If you have been made a victim of an intersection collision accident, read on to understand how a seasoned Landover auto accident lawyer of the Judy Law Firm can work on your behalf to recover the financial compensation that you require to heal your injuries.
What are the common causes of intersection collision accidents in the state of Maryland?
Oftentimes, the cause of intersection collisions on the New York roads is driver negligence. Below are some common examples of such negligence:
- The driver did not properly survey the intersection before crossing or turning.
- The driver made a false assumption about the other driver’s actions when crossing or turning at the intersection.
- The driver made a misjudgment of the other driver’s speed when crossing or turning at the intersection.
- The driver was distracted when crossing or turning at the intersection (i.e., texting, eating, drinking, navigating the GPS, etc).
- The driver was reckless when crossing or turning at the intersection (i.e., speeding, ignoring a traffic signal or sign, making an illegal maneuver, etc).
- The driver crossed or turned at the intersection regardless of having an obstructed view.
How can I recover compensation for my intersection collision injuries?
Whether it be a head-on collision or a side-impact collision, the potential injuries can be to the brain, spinal cord, or otherwise the lower body, and they are quite serious. Therefore, the New York courts do not excuse the negligent behavior of drivers at intersections.
With that being said, you must hold the negligent driver accountable by bringing your personal injury claim forward. You will need to fulfill the burden of proof so that the New York court can determine whether the other driver’s negligence was in direct correlation to your injuries and damages. To do so, take the following steps immediately after your intersection collision accident occurs:
- Call 911: the police will conduct an official police report and call medical attention to the scene.
- Take photos and videos: capture your injuries, damages, and the hazards that may have contributed to your accident.
- Exchange contact information: ask the other driver for their name, phone number, driver’s license number, insurance company name/policy number, etc. Ask for the personal information of present witnesses, as well, so that testimonies can be provided later on.
- Seek medical attention: do so at the scene and at follow-up appointments so that you can collect documentation that highlights the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
- Retain the services of a competent Landover Maryland personal injury lawyer: do so before Maryland’s statute of limitations, which is likely to be three years from the date of your accident.
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The experienced personal injury attorneys at Judy Law Firm are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Maryland, contact our firm today to discuss our services.