What do I do after a car accident?

Car accidents are common occurrences. Due to the number of cars on the road every day and the frequency at which people operate a motor vehicle, it comes as no surprise that accidents can occur on a daily basis. Although many car accidents may not be as serious as others, others can prove to cause serious injuries. After an accident, drivers should follow certain guidelines to ensure their safety.

First, drivers should contact the police to come to the scene. This can document the accident in a police report. It is also a good idea to take pictures of the scene before it is moved from its original point of interaction. This can help build your case later on. After an accident, drivers and passengers should make sure they seek medical attention. No injury should go unattended. It is better to be safe. If injuries were sustained in the accident, it will be written down in this medical report to further prove the extent of the injuries. This can help to build your case as well.

How do I support the burden of proof?

If you are seeking legal action against the other driver, you will have to prove negligence on their behalf. The burden of proof can be complicated. Even if the other driver is not responsible, you may wish to blame municipal entities for road conditions. Other instances can involve a defective automobile part. For this instance, you may wish to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. All of these situations will require you to prove the negligence of another party.

By proving negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Compensation can be paid in the form of economic damages. This can cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages. Damages may also be paid for emotional turmoil, such as pain and suffering.

What is a wrongful death claim?

If a loved one has died in a car accident, this may lead to a wrongful death claim. Individuals can file on behalf of their deceased family member. This can lead to damages being paid to the family. For these cases, it is difficult to think clearly due to the sudden loss of a loved one. By hiring a professional attorney, they can take on legal matters so you can grieve.

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.