If you suffered a personal injury as the result of a car accident in Maryland, there are several important steps you should take to ensure your rights are well-protected. For starters, try to remain calm. We know this can be a very scary and stressful time, but you need to keep a level head throughout the process.
The Steps to Take Following a Personal Injury Car Accident in Maryland
After an accident, it is important to protect yourself and your family to make sure you get what you deserve.
Call the Police
Immediately following any accident, it is important to 1) call the police and file a detailed police report detailing the accident and 2) take photos of the accident and your injuries to help substantiate your insurance claim.
Don’t Admit Fault
Never, under any circumstances, should you admit fault at the scene of the accident. This includes apologizing for the accident. Doing so could seriously jeopardize your insurance claim. Let the insurance companies determine the details.
Seek Medical Attention
Even if you feel fine and think your injuries are not that serious, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Sometimes, symptoms such as pain, discomfort, dizziness, and even numbness can take several days to manifest.
Getting the medical attention you need quickly not only helps protect your health, but also helps strengthen your personal injury claim. Be sure to keep detailed records and receipts of any medical expenses: hospital visits, medication, subsequent doctor’s visits, etc.
Consider Hiring a Maryland Personal Injury Attorney
Insurance companies will try to limit the amount of money you will recover from your accident and force a quick settlement often for less than what you deserve. To help guide you through this difficult time and ensure you get the highest compensation, it is advisable to hire a personal injury lawyer who has experience dealing with such claims, like Jenkins Block & Associates. We have over 43 years of combined personal injury experience. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, including automobile collisions, slip and fall accidents, wrong death, workplace injuries, and brain and spinal injuries.
Contact us right away and do not sign anything or discuss your accident with anyone before consulting with our office. CALL 1-800-243-2439 to be directed to the location nearest you. Jenkins Block & Associates can help you understand your legal rights.
With four office locations throughout Maryland and Virginia, Jenkins Block & Associates is well-positioned to meet your legal needs.