If you’ve been the victim of a Maryland car accident, you are certainly not alone. The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration offers some sobering statistics on statewide crashes:
- On average, 580 people die in Maryland car accidents each year
- Prince George’s County is the deadliest, with more than 100 fatal Maryland car crashes every year—roughly one-fifth of all the state’s car accident fatalities
- Another 36,600 people suffer injuries in these crashes
- Including crashes with no injury, more than 100,000 car accidents occur in our state every single year
The MVA is careful to point out that so-called “accidents” are almost always completely preventable. In other words, your crash may not be quite as accidental as you think.
This does not at all suggest that drivers purposely crash into other vehicles, intentionally endangering themselves and anyone else in the vehicles involved. However, the choices a person makes behind the wheel do have consequences.
For example, an alcohol-impaired person who chooses to disregard the law and gets behind the wheel of his or her car anyway willfully introduces the potential for danger. Similarly, any driver who chooses to speed or allows himself to be distracted by a cell phone or other electronic gadget is making a poor choice that could have disastrous results.
If you or a family member has been involved in a serious car accident, you may want to talk to a Southern Maryland car accident lawyer who can help you get compensation for your injuries or the loss of a loved one.
For more information or to set up an appointment, call Nickelsporn and Lundin at 800-875-9700 today.