Thanksgiving Weekend is a time of celebration, which is why so many people will travel to see their families this year. Unfortunately, the high volume of traffic often leads to a greater amount of accidents every year. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about car accidents, what to do if you are hurt in one, and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of car accidents on Thanksgiving Weekend?
Car accidents are generally caused by negligence, however, on Thanksgiving Weekend, a good portion of car accidents are caused by motorists who made the mistake of driving while under the influence of alcohol. However, if you were injured due to a driver who was texting while driving, speeding, driving while fatigued, driving under the influence, or any other form of negligence, you will most likely have a valid personal injury claim.
What should I do after being injured in a car accident?
After sustaining an injury in a car accident, you should take several steps to bolster your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. First, you should call the police. Then, you should ask the other driver for his or her insurance information. You should then ask anyone who saw the accident for their contact information and take pictures of the scene of the accident. Finally, after you receive medical treatment and are in stable condition, you should retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. Our firm is ready to help.
How long will I have to file a personal injury claim after sustaining an injury in a car accident in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, which means that in most cases, you will have three years from the date of your injury to sue the party responsible for your accident. If you wait any longer than three years, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently time-barred from suing. We can begin working on your claim immediately–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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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.