If you have been hurt in a collision on the Maryland roadways or have lost a loved one in a fatal car wreck in the state, hiring the right lawyer to handle your case can make all the difference between getting the compensation you need and deserve and getting shortchanged. Not all personal injury attorneys are created equal. You want a lawyer with a considerable amount of experience and who has seen all the strategies and tactics insurance companies and defense attorneys will use to try to diminish, delay or deny your claim.
Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated former prosecutor with over 35 years of experience aggressively fighting for people and achieving successful results in car accident claims. He has many satisfied and repeated clients. With a strong record of successful results, we get many of our new cases as referrals from former clients or from other lawyers. We have represented other attorneys, as well as judges, law students, police officers, and courthouse employees.
Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience and track record of successful Past Results have earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:
- Maryland Super Lawyer
- Top 100 Lawyers in Maryland by Super Lawyers (2014)
- “10.0 Superb” as a litigation attorney by AVVO.
- “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars the highest client review possible.
- Client Distinction Award (Client Review Rating of 4.5 or higher on a 5.0 scale – less than 4% of 900,000+ attorneys listed by Martindale-Hubbell).
- “10 Best Attorneys in the State of Maryland in Client Satisfaction,” American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (by invitation only and limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state).
- “AV-Preeminent™*” Highest Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (28 consecutive years).
- The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Awarded to fewer than 1% of U.S. Attorneys who have Obtained Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts, Awards, and Settlements).
These include the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements, and industry recognition.
What to Look For in a Personal Injury Attorney
When you need to hire a personal injury lawyer, the first thing you want to look for is experience. You want an attorney who has successfully recovered damages for other personal injury victims, and who has done so on a regular basis for many years. Auto accident injury claims can be complex. Your lawyer needs to know how to effectively work with insurance companies and their attorneys. Your lawyer also needs to know when to bring in expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction specialists or medical professionals, to demonstrate either the cause or the extent of your injury.
You also want a lawyer who is accessible and available whenever you have questions or concerns. A lot of lawyers will take car accident or other personal injury claims, but they work on a volume basis. They take a lot of cases, do a little bit of work on each case and try to settle as quickly as possible. At the law office of Jonathan Scott Smith, we provide highly personalized service to every client, taking the time to learn the details of your case so that we can take the right steps to get the outcome you want. We have the ability to quickly assess your case’s merits and know when your interests will best be served by negotiating a settlement or by seeking damages before a judge and jury.
Contact Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith
We provide a confidential consultation to every client. Contact us by e-mail or call us now at (410) 441-5054 to schedule an appointment. We will fight to help you get full and fair compensation for all your losses.
Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in wrongful death cases and personal injury cases involving bodily injuries in auto accidents, truck wrecks, drunk driving wrecks, and motorcycle wrecks on the Baltimore Beltway, Washington Beltway, MD 295, Baltimore Washington Parkway, B-W Parkway, I-695, I-495, Interstate 95 in Maryland, I-70, Maryland Route 32, U.S. Route 29, Baltimore National Pike, Route 40, I-83 and serious injury accidents throughout Maryland.
Top-Rated Maryland Car Accident Attorney
Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore, Columbia, MD, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County, and Montgomery County, MD.
“I chose Mr. Smith Because He Was Very Honest And His Knowledge Of The Law Is Superb. He Explained Every Detail To Me So That I Understood Everything Along The Way. He Made Me Trust Him And Believe In Him. His Professional Ethics And Knowledge, Thorough Preparation, And Care For The Client Are Outstanding. His Office Staff Was Always Very Responsive And Always Got Back To Me Right Away.”
Woman Injured In Car Accident Sued Her Former Attorney For Legal Malpractice When He Failed To File Suit Or Settle Her Claim Before Statute Of Limitations Expired. Settlement Received For $300,000.00.