When someone is injured in an auto accident, they have a lot to consider, especially if the accident was caused by the negligence of another party. If you’ve recently been injured in an auto accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you’ve sustained as a result of your accident. Read on and contact our Maryland personal injury lawyers to learn more about auto accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is the most common cause of auto accidents in the United States?
The most common cause of auto accidents in the United States in today’s day and age is distracted driving, as cellular devices are constantly at our fingertips, people are constantly changing radio stations, answering phone calls, and more. Unfortunately, distracted driving is not the only cause of auto accidents; auto accidents are also frequently caused by speeding, driving while intoxicated, and driving while fatigued, among other things. If you were injured in an accident as a result of a negligent driver, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.
What should I do if I am hurt in an auto accident?
If you are hurt in an auto accident, the most important thing you can do is call the police to the scene of the accident, as they will send you an ambulance which will transport you to a hospital for treatment. While you await the ambulance’s arrival, however, if you can, you should ask the other driver for his or her insurance information, take pictures of the scene of the accident, ask any witnesses for their contact information, ensure you receive medical treatment, and hire a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury lawyer.
What is the statute of limitations for auto accident claims in the state of Maryland?
Auto accident claims must be filed within three years of the date of the accident occurring, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Those who wait any longer than three years from the date of their accident will most likely be permanently time-barred from suing. Furthermore, you should note that the sooner you file your claim, the better off you will be, as the longer you wait, the harder it will be to prove that your accident was the direct cause of your injuries.
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.