If you have been recently injured in an accident with a drunk driver, you are likely looking to take legal action to recover compensation for your damages. To learn more about how you can file a valid claim and the steps you should take immediately following the drunk driving accident, continue reading and reach out to our motor vehicles accident attorneys serving Maryland and Washington D.C.
What should I do after being injured in an accident with a drunk driver?
It is crucial that you take the following steps immediately following the drunk driving accident to increase your chances of filing a successful personal injury claim:
- Alert the authorities. The police will document the accident by conducting a police report. They will also likely ask the driver to submit to chemical testing which will play a key role in your claim.
- Seek immediate medical treatment.
- Collect the other driver’s insurance information if possible. If the driver is threatening or very intoxicated, it is best to wait in your car until police arrive.
- If there were any witnesses to the accident, collect their contact information including their name, phone number, and email address.
- Take pictures and videos of the scene of the accident including damage and your injuries.
- Collect all medical documentation relating to your treatment.
- Retain the services of knowledgeable Prince George’s County personal injury attorneys who will collect further evidence to support your claim and will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve.
Does Maryland have dram shop laws?
Dram shop laws are put into place in many states across the country that allow individuals to sue the drunk driver and the establishments that served the driver alcohol under certain circumstances.
However, Maryland does not have dram shop laws in place. This is why it is important that you hire an attorney who will work to recover full compensation from the driver’s insurance company.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years. This means that you must take legal action against the liable party within three years from the date of your drunk driving accident. Failure to do so may risk you being permanently time-barred from suing. To get started, give our firm a call today.
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.