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College Park Personal Injury Lawyer
Our College Park personal injury lawyers have been serving the greater Maryland area since 1954. While College Park is best known nationwide for its Terrapins, it is also home to 35,000 Marylanders. Accordingly, we have enjoyed serving University of Maryland students and more permanent residents alike. As personal injury attorneys, we handle any accident due to someone else’s negligence which has resulted in harm to you. The most common examples of this include car accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, and more. Though theoretically, it could be any negligent act which caused you harm. We also handle intentional acts such as assault, battery, conversion, and trespass.
For an intentional act, insurance generally does not cover the defendant unless force is authorized in the scope of employment, such as for a bouncer. Of course, there are other narrow exceptions. If you are unsure of whether to hire a personal injury lawyer to assist you with your accident, we hope this article will provide some clarity in handling at least the beginning of the process. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us for a free consultation.
Seek Medical Attention
Almost always, the first thing you want to do is take care of yourself after a personal injury. Whether it is after a car accident or an assault by a bouncer, make sure you receive immediate treatment if necessary. You should not overlook this step; it is imperative no matter what kind of accident you are in.
If you are in a car accident, first make sure your car is in a safe position, away from oncoming traffic. Sometimes, drivers after a car accident tend to be afraid to move their cars. This is understandable because you might not want to disturb what could potentially be a crime scene, but it is imperative to remove yourself from danger if you are around a corner and oncoming drivers from either side cannot see you. This step should be performed even before contacting a College Park personal injury lawyer.
Next, you should collect information. This involves name, phone number, and insurance information from the adverse driver. Note that you should also try to take a picture of the person’s driver’s license. This is critical because this is the person we are suing. While we will likely be dealing with the driver’s insurance, they only involve themselves because of their insurance contract. But in fact, we are suing the driver himself. Additionally, you should take pictures and document the scene. Take pictures of anything unusual that may have be important from your accident. This may include an obstacle that was in the road that contributed to the accident. Anything that you think might be useful for your attorney later down the line.
What to do if the adverse driver will not share information with you or speeds off?
If the driver who hit you refuses to give you the necessary information for whatever reason, simply take a picture of his driver’s license. While this is not ideal, it is sufficient to get the driver’s information assuming his or her registration is valid.
Consult with a College Park Lawyer
Handling a personal injury case in College Park can be a tricky process. This is especially true if you are away at college and do not have anyone to rely on. Fortunately, we have been in Washington, DC, and Maryland for nearly 70 years and have plenty of experience dealing with these cases. We understand that excellent representation includes not just a thorough understanding of tort law and civil procedure, but compassionate understanding for what our clients are going through. We will fight to ensure you have someone on your side.
“I appreciated how Roger was kind and said I could reach out for whatever questions that I might have. I highly recommend!”
– Former Client
Contact a College Park Lawyer Today
If you have recently been injured due to someone else’s negligence, consult with a College Park personal injury lawyer today. Our consultations are always free. We look forward to speaking with you.
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