A head-on intersection collision or side-impact intersection collision can leave victims with serious, if not fatal injuries. Such injuries can be brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractured legs, or fractures to the lower body. This is because of the sheer size, weight, and force that automobiles are capable of. If you were unfortunately struck by an automobile at an intersection, read on to discover how a seasoned St. Mary’s County car accident lawyer of The Dorsey Law Firm can work on your behalf to ensure that justice is served.
What are the most common causes of intersection collision accidents in the state of Maryland?
With cars coming from all directions, drivers must proceed with caution at an intersection. However, sometimes drivers are negligent, and this is when collisions occur. That said, below are common examples of how negligence leads to accidents:
- The driver practiced inadequate surveillance before crossing or turning at the intersection.
- The driver falsely assumed your actions when crossing or turning at the intersection.
- The driver miscalculated a clearance to cross or turn at the intersection.
- The driver was distracted by texting, navigating a GPS, etc., when proceeding through the intersection.
- The driver was speeding or making an illegal maneuver when proceeding through the intersection.
- The driver disregarded their obstructed view when proceeding through the intersection.
What should I do if I receive an intersection collision injury?
If you received an intersection collision injury, you are entitled to receive financial compensation via a personal injury claim. Just like any other claim, you must satisfy the burden of proof and establish that your injuries were directly caused by the other driver’s negligence. Nevertheless, you should take the following steps immediately after your accident occurs:
- Call the authorities: the officer will conduct an official police report and call for medical attention.
- Take photos and videos: document your injuries, damages, and any hazardous conditions that may have led to your accident.
- Collect contact information: request that the other driver provide their name, phone number, driver’s license number, insurance company name, insurance policy number, etc.
- Talk with witnesses: exchange contact information with present witnesses, as well, so that they can provide witness testimonies later on.
- Go seek medical treatment: do so at the scene and the hospital later on so that you can document the date, time, and seriousness of your injuries.
- Employ a competent St. Mary’s County auto accident lawyer today: do so before the statute of limitations which, in the state of Maryland, is commonly three years from the date of your accident.
You should not be tentative in filing a personal injury claim, as you have a strong case so long as you can collect the aforementioned evidence. Give our firm a call today.
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