After a tragic incident occurs in a person's life, Baltimore residents can be left searching for answers. A simple car accident, for example, can fundamentally alter a person's life when serious injury or death results from the crash.
When a Baltimore resident is injured at the hands of another person, one of the most important things, other than regaining one's health to the extent possible, is to hold the other individual accountable for the incident. Whether the other person acted intentionally or negligently, the law holds that person responsible for the injuries he or she causes. Specifically, the injured person can obtain accountability by bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the other individual, which can result in an award of damages to the injured party.
There is nothing worse for Maryland residents than losing a loved one. As discussed previously in this blog, when an unexpected incident claims the life of a loved one, surviving family members may have a cause of action they can bring against the person responsible for the incident. If successful, family members can obtain damages in the lawsuit, based, among other things, on the financial impact of losing their loved one.
While there is never a good time to lose a loved one, a death in the family during the holiday season can be particularly heartbreaking. This is especially true when the death comes unexpectedly, such as through a car accident or after another traumatic incident. When the death occurs as a result of someone else's negligence, the surviving family members may have a cause of action for wrongful death against the responsible party.
Accidents can happen seemingly out of nowhere. An ordinary car ride on the way to the store can turn deadly in an instant, for example, when another vehicle fails to see a stop sign and blows through an intersection. Baltimore residents can be injured on their daily drive to work when another driver fails to see their car and does not yield while making a left turn.
While there is never a completely safe time to be on the road, there have been an unfortunate number of fatalities in recent weeks on Maryland roadways. Three fatalities occurred on a recent weekend, for example, with all of the deceased being under the age of 40.
It often seems as though life is too short, and for some Baltimore residents, that unfortunately happens to be the case when a person dies unexpectedly. When a fatal accident suddenly claims a person's life, it is not only tragic for the individual involved, but for the surviving friends and family members as well, who are left in a painful and difficult situation.
When Baltimore residents encounter unique situations, they may be confused or intimidated at first as to how to proceed with the new situation. Inevitably, however, individuals often fall back on skills and knowledge they have previously acquired in order to deal with the unique situation.
It was supposed to be a fun evening watching a local soccer game, but a tragic turn of events claimed the life of a 13-year-old Maryland girl and injured another woman, when a car ran up a curb and struck them near Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring.
For many Baltimore-area women, pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times of their life. The expected arrival of a new child can bring feelings of joy, along with some anxiety as well. The ultimate goal is to have a safe and healthy childbirth experience, and welcome the new addition to the family.