Being involved in a hit-and-run accident can be a traumatic and confusing experience, especially if you have been injured. In Maryland, hit-and-run accidents are taken very seriously, and there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your legal rights. Here’s what to do if you’re injured in a hit-and-run accident in Maryland:
- Call 911
The first thing you should do if you are involved in a hit-and-run accident in Maryland is to call 911. Even if you are not sure if you are injured, it is important to report the accident to the authorities. The police will investigate the accident and create a report that can be used as evidence.
- Seek medical attention
If you are injured, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you feel fine, you may have internal injuries that are not immediately apparent. Seeking medical attention can also help establish a record of your injuries, which can be used as evidence in any legal proceedings.
- Gather evidence
If you are able, try to gather as much evidence as possible at the scene of the accident. This may include taking photographs of the damage to your vehicle, the location of the accident, and any other vehicles involved. If there were any witnesses, try to get their contact information.
- Contact a personal injury attorney
If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident in Maryland, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options, and can represent you in any legal proceedings.
- Cooperate with the police investigation
Cooperate fully with the police investigation. Provide them with any information you have about the other vehicle involved in the accident, such as its make, model, color, and license plate number. This information can help the police identify the other driver and hold them accountable for their actions.
- Be cautious of insurance adjusters
It is important to be cautious when speaking with insurance adjusters after a hit-and-run accident. Insurance adjusters may try to pressure you into accepting a settlement offer that is lower than what you deserve. It is best to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney before accepting any settlement offers from insurance companies.
- File a claim with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
If the other driver is not identified, you may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries through the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) uninsured motorist fund. This fund provides compensation to victims of hit-and-run accidents who are unable to identify the other driver.
- Keep track of your medical treatment and expenses
Keep track of all medical treatment you receive and expenses related to your injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, and transportation costs. This information can be used to calculate the compensation you are entitled to receive.
- Don’t delay in taking legal action
In Maryland, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is three years from the date of the accident. This means that you must file a lawsuit within three years of the accident or you may lose your right to seek compensation. It is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you meet all legal deadlines.
Being involved in a hit-and-run accident in Maryland can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. However, by taking these steps, you can protect your legal rights and seek the compensation you deserve. Remember to be cautious when dealing with insurance adjusters, file a claim with the MVA if the other driver is not identified, keep track of your medical treatment and expenses, and don’t delay in taking legal action. An experienced personal injury attorney can help guide you through the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
How can Alpert Schreyer, LLC help if you are involved in a hit-and-run accident in Maryland?
If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident in Maryland, Alpert Schreyer, LLC can provide the legal representation you need to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you with the following:
Investigating the accident
Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation of the accident to gather evidence and determine who was at fault. We can work with accident reconstruction specialists and other experts to help establish liability and damages.
Evaluating your injuries
We can help you obtain medical treatment and evaluate your injuries to determine the full extent of your damages. This includes both physical and emotional injuries, as well as any financial losses you may have incurred.
Negotiating with insurance companies
We can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive a fair settlement for your injuries and losses. We will not settle for less than you deserve.
Representing you in court
If necessary, we can represent you in court to fight for your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. We have a track record of success in personal injury cases, including hit-and-run accidents.
Helping you file a claim with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
If the other driver is not identified, we can help you file a claim with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s uninsured motorist fund. Our attorneys can guide you through the claims process and help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Providing compassionate support
We understand that being involved in a hit-and-run accident can be a traumatic experience. Our attorneys will provide compassionate support throughout the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected at every step.
If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident in Maryland, Alpert Schreyer, LLC can provide the legal representation you need to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can investigate the accident, evaluate your injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, represent you in court, help you file a claim with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, and provide compassionate support throughout the legal process. Contact us today for a free consultation.