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Accident-Lawyer Update: Unlicensed Driver Kills 13-Year-Old

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 By

Lawsuits against negligent drivers often become complicated if the defendant refuses to cooperate with a police investigation. This generally indicates that negligence was to blame for the car accident; however, it can make recovering compensation from insurance companies difficult. If this happens to you, it’s important to speak with an accident lawyer as soon as possible.

A recent accident in Maryland provides an example of that situation. WJLA News reports that a teenage girl and a woman were standing on the sidelines of a soccer game last week when a driver lost control, jumped the curb and struck the pair. The older woman sustained leg injuries in the car accident, but the 13-year-old girl died.

When police arrived, witnesses told them that the driver of the vehicle and one of her passengers switched seats before exiting the car. At first, police were at a loss to explain the bizarre behavior, but they now believe that they may have a reason.

Police Say the Driver Who Caused the Car Accident Didn’t Have a License

NBC News reports that police believe the true driver of the vehicle was an adult who was learning how to drive. They state the other passengers were most likely giving the driver a lesson when the accident occurred. However, they are having trouble confirming that account of events because none of the adults in the vehicle are cooperating with investigators.

Police say they recovered surveillance footage of the car from a school video camera and determined that the unlicensed woman was behind the wheel at the time of the crash. They plan to file charges.

If you are looking for an accident attorney after a collision in Baltimore, don’t wait to call us. At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, we are an award-winning law firm, and you can count on us to offer practical legal advice during each step of the process. To speak with an accident lawyer about your injuries, call us at 443-912-0002.

Police Say Drunk Driver Was Behind Hit-and-Run Accident

According to the Baltimore Sun, Janelle Marie Oni was crossing the roadwhen a drunk driver failed to yield and struck her. Oni died at the scene of the accident while the driver sped away.

In many cases, police aren’t able to find the hit-and-run driver until after they’ve sobered up, but authorities say they were able to track down the driver of the car that struck Oni within an hour. According to police, the driver’s blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit when they found him.

If you are struck by a drunk driver in Baltimore, you’ll need an accident attorney on your side to help you secure the compensation that you need to pay for medical bills and lost wages. At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, we offer free case evaluations for new clients. To arrange a time to speak with a lawyer from our firm, call us at 443-912-0002.

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