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Speed, alcohol contribute to Maryland car accidents

There are many unavoidable accidents. However, it is rare that people involved in car accidents are following the rules of the road with no distractions. For example, many accidents can be traced back to a distracted driver, reckless driving or driving under the influence. Unfortunately in many of these accidents, people who are completely innocent of these trespasses are frequently victims. A recent accident in Maryland has caused the serious injury of two drivers, and police suspect the rules of the road were not being followed at the time.

Unlicensed drivers in Maryland cause car accidents

Many people await the day when they are finally able to get their learner's permit. Unfortunately, these inexperienced drivers often have a large amount to learn before they are able to drive unattended. As a result, Maryland has regulations in place restricting the driving of those who only have learner's permits in an attempt to limit or prevent car accidents. In a recent case, authorities allege that a male who should not have been driving unsupervised crashed into a local cell phone store.

Increased vigilance needed to avoid Maryland motorcycle accidents

Firefighters know when they report for work every day that it could be their last shift due to the potential of death or serious injury. However, in a tragic twist, one firefighter lost in life in an after-hours accident in Maryland while he was driving his motorcycle. This incident is just the latest to support the need for increased driver vigilance in order to prevent motorcycle accidents.

Financial help for pedestrians injured in Maryland car accidents

As summer is winding down, students are preparing to return to school. Unfortunately one rising freshman in a Maryland community will likely be spending the opening days of school recovering in the hospital instead of catching up with classmates. While his family is likely happy the teenager survived a potentially fatal car accident, they are likely wondering how they will afford the mound of medical bills that will likely result from his treatment. Fortunately, those injured in car accidents such as the one that caused this teenager’s injuries have the option of seeking legal recourse in the form of financial compensation.The incident occurred in late August. The 14-year-old male was attempting to cross the street when he was struck by a vehicle. Although he is recovering from severe head trauma, he is expected to survive.Currently, no charges have been filed as a result of the accident as the investigation is likely ongoing. However, one witness stated that the driver of the car was speeding at the time of the incident. According to officials, the area is known to be busy and somewhat dangerous.Anyone who has received care in a hospital for even minor procedures know hospital visits are expensive. The kind of care required for an extended stay with treatment for head trauma will likely result in many extremely high medical bills. Additionally, his parents may need to take leave from work as they assist with their son’s recovery. Victims, or the families of victims, of car accidents such as this can file a case in a Maryland civil court in order to seek relief from the financial pressures of such a situation. If they can prove the teenager’s injuries were a result of the driver’s negligence, they may be eligible to receive compensation for his medical bills and related damages, as well as lost wages as a result of missed work while they care for him.

Truck accidents have potential of inflicting severe injury

With all the attention in the news recently about airplane crashes, many people might decide they would rather drive than fly. However, the truth remains that traveling by air is still safer than traveling by car. One major hazard while traveling by car is truck accidents. While most truck drivers are skilled and conscientious, these type of accidents still happen, with a large potential of causing death or serious injury. For example, one woman is in critical condition this morning after a collision with a tractor-trailer in Maryland.

Maryland motorcycle accidents: Cheerleader the latest victim

Many people have different outlets to relieve stress. Some people spend time in the gym working out frustrations, while others might spend time with a different recreational activity, such as fishing. For others, stress relief can come as simply as hopping on their motorcycle on a nice day and going for a short trip; however, these people are in danger of motorcycle accidents, often by no fault of their own. It is important for other drivers to be aware of the presence of motorcyclists in order to prevent injury or death. The recent death of a Maryland cheerleader further highlights the need for automobile drivers to exhibit caution while on the road.

Car accidents create medical bills for injured in Maryland

Football is a major pastime in this country. Even months before the football season starts, people begin preparing with countdowns to the first game and parades in celebration of the local professional team. It is a time associated with fun, food and excitement. However, football will likely remind one Maryland family of the severe injury that their daughter received as she participated in preseason activities. As car accidents tend to do, this family has been left with several medical bills.

Tow-truck driver knocked over wall in Jones Falls SUV accident

Anyone who has driven on the Jones Falls Expressway in Baltimore will find it easy to imagine the kind of auto accident that recently sent a tow-truck driver over the edge of the guard rail and into the water. The breakdown lanes on that stretch of road are narrow, and it's been noted that police officers are reluctant to stop vehicles there because of safety concerns.

Motorcyclist air-lifted to Baltimore after crash with van

Spring has arrived in Maryland, and that means, among other things, that motorcyclists will be out and about enjoying the open air. With the freedom of the road comes risk, however, and unfortunately riders suffer serious injuries each year because of other drivers' negligence. Motorcycle awareness is a constant struggle in Maryland and throughout the U.S., and a recent accident in Frederick County illustrates why.

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