Auto Accidents on the Rise in U.S.

As many states across the United States begin to see a rise in auto accidents amid the coronavirus, our experineced Maryland personal injury attorneys feel it is important to discuss these accidents, their causes, and what people should do if they are injured in an auto accident. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable firm to learn more:

Why are more auto accidents occurring?

In many states across the country, there are more and more auto accidents occurring, even in the wake of the new coronavirus. Part of this is due to the decrease in traffic causing individuals to feel as though they can drive more recklessly than usual. Of course, this is untrue, as negligence causes many severe car accidents every year. Some of the most common forms of negligence that our firm sees are speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while drowsy, ignoring traffic lights and signs, and more.

What should I do if I am injured in an auto accident?

If you are injured in an auto accident, there are several steps you may take that can boost your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. They are as follows:

  1. Call the police, as they will document the accident and send an ambulance.
  2. Ask the driver for his or her insurance information.
  3. Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle and the other motorist’s vehicle.
  4. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number.
  5. Ask your doctor for all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process.

What is the statute of limitations for auto accident claims in Maryland?

The statute of limitations is the amount of time individuals have from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue. Do not make the mistake of waiting to see if your injuries heal on their own, for if you do, there is a very good chance that you will be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you through every step of the claims process ahead–all you have to do is ask.


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.

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