Tragic Accidents Increase in Prince George’s CountyJune 20, 2019
In 2017, Prince George’s County had the most traffic deaths in Maryland. Ninety-nine people died on Prince George’s County roadways, an increase of nearly 25 percent from the 75 traffic fatalities in 2016. Those 75 fatalities in 2016 accounted for 15 percent of traffic fatalities in the entire state. Pedestrians were particularly affected, with 24 deaths in 2017 and 19 in 2016, again the highest rate in the state. Prince George’s County also leads the state in the number of crashes due to distracted driving.
What to Do After an Accident
No matter where you are driving, always wear your seat belt. This simple device, along with detonated airbags, can save your life if you are in a crash. If you are involved in a collision and are not seriously injured, move your vehicle out of traffic to the side of the road or to a safe place nearby. Turn your car’s hazard lights on and check to see if anyone is injured. If so, it is vital to call 911 immediately.
Call the police to report the accident, even if it is just a fender bender. For insurance purposes, a police report is necessary to establish fault. Take photographs and video of the accident scene with your cellphone. Collect information from the other driver and any passengers involved, including their names, addresses, and phone numbers. Record the license plate number, make, and model of the other vehicle involved, along with the driver’s insurance company and policy information, as well as their driver’s license number.
If there were witnesses to the crash, collect their name, address, and phone number, and ask them to write down or record a statement of what they saw. You should also take down the names and badge numbers of any police officers responding to the accident scene.
Do not agree to any settlements with another party’s insurance agency until you speak with a Baltimore car accident lawyer. An insurer wants to pay as little as possible in compensation after a motor vehicle accident. A car accident attorney knows a fair settlement for any injuries sustained and will fight to obtain what you rightfully deserve.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Help Injured Car Accident Victims Obtain Compensation
If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident, you need the services of the experienced Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. We will walk you through every step of the claims process and ensure that your legal rights are always protected. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
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