If you are someone who has recently been injured in an auto accident with an uninsured motorist, you are most likely wondering about your legal options going forward. Our Baltimore personal injury attorneys have helped the wrongly injured for years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Please continue reading to learn more about auto accidents with uninsured motorists and how we can help you through the claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is the most common cause of auto accidents?
Unfortunately, auto accidents of all kinds, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, are most frequently caused by driver negligence. The most common type of negligence we see on the road today is distracted driving. However, speeding, driving while fatigued, and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol all cause the majority of accidents in the United States.
What happens if I am injured in an accident with an uninsured motorist?
Though being struck by an uninsured motorist is more than enough to make you feel uneasy, you do have options. In Maryland, motorists are required to purchase uninsured motorist coverage, which should cover at least $30,000 in damages per person injuries, as well as a $60,000 cap per accident. Therefore, if you have been injured by an uninsured motorist, you can effectively file a claim against your own insurance company. That being said, in many cases, these insurance companies try and get you to settle for less than you deserve, so it is always best to first retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation for your injuries.
How long do I have to sue for an injury sustained in an auto accident in Maryland?
People in Baltimore must abide by the statute of limitations, which is the timeframe they have to take legal action against another party. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years, which gives the wrongly injured three years from the date of their accident to sue. Unfortunately, too many people wait past the statute of limitations to sue. Do not let this happen.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Law Offices of Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC today.
Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC to schedule a consultation.