Unlike many other areas of the country, Maryland is actually an “at-fault” state. Accordingly, this means that if you are even partially at fault in the accident, you can be denied damages that may be necessary to cover any medical bills or rehabilitation costs that you may have incurred due to the accident.
Maryland law does provide that motor vehicle accident victims are entitled to reasonable compensation from whoever may be responsible for the accident. However, due to the fact that Maryland is an “at-fault” state, it can be exceedingly difficult to recover damages for your injuries and property damage unless you were not even slightly liable for your accident.
If you have been involved in a car or commercial vehicle accident and it has been determined that you were partially at fault for the accident, you need to speak with an experienced attorney who can assist you with the complicated laws that surround these types of accidents. Call our law offices at (410) 484-0400 and schedule a free initial case review. We can evaluate your case and make a determination as to best handle your case.
In Maryland Which Driver’s Insurance Pays For Damages?
After investigating an accident scene, the police make a report in which they usually determine who was legally at fault for causing the accident. In most cases, the driver that the authorities find to be at fault is responsible for all of the injuries and other harm that the accident caused to the other driver. Typically, the insurance company of the driver who is found liable pays for the damages that result from the accident.
Should I Carry PIP Insurance in Maryland?
Maryland law stipulates that Personal Injury Protection (PIP) must be offered to individuals by their insurance company. PIP is a no-fault benefit, and if a driver chooses to include PIP in their insurance policy, they can be reimbursed for a percentage of their lost wages or medical expenses after an accident occurs, even if they are partially responsible for the accident. Due to the fact that drivers are not required to demonstrate proof of fault in order to receive compensation, PIP benefits are normally paid out in a timely manner.
Do I Need to Hire an Attorney if I Have Been Determined to be Partially At-Fault in an Accident in Maryland?
Even if you feel that you may be partially to blame for a car or truck accident, you still need to speak with a qualified car accident attorney as soon as possible. Obtaining solid legal advice is one of the best things that you can do to protect yourself and your future after you have been involved in an accident.
Regardless of the circumstances that may surround your case, our experienced accident attorneys can evaluate your case and make a determination as to how best to handle things.
Contact our law offices by calling (410) 484-0400 and scheduling an appointment with a member of our legal team. We recognize that this is most likely a very upsetting and uncertain time for you. We can answer your questions and clarify your potential legal options.