According to the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration, 558 individuals lost their lives in 2017 secondary to crashes on Maryland roadways. Similarly, more than 115,000 collisions were documented statewide in 2017.
If you have been involved in an automobile collision you will want to take a few immediate steps including contacting the local police department and taking photographs of the accident scene, your vehicle, and any visibly apparent injuries on your person. You will also want to seek immediate treatment to determine the extent, if any, of your injuries.
It is important to also promptly contact an attorney who can provide legal advocacy and representation. If the collision was caused by the negligence of another driver, Maryland law generally permits economic recovery in the form of property damages, lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
It is important to remember that an insurance company is a business and its goal is to pay as little as possible annually on losses. Accordingly, an insurance company is often not readily willing to negotiate a resolution fairly reflective of your injuries. A legal advocate will carry this responsibility for you.
Kelly Donohue Law has successfully litigated motor vehicle collision cases ranging from death and catastrophic injuries to minor connective tissue damage. Ms. Donohue’s office will also assist you in the resolution of your property loss claim and in the application and processing of personal injury protection (PIP) benefits.