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Common Types of Auto Negligence in Maryland | What to Know

It seems as though the roads are more unsafe than ever in today’s day and age, and unfortunately, this may actually be true. However, fortunately, all those who’ve been injured due to driver negligence may be entitled to compensation to help them heal. Continue reading and speak with our Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about some of the most common types of auto negligence and how our team can help if you’ve been injured due to no fault of your own.

What are the most common types of auto negligence?

Unfortunately, there are various ways in which motorists can be negligent, and oftentimes, these acts of negligence lead to serious auto accidents. Some of the most common types of auto negligence that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Texting while driving: Unfortunately, texting while driving, and other forms of distracted driving, are more prevalent now than ever. Texting while driving is illegal for a reason, and in fact, texting while driving is now the number one cause of auto accidents in the United States. If you’ve been injured by a motorist who was using his or her cellular device at the time of your accident, you may have a valid personal injury claim against that driver.
  • Driving while intoxicated: Everyone knows that it is illegal and unsafe to drive after having a few drinks, though many people across the country still do it. Unsurprisingly, this is one of the leading causes of auto accidents, and all those who’ve been injured at the hands of a drunk driver should strongly consider speaking with an attorney who can work to file a personal injury claim on their behalf.
  • Speeding: Speeding is something that most people are guilty of from time to time, however, this does not make it any less safe. Speed limits are in place for a reason, and if you were injured by a motorist who was traveling above the speed limit at the time of your accident, you will most likely have a valid personal injury claim.

The bottom line is that if you’ve been hurt in an auto accident due to no fault of your own, the most important thing you can do is document the facts of the accident by calling the police, taking pictures, obtaining witness statements, seeking medical treatment, and, of course, hiring a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney. Our firm is here to assist you.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

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.

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