You can Recover Damages if You are Injured in a Rear-End Collision in Baltimore

According to an April 2017 article in The Baltimore Sun, 18 people were injured in a six-car pileup in Baltimore County on Interstate 95. At least two of the 18 people injured in the accident were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. At the time of the report, their names and medical conditions were not released. The other 16 victims were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries. Police claim that a total of 22 people were involved in the car crash.

At the time of the accident, Maryland Transportation Authority police were conducting a traffic stop just south of Route 43. The traffic stop was on the shoulder of the highway. A black Ford Transit rear-ended a red Lincoln MKS. It was not involved in the traffic stop. The Lincoln MKS then struck a white Lexus IS30c. The Lexus hit another vehicle, and at least two other vehicles.

Whether the victims involved the rear-end accident will file personal injury lawsuits is unknown. Police indicated that there were criminal charges pending against the driver who allegedly caused the pileup.

The Definition of a Rear-End Accident in Baltimore

A rear-end car accident occurs when a driver hits the rear end of another vehicle and can happen for many reasons. The at-fault driver, or driver who caused the accident, may have been distracted. He or she may have been following too closely to the other driver at the time of the accident. Other causes of a rear-end accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Driving under the influence
  • Defective vehicle
  • Weather conditions
  • Road conditions

A Baltimore Rear-End Collision Can Cause a Variety of Injuries

Injuries in a rear-end collision can range from minor to serious, such as:

  • Neck injuries: Neck injuries occur when a person’s neck snaps backs, then forward because of the sudden impact of a car accident. This flexes and extends the person’s neck beyond the usual range of motion. The medical name for this is whiplash.
  • Face and head injuries: A driver’s face and head may strike the steering wheel or windshield during a rear-end accident. Face and head injuries can range from minor cuts on the face to brain damage.
  • Back injuries: Strains, sprains, and mid-back herniated discs can result from rear-end accidents.
  • Hand, shoulder, and wrist injuries: During a rear-end accident, a driver’s hands and arms may jam into the steering wheel and cause a minor or severe injury.
  • Airbag injuries: The airbag can deploy during a rear-end accident and cause chemical burns.
  • Seatbelts injuries: Seatbelt and shoulder can cause internal injuries and bruising.

Hassan, Hassan & Tuchman, PA will Help You

If you have been injured in a rear-end accident in Baltimore and are thinking about pursuing compensation for your injuries. Damages you may be entitled to include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. Contact us for help today.

Side Impact Car Accidents in Baltimore

Man of Maryland’s roads were recently paralyzed by multiple motor vehicle accidents that occurred on a single day, according to a WDEL May 2017 article. Several vehicle accidents turned a normal Wednesday a deadly one. A chain reaction motor vehicle crash happened in Arundel County around 1:30 p.m. Not far away, a vehicle hit another one head-on while traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 50.

Another two-vehicle crash happened on northbound Interstate 495. One driver in the accident allegedly failed to notice a disabled Mack trash hauler and struck it. Her vehicle was lodged underneath the truck for a short time.

In another accident near Delaware, a driver allegedly failed to yield to oncoming traffic. The driver of an Eclipse allegedly struck another vehicle, a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, on its left and rear sides. The Eclipse was also broadsided by another vehicle that attempted to avoid the accident.

What is a Side Impact Accident in Baltimore?

A side impact accident, also called a broadside or T-bone accident, occurs when one vehicle hits another on its side. The impact of such an accident can cause serious injuries to the driver and/or passengers depending on which side the accident occurs.

Aside from head-on collision accidents, side impact accidents are often the most devastating. The sides of a motor vehicle often have little to no physical protection. Thus, there is no cushion between the driver or passenger and the impact or another object striking the vehicle.

A Side Impact Accident in Baltimore can be Caused by Many Different Things

When filing a side impact accident claim in Baltimore, a victim needs to show a lot of things to be successful. One thing a victim will need to show is how the accident happened. A side impact accident may happen in any of the following situations:

  • The at-fault driver ran a red light or tried to run a red light or stop sign
  • The at-fault driver made a left turn and T-boned the victim’s vehicle
  • The at-fault driver pulled into oncoming traffic and hit the side of the victim’s vehicle

Let Hassan, Hassan & Tuchman, PA Represent You in Your Baltimore Side Impact Accident Lawsuit

The driver who injured you was most likely negligent. The driver may have violated a traffic law or failed to act as another driver would have in the same and/or similar situation. The problems are that you were injured and now have damages like lost wages, medical bills, vehicle and property damage, and pain and suffering.

Seek the help of experienced personal injury attorneys for legal representation right away. Whether you want to settle a claim or pursue your rights in court, you have the right to do so. You also have the right to access a tough legal team ready to fight for you. Contact us today for help.