What You Need to Know About Car Accidents in Maryland

If you have been involved in a car accident, you want to have a plan in place. Continue reading to discover the steps you should take after being injured in a car accident to protect yourself and your future. Our personal injury firm understands that car accidents can lead to serious, life-changing injuries. We are prepared to fight for your right to compensation. Contact an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney today to discuss your options and learn how we can assist your upcoming personal injury claim.

What are the most common causes of car accidents in the state of Maryland?

Unfortunately, the most common cause of car accidents in Maryland is driver negligence. The most repeated examples of negligence on the roads of Maryland include the following:

  • Drunk driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to follow traffic signs
  • Driving while tired
  • Drugged driving
  • Excessive speed
  • Failure to yield
  • Driving while fatigued

What steps should I take after a car accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, it is best to have a plan in place to protect yourself. Follow each of the below steps to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim, should you chose to take legal action in the future:

  1. Contact the police so that can conduct a police report and send an ambulance to the scene.
  2. Collect the other driver’s insurance information. Be sure to keep this conversation short and polite.
  3. Take photos of property and vehicle damage. This will help to document the scene.
  4. Collect all medical documentation of the treatment of your injuries.
  5. Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who can walk you through the process ahead.

It is important to understand that for most accidents a PIP (Personal Injury Protection) is in place to support injured drivers who are involved in accidents. PIP is a form of insurance that provides financial support with no regard to fault. It will cover lost wages or medical bills that were caused by the accident.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is generally three years. This means that from the date of your injury, you will have three years to file your claim. To avoid being barred from suing, begin your claims process today by reaching out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney.


The experienced personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Conrad W. Judy III, LLC 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. 

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