Auto accidents are jarring, and, in some cases, devastating. Our firm has handled a wide variety of auto accident claims over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you if you have been wrongly injured. Read on and speak with our Maryland personal injury lawyer to learn more about auto accidents and the personal injury claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most frequent causes of auto accidents?
Auto accidents happen for many different reasons, though they are typically a result of negligence. While distracted driving is the most common cause of auto accidents that we see today (thanks to using cellular devices while driving), we also see many other types of driver negligence as well. Some of the most common forms of driver negligence are driving while fatigued, driving while intoxicated, speeding, and otherwise disobeying the rules and regulations of the road.
What should I do after sustaining an injury in an auto accident?
After being involved in an auto accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, as they will send an ambulance to the scene, and your health is paramount. You should then ask the other driver for his or her insurance information. You should also ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information so they may provide testimony that corroborates your claim at a later date. Next, you should take pictures of the scene of the accident and the damage to all vehicles involved. Finally, you should hire an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer who can work to gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.
What happens if I am injured in an auto accident with someone who does not have insurance?
If you are injured in an auto accident with someone who does not have insurance, you are most likely now wondering about your legal options. Fortunately, this is what uninsured motorist coverage is for. In the state of Maryland, all motorists are required to purchase uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury liability insurance. This insurance covers at least $30,000 in damages per person, per accident. Simply put, if the other driver does not have insurance and you are injured, we can make a claim with your own insurance company for the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
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.