The statistics for pedestrian accident fatalities in 2019 are harrowing. There were over six thousand pedestrian accident deaths in the U.S. alone, a 30-year high. If you are someone who has been injured in a pedestrian accident, chances are, you’re now seeking compensation. We are here to help you get it. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Baltimore personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the primary contributors to pedestrian accidents?
Sometimes pedestrian accidents are caused by unfortunate circumstances, and are not directly, or completely, another person’s fault. For example, if it’s nighttime, the road is poorly lit, and a pedestrian is wearing dark clothes, even the most attentive motorists may not see him until it’s too late. However, that being said, pedestrian accidents, not unlike other accidents, most frequently occur due to negligence. Among the most common types of negligence on the rude include distracted driving, drunk driving, drowsy driving, and speeding.
How do I file a lawsuit after being injured as a pedestrian?
To sue another motorist, you will have to hire an attorney who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof. Our firm will work to gather and present evidence on your behalf that proves you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. We can subpoena security camera footage of your accident, utilize witness testimony, as well as police reports and medical bills, and we can work closely alongside you to ensure your side of the story is heard.
After an accident, however, you should be very mindful of what you post on social media, as insurance companies are known to monitor those who file lawsuits. They will look to see if you post anything that even remotely disproves your claim. If you do, you can bet they will use it against you. That is why you must refrain from posting, if possible, and retain the services on an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to resolve your case as quickly as possible.
How long will I have to sue a negligent driver in Maryland?
When people are injured in auto accidents, they are granted a certain amount of time to take legal action against the careless driver. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations, and since the statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, people have three years from the date of their accident to sue. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process immediately. Do not wait another day. We are here to help you.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.