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What should I do after being hurt in a car accident in Maryland?

Being injured in a car accident is a scary ordeal that may have life-changing repercussions. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, then you may be grappling with this new reality and wondering where to go next. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. Call our car accident attorneys in Prince George’s County, Maryland so that we can help you navigate this stressful time.

What are the most common car accident causes in Maryland?

Car accidents are frequent occurrences that are often avoidable. This isn’t always the case though, as sometimes car parts fail, weather conditions can be severe, or roads may be damaged. However, most car accidents are caused by negligence. A driver is considered negligent when they recklessly disobey the rules of the road, resulting in a car accident. That being said, driver negligence doesn’t always look like reckless driving. In many instances, a driver is considered negligent because they didn’t do something that they should’ve, like stopping at a stop sign. If you believe that you’ve been injured in a car accident due to driver negligence, contact Prince George’s County personal injury attorneys so that we can fight for the compensation you deserve.

What should I do after a car accident?

Immediately after a car accident, you may be in shock and too injured to focus on the steps you should take to properly handle the situation. However, if you can, you should consider taking the following steps to protect yourself. These steps are as follows:

  • Call 911
  • Attain the other driver’s insurance information
  • Attain a witness’ contact information
  • Take pictures of any damage done to both cars
  • Gather all the necessary medical documentation after leaving the hospital
  • Seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney
  • Limit contact with the other driver as much as possible

The steps listed above are essential for documenting the accident and its damages, as well as protecting yourself. The negligent driver will likely try to mitigate the consequences of their actions, and if they can poke holes in your argument, they will. Remember never to say “sorry” so that they can’t implicate you in the accident.

What is the statute of limitations for suing in Maryland?

Many drivers who have been injured in a car accident choose to wait for their wounds to heal before deciding whether or not they’ll pursue legal action. However, Maryland has a statute of limitations when it comes to injuries sustained in car accidents, so we would not advise you to wait. The statute of limitations in Maryland is generally three years, meaning that after three years you’ll lose the opportunity to sue. Don’t let this happen. Call us today so we can fight for your compensation.

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If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC. We provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. 

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