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Have you been in a car accident? If so, you are likely dealing with a wide range of emotions. The shock and adrenaline that initially helped you escape serious injury may now be wearing off, and you may be left with new injuries, pain, and emotional trauma. You may also be wondering how you are going to pay for the mounting medical bills and other expenses associated with your crash. Let us help.
At the Law Offices of Maria Mena, we fight for the rights of car accident victims in Silver Spring and the surrounding areas. We know how stressful and overwhelming a car accident can be, and we are here to help you through this difficult time.
What Is Considered a "Car Accident"?
A "car accident" is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of traffic-related incidents. Car accidents can be caused by a wide variety of factors, from defective vehicle parts to driver negligence to road conditions. In short, if you were in a vehicle and were injured as a result of a traffic-related incident, you were likely in a car accident.
Examples of car accidents include:
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Drunk driving
- Swerving to avoid an animal
- Vehicle malfunction
- Road rage
- Texting while driving
- Driving on ice
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
What Is a Car Accident Lawsuit?
If you were injured in a car accident, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit is a civil action that allows you to recover monetary damages from the party or parties who are responsible for your injuries. These damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
In a car accident lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Property damage
In order to successfully file a personal injury lawsuit, you must be able to prove that the responsible party acted negligently, or carelessly. If you can prove that the responsible party acted negligently, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
What Is Negligence?
The key to a successful car accident lawsuit is proving that the other party acted negligently. In order to do this, you must be able to prove that the other party owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty of care, and that you were injured as a result of their negligence.
In a car accident lawsuit, you may be able to prove that the other party acted negligently by proving that they:
- Failed to follow traffic laws
- Driven carelessly
- Driven while intoxicated
- Driven while distracted
- Had a history of traffic violations
If you were injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us online or call (240) 607-8686 to schedule a free consultation with our Silver Spring car accident attorney today!
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