Five Common Types Of Car Accidents In Maryland
Car accidents in Maryland pose serious risks to everyone on the road. They happen unexpectedly and are often due to reckless and dangerous behavior on the part of other drivers involved. Speeding, driving under the influence, and disregarding traffic signs and signals are all common causes.
The Maryland Department of Transportation reports that over 500 people are killed each year as a result of car crashes and collisions. Meanwhile, thousands of other innocent drivers and passengers suffer serious, potentially debilitating harm. Our Maryland car accident attorneys explain more about the risks and five common ways in which a crash can happen:
- Rear-End Crash
One of the most common types of collisions, rear-end car accidents, can happen in parking lots and anywhere there is traffic. They often are caused by distracted driving or aggressive driving behaviors, such as tailgating, and can cause serious harm.
- Sideswipe Collision
Sideswipe accidents can happen anywhere but are common on narrow city roads, in construction zones, or anywhere other vehicles may pass. Not checking for other motorists in vehicle blind spots, cutting others off when passing, and swerving in and out of lanes are common causes.
- Side Impact Or ‘T-Bone’ Accident
These typically happen in intersections and have the potential to result in life-threatening injuries. A common cause is running red lights or stop signs, but speeding often plays a role in the severity of the crash. Sadly, passengers often suffer the most severe impacts.
- Rollover crash
Rollover car accidents are common among trucks, SUVs, Jeeps, and taller vehicles. They often occur when making turns or going around sharp curves, and can severely impact drivers in other lanes.
- Head-On Collision
According to a December 2023 ABC News Baltimore report, a recent head-on collision in Anne Arundel County claimed the life of one victim and left several others in critical condition. It happened when one vehicle mistakenly crossed the centerline. Police are still investigating the causes.
Sadly, driving distracted or while under the influence is a common factor in these devastating crashes. Head-on collisions in general have one of the highest rates for fatalities.
Let Our Maryland Car Accident Attorneys Help You Get The Compensation You Deserve
Any type of car accident can result in serious personal injuries. Reckless and dangerous driving behavior on the part of others is often to blame. You have the right to hold other drivers liable for your property damages, medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs. Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP provide the trusted and local legal representation you need in filing a claim.
We can review what happened and what your options are in terms of seeking compensation. While you focus on yourself and your recovery, we focus on getting you the maximum amount you deserve. Get the caring, comprehensive legal service you need. Call or contact our office online and request a consultation with our Maryland car accident attorneys today.