This Labor Day, people will be driving from all around the country to visit friends and family to celebrate. Unfortunately, this increases the likelihood of an accident occurring. If you are someone who is injured either by a drunk driver or as an injured passenger this Labor Day, you should continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about these accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one.
Drunk Driver Injuries
There is nothing more unfair than sustaining a physical injury due to a drunk driver. However, if you are injured by a drunk driver, there are certain steps you can take to maximize your chances of winning a personal injury claim in the future. First, you should call the police. When they arrive, they will file a police report and ask the drunk driver to take certain tests to determine if he or she is truly driving under the influence. From here, you should ask witnesses for their contact information, take pictures of the scene of the accident, and receive immediate medical treatment. You should also hire an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can work to gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim.
Injured Passenger Cases
If you are injured as a passenger this Labor Day, either in a friend or a relative’s car, you are most likely worried about whether you have to sue that person to recover the compensation you need. Of course, you do not want to sue your relative, however, this does not change the fact that you still require financial compensation to heal for an accident that was simply not your fault. Fortunately, as an injured passenger, you may still recover the compensation you need without having to sue your relative directly; instead, we will simply file a lawsuit against your relative’s insurance company, which should not hurt your relative in the slightest.
How long will I have to sue after an injury in Maryland?
If you are injured in a Maryland car accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, giving you three years from the date of your accident to sue. Our firm is ready to help you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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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.