Pedestrian Accident Fatalities in the United States Have Reached a 30-Year High
In the past year alone, the Governors Highway Safety Association has reported 6,590 pedestrian accident fatalities, which is a 30-year high. There are few accidents more devastating than pedestrian accidents, which is why if you have been injured in one, you most likely now require financial compensation to help you get back on your feet again. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrian accidents are caused by several factors, though the most common, unsurprisingly, is driver negligence. Some of the most prevalent types of driver negligence we see include texting while driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, and ignoring all other rules and regulations of the road.
What should I do if I have been injured in a pedestrian accident?
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Maryland, you should do several things to maximize your chances of winning the compensation you deserve. They are as follows:
- Call the police. They will send an ambulance who will take you for treatment.
- While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, take pictures of the scene of the accident and ask the negligent motorist for their insurance information, as long as you are still physically capable.
- Ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information so they can provide testimony if need be.
- Ensure you obtain a copy of your medical documentation detailing the extent and origin of your injuries.
- Hire an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who is ready to recover all additional evidence you need to win your personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?
Individuals in Maryland have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against another party–this timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long to sue–if you wait past the three-year limit, you will generally be denied your right to sue. We are here to help.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Albers & Associates today.
Albers & Associates is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.