What to do After an Auto Accident With an Uninsured Motorist in Maryland
March 9th, 2020
If you are someone who has recently been struck and injured by an uninsured motorist, you are probably wondering the best way to proceed. Fortunately, the Ruben Law Firm is here to help. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney to learn more about auto accidents and what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is the leading cause of auto accidents in the United States?
The leading cause of auto accidents is driver negligence, and the most common type of driver negligence is distracted driving. Though texting and driving contribute to a significant majority of auto accidents, speeding, driving under the influence, and driving while fatigued are also incredibly common forms of driver negligence. If you have been injured due to another motorist's negligence, you most likely qualify for compensation.
What happens if I am hit by an uninsured motorist in Maryland?
When people are injured in car accidents, they generally sue the other motorist's insurance company for damages. However, if the other motorist does not have insurance, what happens? Fortunately, the law in Maryland states that all motorists must purchase uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance that covers at least $30,000 in damages per person, as well as a cap of $60,000 per accident. This allows those injured by uninsured motorists to file a claim against their own insurance company. However, you may find that your insurance company does not initially offer you a sufficient amount of compensation, especially if your injuries required multiple surgeries, weeks/months of lost wages, and more. That is why it is always best to hire an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather and present evidence on your behalf to help you win the maximum compensation.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time people have to take legal action against another party. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is three years, you will, generally, have three years to sue for an injury sustained in an auto accident. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process immediately. Do not wait past the three-year mark, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are here to help.
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Here at the Ruben Law Firm, we understand how much your legal situation means to you. That is why we pledge to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve, every step of the way. Our firm is more than happy to assist you through matters of personal injury law, bankruptcy, family law, criminal defense, and estate planning. Attorney Ruben has helped clients achieve favorable results in a wide array of legal matters for years, and he is ready to do the same for you. Simply contact the Ruben Law Firm today.