Car Accidents in Maryland

Roads in the state of Maryland are filled with many different types of vehicles at all hours of the day. Things do not always go as planned when roads are busy, causing accidents to happen. Often times, car accidents are minor and result in little to no injuries. Other times, they can cause serious, life-changing injuries and possibly even death. When this happens, families and loved ones may be physically, financially, and emotionally impacted for the rest of their lives. If you have been injured at the fault of another driver in a car accident, an experienced attorney can help your case.

Types of Car Accidents

Car accidents can happen in many different ways when there is an abundance of drivers on the road. Some common types of accidents may include:

  • Rear-end accidents
  • Side-impact collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rollover accidents
  • Multi-car pile-ups
  • Taxi accidents

Common Causes of Car Accidents

All people who drive a vehicle are obligated to follow the rules of the road and give it their undivided attention. This helps to ensure the safety of not only the driver, but others on the road as well. Unfortunately, some accidents do happen as a result of poor driving decisions. Some dangerous ways a car accident may happen can include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Using other electronic devices while driving
  • Disregarding traffic signs/signals
  • Excessive speeding/reckless driving
  • Driving distracted
  • Driving tired
  • Drunk/drugged driving

Proving Negligence

In order for an injured individual to hold another party liable for their injury, they must prove that the party was negligent. This requires the injured to satisfy what is known as the “burden of proof.” To do so, the injured individual must provide evidence that proves the car accident and their injuries were sustained as a direct result of the other party’s negligence. Evidence that may help in a case can include a police report of the accident, medical documentation of the injury, pictures/videos, and any witnesses to the incident.

Personal Injury Protection in Maryland

The state of Maryland has a “no-fault” insurance policy. This allows an individual involved in a car accident to be covered by Personal Injury Protection (PIP). This coverage is for any medical bills or lost wages as a result of the accident. It allows victims to recover from the car accident without being overwhelmed by certain expenses. The coverage is available to anyone involved in the accident, regardless of who is at fault. Coverage may include the following injuries:

  • Death
  • Scarring
  • Fractures
  • Permanent injury
  • Recovering damages
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Disfiguring
  • Dismemberment

Contact Our Firm

If you have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in Maryland, it is important to consider your legal options. The legal team at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can represent you through each step of your case and will help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today.

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