What are the Top 5 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?

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Making yourself aware of the top five most common causes of car accidents can help you to be better aware on the road. Continue reading to learn the top five most common causes of car accidents in the United States to prepare yourself when you get behind the wheel.

What are the top 5 most common causes of car accidents?

The following are the top five most common causes of car accidents in America:

  1. Distracted driving
  2. Intoxicated driving
  3. Speeding
  4. Reckless driving
  5. Rain

What steps should I take following a car accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you must have a plan in mind. To protect yourself and to increase your chances of filing a successful personal injury claim down the line, take the following steps while you are still on the scene of your car accident:

  1. Call 911. The authorities will bring medical assistance to the scene to treat any injuries sustained in the accident. They will also be able to create a safer scene by redirecting traffic if necessary. Police will document the accident by conducting a police report.
  2. While you wait for the ambulance to arrive, if you can, collect any witnesses’ contact information including their name, email address, and phone number.
  3. Take photos of your injuries. Take photos of the scene of your accident.
  4. Collect the other party’s insurance information in a short conversation.
  5. As soon as the ambulance arrives, seek medical treatment. Collect all medical documentation relating to your treatment. These documents should state the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury car accidents claims in Maryland?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years in Maryland. This means that you will have three years from the date of your car accident to bring attention to your personal injury claim. This is important to understand because failure to file your claim within this time period may risk you being permanently barred from suing. The sooner you take legal action, the better. To begin this process today, give our experienced personal injury attorney a call.

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