Auto Collisions on Rural Routes and Country Roads
There are no two ways about it; as long as there are drivers, roads and motor vehicles, there will likely always be traffic accidents and injured victims as a result. Given that Maryland has more than 3.5 million licensed drivers traveling in cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles along the state’s approximately 17,000 lane-miles of highway, interstate, beltways and surface streets, the odds of any one of those motorists being involved in some kind of a road accident during their lifetime is actually quite high.
Even though the number of Maryland traffic fatalities have dropped over recent years, several hundred victims still die each year as a result of some kind of automotive collision. As personal injury lawyers, Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, is dedicated to representing those victims of auto and trucking crashes. Unless one has been involved in a traffic wreck, it is difficult to imagine the pain, discomfort and mental anguish that can accompany a very bad road accident.
To a person who has been seriously hurt in a car or truck wreck, the thought of finding a qualified lawyer and filing an auto injury claim against the responsible party may not be foremost in one’s mind. The energy it takes to recover physically from a severe traffic accident can be immense. As professional trial attorneys and personal injury experts, our law firm is prepared to help victims in their effort to recover financially from these kinds of devastating life events.
While motorcycle, automobile and commercial trucking accidents take place on Maryland interstates and beltways, our state’s rural routes and county roads also see their share of serious collisions. Obviously, at highway speeds there are certainly dangerous conditions that drivers face every day, but on slower, undivided roadways there are other dangers that present equally hazardous conditions given the right circumstances.
For accidents that take place on these lesser-traveled roadways, T-bone car wrecks and deadly head-on collisions can occur without notice. As Baltimore auto and truck accident attorneys we understand how quickly a driver and his passengers can become the victims of a possibly thoughtless or negligent motorist. Through no fault of their own, thousands of Maryland residents are killed or injured every year, and many of them have been hurt on a simple two lane road or undivided highway.
As drivers ourselves, we frequently experience the same hazardous conditions that can cause a truly horrific traffic accident. Whether caused by a drunken driver, a road rage incident, or a distracted motorist fiddling with his car radio or cell phone, the accidents that these individuals cause can be very costly, both in terms of human life and the medical expenses of those who luckily survive the carnage.
There are numerous sources of negligent liability associated with roadway collisions. These can include excessive speed on the part of a negligent driver, inadequate or improper maintenance of the defendant’s vehicle, alcohol or drug use, as well as outright reckless or aggressive driving. Sometimes it’s simply a case of inattention at a critical moment while two vehicles are approaching on a two-lane road. Head-on collisions while driving through the countryside can be some of the most serious.
Ironically, some car accidents that take place in lightly-traveled areas might be more apt to lead to a fatality if only for the remoteness of the crash site. A victim who has suffered a severed artery, received a compound fracture, or who is experiencing internal bleeding may lose a dangerous amount of blood before help can arrive, making for a potentially fatal event. As personal injury lawyers, Lebowitz & Mzhen is ready to assist families of victims who have died due to the negligent actions of another person. Wrongful death lawsuits are often filed when an individual has been killed in a begligence-related automobile crash.
For those who survive a roadway wreck, the road to full recovery is rarely smooth. Even low-speed car, truck and motorcycle crashes can result in a variety of bodily injuries, many of which can linger. And, it is sometimes the case that auto insurance carriers may consider the extent of the victim’s injuries in relation to that of the vehicles’ damage. What this means is that when there is little or no outward physical damage evident on the victim’s car, insurance companies are more prone to fighting a large injury claim.
Because of this alone, there is no reason not to consult with a skilled auto accident injury lawyer. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, we believe that it is unfair to the victim when an insurance company ignores the facts and leaves the victim to bear the full cost of his or her medical expenses, rehab bills and possible long-term medical care. We believe that retaining a qualified personal injury expert is crucial when pursuing a serious bodily injury lawsuit.
It is often true that when a person is healthy, he is less apt to consider how fortunate he is. That all changes when someone is critically injured in a bad traffic wreck; when simple tasks are made impossible, and the pain is nearly unbearable, our focus is often sharpened. Holding a negligent driver responsible for the pain and suffering he or she has caused is only fair.
As Maryland auto injury specialists, the lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen endeavor to provide the best representation to our clients in order to assist them in recovering damages from the responsible party(s). We base this on many factors, including the cost of emergency room treatment, hospitalization expenses, rehabilitation costs, plus compensation for pain and suffering, as well as any lost wages the victim may have incurred.
If you or someone you love has been badly injured in a Maryland automobile or commercial trucking accident, do not hesitate to contact a qualified legal professional to learn about your options. As a victim of an injury-related car, truck or motorcycle wreck, you do have rights under the law. Lebowitz & Mzhen recommends that individuals who find themselves in such painful and difficult circumstances should contact an automobile injury accident attorney. Our office is always happy to discuss your accident case. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation at (800) 654-1949, or by email to either Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen.