When Maryland residents are the victims of vehicular accidents, the effects may be life altering. The injuries suffered, whether temporary or permanent, may result in the victims suffering debilitating injuries and not being able to return to work ever again. In a serious car accident, the medical bills may become insurmountable — particularly when an individual does not have sufficient health care coverage. Sadly, many tragedies result in a victim’s death.
A recent car accident took the life of one man, police say. The accident occurred on Sept. 24, around 10:30 a.m. The 78-year-old Ellicott City man was struck by a 28-year-old Ellicott City woman’s car, which she was driving on the wrong side of the road. The man had been walking alongside a road when he was hit.
The man was rushed to Shock Trauma, but died about a month later, on Oct. 20. Police say that they later learned that the driver had been under the influence of drugs, as they were discovered in her vehicle. The woman is now facing vehicular manslaughter charges.
After a fatal car accident, it is typical for a victim’s loved ones to have pressing questions about what occurred and what happens next. An experienced Maryland personal injury attorney can answer most of these questions while helping a client to understand the available options. If a personal injury or wrongful death claim is pursued, the lawyer will focus on preparing the strongest case possible while helping the client navigate the often challenging civil justice system.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, “Ellicott City woman faces vehicular manslaughter, DUI charges in fatal accident“, Andrew Michaels, Nov. 22, 2016