Over six million car accidents occur every year in the United States. One third of them involve personal injury to the driver or passengers. If you are involved in a car accident in Maryland, there are certain things that you must do to protect yourself and your legal rights. The following is a list of steps to take following a car accident in Maryland.
Another Memorial Day weekend has come and gone for Baltimore residents. For many, this means summer has started, even if the official start date may be a few weeks away.
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.
Last week, this blog discussed how the factual issues can be more complex when a number of different individuals are involved in a car accident. While it was pointed out that more is not always merrier in these situations, this is not always true when it comes to an auto accident.
More is not always merrier, at least when it comes to the number of people involved in a tragic situation. In a car accident, for example, the more cars and individuals involved in the accident the worse the situation can be for those involved.
Most Baltimore residents would probably consider themselves to be reasonable. While individuals may have different definitions of who is a reasonable person, in the legal world, the phrase "reasonable person" has a specific meaning that applies in the course of a lawsuit.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, Baltimore drivers will be hitting the roads en masse to do their gift shopping and go to various work, family and social events. The hope is that everyone will be able to do these tasks and events safely, but unfortunately, that is not always the case. Indeed, according to new data, drivers in this part of the country may be more likely to get into a car accident than individuals in any other part of the country.
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.
Driving is such a basic occurrence of everyday life for many Bronx residents that it is easy to take it for granted. It is also easy to overlook the dangers that can be present on the road, such as the possibility of a car accident caused by an unsafe driver. And yet, these dangers are very present, as car accidents seriously injure or kill many individuals across the country each and every day.
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.