As a driver, you do your best to drive in the most responsible, safe way possible. Many other drivers have the same ideals and they try their best to drive at a safe distance from the other drivers. However, safe drivers like you still encounter drivers who are not so careful and who take unnecessary risks on the road, which sometimes result in accidents.
According to a report from Zero Deaths Maryland, as of February 14, 2023, 55 fatalities have been documented in motor vehicle crashes in the state of Maryland.
What is the breakdown of the overall fatalities in 2023 compared with previous years?
Sadly, this year has seen several motor vehicle accidents and several fatalities since the beginning of the year. This year so far, there have been 27 drivers who have lost their lives and 11 passengers who met the same fate. Additionally, there have been 15 pedestrians killed and at least one cyclist killed. In total this year so far, there have been 55 fatalities. The fatalities that occurred from 2020 through 2022 were 573, 563 and 550, respectively.
Unfortunately, car accidents that end in fatalities are far too common in the United States and those who did not lose their lives sustained personal injuries, often extremely serious and long-term. There are numerous reasons why a motor vehicle might happen. Some of those reasons may be preventable and others may not. It is essential to make wise choices before you get behind the wheel and while you are operating your vehicle.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and your injuries or perhaps your loved one’s fatality were the result of another driver’s negligence, you have the right to hold the other driver responsible for the damages that you experienced (and possibly still feel the residual effects).
Those damages may be physical, emotional, mental and/or financial. If you have been injured, there is a good chance that your injuries left you unable to perform the job duties that you performed in the past. If that is true, you must definitely be suffering financially. You may be having a hard time finding the money to pay your medical bills as well as your other expenses.
If you lost a loved one due to negligence, in addition to the other consequences, you must also be grieving for your loved one who is no longer with you. A personal injury lawyer can help you to get back on track and may be able to help you obtain the compensation that you need and that you deserve so that you can look forward to a better life ahead.