As auto accidents across the United States begin to rise, our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys feel it is important for individuals to know about what their causes are, what they should do if they are injured in one, and how our firm can help them. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common types of auto negligence?
Though there are fewer cars on the road as of late, this has caused many motorists to believe that they can simply do what they please on the road. Of course, this is untrue, as this way of thinking causes several accidents every single year. Some of the most common types of car accidents that our firm sees include speeding, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, driving while drowsy, and ignoring traffic lights and signs. If you were injured at the hands of a driver who was doing any of the aforementioned, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.
What should I do if I am injured in an auto accident?
If you are injured in an auto accident in Maryland, the first thing you should do is call the police and ask the driver for his or her insurance information. From here you should take pictures of any damage caused by the accident to both your vehicle and the other driver’s vehicle. Next, you should ask any witnesses for their name, phone number, and email. Once you are treated in a hospital, ask your doctor for all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you will have to retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.
How long will I have to sue someone for an auto accident in Maryland?
In Maryland, the statute of limitations for auto accident claims is, generally, three years, which gives the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long, for if you do, there is a very good chance that you will be barred from suing. Our firm is here to help you through every step of the claims process ahead–all you have to do is ask.
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If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.