People are out on the road driving cars every day. Unfortunately, a drive can sometimes result in an accident. There are certain things that factor into the results of a car accident: the size of the vehicles involved, their speeds, and the point of impact. While many car accidents are only small fender-benders or sustain minor injuries, others may cause very serious injuries or even death. Car accidents have the power to alter lives forever, leaving people with immense physical and financial burdens. It is crucial to contact an experienced attorney if your accident was the result of negligence.
Every driver should pay attention and be full sound when they get behind the wheel of a car. Even still, there are many ways a car accident can happen. They may sometimes be a result of outside conditions or poor driving decisions. Some dangerous factors in car accidents may consist of:
- Texting while driving
- The use of other electronic devices while driving
- Disregarding traffic signs/signals
- Drunk/drugged driving
- Excessive speeding/reckless driving
- Driving distracted
- Driving tired
What to Do After an Accident
After a car accident, it is important to stay on the scene of the accident and contact the authorities. If it is possible, taking pictures of the crash before any vehicles move is important and may be useful later on while in court. When the authorities arrive on the scene, they will conduct a police report of the accident. This will include any evidence that may possibly assist your case. If there are any injuries as a result of the accident, medical attention should be sought immediately. If there was a serious injury or wrongful death as a result of the accident, it is crucial to contact an attorney once all immediacies are taken care of.
Burden of Proof
With personal injury cases, it is required that the injured party provides what is known as the “burden of proof.” The burden of proof requires the injured to find any evidence that holds another party responsible for their injury. In order to do so, they must work with their attorney to prove that the accident and the injuries sustained were caused by the negligence. Accidents may happen at the fault of another driver or poor road conditions. Evidence that may help your case in court may consist of the police report, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the accident, or any witnesses that saw the accident occur.
If the individual’s case is successful, they may be entitled to financial compensation. This may recover damages for pain, suffering, and any impact on their quality of life. It also may also cover medical bills, any lost income, or property damages.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident and seek legal representation, contact the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi today.
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented clients who have been injured throughout the state of Maryland due to the negligence of another party for nearly 30 years. If you require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.