The damage that car accidents in Maryland cause may range from the minor fender benders to the devastating high-speed, multi-car pileups. If a motorist is killed in an auto accident and the victim's loved ones decide to file a legal claim, this kind of claim is governed by the law of negligence. That is, motorists must exercise reasonable care under the circumstances, and a failure to do so may be considered negligence.
A recent vehicular accident resulted in the death of one man. The accident occurred in Anne Arundel County on a recent Friday afternoon in February. The crash involved a 21-year-old motorcyclist and a 28-year-old man driving his car.
Around 3:30 p.m., a car was traveling on a southbound road in Peoria, and a motorcycle was headed north. Then, for reasons that are currently unexplained, the driver lost control of his car and struck the motorcycle. The man was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene of the accident, according to reports. The motorcyclist was reportedly complying with state law and wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The driver of the car fled the scene, only to be arrested shortly thereafter, police said.
The investigation into this fatal accident is ongoing. When an auto accident results in the death of a victim, the victim's family may be entitled to financial relief. An individual who negligently operates a vehicle may be required to pay for documented damages that resulted, including end-of-life expenses. The victim will be required to prove that the party believed at fault was negligent in a way that caused or contributed to the accident and resulted in the injuries specified. Victims' families typically begin this process by consulting experienced Maryland attorneys to assess the validity of their claims.
Source: pjstar.com, "Peoria Heights Marine dies in Maryland auto accident", Andy Kravetz, Feb. 27, 2017