Distracted Driving

There are many reasons why people become injured in car accidents caused by a negligent motorist: speeding, running red lights, illegal passing, failure to yield at an intersection, tailgating -- the list is long and somewhat shameful for a civilized society built on the rule of law. Most anyone can see that Maryland traffic laws have been created to keep us all safe. Those who break the laws may not suffer immediately from their misconduct, but eventually someone usually gets hurt.

Sadly the ones who become injured are not always the perpetrators of the offense. In our experience, as Baltimore personal injury attorneys, we see too many victims of another driver’s negligence to believe that motorists who make bad judgments and hurt or kill innocent people in car, truck or motorcycle accidents will receive their just deserts any time soon. This is why the legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, makes it our goal to assist victims of auto injury accidents to receive compensation for their injuries through our legal system.

It’s certainly true that a good portion of traffic collisions in cities such as Gaithersburg, Frederick, Rockville and the District of Columbia are the result of either a conscious decision to break the law and/or a selfish attempt to sidestep our common traffic laws for one’s own momentary benefit. These inconsiderate, careless and sometimes reckless acts can cause serious and potentially deadly automobile accidents on our city streets, interstates and beltways.

But there is also a segment of the driving population that doesn’t always see themselves as the source of the problem. While perhaps not as flagrant as the drunk who gets behind the wheel of a 3,500-pound missile and threatens nearly everyone he passes on the roadway, the distracted driver is a more subtle type of menace -- though just as deadly as any drunken driver. As Baltimore auto and trucking accident attorneys, Lebowitz & Mzhen see little difference in the carnage that both these types of negligent drivers can cause on the road.

Whether it’s an alcohol-impaired driver who cannot react quickly enough to stop at a red light, or a distracted driver who fails to even see the stop light in the first place, both may end up slamming their car or truck into a vehicle filled with innocent people with similar tragic results. Drunk or distracted, the victims will still suffer numerous injuries including broken bones, damage to internal organs, closed-head trauma, and neck and back injuries. In the end, it is the negligence of these thoughtless motorists that can land a person in a hospital bed for days or weeks.

When it comes to injuries sustained due to distracted driving, the legal professionals at Lebowitz & Mzhen prepare a client’s injury case with care and thoroughness. No half measures, as every personal injury lawsuit is built with the intent to take the case to trial. We know that the better prepared a lawsuit is, the more likely the outcome will be positive. And even though not every case goes to trial, the strength of a plaintiff’s claim against the defendant can make all the difference when settling out of court.

At Lebowitz & Mzhen, we understand personal injury law; and as experienced trial lawyers, we know how to create a strong case for damages due to a severe auto injury accident. Our goal is to win compensation for our clients in terms of medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, loss of income, and other injury-related costs. When a motorist harms another innocent person due to distracted driving, such as texting or talking on a cellphone, that individual should be held liable for the accident as well as the injuries to or death of the victim.

Although some car accidents are nothing more than fender-benders, the major collisions should not go unpunished. Retaining a skilled Maryland automobile and trucking accident attorney is the first step toward recovering the damages due you as the victim of a car, truck or motorcycle collision. The legal team at the law offices of Lebowitz & Mzhen is ready, willing and able to assist victims and their families recoup the costs due them. Helping the injured party receive compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering is our major focus.

If you or someone you deeply care about has been hurt in an automobile injury accident, we strongly recommend that you speak with a qualified personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling passenger car, motorcycle and commercial truck negligence accidents. Our staff of skilled lawyers have years of training and courtroom experience in the area of personal injury and auto accident law. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your motor vehicle injury accident, email Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen; or you can call us, toll-free, at (800) 654-1949.