Pedestrian accidents are among the most devastating types of accidents. Unfortunately, they are far from uncommon. If you’ve been injured in such an accident, you should strongly consider speaking with a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Our firm can fight for the financial compensation you need to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages from being unable to return to work, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have about pedestrian accidents and how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead:
What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrian accidents can happen for several different reasons. For example, overgrown vegetation or pedestrians wearing dark clothes at night can sometimes prevent motorists from seeing them. In other cases, poor lighting can prevent drivers from seeing pedestrians. At times, pedestrian accidents can also happen when pedestrians fail to observe the rules and regulations of the road. However, in most cases, pedestrian accidents are a result of driver negligence. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents are as follows:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while distracted (texting)
- Ignoring traffic lights or signs
- Driving while fatigued
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
To win a personal injury claim in Maryland, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. This is why it is so important that you document the facts surrounding the incident if you can. Of course, this is not always possible when it comes to pedestrian accidents, as pedestrians are often severely injured. However, if possible, you should call the police, receive immediate medical treatment, ask any witnesses for their contact information, take pictures of the accident, and, once you are treated and in stable condition, speak with an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer who can fight for the compensation you need to heal.
Is there a time limit on filing personal injury claims in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is usually three years, which means that in most cases, you will only have three years from the date of your injury to sue the party responsible. Additionally, if your accident occurs on State property or is caused by a government employee, you often have to give notice within six months. Our firm is here to help you today.
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.