Car accidents kill thousands of Americans and hundreds of residents in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. and the District of Columbia each year. Unfortunately, there was another terrible crash yesterday in Waldorf, Maryland. One person was killed (the car’s passenger) and the vehicle’s driver was injured. The car involved in the accident crashed into a tree and utility pole according to the Waldorf police department. The car crash occurred on Bryantown Road.

The passenger in the vehicle, Christopher J. Wright was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of the impact. Mr. White was from La Plata, Maryland. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. White and his family. Mr. White was only 26 years old. The driver of the vehicle, Frank R. Jones, age 20, from Waldorf, MD, was taken to Prince George’s County Hospital. The police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

When there is a tragic accident like this, there are numerous causes of action that need to be considered.

These include:

  • (i) negligence against the driver of the vehicle
  • (ii) negligence against any other drivers that may have been involved
  • (iii) whether the roadway design was a cause of the accident (if so, negligence case against the County or State of Maryland)
  • (iv) uninsured motorist claims
  • (v) and product liability claims against the car manufacturer if a design defect or manufacturing defect was a cause of the crash

Also, was the motor vehicle crashworthy? It is very important that families of those injured in catastrophic accidents hire an attorney or investigator right away so that witnesses can be identified, evidence preserved, and information obtained to maximize the recovery for the family. Our experienced Silver Spring personal injury lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan, LLC we do not charge an attorney fee unless there is a recovery and we advance the costs for the initial fact investigation.