Car accidents can be financially devastating. In many cases, the injured party will be eligible to recover compensation. But what happens if the motorist who caused the accident is uninsured? Read on to learn more about car accidents in Maryland.
What to know about uninsured motorists
Maryland motorists are required by law to purchase uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage allows the wrongly injured to instead file a claim against their own insurance company when injured by an uninsured motorist. This generally covers at least $30,000 in damages per person, as well as a $60,000 cap per accident. In some cases, this is not enough to cover your expenses. For example, long hospital stays, multiple surgeries, or at-home care can be overwhelmingly expensive. In addition, an injury can lead to lost wages and other financial burdens. This is especially true when it comes to car accidents as your car will likely need repairs as well. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will need to work with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to file your claim on time. This is due to a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is generally three years from the date of the accident. Three years may seem like a long time, but it can be easy to let important deadlines slip by when you are recovering from a serious injury. As a result, it is important to reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been injured by an uninsured driver, you will need a strong attorney on your side. Our firm will fight for you and advocate for you every step of the way. Reach out today to discuss your case with a skilled and dedicated personal injury attorney.
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Our firm understands how overwhelming the claims process can be, which is why it is our job to handle the entire legal side of the matter while you focus solely on what matters most: healing. We know the ins and outs of the claims process, and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience in the field to work for you. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.