This Labor Day, many people will be driving to see their friends and relatives to celebrate. Oftentimes, these celebrations involve alcohol. Of course, there is nothing wrong with having a drink, however, you must never do so if you plan on driving. The unfortunate reality is that many people do drink and drive on holidays like Labor Day, and if you have been injured due to a drunk driver, you may require compensation to heal. Please continue reading to learn more about drunk driving accidents and how our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am injured by a drunk driver in Maryland?
If you are injured by a drunk driver, as long as you are physically capable, you should take the following steps to help ensure that you win your personal injury claim:
- First, you should call the police. They will send an ambulance, file a police report of the accident, and they will also test the driver to determine whether he or she was actually driving under the influence at the time of your accident.
- From here, you should ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information.
- You should take pictures of any damage to your car, the other motorist’s car, and any property that was damaged in the accident.
- Once you are taken to a hospital and treated, you should receive all medical documentation, as well as medical bills related to your accident.
- Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.
How long will I have to sue a drunk driver for an injury in Maryland?
There is nothing worse than being injured due to no fault of your own. However, sometimes, after an injury, many people will wait to see if their injuries heal on their own before taking legal action against the party responsible. Unfortunately, we cannot advise anyone to wait to take action, for there is a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, which gives the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to sue the party responsible. Do not make the mistake of waiting any longer than three years to sue, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from doing so. Our firm can begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.
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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.