Q: What compensation will I get for injuries I received in a road rage incident in Maryland?
In general, any time you are injured in a car accident that you did not cause, you are eligible to recoup damages for all of the following:
- Current medical expenses
- Future expected medical expenses
- Damage to your vehicle
- Lost wages due to time away from work
- Additional compensation for any change in your quality of life (especially if due to a permanent injury)
- Additional compensation for your pain and suffering
There is no set amount of compensation you will receive for any particular injury. Every settlement agreement varies. Two nearly identical accidents can have completely different outcomes based on the seriousness of the injuries incurred.
Of course, you will not get any compensation for a Maryland car accident if the other side convinces the judge or jury that you caused the crash. Perhaps the most crucial component to winning your personal injury claim following a serious road rage incident in Maryland is to prove your innocence. This state’s adherence to the contributory negligence rule can make it difficult for victims to recoup damages, particularly when there is any doubt as to how the accident occurred.
When you’ve been hurt in a road rage incident, you can expect a lot of heated arguments about just how exactly the incident started. The other driver will no doubt believe that you instigated or heightened the situation that led to the crash. You may need an attorney’s help to prove that you did not retaliate and therefore did not in any way contribute to the cause of the accident. Failing to do so could result in losing your claim entirely. To see how we can help you, start a live chat now.