When you drive everyday, it’s easy to forget that cars are 4,000 pounds of steel and glass and capable of causing extreme amounts of damage, especially at high speeds. It doesn’t take long to sink into bad habits like talking on your cell phone, driving too fast or multitasking while driving. It’s probably no surprise that negligent driving is one of the leading causes of serious injuries in the United States.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 421,000 people suffered injuries in distracted-driving accidents. That’s nearly one person every minute. In many cases, the victims of reckless drivers find it difficult to obtain the compensation that they need to pay for medical care and car repairs.
It’s difficult to prove that someone was driving negligently and caused an accident. If you’ve been injured in a crash and you believe that another driver was drunk, distracted or reckless, we can help you prove it.
At Duboff & Associates, we have 50 combined years of experience, and we’re dedicated to helping distracted-driving victims find justice through civil lawsuits. To book an initial consultation with a Baltimore car-accident lawyer, call us today at 443-912-0002.
Pedestrian Hospitalized After Car Wreck On The Highway
WUSA News reports that Debra Watson’s van stalled on the highway, forcing her to pull over to the shoulder. Watson, who is from Silver Spring, was standing near her vehicle on the shoulder when another driver, Daniel Kim, left his lane and crashed into Watson’s van, pinning her to the guardrail in the process.
Paramedics rushed Watson to a hospital where doctors diagnosed her to be in serious condition. Police are still investigating the car wreck, and although they haven’t arrested Kim, they suspect that he was driving while intoxicated at the time.
Drunk driving is certainly one of the more egregious forms of reckless driving, but it is not the only one that can cause serious injuries.
Bicyclist Injured In Accident With Distracted Driver
The Baltimore Sun reports that a bicyclist was travelling down the shoulder of a small street near a high school when a driver left their lane and struck the bike. The cyclist fell onto a guardrail during the crash and sustained serious injuries.
Paramedics took the cyclist to a nearby Shock Trauma. Meanwhile, police discovered that the passengers in the vehicle distracted the driver to the point that it was unsafe to drive. There is no word on whether or not the police plan to ticket the driver.
Woman Dies Following Three-Vehicle Crash
According to The Baltimore Sun, a box truck crossed a double yellow line shortly before an intersection and struck an oncoming minivan. The two vehicles began to spin, striking another motorist. The driver of the minivan, Jean Lacey, was flown to a medical center where doctors pronounced her dead.
Police are still investigating the car wreck and have not determined why the driver of the box truck crossed into oncoming traffic, which is usually a sign of distracted driving.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury in an accident with a distracted driver, don’t hesitate to call us at 443-912-0002, and schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced car-accident lawyer today.