People get hurt every day. Some of the actions behind the injury are the injured person’s own fault. Lack of attention or sheer accident can lead to bumps and bruises and sometimes a trip to the emergency room. Other times, these accidents are the result of the negligence of someone else. When a Maryland resident is seriously hurt by the actions of another, the outcome can be traumatic and expensive for the victim and their family.
Authorities were called to a local home around 11:19 p.m. A woman who was traveling through a neighborhood was found to have driven her car through the side of the house. A 16-year-old boy, who happened to be sleeping on the couch in the living room, was pinned by the car for over an hour. He was eventually freed and taken to a local trauma center where he was treated for a serious burn on his arm.
Reports indicate that the woman was approaching a stop sign when a truck cut her off. The woman then over-corrected her vehicle and accelerated. These two combined actions lead her to jump a nearby curb and collide with the house.
The driver of the car was cited with negligence. Families of victims in similar situations may choose to seek an attorney to file a personal injury claim. A successfully filed claim could allow for an victim and his or her family to recoup some of the financial losses that may occur with an accident, such as property damage and medical bills. With the input from a knowledgeable Maryland attorney, victims of negligence can decide whether or not they have a viable case.
Source: baltimore.cbslocal.com, “Driver Who Drove Into Home Cited With Negligent Driving“, July 9, 2017