Pedestrian accidents are among the most devastating types of auto accidents, and if you are someone who has recently been injured in one, there is a very good chance that you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrian accidents happen for many different reasons, however, not unlike other accidents, they are most frequently a result of negligence. In many cases, pedestrian accidents occur due to motorists making the decision to either text while driving, drive while under the influence of alcohol, or drive while drowsy or fatigued. These accidents also frequently occur as a result of speeding.
What should I do if I am hurt as a pedestrian in an accident?
If you are injured as a pedestrian in an accident, as long as you are still physically capable, you should take the following steps to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:
- The first thing you should do after an accident is to call the police, who will send an ambulance to the scene.
- You should then ask the driver for his or her insurance information.
- Next, ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information.
- From here, you should take pictures of the accident and its aftermath.
- Retain immediate medical treatment, and once you are treated, ask your doctor for all documentation/bills regarding your injuries.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney who can work to obtain all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof, including surveillance footage of the accident as it happened.
How long will I have to sue for injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident in Maryland?
As with all other accidents, there is a statute of limitations in place for pedestrian accidents in Maryland. The statute of limitations is, generally, three years, which means that under most circumstances, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. We are here to help you today.
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