Maryland Highway Accident Lawyers Who Know How to Win
Our car accident attorneys have the skills and experience you need
Highway accidents in Maryland are among the most serious types of car accidents we deal with at our Silver Spring law firm. Because of the high speeds often involved with crashes on I-95 and other major highways in Maryland, many people sustain severe injuries, including broken bones, concussions, and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Sadly, many highway accidents also result in car accident fatalities.
Whatever the circumstances of your particular crash, our highway accident attorneys want to help you build a stronger future. Our experienced legal team at Goldberg Finnegan thoroughly understands how the system works in Maryland when it comes to serious car accidents. As a result, we won’t waste a second investigating your crash and gathering evidence in support of your potential injury claim or lawsuit.
What are the most dangerous highways in Maryland?
Maryland – especially in the Washington, DC area – has some of the busiest and most congested highways in the country. Not surprisingly, many serious car accidents often occur on these highways. According to accident data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some of the most dangerous highways in Maryland include:
- I-95, especially near the intersection of I-495 in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
- I-495, also known as the Outer Loop or Inner Loop (depending on which way you’re driving on the Capital Beltway) since this highway surrounds Washington, DC.
- US Route 1, which runs through College Park (where it’s called Baltimore Avenue) and many other communities in Prince George’s and Howard County.
- US Route 301, which passes through Prince George’s County and other many locations along its 122-mile-long route.
Why do highway accidents happen?
Contributing factors in highway accidents cover a wide range. But in general, such collisions often occur due to one driver’s negligent actions, including:
- Speeding drivers who don’t have enough time to slow down and avoid a collision on a highway. This is especially true when it comes to high-speed rear-end accidents on highways.
- Distracted drivers not paying attention and crash into another car, often at high speed on a highway.
- Texting drivers looking at their phones instead of other drivers on the road.
- Fatigued drivers who fall asleep and hit another car, something that’s especially common late at night or early in the morning on highways.
- Aggressive drivers who don’t share the road, change lanes without warning, or weave in and out of traffic, which can be especially dangerous on highways where the margin for error is much smaller.
Who’s at fault in a highway accident?
The at-fault driver is often the one who did one of the following things described above, whether it’s speeding, texting, or falling asleep at the wheel. This might sound straightforward. Unfortunately, many drivers who cause highway accidents often deny doing anything wrong, especially in Maryland.
One of the reasons why is Maryland has an at-fault car insurance system. This means the at-fault party must pay for all your accident-related expenses, which can be considerable depending on the circumstances of your crash.
Often, it’s the at-fault driver’s insurance company that’s responsible for paying for your crash. But rather than pay you the money you rightfully deserve, many insurance companies do everything they can to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. This is why you need a lawyer on your side, fighting for your rights.
How much is my highway accident worth?
Because highway accidents often result in serious injuries or fatalities, the financial impact of such accidents can be significant. Even so, many people don’t realize just how many expenses should be included as part of their highway accident claim or lawsuit. Such expenses often include:
- Medical treatment, including emergency medical care, doctor’s appointments and future anticipated medical costs, no matter how many months or years such expenses occur after your crash.
- Cost of repairing your car or buying a new one if your car has been declared a total loss due to your highway accident.
- Replacement income if you cannot work and need time off to recover from your injury.
- Lost future income if you cannot return to work due to a permanent disability.
- Funeral expenses if a loved one died in a fatal highway accident.
Your injury matters. We can help you demand justice
Highway accidents in Maryland can be extremely complicated. Drivers might be from different states. Insurance companies can be aggressive or uncooperative. Meanwhile, you might have a serious injury and simply want some time to rest and recover.
A serious highway accident in Maryland can be overwhelming, but our highway accident lawyers can help you make sense of everything. We know the laws that apply to such crashes. We’re familiar with the insurance companies and courts that regularly deal with them. As a result, we can take care of investigating your crash while you recover from your injuries.