Texting and driving is the leading cause of car accidents in the U.S. According to the Federal Communication Commission, texting while driving is six times more likely to cause a car accident than drunk driving. Regardless of the dangers, many people still partake in this dangerous act. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about texting and driving accidents in Maryland and what to do if an accident occurs.
What Should I Do After Being Involved in a Car Accident?
The first thing you should do is call the police. The police can call you an ambulance, file an accident report, conduct chemical tests, and more. The next thing you should do is document the scene. It is important that you take photos and videos of any damage done to your car, the other party’s car, and any property involved. If anyone saw your accident occur, ask for their contact information, as they may be able to corroborate your version of events. Immediately after leaving the scene of the accident, you should go to the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility. This will ensure that your injuries are tended to by a medical professional while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to do so, you will have to make sure to file your personal injury claim within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for a personal injury accident in Maryland is generally three years. This means that if you fail to file within three years from the date of the accident, you will most likely lose your opportunity to recover compensation. To avoid missing any important deadlines, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident due to another party’s negligence, contact our firm today to speak with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney. Our firm is here to advocate for you and help you fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
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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.