Maryland law requires individuals involved in an auto accident to provide their name, address, license number, name and address of the vehicle’s owner. As well as their insurance company, policy number, and the agent name and agent’s phone number.
Baltimore car accident lawyer Randolph Rice explains the 32 most important facts you need to collect at the scene of the accident.
- Collision date
- Collision time
- Street name(s) where the collision occurred
- Number of vehicles involved in collision
- Weather/Road conditions at the time of collision
- Other driver’s full name
- Other driver’s Address
- Other driver’s Home phone
- Other driver’s Work phone
- Other driver’s Date of birth
- Other driver’s License number
- Other driver’s License State
- Other driver’s license expiration date
- Other driver’s Insurance company
- Other driver’s Insurance Policy number
- Other driver’s Insurance Agent’s name
- Other driver’s Insurance Agent’s phone number
- Other driver’s Insurance expiration date
- License tag number for other vehicle
- License State for other vehicle
- License expiration for other vehicle
- Vehicle year for other vehicle
- Make/Model for other vehicle
- Vehicle color for other vehicle
- Vehicle Identification number for other vehicle
- Other vehicle Owner’s full name
- Other vehicle Owner’s Address
- Other vehicle Owner’s home phone
- Other vehicle Owner’s work phone
- Witness’s Full name
- Witness’s Phone
- Witness’s Address
Should I Call the Police after an Accident?
If you’ve been in an accident, you should always call the police. By calling the police you ensure the collision is documented and you receive the correct information from the other driver. However, in Maryland there are occasions when you must call the police, they include:
- When someone’s been injured.
- When a vehicle cannot be safely moved from the location of the collision.
- When the other driver appears to be impaired or under the influence.
- When the other driver does not have a driver’s license.
- When the other driver tries to leave the scene of the collision without providing their information.
- When public property has been damaged.
Maryland Accident Statistics
In 2014, there were 29,989 fatal accidents in the United State, of those, 442 individuals lost their lives in Maryland as a result of a motor vehicle accident. There were 246 single-vehicle accident and 196 multiple-vehicle accidents in Maryland that resulted in death for 2014.
Auto Accident Lawyers Here to Help
If you’ve been involved in an auto accident and you’ve sustained injuries, you have rights. Baltimore personal injury lawyer Randolph Rice and his team are here to help. They’ve been fighting for the rights of injury victims in Maryland for over 10 years. Let their experience go to work for you in your injury claim.
¹Source – General Statistics for the IIHS