Who do you call first immediately after a car accident in Maryland?
There is no getting around how sudden and scary car accidents can be. You never know when an accident will happen and it can be very confusing as to what to do in the moment. A common question that comes up is who do you call first immediately after a car accident in Maryland? At the Law Offices of Nicholas J. Del Pizzo, a personal injury law firm in Dundalk, MD is here to help you through this scary and challenging time.
Answering The Question: Who do you call first immediately after a car accident in Maryland?
Maryland Law and Reporting Car Accidents
Under Maryland law, you are not always required to report an accident to the police. However, there are situations when the law compels you to report a crash. For instance, if someone is injured, then you must call the police. Furthermore, an accident needs to be reported if a vehicle must be towed.
The conduct of another driver could also make it necessary to call local law enforcement. When another driver is unwilling to share their insurance information, does not have a license, appears under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or flees the scene of the accident, you do need to call the police.
Even if you are not required to report an accident, you should still do so, especially if another driver was at fault. You want to protect your rights.
Calling your insurance company or speaking with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider after a Maryland accident
You should report your accident to your insurance provider. Informing your insurance company could also be a contractual requirement under your policy. You might receive a phone call from another driver’s insurance company asking questions about the accident. Each of these situations is vastly different.
If another driver’s insurance company contacts you, you are not obligated to speak with them. In nearly every case, you should not. At this point, the only thing the other insurance company is trying to do is limit its liability by gathering evidence or statements that could be used to shift fault to you or statements that indicate your injuries are minor or nonexistent. If you do speak with an adjuster from another insurance provider, you should limit the information to basic facts, such as the date of the crash, the makes of cars, your name, and your insurance information. Remember, the adjuster is not looking out for your best interests and is only building a case to deny or limit their company’s liability.
About The Law Offices of Nicholas J Del Pizzo
At The Law Offices of Nicholas J. Del Pizzo, III P.A. in Baltimore, Maryland, we make ourselves available for our clients when they are facing foreclosure of their home, bankruptcy, personal injury or medical malpractice. When you have a consultation at our law office, you meet with Nick Del Pizzo, a Baltimore lawyer, the founder of our firm. Your case is not passed off to a paralegal or less-experienced associate. You get the personalized attention you need from a local law firm. Whatever your legal need is, we are there for you, seven days a week. Your case becomes our cause, and we will seek the best resolution possible.
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Have you or a loved one been hurt due to someone else’s negligence? Contact The Law Offices of Nicholas J Del Pizzo. As your personal injury lawyer in Baltimore, you will be working with an experienced and dedicated attorney who recognizes that people have legal needs that simply do not coincide with regular business hours. We will work hard to ensure that you recover fair compensation for your car accident, medical expenses, lost wages, or benefits associated with your injury.