Truck accidents are perhaps the most devastating type of auto accident, mainly due to the sheer size and weight of a truck. If you are someone who has been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal from your wrongly-sustained injuries. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. 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 claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am injured in a Maryland truck accident?
Though the high impact of truck accidents often leaves victims in a state of shock, if you are capable, you should do the following after your accident to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:
- Call the police. Your health is paramount, and calling the police will have an ambulance sent to your location.
- Ask the truck driver for his/her insurance information.
- Take pictures of any damage to your car, the truck, and any property damaged in the process.
- Ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their phone number/email so they may corroborate your claim at a later date.
- Obtain all medical documentation relating to your injuries after being treated at the hospital.
- Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof. In many cases, trucks are equipped with a device that records the speed at which they were traveling at the time of an accident, which we may subpoena to prove that the trucker was speeding, thus being at fault for the accident.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time by which the wrongly injured have to take legal action against the party who caused their injuries. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent truck driver. Unfortunately, those who wait past the statute of limitations will, generally, be barred from suing. Do not let this happen to you. We are ready to help you.
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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.