Traffic Accidents More Deadly than Homicide in Maryland
Alarming reports highlight the risks of automobile collisions
Organizations including the Maryland Highway Safety Office and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration keep a close eye on patterns of traffic accidents, fatalities and other incidents on the road. While accidents and fatalities have been decreasing year over year, there is still a prevalent danger whenever drivers are on the road.
- Each year there are nearly 100,000 traffic accidents in the state of Maryland alone
- Traffic accidents are the number one killer among persons age 4 to 34, causing more deaths each year than homicide in the state
- In 2011, there were nearly 500 deaths, including 154 fatalities related to drunk driving accidents
- 90% of all accidents were caused by driver error, as opposed to road conditions or vehicle malfunction
Drivers in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area always need to be aware of their surroundings and anticipate the behavior of other drivers in order to avoid collisions. And if you are involved in a car accident, work with an experienced attorney who can look at the facts of your accident and determine the best course of action to secure damages.
With so many accidents on the road, the courts and insurance companies are constantly kept busy with accident filings and claims. A talented attorney will use the system to the client’s advantage and bring compelling evidence to light so that their case is proven quickly and results in a victory for the accident victims.
The attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC have extensive experience analyzing accidents and securing compensation for victims. They encourage anyone who’s been injured in an automobile accident to contact them. They can be reached at their Baltimore offices for a free consultation.