You wake up in the hospital, not quite sure what happened. “There was an accident,” you’re told. “You were hurt.” It’s all a blur in your head. The last thing you remember is being in a car. What exactly happened or how the accident occurred, you have no idea. Instead, you rely on other people’s memory to get the facts.
If a Maryland car accident left you unconscious, whether for a few minutes or several days, that blank space in your mind can be disconcerting and a little scary. You are left to rely on others to fill in the blanks, and you must trust that they are telling you the truth. Issues that can arise when a crash leaves you unconscious include:
- You have no recollection of how the Maryland car accident occurred
- You can’t tell emergency workers which hospital you prefer
- You can’t explain to the doctor where you are injured (besides the obvious head trauma)
- You can’t provide health insurance or emergency contact information
- You will likely have a hard time defending yourself should someone else claim you caused the crash yourself
This can be a particularly difficult position if there is any chance that you may have contributed to the accident. In Maryland, any person who is partially responsible for causing an accident forfeits all rights to compensation for injuries sustained in the crash.
Just because the accident left you unconscious doesn’t mean that you have no rights or no way to defend yourself. To see if our experienced Maryland car crash lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve after a serious accident, call Nickelsporn and Lundin at 800-875-9700 to request an appointment.