Most people never expect that they will get into a head-on Maryland car accident. These accidents—where the front ends of two vehicles collide—are always shocking and can be incredibly dangerous. By following the basic rules of the road and driving in the proper direction and in the correct lanes, most drivers can avoid these collisions. But sometimes, circumstances outside of the driver’s control occur, and they find themselves hit head-on by another car. In many circumstances, because these accidents involve hitting vehicles close to the driver’s and passenger’s seats, these accidents can be fatal or result in life-changing injuries.
Take for example a recent fatal crash on I-95 implicating four vehicles, and killing three people. The crash was caused when one vehicle went to great lengths to avoid the police during a police chase. According to a local news article, a Dodger sedan, traveling north on the interstate, reached speeds as high as 80 miles per hour when state troopers tried to pull the vehicle over. However, the driver of the Dodge sped away, and police eventually ended their pursuit due to the significant traffic on the interstate. The Dodge continued north, and ultimately entered the Express Lanes only open to southbound traffic by breaking through three lighted Express Lanes gates. While in the Express Lanes, the Dodge hit a pickup truck head-on, causing it to flip over the guardrail. Two other cars then crashed into the Dodge, which caught on fire.
In the aftermath of this tragic accident, three people were reported dead. The driver of the Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a 26-year-old woman, died after being ejected from the car. Additionally, a 61-year-old man driving one of the other vehicles involved in the accident also died at the scene. Other drivers and passengers involved suffered injuries, with one being transported to the hospital for treatment. The aftermath of the crash was so intense that portions of the interstate were shut down for almost seven hours, causing major traffic delays.
There is undoubtedly a lot of pain and suffering happening in the aftermath of this crash. In addition, there may end up being several civil negligence lawsuits filed, as well. Whenever an individual is injured in a Maryland car accident, they have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Similarly, when an individual is killed in a Maryland car accident, their family or estate can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Both of these processes can be important for recovering after the tragedy, but both can also be complicated. For help navigating the legal system, contact a personal injury attorney today.
How Do Maryland Accident Victims Prove a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Maryland law allows accident victims to pursue a claim for monetary compensation after a car accident. However, to do so, a victim must establish that the other driver was legally negligent. This requires the victim prove that the other driver violated a duty of care that was owed to the victim, and that the other driver’s actions were the cause of the victim’s injuries.
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To speak risk-free with a Maryland car accident attorney, call the dedicated personal injury lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, today. Our lawyers have decades of experience successfully bringing personal injury lawsuits on behalf of injured or grieving clients, and have successfully recovered millions in damages to help them heal. To learn about how we can help you, too, call us at 800-654-1949. You can also reach out to us through our online form.