If you sustain a car accident injury due to another driver’s negligent actions, you may be able to recover damages through insurance or legal action. In some cases, you may be the victim of a car accident but come out of the situation with no signs of personal injury. While it’s fortunate that you came out of the incident seemingly unscathed, over time, you may start to experience some pain or develop some health issues following the accident. You suspect the car accident caused your current health issues, and you want to pursue fair and just compensation. Here are some things you need to know about discovering your delayed onset car accident injury. Be sure to contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek to speak with a personal injury lawyer with experience representing all types of car accident cases.
Your Car Accident Injury May Not Show Right Away
No two drivers or vehicle accidents are the same. You may not realize or show signs of physical or mental distress at the time of a car accident. Further, some injuries are only present themselves after some time has passed or through a physician’s examination. Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and nerve injuries are just a few examples of injuries that may not be obvious at the time of the accident.
Statute of Limitations in Maryland
In Maryland, there is a three-year statute of limitations for bringing a civil lawsuit for personal injury, including car accident injury cases. This can be three years from when the accident occurred, or when the injured person discovered their injuries. Further, note that these two dates aren’t always necessarily the same. Reviewing and building up a case takes time, so meeting with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible is critical to your claim.
Seek Medical Attention After a Car Accident
The best way to legally protect yourself and preserve your health is to seek medical attention after being involved in a car accident. Even if you don’t feel unwell or show any signs of injury, having a physician check for injuries is always a good idea. By visiting your doctor, you will have proof in your hospital records that the physician did not find anything wrong after a car accident. This can be used as evidence that you took reasonable steps to uncover and treat any injuries you may have sustained from the accident.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Have you experienced an injury as a result of a vehicle collision? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Cardaro & Peek, LLC today.
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.