What should I do after being hurt in a car accident in Maryland?

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Being injured in a car accident can be a frightening ordeal that leaves you wondering what to do next. You may wonder if you’re at fault, if you can receive compensation, or just how this could’ve happened. We understand the stress you’re going through and want to work with you so that we can help you navigate this situation. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Maryland, contact a St. Mary’s County car accident lawyer today.

What are some common car accident causes?

Car accidents can happen at any time and for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, sometimes car accidents are just unavoidable, no matter how much you may try to stay safe. Many car accidents occur in similar ways, and oftentimes this is because of driver negligence. Negligence is the number one reason that car accidents occur. Examples of cases that our firm sees include:

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Drowsy driving
  • Failure to adhere to traffic signals
  • Unsafe merging
  • Speeding

Does Maryland have PIP?

Personal injury protection (PIP) is a form of “no-fault” insurance coverage that each insured driver in Maryland is required to have. The benefits of PIP are that it allows a driver who’s been injured in a car accident to receive coverage for a portion of their medical bills and other immediate expenses resulting from your accident. While this allows injured drivers to get proper medical attention and free themselves of a portion of their expenses, PIP generally doesn’t cover the entirety of your expenses. This is why consulting a skilled personal injury lawyer can be advantageous, because with our help you’ll have a fighting chance at receiving the compensation you deserve.

What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to the actions of a negligent driver, then you may be entitled to compensation. While the compensation you receive will be financial, it can be used to cover both financial and non-financial damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and emotional suffering. However, Maryland’s statute of limitations for car accidents is generally three years. This means that if you fail to take legal action within three years from the date of your car accident, then you may lose the opportunity to receive compensation. Many people prefer to wait for their injuries to heal before considering legal action, but we wouldn’t recommend this. Waiting could mean a loss of momentum, causing you to sideline the case and potentially giving the other party time to draft a defense that could limit the damages you receive. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call a Leonardtown personal injury lawyer today.

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