What Should I Do In the Days After a Car Accident?

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The days immediately following a car accident can be stressful and painful, and they can seem like they fly right by. It can be tough to focus on the bigger picture, but taking some actions now can make it easier to fight for fair compensation later. In the days after a crash you should talk to a Prince George’s County car accident lawyer and you should do everything that you can to build your case.

What Evidence Should I Gather After a Car Accident?

Some evidence that can support your personal injury claim can be found shortly after you get into a car accident. You should take photos of the accident scene and the damage to the vehicles. You should also call the police so that they can make their own report about the crash. Finally, if anyone witnessed the crash, you should get their contact details. These witnesses could help strengthen your case.

Then you need to get medical care as soon as possible. Keep your bills as evidence of your expenses. If you have any other evidence of how much this accident will cost you, like a repair estimate for your car, you should keep that as well. Keep all of this together and then talk to a lawyer. Don’t talk to the insurance company and don’t admit fault. Let your attorney do the talking.

How Long Do I Have to Sue Over a Car Accident?

You have three years to sue after a car accident in Maryland, but we recommend taking action long before you get close to the statute of limitations expiring. The sooner you act, the easier it can be for your lawyer to secure useful evidence, like surveillance footage that caught your crash on tape.

What Kinds of Damages Can I Win?

When you sue for damages after a car accident, you should be reimbursed for your expenses and the psychological toll the crash took on you. A fair offer will help compensate you for:

  • Medical expenses, past and future
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement
  • Any other pain and suffering

Should I Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

You are not required to hire a personal injury attorney, but one can do a lot to help you with your case. A lawyer from our firm can:

  • Connect you with expert witnesses who can strengthen your case
  • Communicate on your behalf
  • Gather evidence needed to make your case
  • Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing
  • Field settlement offers
  • Keep you updated on any progress in your case

Meet With Our Legal Team

So when you’re ready to fight for fair compensation, contact McCarthy, Winkelman & Mester, L.L.P. We can schedule a free consultation for you and show you why you shouldn’t take that lowball offer from the insurance company. We’re ready to help you make your case.


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