What do I do if I Was Injured as a Passenger in a Car Crash?
Being in a car accident can be a very difficult experience. As the passenger of a vehicle involved in a crash in Prince George’s County, Maryland, it can be confusing to try to navigate the hoops of Maryland Law. Due to the increase of vehicles being operated in ridesharing platforms, one of the vehicles in the many collisions that occur involve a ridesharing vehicle such as Uber or Lyft.
Despite not being the driver of a vehicle involved in a collision, as a passenger, you have some of the same rights as the driver does. These rights include claims for recovery for medical bills, lost wages pain and suffering and other expenses related to the accident.
Following the accident, even as just a passenger, call the police. You should speak to the police and obtain a copy of the police report if one is generated. At the scene of the accident, you should exchange information with everyone involved, from the driver of the vehicle which you were a passenger of, to the driver of the other vehicle and any witnesses. Take the time to get any eyewitness information as well as pictures of the scene and both vehicles. After you have all the relevant information regarding the parties and the happening of the accident, you should seek medical attention if you need it.
As the passenger of a vehicle, you may file a claim against the driver of the vehicle which you were riding in if they were negligent. You also have a claim against the other driver of the accident if they were negligent. Hopefully, they have insurance who will provide coverage for the loss. Coverage for the loss and the accident will be based upon fault for the accident. You need to speak with an experienced Maryland accident attorney that understands the law and how to maximize your recovery in these cases.
If you have been involved in a collision where you were a passenger in a vehicle in Bowie, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Clinton, College Park or Landover, contact our experienced attorneys a Foran & Foran P.A. for a free consultation. Where liability is a potential issue, it is important to move quickly and efficiently and obtain all witness information.
We represent clients throughout Bowie, New Carrolton, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Laurel, and other areas in the region. Our personal injury lawyers have almost 70 years of combined experience dealing with these types of cases including insurance companies, the courts, and other lawyers. Please contact us today to discuss your car accident case. Call us at (301) 441-2022. Or contact us online. Let Our Family Help Your Family! We look forward to hearing from you.