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Drugged driving blamed for fatal car accident

A recent multi-vehicle accident near Annapolis left one person dead and several other people with injuries. Two of those who were injured, including the driver who was presumptively responsible for the accident, had to go to a special hospital in order to get treatment for their critical injuries.

The person who died was initially transported to a hospital as well before succumbing to her injuries. The victim was about 80-years-old.

A rear-end accident can be a pain in the neck

As you make your way to your workplace, a sea of cars is flowing right along with your motor vehicle. You are prepared to reach your cubicle by 8 a.m., as you do every other morning, to tackle the day. However, all of a sudden, you feel a crash from behind, and you immediately realize that this morning will not be your ordinary work morning.

You almost immediately notice that your neck hurts, as you have suffered whiplash from the rear-end accident. On top of that, you are emotionally shaken from the crash. Fortunately, if the accident was the result of a negligent driver, you have the right to seek justice in Maryland.

The importance of 'negligence per se' after a truck accident

This blog has on previous occasions discussed how truck drivers in Maryland are often subject to federal regulations and laws which cover truckers who haul property over state lines.

Basically, the federal government is the entity which grants authority for transportation companies to transport property in interstate commerce, and, as a condition of that authority, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration can and does require drivers and their companies to follow extensive rules and regulations, many of which exist to reduce the number of truck accidents and protect those Maryland residents with whom truckers share the road.

We help victims of drunk drivers pursue all responsible parties

Although nearly everyone in Maryland and the rest of the country has been warned about the dangers of drunk or drugged driving, many people shockingly continue to ignore these warnings, even in the face of potential jail or prison time. When such people do drive, they often wind up causing serious car accidents that can leave innocent Hartford County residents seriously injured.

While no amount of money can undo a drunk driving accident or restore a victim to full health, seeking compensation from the drunk driver responsible for the accident is a way through which a family can hold the driver accountable for their actions. Moreover, families often need financial help after an accident to cover medical bills and other expenses, as well as items like lost wages and non-economic losses like pain and suffering. In many cases, it is these things that linger far beyond the physical injuries suffered.

Who is responsible after a ridesharing accident?

As is the case in most of the country's other metro areas, Marylanders now have the ability to hail a ride through Uber, Lyft or another ridesharing company. These companies are known to be cheaper than a taxi service, as they involve private parties simply using their personal vehicles to take people where they need to go.

While the business model works fine so long as everyone stays safe on the road, when there is an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver who is, in a manner of speaking, on the clock, there are important legal questions that have to be answered. After all, if the driver was at fault, then both their passengers and the other motorists involved have the right to receive compensation for their injuries.

Truck jackknifes are dangerous, preventable

Although any vehicle can skid so the front of the vehicle is traveling in a different direction than the back, when this happens to a truck, the result can be disastrous.

When a truck is said to jackknife, what happens is that the cab moves in a different direction than the trailer it is hauling. This unexpected movement will take other motorists by surprise and sweep them off the road. Obviously, these types of truck accidents can result in serious injuries or even fatalities.

Man arrested after seriously injuring buggy driver

A serious Maryland accident on Christmas Eve that involved a driver hitting a couple in a horse and buggy left a man in a hospital with significant injuries. The man had to be taken via helicopter from the scene of the accident to a local hospital.

The driver of a pickup struck the buggy and, at least initially, left the scene of the accident. However, a man later returned to the accident scene. Police arrested the man and charged him with several crimes related to an alleged hit-and-run. He was taken to jail but has since posted bond.

Why it's a good idea to hire a personal injury attorney

Our Hartford County, Maryland, law office represents victims of all types of car and other vehicle accidents. We are willing to travel to other parts of the state in order to pursue compensation for our clients.

However, many Marylanders who have been in an accident might ask why they ought to hire an attorney in the first place, particularly if it seems like the at-fault driver's insurance company, or their own carrier, is being fair and reasonable with them and handling their claim fairly.

Are you ready for winter-weather driving?

As a Maryland resident, you may have become accustomed to the winter weather that comes every year. You may unpack your winter wardrobe, bundle up and get ready to deal with the icy and snowy conditions that are likely to hit your doorstep. Though the cold may not bother you, you certainly understand the importance of taking precautions for the unexpected twists Mother Nature could throw your way.

Of course, winter weather can impact more than just your home. Road conditions can easily become more treacherous during snowy and icy weather, and as a result, you may want to also take the time to prepare for heading out on the road.

Multi-vehicle accident sends 5 to Maryland hospitals

A car accident in the Baltimore area sent five people to area hospitals. Police described the injuries of the driver who allegedly caused the accident as life-threatening but did not provide details on the other victims of this accident, which also caused significant delays on the Interstate.

According to both the other motorists involved and the bystanders, the driver who allegedly caused the accident was seen weaving in and out of traffic quickly, well in excess of the posted speed limit, immediately before the accident. At some point, the driver apparently could no longer control his car and struck a vehicle, causing the five-car pileup.


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