Recent Car Accidents in Maryland – and How a Lawyer Can Help
Car accidents in Maryland are still occurring at an alarming rate. At this time last year, there were about 311 car accident-related fatalities. Already this year, in 2023, we’ve hit well over 334 deaths, far surpassing the statistics from 2022. According to the website https://zerodeathsmd.gov/resources/crashdata/, the causes of the fatal accidents include:
- The driver being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving too fast (speeding)
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
The accidents involved vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
For those people that were not at fault in the accident and were injured, there is one thing they must do: Call an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible, who can help navigate through the legalities that are about to unfold. Why? Because if you don’t, thousands of potential settlement dollars that COULD HAVE BEEN awarded to you, won’t be.
What kinds of car accident claims in the Maryland area could involve settlements for the not-at-fault person who is injured? Let’s look at some of the most recent Maryland car accidents for some examples.
Recent 2023 Car Accidents In Maryland
It was in May of this year when the news station WJLA reported on an accident on Largo Road in Prince George’s County, leaving one person dead and three others, including a child, injured.
“A child was transported to Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. for treatment of their injuries,” the story continued, “The driver and passenger of another vehicle involved in the crash were transported to the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center in Largo.”
A few months before that, a different accident shut down traffic going both ways on I-695. According to a story on NBC News, “Authorities say at least six highway workers were killed after the driver of a grey Acura entered a work zone and struck multiple construction workers.”
And most recently, on July 17th, a horrific collision made headlines, involving the death of a 14-year-old boy, who was a passenger in a Kia Rio. The story says, “The preliminary investigation has revealed the Kia Rio was traveling north on Newtowne Neck Road as it approached a curve in the roadway, crossed the center line, and collided with the Dodge Durango at the crest of a hill. The crash caused the Kia Rio to roll over, and the vehicle came to rest on its side in the southbound lane. At this time, vehicle speed and weather conditions appear to be factors in the collision.”
How Do Car Accident Claims Work?
In all three situations above, it seems as if the fatal collisions were caused because of someone else’s negligence. The families of those killed should absolutely have representation from a Maryland car accident lawyer, who has experience, who can provide guidance on communications with the insurance company, and who will fight to make things right.
If you or anyone you know experiences the loss of a loved one because of someone else’s negligence in the state of Maryland, call the Lapidus Law Firm. We can help.
Written by Larry Lapidus