Winter weather is in full swing here in the Maryland-DC-Virginia area. And while snow is always a nice touch, it makes driving much trickier and more dangerous. Compound that with freezing temperatures, rain, and ice, and it’s a recipe for disaster on the roads.
Unfortunately, Maryland has seen its fair share of car accidents in recent weeks. Current statistics show that 26 people have died in car accidents in Maryland, compared to 34 deaths in January of 2021–and there’s still 11 days left in the month as of this writing.
Recent Car Accidents in Maryland
On January 15, an Oxford, PA, man was killed in a head-on collision in Childs, MD, just north of Elkton on Blue Ball Road. The accident occurred when a southbound 2008 Nissan Versa crashed into a van inside an underpass. The back-seat passenger in the Versa was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver and front-seat passenger were taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Late on New Year’s Eve, a two-car crash in Lanham killed one woman, and a two-vehicle accident in Frederick County–on Route 26 near Old Annapolis Road–resulted in the death of a woman whose Kia Soul plowed into the rear of a pickup truck/trailer combination. On January 13, a Silver Spring man died in a single-vehicle accident in Laurel when his car veered off Route 29 South into an embankment. Sadly, this is just a sampling of the tragic news happening on Maryland roadways recently.
If You’re Involved in An Accident…
Unfortunately, car accidents occur on a daily basis. In the event you or a loved one happens to be involved in an auto accident, here’s what you should do:
- Gather whatever evidence you can. If you’re able to, take some pictures of the crash scene with your phone; if you’re unable to, see if someone else can. If you believe another vehicle was at fault, see if you can get an eyewitness statement. Make sure the police are involved so they can make an official report of the accident.
- Get medical attention asap, even if you think you only have a bump or a bruise. Sometimes injuries don’t surface until hours or even days later. Getting checked out at the scene by an ambulance is ideal, especially if there’s a serious injury–if you’re not seriously hurt, get yourself to an ER or your physician as soon as possible and be sure to keep your diagnosis and medical records.
- Call the experienced car accident attorneys at The Lapidus Law Firm.
Recent Car Accidents in Maryland – And How a Maryland Injury Lawyer Can Help
Hopefully, you’ll never need our services for a car accident, but if you do, we’re here for you. At The Lapidus Law Firm, we have decades of experience handling every type of auto accident case there is. If we take on your case, we’ll handle everything from communicating with insurance companies to discussions with medical professionals, all with the goal of securing you a fair, reasonable settlement.
Call us at (301) 852-7500 or (202) 751-5111 to set up your free, no-obligation consultation today. We are committed to making justice work for you.
Written by Larry Lapidus