Prince George’s County Car Accident Lawyers
From minor fender benders to more serious accidents involving multiple vehicles and fatal injuries, car accidents continue to be an unfortunate reality that affect thousands of motorists and passengers each year. Even the most experienced, responsible drivers can be involved in a car accident due to circumstances that are beyond their control, including inclement weather, poor decisions that other motorists make, or dangerous road conditions. While these unfortunate events cannot always be avoided, the situation can be far less stressful if you know the right steps to take immediately following the accident.
What to Do After an Accident
- Call 911. If you are physically able to move, call 911 for immediate assistance. Check to see if any other motorists or passengers involved in the accident have been seriously injured. If anyone has been hurt, move them to a safe place, unless they appear to have a head or neck injury, in which case they should not be moved until emergency medical personnel arrive.
- File an accident report. It will be necessary to file a police report for insurance purposes. The report should include detailed information about the crash, any injuries that were sustained, property damage, and any other information that will be helpful to your claim. If you pursue a personal injury lawsuit, this will be used as evidence that can help prove that you were not at fault.
- Exchange information with other drivers involved. It is very important that you exchange insurance information, as well as license plate numbers and driver’s license numbers with the other individuals involved in the accident. It is helpful to include a detailed description of the other vehicle and it is best to avoid apologizing to the other driver, as this can be interpreted as admitting guilt, and can be used against you later.
- Document the scene of the accident. It is highly recommended that you take pictures of the following:
– Location of the accident
– Damage to the vehicles
– Property damage to stop signs, curbs, or traffic lights
– Evidence that the accident could have been caused by weather conditions like rain, sleet, snow, or extreme sun glare
– Skid marks on the road
- Talk to witnesses. If there were witnesses at the scene of the accident, ask if they would be willing to provide a statement to the police. This information will be helpful in proving fault.
- Get checked out by a medical professional. Even if you were not seriously injured, it is always recommended that you seek medical attention to rule out any injuries that may cause immediate pain or discomfort.
Types of Car Accidents
The following are examples of common types of car accidents:
- Low Speed Accidents: These include minor fender-benders that often occur in parking lots or other locations where vehicles are going under 10 miles per hour.
- Rear-End Collisions: While these accidents are among the most common types of accidents, they can cause injuries like whiplash, which is a painful and potentially debilitating neck injury. The person who rear-ended the vehicle is almost always at fault.
- Sideswipe Accidents: This typically occurs when a vehicle is merging into traffic or changing lanes and are sideswiped by another vehicle.
- Single Vehicle Accidents: These accidents are often caused by poor road conditions due to weather or unexpected debris, causing the driver to brake too hard and lose control of the vehicle.
- T-Bone or Cross-Traffic Accidents: These often occur at intersections when one vehicle either drives through a red light or makes a left turn without yielding to oncoming traffic. Vehicles making the left turn are almost always at fault for the accident.
Common Car Accident Injuries
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Scrapes and cuts
- Soft tissues injuries
- Arm and leg injuries
- Back injuries
- Chest injuries
- Head injuries
Prince George’s County Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Seek Justice for Car Accident Victims
If you have been injured in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact the highly skilled Prince George’s County car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. We will seek the maximum financial compensation you deserve, regardless of whether you were in a minor fender bender or a more serious collision. Protecting your rights is our top priority. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent car accident victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.