This Easter, there is a very good chance you noticed the sheer volume of traffic as you went to visit friends and family to celebrate the holiday. Unfortunately, in many cases, the more drivers on the road, the greater chance there is of an accident occurring. Furthermore, on most holidays, you can almost guarantee that there will be more drunk drivers on the road than normal. Both of these factors combined nearly always result in a higher number of auto accidents occurring. If you’ve recently been injured in an auto accident, you are most likely wondering about how to proceed. Our Maryland personal injury lawyers are here to help in any way we can. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable firm to learn more about auto accidents, what to do after one, and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt in one.
Auto Accidents in Maryland | What to do After One
After an auto accident, it is critical that you take the necessary steps to document the incident and ensure that you have all of the evidence needed to file a future personal injury claim. If possible, take the following steps after your accident:
- Call the police to the scene of the accident.
- Ask the other driver for his or her insurance information.
- Speak with witnesses and obtain their contact information.
- Take pictures of any damaged vehicles or property.
- Seek immediate medical assistance.
- Obtain a copy of all medical documents and bills associated with your injury.
- Hire a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim, such as surveillance footage, which is generally the most straightforward way to prove such a claim.
What is the statute of limitations for auto accident claims in Maryland?
The statute of limitations is the legally acceptable timeframe in which you have to take legal action against the party responsible for your accident and injuries. The statute of limitations for auto accident claims in Maryland is, in most cases, three years, which means that you cannot wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident to pursue compensation from the negligent party. The sooner you take legal action, the better off you will be. Our firm is ready to assist you 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.