Distracted driving creates a risk to other drivers on the roadway. Distracted driving is not a new phenomenon but technology is leading to proliferation of potential distractions drivers can engage in which create hazards on the roadway. When a distracted driver causes a car accident, it is the victims that may be left putting their lives back together afterwards.
Being unexpectedly hit by a negligent driver can be devastating for the lives of victims. It can be even more devastating when the victim discovers that the negligent driver that hit them is either an uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist. What may have started out as injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and emotional trauma, may become more complicated when an uninsured or underinsured motorist is involved.
Many people think that rear-end accidents and low-sped collisions are not major or capable of inflicting serious injury, but that is simply not the case. These accidents can be quite serious, and Maryland victims may find that they have to deal with crippling, lingering, lasting injuries.
Truck drivers transport goods across the country which may require long and monotonous hours on the road. Truck driver fatigue, drowsiness and inattentiveness can be serious concerns on the roadway. Truck driver fatigue can be especially hazardous because of the size of commercial trucks compared to the vehicles they share the roadways with. To help improve safety, the United State Department of Transportation regulates truck drivers and the number of hours they can be behind the wheel without a break.