What is an Accident and Injury claim in accordance to the laws of Maryland?
An accident and injury claim is a case that is filed to the court when a person is involved in an accident and is mentally or physically injured in the accident.
Are automobile accident the only type of accident and injury cases?
No. Automobile accidents are not the only type of accident and injury cases. Other accident and injury cases include but are not limited to:
- Medical Malpractices
- Slip and Fall cases
- Defective manufactured Products
- Defective Properties
What should I do in an accident in Maryland?
In the unfortunate event of an accident. An individual’s first objective is to take care of themselves. This means seeing a doctor as soon as possible. Under no circumstances should an individual get involved in any communications with another person’s insurance company or their attorney immediately after the accident without the presence of their own lawyer. Any insurance company and attorney of an individual that may have a claim filed against them will try and get as much information from the victim and attempt to use it against them if the case is filed and taken to court.
After visiting a medical facility, a victim should immediately hire a lawyer and discuss the incident and whether or not they should file a claim.
How long do I have to file an accident and injury claim in Maryland?
The statute of limitations on an accident and injury claim is within 3 years from the date of the accident. If the claim is to be made against any Maryland government agency, the time limit for filing the claim is within a year from the date of the occurrence of the accident.
What monetary reimbursement am I permitted to in an accident and injury case?
A victim of an accident and injury case is entitled to compensation for any losses they obtain due to the accident. Compensation can be obtained to cover things such as:
- Medical Costs
- Loss of income (including overtime and any future income that is no longer attainable
- Damage to Property
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Trauma
- Physical Disability
- Mental Disability
- Loss of Enjoyment
What if the accident is partly my fault?
The state of Maryland is one of the few states that abide by the law of contributory negligence. This law states that if a victim can be found in anyway responsible to even the smallest of percentages in causing the accident, they are not entitled to any reimbursements.
How do I know if I have an Accident and Injury claim?
Determining whether or not an incident can be filed under an Accident and Injury claim depends on the circumstances surrounding the incident. The elements used to determine an Accident and Injury claim are:
- The individual at-fault is responsible (“has a duty”) to do or not do something
- The individual at-fault fails to carry out their duty.
- The victim suffers injuries and other damages
- The victim’s damages are the cause of the individual at-fault’s actions.
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