There was a terrible auto accident in Prince George’s County, Maryland on Saturday April 18, 2009. The 3 killed in crash are: Michael Jackson who is from Silver Spring, Maryland, Joshua Murden from Bowie, Maryland, and Donald Jordan from Rockville, Maryland.A fourth individual was seriously injured- Natasha McCallough.
They were in a 2001 Lexus that struck a utility pole and a fire hydrant near Muirkirk Road, in Laurel, Maryland. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those killed in this tragic accident. Victims of single car accidents need to be aware of their legal rights, and should act promptly to make sure that evidence is preserved and that appropriate steps are taken so that their legal claims are not jeopardized.
An experienced Washington D.C. car accident lawyer can be extremely useful in taking care of these issues and the car crash investigation. All too often families of those killed in a crash wait and do not get legal help, and as a result, the insurance companies get a head start on the investigation, get to witnesses first, and sometimes crucial evidence even disappears.
In a single car accident, passengers often have at least two claims. The first would be against the driver of the vehicle for negligent operation of the car. The second would be a claim for uninsured motorist benefits under their own automobile insurance policy. Auto insurance policies typically provide uninsured motorist coverage for the named driver in the policy and to resident relatives of the named driver.
Therefore, even if the passenger does not own a car himself, he can usually make a valid uninsured motorist claim on auto insurance policies owned by resident relatives. In Maryland a PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Insurance claim can also be made. PIP insurance typically pays $2,500 or $10,000.00 and can be used by the families of those killed to pay for funeral expenses.
Do not trust the insurance companies to look out for your rights. They are not on your side. Hire an experienced Maryland auto accident attorney to fight for you and your family and make sure that you get what you deserve.
The Silver Spring personal Injury lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan are experienced trial lawyers. Kevin Goldberg is the President Elect of the Maryland Association for Justice.
For more information click here: www.goldbergfinnegan.com or call (888) 213-8140. There is no attorney fee if there is no recovery and our firm advances the costs of the accident investigation.