Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele was treated and released at a local hospital last week after he was involved in a car accident. Maryland State Police say the Chevrolet Suburban that Steele was traveling in was hit by a Chevrolet Cavalier at an intersection of Dorsey Road and Ridge Road in Hanover near the Baltimore Washington International Airport. The driver of the Cavelier was 19-year-old Baltimore resident Brittany Laporte. Preliminary reports are citing driver error.
Paramedics drove Steele and the two troopers who were riding with him to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie where they were treated and released. Steele reportedly went home to rest afterward.
If you are injured in a car accident, you should act quickly to find witnesses and preserve the evidence to prove your case to an insurance company.
We, the personal injury law firm of Lebowitz and Mzhen, have put together a list of what to do if you are involved and injured in a vehicle-related accident. These include:
1) Returning to the accident scene.
2) Protecting physical evidence.
3) Locating witnesses.
4) Documenting your injuries.
For a more detailed explanation, read our article, Preserve Evidence Of Fault And Damages.
If you file a personal injury lawsuit and the other party’s fault is established, you may be able to recover compensation and damages for:
1) Medical expenses incurred because of the accident.
2) Financial compensation for salary lost during time off taken to recover from the accident.
3) Compensation for mental, emotional, and physical suffering.
Contact a personal injury law firm to see if you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Maryland Lt. Gov. Slightly Injured In Crash, Latimes.com, August 8, 2006
Steele Treated, Released After Car Accident, wjz.com, August 9, 2006
Related Web Resources:
What To Do After A Car Accident, Edmunds.com
Car Accident Questions Answered Here, Accidentzone.com