The rules and laws of the road have been put in place for a reason: to help keep all road users safe. Whether it is coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, or using proper turning signals to indicate maneuvers when appropriate, following the local and federal rules can play a huge role in keeping others safe. Road users range from drivers of cars, large trucks, motorcycles, motorized scooters or bikes, pedestrians, and more. In addition to other vehicles on the road, car users must be mindful of pedestrians who may be using crosswalks or attempting to cross a road at any given time.
According to a recent news report, a pedestrian was struck while crossing the street in Prince George’s County, Maryland. A white truck ran a red light and struck the pedestrian in the crosswalk. Authorities believe that the driver left the accident scene, but later returned. The accident is still being investigated.
When tragedy strikes pedestrians, it can be a shocking and painful experience. Figuring out what to do after a loved one is severely injured in an accident may lead to loved ones scrambling to figure out what to do next. Connecting with an experienced personal injury lawyer can help.
What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
When a loved one is unfortunately killed as a pedestrian, family members and loved ones may have many questions about what steps to take next. Wrongful death lawsuits are civil lawsuits that family members and dependents can bring against an individual who knowingly or negligently caused the death of their loved one.
When a loved one is unfortunately killed as a pedestrian, family members and loved ones may have many questions about what steps to take next. Wrongful death lawsuits are civil lawsuits that family members and dependents can bring against an individual who knowingly or negligently caused the death of their loved one. Under Maryland law, only certain family members of the deceased are legally able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. This includes a spouse, parent, or child of the deceased victim. In some limited circumstances, a court may allow a second beneficiary to recover compensation if none of the previously listed beneficiaries are applicable. In addition, in the state of Maryland, such lawsuits have a statute of limitations or a 3-year timeframe in which lawsuits must be filed in court. Because this can be a complicated determination, it can be important to talk with an experienced attorney in the area.
Have You Lost a Loved One in a Maryland Car Accident?
If you or someone you love has been injured or suffered a tragic death in a car accident in the Prince George’s, Baltimore, Charles, or Montgomery County region, contact the dedicated attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen to discuss your case. Having an experienced team of lawyers by your side can truly make a difference in the legal outcome of your case. Our attorneys have successfully represented injury victims and are ready to talk to you about the merits of your case and help you understand which actions to take next. You don’t have to figure out the law on your own. If you have questions about your case, call us today at 800-654-1949 and schedule a free and no-obligation initial consultation with a Maryland personal injury lawyer at our office.