Pedestrians are the most vulnerable when it comes to auto accidents, and if you were stricken by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian, you most likely require the services of an experienced Prince George’s County pedestrian accident lawyer. Contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. today to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one.
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If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian due to a negligent motorist, it is in your best interests to retain the services of a knowledgeable Prince George’s County auto accident lawyer who can effectively fight for the compensation you need. Our firm is always on your side.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents can occur for several reasons, though they are typically the result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents that our firm sees are as follows:
- Overgrown vegetation preventing motorists from seeing pedestrians
- Poor lighting, making it harder to see pedestrians at night
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting while driving
- Ignoring traffic lights or signs
- Inclement weather conditions
- Driving while fatigued
Proving Your Claim
As you may know, simply filing a personal injury claim is not enough to receive the compensation you need. To win financial compensation after an injury, you must satisfy the burden of proof. Simply put, you will have to prove that you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence. You can do so through obtaining various forms of evidence and documentation, including the following:
- A copy of the police report filed at the scene
- Medical documentation/bills regarding your injuries
- Pictures of the accident or its aftermath
- Videos of the accident occurring
- Witness testimony corroborating your claim
As long as we can prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, we should recover the compensation you deserve and need to heal.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which those who’ve been wrongfully injured will have to sue the party responsible for their injuries. The statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, which means that in most cases, those who’ve been wrongfully injured will only have three years from the date of their accident to sue. Waiting any longer than three years typically forfeits your right to sue. We are prepared to begin the claims process on your behalf today.
Contact a Prince George’s County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
We understand that few accidents are more devastating than those involving pedestrians, which is why you have our word that we will do everything in our power to recover the full compensation you deserve. Our firm is on your side, and we’ve handled countless pedestrian accidents in the past. Contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. today to schedule your initial consultation with our competent and compassionate legal team.