About Mark A. Epstein
Mark A. Epstein is an experienced ACCIDENT, PERSONAL INJURY, and CRIMINAL DEFENSE lawyer licensed in Maryland and Virginia for over 25 years. He takes pride in giving responsive, individualized Professional assistance to clients with issues ranging from Personal Injury to Accident cases.
He talks directly to the client and does not "hand-off" cases to associates or law clerks. "Mark" gets to know each client's case, and with him, it's not just business -- it's personal. He appears regularly before all District, Circuit and Appellate Courts in Maryland, and also practices before the General District Courts, Circuit Courts and Courts of Appeal in Virginia.
Reasonable legal fees - Mr. Epstein's fees are very affordable and he even accepts payment plans. Accident cases are charged on a contingency basis and there is no fee unless he wins.
YOU’VE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT…NOW WHAT?
Mark A. Epstein has been practicing for over 25 years in Maryland and Virginia, as far south as Hampton Roads, Virginia, to the west in Front Royal, Virginia and Hagerstown, Maryland, all around the Maryland suburbs of Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties, up into Howard County, Baltimore City and County, and north to Harford and Cecil Counties.
Mr. Epstein’s greatest strength is his ability to negotiate top settlements in personal injury cases. He’s handled so many over the years that he knows how to deal with virtually any problem that could occur.
It’s a family tragedy, but it’s good to know that an able attorney with many years of experience can help your family get the remedies available to you.
Vehicle accidents happen all the time. Unfortunately, they cause extreme inconvenience and a lot of pain and suffering. Mr. Epstein knows the nuts and bolts of every case. You’re going to want a rental car quickly, and you’ll be concerned about lost wages resulting from lost time from work. It’s important you get medical treatment immediately…..and definitely…..definitely, don’t talk to any insurance companies until you speak to Mr. Epstein.
They will try and get a recorded statement from you before you consult with counsel in hopes that you might say something that could later prevent you from collecting on your case. In some cases they even try to offer a quick settlement in hopes that the idea of getting “quick money” might dissuade you from calling a lawyer. In most cases, you’ll be short-changing yourself by taking such a settlement. The insurance companies don’t want you to call a lawyer, because they know that a lawyer will help maximize your case.
The first thing you’re probably wondering about is how quickly you can get a rental car from the insurance company. Once the other side has decided that their driver was at fault, you can get a rental. But they always insist on investigating first, and often, their driver denies he was at fault. Mark Epstein works as quickly as possible to expedite your rental vehicle.
PIP and Medical Pay Benefits
In Maryland and Virginia, if you did not waive the provision in your policy, you will probably be entitled to $2,500 or more in benefits to pay medical bill and/or lost wages. It doesn’t matter whose fault the accident was, as this is a “no-fault” benefit payable under the policy of the vehicle in which you were riding, and may apply to your own insurance. Your insurance company cannot raise your policy premium for making a claim for this benefit.
Slip & Fall
Many lawyers don’t even take these kinds of cases. Mr. Epstein’s been doing these for years. Keep in mind that the mere happening of a fall does not mean you have a case. You have to be able to show that the property owner knew, or in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known that a defect or danger existed on the floor or steps—and failed to take steps to correct it. We know how to evaluate your case to make sure it has merit.
Maryland is a “one free bite” state. This means that the Plaintiff must prove that the owner of the dog had reason to know that the dog was vicious…or else you can’t collect. So once the dog has bitten once, the owner is “on notice” that the dog is potentially dangerous, and if it bites again, that owner is liable for damages. Homeowner’s insurance normally pays for any damages sustained, including disfigurement from scarring and all medical bills…plus substantial pain and suffering from having to endure the vicious attack.
B.A.- Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., 1974, Political Science, Public Speaking.
M.A.- American University, Washington, D.C., 1975, Public Communication.
J.D.- University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.,1978, Law Degree.
Admitted to Maryland Bar-6/78.
Admitted to Virginia Bar-9/78.
Admitted to the Court of Appeals of Md.
Admitted to the Supreme Court of Va.
Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Md.
Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Va.
Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
Practice before all state court in Maryland and Virginia.