Drunk drivers are one of the biggest threats to responsible motorists. Unfortunately, when someone decides to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, there is a very good chance he or she will get into an accident. This is never okay. If you are someone who was involved in a drunk driving accident, you most likely wish to hold the drunk driver accountable for his or her irresponsible actions.
If you have been injured as a result of the crash, you may also seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills and any other damages you have incurred. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process in the weeks and months to come:
How do I sue a drunk driver if I was injured in an accident?
As with any personal injury claim, you must prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. If you can prove that you were injured as a result of another motorist driving while intoxicated, you will most likely win the compensation you need.
Should I hire an attorney?
You can expect that the negligent party will hire an experienced legal team, so you must do the same. A seasoned personal injury attorney can help gather necessary evidence, including footage of your accident, witness statements verifying your claim, medical documents, and any other piece of evidence that may bolster your claim.
What is the dram shop law in Maryland?
Maryland is one of the few states that does not have a dram shop law in place. The idea has been floated back and forth for years, but as of right now, you are unable to hold an establishment that wrongfully served somebody alcohol liable for a crash. This is why it is so crucial you retain legal counsel who can help you hold a negligent motorist personally liable for your injuries.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
The statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, which means that you have three years from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. Do not wait. Speak with our firm as soon as you can.
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.