For decades, it has been known that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is incredibly dangerous, and significantly increases the likelihood of a serious car accident. In fact, drunk driving is one of the leading causes of fatal traffic accidents across the country. However, despite this general public awareness, many Maryland car accidents each year are caused by intoxicated drivers. While every car accident is cause for concern, these accidents are especially alarming because the injuries and deaths resulting from these accidents are preventable had the individual simply not driven while under the influence.
Over the Fourth of July weekend this year, yet another accident caused injuries to those involved and is thought to have been caused by drunk driving. According to a local news report covering the incident, the crash occurred a little after 5 a.m., when the drivers of the two involved vehicles were traveling in opposite directions. The driver of one vehicle—a Hyundai Elantra—crossed into the other lane and struck the other vehicle—a Hyundai Santa Fe—head-on. The driver of each vehicle was trapped as a result of the collision, and the fire department had to come to extract them. Both drivers suffered injuries and had to be transported to the hospital.
Accidents like this are unfortunately far too common in Maryland and across the country. For those who are impacted, it can be incredibly frustrating to have their lives drastically changed due to someone else’s poor decisions and reckless driving. Maryland car accidents can take a serious physical, psychological, and financial toll, leaving the victims and their families struggling to recover in the aftermath.
While nothing will undo the accident and the damage that it causes, Maryland victims may find some solace in filing a personal injury lawsuit against the party or parties who harmed them. These claims can result in significant monetary damages to cover medical bills and expenses, surgeries in the aftermath of the accident, lost wages, as well as any pain and suffering resulting from the accident. Additionally, these suits can be brought regardless of whether or not criminal charges are filed in the case, meaning victims do not need to wait for the police investigation to file their own suit.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Car Accident?
Maryland car accidents can take a serious physical, psychological, and financial toll on their victims. If you’re suffering in the aftermath of an accident, contact Lebowitz & Mzhen, Personal Injury Lawyers, to learn about the next steps you can take to pursue financial recovery. Our team of dedicated attorneys has handled many Maryland car accident cases and knows the law inside and out. Too many accident victims never get the compensation they deserve because they struggle to navigate the complicated path to recovery. Our attorneys hope to do what we can to make sure that does not happen to you. To schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you pursue a claim for compensation, risk-free, call us today at 800-654-1949.