Know Your Rights Following a Gaithersburg Car AccidentIf you or a loved one has been injured in a Gaithersburg car accident, you may be dealing with severe physical pain, emotional trauma, daunting medical bills and more.
After a dramatic accident you may be left wondering, "What now?" As a victim of an accident, you have rights.
You have the right to know your rights. This may seem obvious, but oftentimes the victim of a crash is left to pick up the pieces alone. Ask the police or consult a local attorney to learn your rights.
You have the right:
To know what the police are doing about the accident.
Arrests are public information. If an arrest was made in connection with your Maryland car accident, you have the right to know about it. You also have the right to know why that individual was arrested.
If the person at fault was a minor, some information (such as their name) may be confidential.
To be compensated for your medical bills.
In a car accident, the person at fault is often responsible for paying for damage that results from their actions. The person at fault could be required to pay for your physical injuries and any emotional trauma that requires counseling.
If the person responsible does not have insurance, you may still be able to recover medical costs through your own (no-fault) insurance.
To be compensated for lost wages.
If your injuries have left you temporarily out of work, you have the right to recoup those lost wages. Lost wages are the responsibility of the person at fault in the crash.
To be treated with dignity.
In some situations, you may face a stubborn insurance adjuster who is difficult to work with. If that is the case, you should consult an experienced Gaithersburg injury attorney to make sure the defendant and their insurance representatives cooperate.
You have the right to hire an attorney.
Injuries sustained in an auto accident are often serious and continue to plague the victim for months or years following their accident. The person responsible for the crash is required to pay both present and future bills.
If you are unsure of your rights or want to ensure you receive the proper compensation for your injuries, call the experienced Maryland car accident lawyers at Nickelsporn & Lundin today at 301-942-9118 or toll-free, 1-800-875-9700.