What to do After a Pedestrian Accident in Maryland

What to do After a Pedestrian Accident in Maryland

It is always important for pedestrians to be careful and aware of their surroundings while they are out walking. Sometimes, injuries can happen as a result of their own wrongdoing. Other times, they can happen as a result of another party. If a pedestrian becomes hurt because of a motor vehicle, the driver may be held responsible.

When an injured party wants to hold a negligent party liable for their injuries, they may do so through a personal injury lawsuit. With this, they may be eligible to receive compensation for the trauma they experienced as a result of the accident. This can include coverage for medical bills as well as any lost wages. They may also receive compensation for emotional suffering because of the accident. This exists to help to treat injuries and any impacts it had on the victim’s life.

Personal Injury Protection

People who are injured by a motor vehicle may be covered by Personal Injury Protection (PIP). PIP is no-fault insurance that is carried by the majority of automobile insurance policies for those involved in automobile accidents. This exists to cover any lost wages and medical bills that occur as a result of the accident, regardless of who is at fault. If the compensation does not cover all the costs, it is possible for the individual to receive further compensation. This can be done through a personal injury lawsuit. It is important for the individual to contact an experienced attorney to guide them through this process.

Proving Negligence

The injured party is required to prove the driver was negligent in order to receive compensation for the accident. In doing so, they must show the driver was unsafe and did not operate the vehicle to the best of their ability. They must also prove this behavior is what caused the accident. Negligent behavior may include using a phone while driving, driving under the influence, reckless driving, speeding, and more.

There are some cases in which a third party may have caused the accident. This can also happen due to the negligence of a municipality. An injured party is able to receive damages from a negligent municipality as well. When people become injured, they often suffer both physically and emotionally. This is why they may be eligible to receive both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover medical bills and lost wages while non-economic damages exist for emotional traumas.

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, 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.

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