We get in our cars daily to drive to school, work, errands, etc. Driving is a completely normal part of our everyday lives, but car accidents are common. Not only are they common, but they are incredibly dangerous. As such, it is important to know how they are caused, so you can know what to avoid. If you are injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on for more information regarding car accidents in Maryland.
What are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?
Car accidents may occur for any number of reasons. Sometimes, an accident is caused by faulty car parts, inclement weather, or hazardous road conditions. But, the majority of car accidents are caused by driver negligence. Some of the most common examples of negligence include:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Failure to yield
- Failure to abide by traffic lights and stop signs
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to do so, you will have to prove that this negligence occurred. In order to prove that your accident was caused by negligence, it is important to take photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Additionally, you should always seek medical attention. This will ensure that your injuries are treated, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. If anyone saw your accident occur, obtain their contact information– they may be able to provide witness testimony down the line.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to pursue legal action for your accident, you will need to make sure you file your personal injury claim on time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In Maryland, the statute of limitations is generally three years. This means that if you fail to file within three years from the date of the accident, you will most likely lose your opportunity to recover compensation. To make sure you don’t miss any deadlines, contact a skilled personal injury attorney who will fight for you to recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Maryland, contact our firm today. We understand the toll an injury can take, mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially. You should be compensated for these burdens and we will fight for you.
Contact our Firm
If you or a family member have been injured in a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.