Texting while driving is among the biggest threats that all of today’s motorists face. Unfortunately, though everybody knows it is both unsafe and illegal to text while driving, people still do so, which often results in serious accidents. In fact, the National Safety Council has recently reported that texting while driving causes roughly 1.6 auto accidents every year, and that about 25% of all car accidents are caused by texting while driving. This is both disturbing and frustrating, as each of those accidents could have been prevented. If you are someone who has recently sustained an injury in an auto accident due to a motorist who was texting while driving, you most likely qualify for financial compensation. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am injured in a car accident?
After a car accident, you should take several steps to increase your chances of satisfying the burden of proof in a future personal injury claim. Those steps are as follows:
- Call the police. They will document the accident and send an ambulance.
- Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information.
- Ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their name, phone number, and email address.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident, including any damage to your vehicle, the other driver’s vehicle, and any property involved in the accident.
- Seek medical treatment immediately, and once you are treated, ensure you receive a copy of all medical documents/bills associated with your injury.
- Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney. In many cases, our firm can work to obtain the other driver’s phone records to prove that he or she was, in fact, texting at the time of the accident, thereby proving the accident was the other driver’s fault.
How long will I have to sue a driver for a car accident injury in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally three years, which means that you cannot wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against the negligent motorist. We are ready to help you fight for the compensation you need to heal today.
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.