Have you been in a car accident?
Maryland drivers must follow the rules of the road. When they do not follow the rules of the road and their negligence causes a car accident, the victims may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Car Accidents most often occur when a driver simply isn’t paying attention, or driving in such a way that gives them insufficient or inadequate ability to respond. Common types of accidents we see are:
- Distracted drivers: Drivers texting, adjusting a GPS, playing with a radio, or just not looking ahead of them.
- Rear-end collisions: Drivers might not be paying attention to the traffic in front of them, and they cannot stop in time to avoid a collision.
- Red-light accidents: Drivers will often try to “beat” a yellow light, or a light that just turned red.
- Speeding: Drivers speed when they are in a hurry, but when they do, they do not have the ability to react to other cars in the road.
Even seemingly minor collisions can cause painful injuries, and just because there was very little visible property damage does not mean that the people occupying the car were not injured when their bodies absorbed the shock of rapid acceleration or deceleration.
Common injuries we see are:
- Back injuries: Sprains and strains can be very uncomfortable and impede on sleep and the activities of daily living. More severe injuries included bulging discs or even injuries to the spinal cord itself, resulting in paralysis.
- Head injuries: Sadly, head injuries might not always been obvious immediately after the accident, but Post-Concussive Syndrome and so-called “Mild” Traumatic Brain Injuries can result in a loss of memory and cognitive function, as well as persistent headaches, light-sensitivity, dizziness, insomnia, fatigue, and even personality changes.
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Wrist injuries
- Foot injuries