When a drunk driver gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she is committing one of the most dangerous traffic offenses possible. Both drunk and distracted driving are among the leading causes of car accidents across the country. Rather obviously, these accidents are often severe, as drunk driving usually causes motorists to made additional irresponsible decisions due to their abilities being inhibited by alcohol.
For example, many drunk drivers also speed, cutting other motorists off and driving otherwise aggressively. If you are someone who was injured by a drunk driver, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:
How can I sue a drunk driver who struck my vehicle?
To sue a drunk driver, you must hire an experienced attorney who will prove that you were injured as a direct result of another motorist’s negligence. However, drunk driving charges, especially if an injury was involved, can carry serious weight. Therefore, you can expect the offending party will hire expert legal counsel to keep him or her out of jail. That is why you must do the same to help ensure justice is served.
How will an attorney help me win my claim?
An attorney will discover, gather, analyze, and present various types of evidence and information pertaining to your case. For example, an attorney will try and obtain security camera footage of the accident, medical documents and records, police reports, witness testimony, and more to prove your claim. However, you must ensure you have the right attorney by your side.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
The statute of limitations in Maryland for personal injury claims is three years. This means, rather simply, that you have three years from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. If you neglect to file within the allotted timeframe, you will be denied the right to sue. Do not let this happen. Speak with our seasoned firm today to get the ball rolling. We are here to help.
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.