Traffic accidents take place for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, they happen because a driver is drowsy or distracted by their cell phone. In other cases, drivers may be operating a vehicle while intoxicated because of drugs or alcohol. Sadly, these crashes can leave victims with painful injuries that permanently upend their lives. Because of the serious nature of motor vehicle crashes, negligent drivers cannot get away scot-free.
An auto accident that recently took place in Maryland left several people hurt. Law enforcement officials claim that a man was driving when he collided with six other vehicles, all of which had come to a stop at a red light. Following the collision, authorities had to shut down lanes on the road. A 43-year-old man, who was also hurt, is accused of colliding with the other vehicles. A 36-year-old woman and 13-year-old were also riding in his vehicle and sustained injuries in the accident.
The caused a handful of other people to suffer injuries, including a 2-year-old child, an 11-month-old baby and two other adults. While nobody passed away as a result of the accident, several people were taken to a medical center to receive treatment for serious injuries.
After an accident, victims may have a whirlwind of problems and feel very overwhelmed. However, they should not waste any time standing up for their rights. In order to obtain a better understanding of their different options, some decide to reach out to an attorney who has worked through many of these cases for help.
Source: WJLA, “Officials: Multi-car crash injures 7 including baby, child, teen in Montgomery Co.,” May 2, 2017