If you have been injured in a car accident, you are likely wondering about Personal Injury Protection and how this will impact how you move forward. To learn more about what you should do after a car accident and how PIP will impact the situation, continue reading and contact our car accidents attorney in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
What should I do after a car accident?
If you have been involved in a car accident, it is crucial that you stay on the scene and alert the authorities. If you have been injured, seek immediate medical assistance. It is also important to take photos and videos of the scene before the cars are moved.
For most accidents, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is in place. PIP supports injured drivers directly after an accident. PIP is a form of insurance. It provides financial support with no regard to fault. PIP is referred to as a “no-fault” insurance policy that will compensate injured drivers for their medical bills and lost wages caused by the accident.
It is required for all drivers to have PIP unless expressly waived by the insurance policyholder. Maryland is not a pure “no-fault” state. One has the right to file a PIP claim and a third-party lawsuit.
If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney.
What are the most common forms of driver negligence?
Many forms of driver negligence can cause car accidents including the following:
- Distracted driving
- Using electronic devices without hands-free technology
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield
- Driving while tired
- Excessive speed
- Reckless driving
- Drugged driving
- Running stop signs or otherwise disregarding traffic signs
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the other driver’s negligence, you may be able to take legal action by filing a personal injury claim.
How can I prove negligence was the cause of my accident?
It is crucial to your case to prove that the accident was caused by negligence. Establishing the negligent party can be complex. This is why you must retain the services of an experienced attorney who will work to collect evidence to support your claim. This may include the following:
- Police report
- Witness statements
- Photos and videos of the scene
- Surveillance footage of the accident as it happened
- Medical documentation
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.