A vehicle can easily become a deadly weapon if not operated with extreme caution by its driver. Those who choose to drive in Maryland have a responsibility to themselves and all the other motor vehicle operators around them to pay strict attention and use great care when operating their vehicles. In doing so, they may be able to avoid a car accident. When they fail to do this, the collisions that result often have devastating and life-altering effects.
One such accident occurred recently, authorities said. The accident involved two vehicles and resulted in three deaths and two injuries. One sedan struck another car, injuring one of its passengers and killing the driver and two other passengers in the process.
A 20-year-old driver collided with a car that contained a family. Three of the four family members died as a result. The daughter was rushed to a local medical center and has life-threatening injuries while the driver of the first car was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The family of the deceased victims may be entitled to file wrongful death claims in connection with this fatal car accident. Although this type of claim can do little to erase a family's grief, when successfully presented, it could nonetheless provide some financial relief. Any compensation derived from a properly litigated claim may be used to cover end-of-life expenses and related financial losses. A Maryland family who is grieving the loss of loved ones typically consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can advocate for their needs as well as assist them with the process of submitting a claim.
Source: wtop.com, "Police: 3 killed in crash on River Road", Dave Dildine, Feb. 27, 2016