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A fatal accident recently occurred in Montgomery County that took the life of a man in a wheelchair. The man died on a recent Sunday in May in Rockville after Montgomery County police say he was struck by a car while crossing the street. When a Maryland resident is killed in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, the victim’s loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.

Investigators said the 57-year-old man was in a wheelchair, attempting to cross a street in Rockville. Police say he was struck by a vehicle in the westbound lanes of the street. The driver of the vehicle was a 29-year-old Rockville man

Detectives are currently continuing their investigation into the circumstances of this fatal collision. Their investigation will include what the traffic signal was showing at the exact moment of the collision, in addition to whether the man was within the parameters of the crosswalk. Police have requested that any individuals with information pertaining to the crash contact them.

People are injured every day in Maryland under various circumstances. Frequent causes of personal injury include car accidents, mishaps on the job, defective products and personal assault. Regardless of specific details, when other parties are responsible for the incidents, injured victims are protected by law with the ability to file legal claims in civil court to seek full recovery from their losses.

The law offices of Joel L. Katz, L.L.C., has more than 40 years of experience serving clients across both the Eastern and Western shores of Maryland. We provide aggressive and effective representation to help you seek the full and fair amount of compensation for damages against the anyone deemed responsible for your injury. When appropriate to the situation, we are able to enlist the help of physicians, nurses, surgeons and academic professors from throughout the nation to provide expert testimony on the behalves of our clients in court.

Not all who come to us for help are acting on their own behalves. Many have suffered the untimely and devastating deaths of loved ones in accidents caused by others. In such situations, an immediate family member is able to file a wrongful death claim, requesting that restitution be made on behalf of a decedent. Though no amount of court-awarded compensation can replace the loss of human life, it often comforts grieving families to know that there is recourse through the legal system to seek a monetary judgment that can help offset any expenses an accident has caused.

When a car accident happens, the victims who survive them often say they happened in the blink of an eye. One moment, everything is okay, the next, the victims’ lives are changed dramatically, sometimes forever. A recent car accident claimed the life of two individuals and left two others in critical condition.

The two-car accident occurred in Dundalk, Maryland. According to the investigators, a sports car driven by a 21-year-old man was stopped an intersection, waiting at a red light. It was then rear-ended by a van that was driven by a 33-year-old man.

The driver of the sports car, as well as its front-seat passenger, a 20-year-old man, were rushed to a local medical center with life-threatening injuries and were listed in critical condition. However, the two females riding in the sports cars’ rear seats, ages 22 and 20, were killed instantly at the scene of the accident. The driver of the van, as well as a 20-year-old man, were taken for treatment for minor injuries.

Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. One moment, a Maryland resident is driving down the road without a care in the world. The next moment, that person’s life might be irrevocably changed due to a car accident.

A recent car accident that occurred in Prince Frederick resulted in several people being injured, one of them seriously. According to Maryland State Police, a woman’s Jeep SUV crossed the road’s center line, collided head-on with another SUV and then collided with a small passenger car that was following behind it. The initial head-on collision resulted in the second SUV going off the road, where it then collided with a wooden fence before coming to a stop in a wooded area.

After the second collision, the Jeep SUV rolled over and its driver was ejected. The driver was transported to a local medical center via helicopter. The occupants of the other SUV were rushed to another local medical center. The condition of the driver in the small passenger car was not known.

In the wake of the Amtrak tragedy, Maryland transit commuters might be questioning whether their local route is being safely maintained. Those concerns might be aggravated by a recent news report involving the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. According to sources, WMATA might be facing a financial hardship, including a potential default on its loans due in June.

Proper maintenance of train infrastructure is essential for safety. Indeed, our personal injury attorneys know that routine maintenance is often considered part of a mass transit company’s duty of care to its passengers. Other duties might include the proper training of train operators and other employees involved in train operations and maintenance.

Individuals in many areas of Maryland depend on WMATA for their commute. Yet is that dependence misplaced? For some, confidence is already shaky after the crash in 2009, where track circuits in need of repairs may have contributed to the crash. However, many commuters also don’t want to fight with Beltway traffic, where aggressive drivers and frequent congestion may increase the chance of an auto accident.

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