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Seeking compensation after a T-bone crash in Maryland

On Behalf of | Apr 12, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Being involved in a T-bone crash, wherein one vehicle impacts the side of another, can be particularly devastating accident scenario. Unlike, say, a low-speed rear-end collision, most T-bone crashes – including those that occur at lower speeds – have a particularly high potential for severe injuries and significant vehicle damage. 

If you’ve been a victim of a T-bone crash in Maryland, there are specific steps and legal considerations to keep in mind when seeking compensation. Understanding your rights when it comes to pursuing a claim can significantly affect the outcome of your case. For example, due to the state’s minority approach to comparative fault, you may be unaware that you’re likely unable to pursue damages against other parties if you were partially at fault for your own harm. 

Types of compensation available

If you are successful in proving another party’s fault, you can pursue compensation for various damages, which may include the following:

  • Medical expenses: This includes costs for emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgery, medication, rehabilitation and any future medical treatments related to your injuries.
  • Lost wages: Compensation can cover any wages lost due to the accident, including time spent away from work for recovery or medical appointments.
  • Pain and suffering: These are non-economic damages intended to compensate for physical pain and emotional distress inspired by your experience. 

Given the complexities of Maryland’s contributory negligence law – and the fact that insurance companies will likely seek to minimize the value of any claims you file – seeking personalized guidance and support is wise in the aftermath of a T-bone crash. You don’t have to go through the challenging “legal side” of your situation alone.