In our previous post, we discussed how the drunk driving fatality rate in Maryland is lower than the national rate. These fatal wrecks are only one small subset of the car accidents that occur in our state. With that in mind,you should be ready to protect your rights if you are ever involved in an accident. You can start at the scene of the accident if you are able to take certain steps.
One thing that you should do, as long as you aren't severely injured or in need of medical care, is to get contact information for people who might have seen the accident. This can help you if you decide to file a claim for compensation because the witnesses might corroborate your side of the story.
We know that getting the witness information isn't always possible. This might be the case if you are taken to the hospital by medics. It is possible that we might be able to get witness information from the police report that was written up about the accident.
If you are injured in any accident in Maryland, you should make sure that you keep your rights protected. What you say and do after the accident can impact your case. This means that you should be careful about what you say, such as avoiding apologizing for the accident because that can be construed as an admission of guilt.
We are here to help you deal with the insurance company, as well as the other parties involved in the case. This can help you keep your case focused where it needs to be — on the facts instead of a misspoken word.