Articles Posted in Rear-End Accidents

Driving at high speeds can lead to devastating consequences and endangers everyone sharing the road, including other drivers and pedestrians. Alcohol consumption is a common factor involved in speeding crashes on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2018, drivers who were speeding when in fatal crashes were more likely to have been drinking and drinking more than those drivers who were not speeding.

In recent news, an 18-year-old male died after his vehicle was struck in the rear by another motor vehicle. According to initial investigations, speeding and alcohol appear to be contributing factors to the crash. When responders arrived on the scene, they found one driver unconscious. The driver was taken to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

In general, states have different speed limits depending on the type of road, whether it is residential or non-residential, whether it is straight or curvy road, and so on. Speed limits are typically laws that set maximum speed limits in certain settings, but the reasonable speed a car should be going can change depending on factors such as traffic, construction, and weather conditions.

When it comes to determining who is at fault in a car accident, some cases are simple, while others are much more complex and unclear. In a fender bender accident, for example, one may assume that the at-fault party was clearly the vehicle that collided with the car ahead of it. But upon further inspection, if the driver that was ahead suddenly stopped because they were texting and thus caused the vehicle behind them to rear-end them, allocating fault between the parties could get tricky.

In many car accident claims, establishing fault is a crucial part of your case. Understanding how Maryland determines fault and how it impacts your compensatory damages is therefore crucial toward the success of your claim.

According to a recent local news report, Maryland State Police are looking into a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred in Baltimore County. Based on a preliminary investigation, the driver of a Toyota Prius was parked on the left shoulder of the road after being involved in a separate accident. A Hyundai driver then lost control of his vehicle, collided with a concrete barrier, and crashed into the Toyota Prius that was parked on the left shoulder. The Hyundai driver and its two passengers were transported to a local hospital for treatment and the driver of the Toyota Prius was uninjured. One of the Hyundai’s passengers was pronounced dead at the hospital. Although the accident remains under investigation, Maryland State Police noted that speeding and impaired driving were not factors that caused the crash.

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