When a Maryland car accident occurs, it’s not always clear who was at fault. Sometimes, in more simple collisions, it’s obvious who the at-fault party is, and they may be 100 percent at fault. In many accidents, however, this is not always the case. Determining who is truly at fault in a car accident is crucial because it can affect how much compensation you receive if you decide to file a claim either through insurance or in a personal injury lawsuit.
According to a recent local news report, one driver has died, and another has been hospitalized following a collision at an intersection in Prince George’s County. Police said the accident occurred around 12:15pm when both drivers were going eastbound. One driver rear-ended the other while going through the intersection. The driver of the struck vehicle was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other driver was reportedly being treated for serious injuries at the hospital. Local authorities are still working to determine the circumstances that led up to the crash, and the accident remains under investigation.
Following a major car accident, it is not unheard of to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against who you perceive to be the at-fault party in the collision, only to hear that they are now claiming that you share some fault for what took place. In some states, the amount of fault that you are responsible for may impact your claim more than others. Unfortunately, in Maryland, it can often be a crucial factor in your case.