Suffering an injury at the hands of another can have lasting effects on the unsuspecting victims. A personal injury can leave the victims and their families financially strapped for cash, suffering from debilitating and/or painful bodily injuries and other devastating consequences. Maryland drivers who are injured due to the negligence of another may have legal options to help recoup the financial losses incurred.
Around 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 21, authorities were called to the scene of an accident that shut down a busy highway. A tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle in an eastbound lane while attempting to make a lane change. When the large rig began to merge into the same lane as a sedan, the driver of the car lost control.
The driver of the sedan collided with the tractor-trailer, causing the big rig to overturn. The car then crashed into a shoulder barrier. Some of the passengers suffered injuries, none of which were considered life-threatening. Authorities are reviewing the tractor-trailer's dash cam video.
Those who have been injured in a Maryland car accident may be entitled to file a personal injury claim in civil court. An attorney can help determine if grounds exist for a claim and what financial compensation they may be entitled to. Monies awarded from a successful claim can help to cover incurred medical costs, lost wages as well as pain and suffering. To prevail in civil court, it will be necessary to establish by appropriate proof that the negligence of another party caused or materially contributed to the accident and injuries that resulted.
Source: fox5dc.com, "Tractor trailer overturns after collision on US Route 50 in Anne Arundel County", Nov. 21, 2017