Pedestrian accidents are one of the most devastating types of auto accidents, as pedestrians are equipped with little, if any, protection from the world around them, and are no match for a moving motor vehicle. Pedestrians are most commonly injured on sidewalks, in parking lots, and on crosswalks. If you are someone who was stricken by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Read on and reach out to our Maryland personal injury attorney to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most pedestrian accidents happen?
Pedestrian accidents can occur for a variety of different reasons, and while both pedestrians and motorists are responsible for following the rules and regulations of the road, all too often, these accidents are caused by driver negligence. At times, pedestrian accidents occur because of visibility issues, such as poor lighting, driving at night, or overgrown vegetation. In other cases, however, pedestrian accidents occur as a result of common types of driver negligence, including texting while driving (or otherwise driving while distracted), driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while fatigued, or speeding.
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
If you are looking to sue after sustaining an injury, your Maryland personal injury attorney will have to gather and present various forms of evidence to satisfy the burden of proof. Simply put, to win a personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some of the most useful forms of evidence include pictures of the accident, surveillance footage of the accident, witness testimony, police reports, medical documents, and more. Our firm can work to obtain all of the evidence needed to recover the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal.
How long will I have to file a personal injury claim in Maryland?
If you are injured in an accident in Maryland, you will have to take legal action against the liable party within three years of the date of your accident, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely relinquish your right to sue. Personal injury claims are time-sensitive matters, which is why it is always best to speak with our firm sooner, rather than later. We are ready to assist you today.
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The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.