Distracted Driving Accidents
In the state of Maryland alone, 58% of all car crashes are as a result of distracted driving. Statistics show that in Maryland, distracted driving has become as much of a public safety concern as drunk driving. Anyone who has driven in the streets of Bowie, New Carrolton, Hyattsville, or Laurel knows that there is more than just focused driving occurring behind the wheel.
States including Maryland have passed laws to discourage people from using cell phones while driving. Despite strict laws in the state of Maryland, we still see many drivers stopped at a red light—or green, or speeding past us on the highway with their eyes down, looking at their cell phones. Distracted driving, however, is not only texting while driving. Distracted driving includes, eating, grooming, reading and other actions that can take your attention from the road. All distracted driving can lead to serious motor vehicle accidents. About four out of every five distracted driving crashes result in an injury. On average, 27,000 people are injured or killed per year because of distracted driving. The Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas accounted for nearly 85% of distracted driving cases. (According to the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, Baltimore Metropolitan area is comprised of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties and Baltimore City. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments defines the Washington Metropolitan area as Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties.)
Despite these very serious and freighting statistics, it is important to know that if you are involved in a Maryland traffic accident with injuries or fatalities caused by a distracted driver, you do not have to go through the process by yourself. Insurance companies are experienced and have the resources that most individuals do not. Don’t go through it alone.
A Maryland Injury Attorney, like the team at Foran & Foran, P.A., can make sure that your interests are protected. Navigating personal injury and personal injury law is very difficult without the proper support. For example, Maryland is one of four states that have contributory negligence laws. These laws essentially mean that if you are found to be even a fraction of a percent at fault for your motor vehicle accident then the entire claim will be denied and you will not receive any compensation for your injuries. An experienced Maryland motor vehicle accident lawyer can protect your interests and get you the money that you are entitled to.
We represent clients throughout Bowie, New Carrolton, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Laurel, and others in the region. Our personal injury lawyers have almost 70 years of combined experience dealing with insurance companies, the courts, and other lawyers. Please contact us today to discuss your distracted driving car accident. Call us at (301) 441-2022. Or contact us online. Let Our Family Help Your Family! We look forward to hearing from you.