Maryland Car Accidents

When you are a victim of a car accident in Maryland you have certain rights. You have the right to a Maryland personal injury lawyer and you have the right to seek compensation for damages that have resulted from the automobile accident. Many people that are involved in car accidents in Maryland are quick to jump for quick settlements without fully understanding and knowing the consequences. You will need to understand the following when dealing with a car accident.

  • Insurance companies are quick to settle out of court by offering quick settlements that are often times much lower in comparison to what you should be compensated
  • There are many cases in which a victim will have ongoing medical expenses for injuries caused by a car accident. Ongoing medical expenses could range from a year to a lifetime.
  • If your job requires manual labor and you have been injured to the point you can’t perform your duties at work, this could result in loss of job. If you lose your job than your livelihood is at stake.
  • Loss of wages can result from being out of work anywhere from a week to several months. Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck and if your household doesn’t have some sort of emergency fund available, this could be devastating to both you and your love ones.
  • Other expenses can include medication costs, damages to your motor vehicle and pain and suffering.

While these sort of accidents are some of the most common personal injury cases throughout the United States, its certainly something that we don’t plan for nor do we think will happen to us. For those who have been involved in a Maryland car accident we would highly recommend first consulting with an attorney that fully understands the processes of a car accident case.

Below is a list of some of the more common reasons why car accidents occur throughout the state of Maryland.

  • Disobeying traffic signals and traffic signs
  • Driving above or below the speed limit
  • Failure to use signals when making turns
  • Disregarding weather conditions and traffic conditions
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol- DWI – DUI
  • Driving while on a cell phone
  • Driving while Texting or Text Messaging while driving
  • Road rage
  • Improper lane changes
  • Passing in the emergency lane
  • Passing on the shoulder of the road
  • Tailgating

If you have been injured in a car accident in Maryland you should contact an attorney immediately to fully understand the compensation you may be entitled for all damages that have occurred.

Frank Mono is an independent writer and works with Maryland personal injury lawyers.

For more information on your car accident you can email us at staff@injurymaryland.com

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