Car accidents happen every day, but it isn't very often that you hear of a police officer involved in a motor vehicle accident.
On Dec. 11 around 7 a.m., a Baltimore police car was involved in an accident with another car. The accident happened at the intersection of Clifton and Longwood in Southwest Baltimore.
According to police, both the police officer and the other driver were taken to an area hospital. Fortunately, neither suffered life-threatening injuries.
At this time, it is unclear what the exact cause of the accident was. It remains under investigation by police.
Although car accidents are a fairly common occurrence, they are nonetheless frightening and debilitating, for some. If the cause of an accident was due to the reckless or negligent actions of another person, individuals may be eligible for compensation.
Those in Maryland who have been injured in a car accident may find it best to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. The attorney can work with experts to determine who was responsible for the crash. They may also consult with physicians to determine how the injuries may impact an individual now and in the future.
Often individuals involved in a car accident are not able to work due to their injuries and may even have to seek medical treatment. An attorney will be able to fight for the necessary compensation to help those injured pay their medical bills, make up for any lost wages and for any pain and suffering they may have endured.
A car accident can be life-changing, but fortunately, there are places to turn for help.
Source: ABC 2 News, "Police involved crash in West Baltimore," Dec. 11, 2011