Many Severna Park residents have been unfortunate enough to be involved in a car accident. Although most accidents are minor fender-benders, some can cause serious injuries and even death. There are many injuries that can occur in a car accident.
Witnesses to a traffic accident often ask who was at fault. Sometimes, the answer is clear, but in many instances, the answer can be far from clear, especially if more than one party was negligent. The recent death of a pedestrian in Severna again raises the issue of what lawyers and judges call "contributory negligence."
Traffic accidents happen swiftly. In a matter of seconds, a fairly routine collision can expand, involving several vehicles. More importantly, the number of victims, either fatalities or injured persons, can quickly grow.
Most people in Maryland who ride municipal buses assume that their ride will always afford extra protection from injury in a traffic accident.
Automobile accidents often trigger workers' compensation claims in Maryland, but at least one of the claimants is usually in one of the vehicles involved in the collision. A recent collision involving a pickup truck and an SUV killed one worker and injured another, and neither of the workers was in either of the vehicles.
In Maryland, motorcyclists face innumerable dangers when sharing the road with passenger vehicles and trucks. Although riders are willing to face that risk and there can be serious injuries and death when there is a collision, that does not eliminate the importance of drivers keeping a close eye on motorcycles, sharing the road, yielding and making sure everyone remains as safe as possible. When there is a motorcycle accident, riders can suffer personal injury and death. When these unfortunate incidents occur, it is wise for the injured person or the family left behind to think about a legal filing for compensation.
In Maryland, it is an unfortunate truth that many people will suffer personal injury in an auto accident. With that, they will face unexpected medical costs, lost wages, possible long-term damage and a family might be confronted with a fatality. One of the main strategies to recover adequate compensation for all that was lost after an auto accident is a legal filing. For an effective claim, it is wise to consult with an experienced attorney before doing anything else.
In Maryland and throughout the United States, drivers are immediately trained as to the importance of stopping at red lights. This is a fundamental aspect of being a safe and conscientious driver. With the expectation that drivers will adhere to the rules of the road, someone running a red light can be the catalyst for an auto accident with personal injury and death. In recent years, there has been a troubling rise in the number of drivers who have run a red light, leading to crashes. When there is an accident after a driver has run a red light, those who were victimized must remember their right to file a lawsuit.
In Maryland, people who ride motorcycles take great pleasure in taking to the road when the weather is warm and agreeable. Although it is an enjoyable experience, that does not diminish the dangers people face when they are on a motorcycle and placing their trust in others on the road that they will maintain proper safety procedures and be fully vigilant. When there is a motorcycle accident, the rider and any passenger can face personal injury and death.
Discussions about personal injury due to distracted driving in Maryland and across the nation seem so common because the problem is exceedingly widespread. Law enforcement, legislators, auto manufacturers and technology companies are consistently seeking strategies to make the roads safer by reducing distracted driving, but the problem worsens. Researchers examine this phenomenon to help with improving safety and frequently discover surprising trends.