and the Maris apartments. 

How to Prepare

A Car Accident Claim is Often a Fight

A famous boxer once said “Everyone has a plan until they are punched in the face.”  No one plans for the punch in the face that is a car accident.  You need a car accident lawyer with a plan to help you recover.

The Annapolis car accident lawyers at Patterson Law have tried over 150 personal injury jury trials and over a thousand judge trials.  Choosing an experienced car accident lawyer that has been selected as being among the “Best of the Best”* or as a Top One Percent Car Accident Lawyer will give you the best chance of succeeding with a favorable settlement or verdict.   Top rated Annapolis car accident lawyers, George Patterson and Maria Patterson started their careers as car accident lawyers for several major insurance companies.  Patterson Law currently handles car accident cases on behalf of those of who have been injured.  Having handled serious car accident cases on both sides, Patterson Law knows how to pursue difficult car accident cases to a successful resolution.  George and Maria Patterson have worked with several major car insurance companies and know how important the trial experience and willingness to take a car accident case to trial is to extracting a fair settlement.

Maryland has between 400 to 500 fatal car crashes per year.  On average there are over 100,000 motor vehicle crashes per year with approximately 31,000 involving injuries.   Anne Arundel County accounts for just under 10% of the crashes.   Many of these car accidents result in disputes over responsibility and value.

Please call George or Maria Patterson at 301-888-4878 to schedule a free consultation about your car accident case. Their offices are located in Annapolis near the intersection of Route 2 and Route 50.

Start Recovering

Recover your health, career, family and diginity

George and Maria Patterson have guided thousands of people through every step of the car accident recovery.  Each case begins with a lengthy meeting with the attorney to come up with a recovery plan.  The plan typically involves:

  • Identifying the medical specialists that treat your injuries.
  • Determining the best way to pay for the medical care even if you do not have health insurance.
  • Returning to work when it is safe to do so.
  • Planning for the impact the recovery process will have on your family.
  • Recognizing that following through with a plan will result in the best possible options to resolve their case through a settlement or a trial.

A settlement offer is a choice between accepting a known dollar figure or an unknown verdict at the end of a car accident trial.  The Annapolis car accident lawyers at Patterson Law offer reasonable contingency fees, free consultations and no legal fees unless a recovery is obtained.   Obtaining the best possible result for a car accident case requires a reasonable contingency fee agreement with a car accident lawyer recognized as being among the best in Maryland.   Having a proven lawyer to pursue your case is essential to eliciting the best possible offers.    Maria and George Patterson have obtained noteworthy car accident verdicts and settlements.

Please call 301-888-4878 to speak with a Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyer for a free car accident consultation.

Auto insurance companies have a responsibility to protect their policy holder and that is much different than a duty to protect the people their policy holders injure.

He worked diligently for me.

This was my first experience working with a lawyer, and George made it an extraordinary experience. Not only did he initiate the consultation by coming to my home because I was too badly bruised to make the drive to his office, but he also answered all of my calls and emails in a timely fashion. When it became time to present my case he ensured I was kept abreast to all information and I was completely prepared to proceed. George won my case because he is an awesome and knowledgeable lawyer, who genuinely cares.


A car accident client.

Car Accident victims expect to be compensated for what they have endured after a car accident, but insurance adjusters can only obtain authority to compensate damages that have been properly documented.  A properly documented damage is a damage that a trial lawyer can effectively present in court.

George Patterson, Car Accident Lawyer

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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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Top 100 Trial Lawyer

Only the top 100 trial lawyers from Maryland who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff law are eligible for membership.  Members must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based, in part, on peer nominations combined with third party research.

I have had numerous cases against Mr. Patterson and have always found him to be a superb advocate for his clients while always conducting himself in a highly professional and ethical manner.

Andrew Calabrese

Workers Compensation Attorney

Annapolis car accident lawyer, George Patterson has been board certified as a civil trial advocate and truck accident attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is their state coordinator for the Washington D.C. region of Maryland.  George Patterson has also been board certified as a civil pretrial advocate, recognized as a Maryland Super Lawyer and received an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell.  George Patterson has been named to the 2013 list of the Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers since 2013.  Maryland Super Lawyers refers to the list as the "Best of the Best" lawyers.   Maria Patterson's impressive record as a car accident trial lawyer has earned her the recognition as a Top One Percent Car Accident Lawyer by Car Accident Lawyer.Org.   The Anne Arundel County car accident lawyers have also obtained the best possible client reviews on an attorney rating service.   The Annapolis car accident lawyers have also obtained the Avvo client's choice designation for car accident cases.  George and Maria Patterson have obtained the best possible rating of a 10.0 by

Get Started Today

If you have been involved in a car accident, please contact a car accident lawyer at Patterson Law to schedule a free consultation. It is critical to retain a lawyer shortly after a car accident so that a request for the police report is issued an a recovery plan is created. George and Maria Patterson may be reached at 301-888-4878.  Patterson law has offices in Annapolis and Bowie. The Annapolis office is located in the Patterson Law building at 1 Willow Street, Annapolis Maryland.  The Bowie office is located in the Omni Medical building at 4000 Mitchellville Road, Suite A202, Bowie, Maryland.   Patterson law selected these two locations because they are located by two major health care centers.   

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