How to Read Your Maryland Motor Vehicle Accident Report
An Accident Attorney Explains What to Look For
When police officers respond to car accidents in Maryland, they must fill out an official accident form describing exactly what happened. Known as the Maryland Motor Vehicle Accident Report, this document might be the difference between winning and losing and in some cases whether the insurance company decides to pay for your accident-related expenses.
Insurance companies often use the police report to determine who was at fault when determining whether to make an award to accident victims. That's why it's critical that all the information written on this form accurately reflects exactly what happened in your accident. Make sure you tell the police officer critical information that shows the other driver caused your accident, and if you are the one given a ticket that is improper, fight it.
Our legal team at the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, LLC can help you review your accident report and make sure you understand it and the impact if may have on your case. If something is wrong, we can help you correct any mistakes and aggressively advocate for your best interests. Contact us to find out how we can help you.
Understanding Your State of Maryland Motorcycle Vehicle Accident Report
Keep in mind that the police who respond to the accident usually do not see how the accident happened. They rely on what they are told by the drivers and witnesses, and in some cases, do a slight investigation. Therefore, it is very important for you to make sure the officer gets the correct version of what occurred.
Maryland Accident Report Instructions
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