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Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Have Reached a 30-Year High in the United States

Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Have Reached a 30-Year High in the United States

Pedestrian accidents are happening all too frequently in our society–in fact, there were 6,590 pedestrian accident fatalities in the U.S. last year alone, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. This is a 30-year high and is also a 5% uptick from 2018. If you are someone who has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you most likely require compensation to help you make a full recovery. Fortunately, our Maryland personal injury attorneys are here to help. Please continue reading to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how we can help you through the claims process going forward:

What should I do if I am struck by a car?

If you are hit by another motorist, there are several things you should do. Though these accidents are often traumatizing, not to mention extremely painful, if you can manage, it is always best to have a plan in place. After an accident, you should always call the police, ask witnesses for their contact information, receive the negligent driver’s insurance information, take pictures of the accident, and retain the services of an experienced attorney as soon as you are capable of doing so.

Once you file your claim, you should be very wary of what you post on social media, as the insurance companies may be monitoring your accounts. This happens far more frequently than you may think, which is why it is generally best to keep your accounts private and significantly limit, or even completely refrain from posting on social media. If the insurance companies see anything that even slightly contradicts your claim, there is a very good chance they will deny you the compensation you deserve and need–even if they have to take it out of context.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?

In Maryland, injured persons have three years from the date of their accident to seek legal action against a negligent motorist. That being said, as an injured pedestrian, it is paramount you bring your legal situation to our attention as soon as possible. We are here to help you recover the compensation you need for a swift recovery–do not make the mistake of waiting. If you wait any longer than 3 years to sue, you will most likely be denied your right to do so.

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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