Maryland holidays are typically a time when many people take to the roadways to visit family and loved ones. With the increase of vehicles on highways, the likelihood of being involved in a car accident increases. When someone gets behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the odds of an auto accident increase significantly.
The Eastern Shore in Maryland is a well sought-after vacation for many locals. The busy route that is taken to reach the shore can be confusing for out-of-towners to navigate sometimes. This confusion can lead to a car accident that could seriously injure or even prove fatal to motorists. A recent wrong way driving incident has led to a four-vehicle accident on a busy highway.
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.
Car accidents can occur even with the most diligent of Maryland drivers. Errors occur and unforeseen circumstances can crop up, placing those in the vicinity in danger. Sometimes, an accident is a result of misinterpreting the right of way or a quick change in action by the driver of another vehicle. Regardless, these mishaps can lead to a car crash that can cause serious personal injury or even death.
Many parents of school-aged children would not think twice about the safety of their kids while they attend school. With systems and plans in place should almost any crisis occur, Maryland school's have a plan with explicit procedures to keep students safe. When kids who suffer from health concerns or have to contend with learning or physical obstacles, there are specific plans for each of these children which is personalized to the needs of their challenge. When schools do not follow protocol and their negligence leads to an injury or death, a school system can find itself as the defendant in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
The most dangerous place on the road for a motorcycle may be an intersection. If other drivers fail to notice the smaller vehicle, the operator of the motorcycle may be in danger of serious injury should a collision occur. A recent accident at a Maryland intersection resulted in multiple injuries.
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.
Teenagers taking to the roads have many more distractions to keep their eyes and concentration off of the task at hand. Even so, many experienced drivers also are plagued with the same distractions that can lead to fatal mistakes. Three Maryland juveniles suffered serious injury after a car accident when a driver failed to yield the right of way.
A woman is suing a gas station after contracting botulism. She claims that her symptoms started after she consumed tortilla chips and the store's own nacho cheese sauce. She and her partner believe that the cheese sauce was contaminated, causing her to become sick with the rare form of food poisoning. While botulism is fortunately not a common illness, personal injury cases from bad food happen every year in Maryland.
With the hustle and bustle of everyday life combined with the congestion on some of Maryland's highways and main routes, car accidents are bound to crop up. Accidents that happen due to driver error or unforeseen, unavoidable circumstances are still upsetting, but are less likely to result in serious injury or death. When an accident is due to negligence and the operator is driving aggressively, the outcome, should an accident occur, can be far more severe.