It seems like a car accident occurs nearly every single day along the streets and highways of Maryland. Sometimes the accident results in little more than a fender bender or minor injuries. However, sometimes serious injuries result. Furthermore, whether the car accident was caused by a negligent driver, a mechanical defect or poor driving conditions, too often otherwise innocent drivers, passengers or even pedestrians are the ones left to deal with the unexpected injuries.
A recent car accident sent two individuals to the hospital. The accident occurred in early July in Ocean City. According to the police, the chain reaction that caused the accident began when a vehicle was attempting to change lanes.
As it was changing lanes, the vehicle struck another car. That car then swerved onto the sidewalk and, in the process, struck two pedestrians as well as a parked car. The pedestrians were rushed to a local medical center, but no other injuries were reported.
When individuals are injured in a car accident in Maryland, they often decide to pursue a civil claim against the driver if he or she is determined to be at fault for the crash. When this type of claim is successfully navigated, monetary restitution could result. This compensation is often used to help the victim regain their normal life prior to the accident, including paying for medical bills or lost pay. An experienced personal injury attorney is often consulted to determine whether or not there is a valid case as well as represent the individual’s rights in a court of law.
Source: wboc.com, “3 Cars, 2 pedestrians involved in Ocean City crash“, L, July 11, 2015