This Labor Day, you are most likely traveling to meet your friends and family for a day of outdoor fun. We celebrate Labor Day by having barbecues, pool parties, and more. However, there will be thousands of negligent, impatient, or potentially intoxicated drivers on the road, so you must be alert at all times. However, this is not always enough, and people are injured by negligent drivers as a result. If you have been involved in a Labor Day car accident, here are some of the questions you may have about recovering financial compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained:

What are the most common causes of car accidents?

Car accidents can be caused by any number of factors, such as inclement weather conditions. When there is heavy rain, black ice, or snow, drivers are far more likely to go skidding off the road. Additionally, faulty car parts or negligent road design may also contribute to car accidents. However, rather unsurprisingly, the most common cause of car accidents is driver negligence.

What are some examples of driver negligence?

Some of the several ways in which motorists can behave negligently are as follows:

  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence 
  • Failing to observe blind spots
  • Eating while driving
  • Smoking while driving
  • Disciplining children while driving
  • Disregarding traffic signs and lights
  • Failing to comply with all other rules and regulations of the road

How do I recover financial compensation following a car accident?

To recover financial compensation in any personal injury claim, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Hiring an experienced attorney can maximize your chances of doing so. 

How do I prove a personal injury claim?

The best way to prove a personal injury claim is via security camera or dashcam footage of your accident as it happened. However, you and your attorney may also provide witness statements, police reports, and medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries to bolster your claim.

What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?

The statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. This is why you must hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible who is ready and willing to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. 

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must consult an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.