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How To Protect Yourself And Your Rights To Compensation When A Maryland Car Accident Happens


Car accidents in Maryland are a leading cause of death and disability. Considering the high crash rate, most motorists are likely to be involved in a collision at some point in their driving careers but are generally unprepared for when it happens.

As a result, they may unknowingly engage in behavior that impacts their health or their right to compensation in a claim. To prevent this from happening, follow these tips from our Maryland car accident attorney.

What To Do At The Scene Of A Car Accident In Maryland 

According to the state Department of Highway Safety, over 100,000 car accidents in Maryland happen each year. The odds of being involved in a crash are high and it is important to be aware of what to do at the crash scene. In some cases, your life or the lives of others may depend on it.

The first step is to notify law enforcement. If you can, exit the vehicle, but use caution to avoid being struck by vehicles passing by. Once you are safely out and at the side of the road, follow these tips:

  • Make sure the police file an accident report;
  • Avoid making statements admitting liability or speculating on the crash cause;;
  • Get contact and insurance information for other drivers involved;
  • Get contact information for any witnesses.
  • If able, take pictures or videos of both cars, the crash site, and your injuries;
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Even if your injuries appear minor, get immediate medical care. Many life-threatening conditions have subtle symptoms that can take hours or days to appear. Statements from your doctor and medical records also provide valuable evidence when filing a Maryland car accident claim.

Protecting Your Rights As You Recover From Maryland Car Accident Injuries

Even a seemingly minor fender bender can result in serious personal injuries. When the other driver is at fault, you have the right to hold them liable for your property damages, medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs.

To protect your rights in a claim, follow these tips:

  • Notify your insurer as soon as possible after the crash;
  • Do not provide any recorded statements without getting legal counsel first;
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding work or other activity restrictions;
  • Avoid talking about the accident or posting about it on social media.

Under the Maryland Code, you can be denied compensation if your actions were even partially to blame for a crash.

Contact Our Maryland Car Accident Attorneys

Car accidents in Maryland can cause serious injuries. To protect your rights in a claim, contact Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP. We help you get the maximum compensation you need to recover. Contact our Maryland car accident attorneys and request a free consultation today.


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