When one accident results in multiple tragedies, sort of like a chain-reaction, it can be extremely devastating, unexpected, and scary. An initial accident between two vehicles can lead to more vehicles becoming involved in a collision. After a car accident, it is important to immediately seek medical attention when necessary and notify proper authorities, and if there are no immediate injuries that require immediate attention, it can be additionally important to ensure that all parties involved are able to move to a safe location if on a busy road or highway.
According to a recent news report, a woman recently died in Maryland after being ejected from a crash involving multiple vehicles. The accident occurred near Maryland Route 100 in the Elkridge Area. A Porsche rear-ended a Mazda, and both drivers lost control of their vehicles. A passenger in the Mazda was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The Mazda’s driver and three other passengers were not injured. The driver of the Porsche got out of his vehicle, attempted to cross I-95, and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The driver was taken to Shock Trauma. As a result, Southbound I-95 was shut down for about 5 hours.
Chain Reaction Collisions and Determining the At-Fault Driver
Chain-reaction collisions are typically more complex than the traditional two-vehicle accident that occurs, because these accidents involve one vehicle causing the initial collision with another vehicle, which in turn causes additional collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians. In the state of Maryland, which follows an at-fault system, which means that the at-fault driver will be considered responsible for resulting harm and damages, including injuries and property damage resulting from the accident.
Does Maryland Have a Contributory Neglience Law?
Yes, Maryland is one of the few states that follows a contributory negligence doctrine, which means that if a judge or jury finds that the plaintiff (or injured party) was also to blame for the accident because of their own negligence, they can be barred from recovering damages. In a typical chain reaction accident where one vehicle gets rear ended by another, which then subsequently causes that vehicle to rear-end another vehicle, the lead vehicle typically has no fault in the accident. However, in more complex situations where one accident causes another accident that is more difficult to determine fault, it can be important to connect with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you navigate the case.
Are You In Need of a Maryland Car Accident Lawyer?
If you or someone you love has been injured or even suffered death after a car accident in Maryland, D.C., or Virginia, connect with the experienced attorneys at Lebowtiz Mzhen LLC today. The Maryland, DC, and Virginia car accident and insurance attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers will work diligently on your case, and if we don’t win a settlement or judgment for you, then you won’t pay us a dime. Contact us with any questions, and see if we can help with your claim. Call us today at 800-654-1949 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.