Most people are aware of their mortality. However, most relatively young people who do not engage in risky behaviors likely do not expect that their death is imminent. Unfortunately, car accidents in Maryland can quickly take or drastically change the life of an individual who was completely unable to prevent the accident. A recent Maryland accident caused one fatality and resulted in injuries to two others.
The accident happened just before 3:30 p.m. on an afternoon in late September. Police say that a 73-year-old woman was traveling south on a Maryland road when she was unable to maintain her lane as she went around a curve. As a result, she reportedly crossed the centerline, striking an oncoming vehicle head on.
The second vehicle was driven by a 29-year-old man. Although he was transported to a hospital for treatment, he later died from the injuries he suffered in the accident. The driver of the first vehicle and her passenger were treated for injuries but are expected to survive.
An unexpected death such as this can have serious financial consequences for the family members of the deceased. In addition to funeral expenses, the man's family members will have to cope with his medical bills and likely lost wages as well. Many victims of car accidents, or their family members in the event of a fatality, have sought financial relief in a Maryland civil court. Many of those who were able to prove such an accident was caused by another driver's negligence were awarded monetary damages in accordance with state law.
Source: wusa9.com, "Man dies after MD car crash", , Sept. 26, 2014