Driving a car is an everyday part of life for many people. Unfortunately, drives can sometimes result in a car accident. Depending on the size of the vehicles, the speed they were going, and the point of impact, car accidents can have serious results. Car accidents have the power to alter lives forever, leaving people with immense physical and financial hardships. In a best case situation, the vehicle will receive worst of the damages and the driver will remain uninjured. Other times, accidents may cause very serious injuries or even death. It is important to contact an attorney if your accident was the result of negligence.
Every driver should pay attention and be legally capable of driving when they get behind the wheel. Though this may be true, there are many ways a car accident can happen. They may sometimes be a result of outside conditions or poor driving decisions (by the driver themselves or others on the road). Some dangerous factors in car accidents may include:
- Texting while driving
- Using other electronic devices while driving
- Disregarding traffic signs/signals
- Drunk/drugged driving
- Excessive speeding/reckless driving
- Driving distracted
- Driving tired
What to Do After an Accident
After a car accident, it is important to stay on the scene of the accident and contact the authorities. If it is physically possible, taking pictures of the crash before any vehicles are moved is important and may be useful later on. When the authorities arrive on the scene, they will conduct a police report of the accident, including any evidence that may assist your case. If there are any injuries, medical attention should be sought immediately as well. If there was a serious injury or wrongful death as a result of the accident, it is crucial to contact an attorney once the situation is handled.
Burden of Proof
When a personal injury case is brought court, it is required that the injured party provides what is known as the “burden of proof.” The burden of proof holds the party responsible for finding any evidence that holds another party responsible for your injury. In order to do so, the injured must prove that the accident and the injuries sustained were caused by the negligence of that party. Accidents may happen at the fault of another driver or even poor road conditions. Evidence to help your case may consist of the police report, medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the accident, or any witnesses to the accident.
If the individual’s case is successful, they may be entitled to financial compensation. This may recover damages for pain, suffering, and any impact on their quality of life. It also may also cover medical bills, any lost income, or property damages.
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 Albers & Associates today.
Albers & Associates 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 Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.