Walking is generally regarded as one of the safest, healthiest ways to get from place to place. However, though you are not responsible for operating a motor vehicle, all other motorists still are. When pedestrian accidents occur, people can be seriously injured. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you are most likely now looking into recovering compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and benefits, health care expenses, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have about your legal options moving forward:
What causes pedestrian accidents?
Several factors contribute to pedestrian accidents, such as poor weather conditions, poor road conditions, negligent road design, or even faulty or defective car parts. However, the most common cause of pedestrian accidents, is, rather unsurprisingly, driver negligence.
What does driver negligence look like?
Driver negligence can take many shapes and forms, and if you are injured because of a negligent driver, you are most likely now angry and hurt. Some types of driver negligence are as follows:
- Texting while driving
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Ignoring traffic lights and signs
- Driving while drowsy
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Smoking or eating while driving
- Navigating directions while driving
- Ignoring other rules and regulations of the road
How can I recover compensation following a pedestrian accident in Maryland?
To recover compensation, you must prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. One of our skilled attorneys can help you do so.
How do I prove another party caused my injuries?
Your attorney will work to recover security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, police reports, witness statements verifying your claim, medical documentation detailing the severity of your injuries, and more to prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
A statute of limitations is essentially the window of time you have to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. Since the statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you fail to do so, you will most likely be denied financial compensation for your injuries. Do not wait, and do not let the insurance companies take advantage of your situation. If you need experienced and effective legal assistance, look no further–we are ready to help.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
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.