Anne Arundel County Car Accidents
With over half a million residents, Anne Arundel County is one of the most densely populated areas in Maryland. More people living and working in the area means more traffic, and more traffic always equates to more car accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident anywhere in Anne Arundel County you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. If a negligent driver caused the accident, then his or her insurance company should be liable for every penny of damage that followed. Benjamin Herbst is a personal injury lawyer with extensive experience handling cases in Anne Arundel County. He is available 24 hours a day to discuss your case, and is always willing to meet at any convenient location for a no obligation consultation.
Anne Arundel County is home to some of the busiest and most dangerous highways in Maryland, and car accidents are extremely common. There were over ten thousand car accidents in Anne Arundel County in 2018, and more than three thousand of these accidents resulted in a serious injury. U.S. Route 50 is perhaps the most notorious highway in all of Maryland due to the summertime traffic and the amount of catastrophic auto accidents. In the last 3 years there have been multiple deadly crashes on Route 50 due to drivers traveling the wrong way down the highway, and many more accidents on and around the Severn River Bridge and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The road is extremely narrow on these bridges, which often lead drivers to abruptly slow down without warning. This type of driving can cause rear end collisions, and when traffic is heavy there can be multiple cars, trucks, motorcycles or buses involved. Ritchie Highway, which runs from Baltimore through Glen Burnie and Severna Park and down to Southern Maryland is another busy stretch of road in Anne Arundel County that is home to frequent car accidents. Ritchie Highway or Maryland Route 2 is actually the longest highway in the state, and during rush hour or summer weekends can be one of the busiest.
In addition to Route 2 and Route 50, Interstate 97 is an extremely busy 18-mile highway in Anne Arundel County with frequent auto accidents. I97 runs from Baltimore to Parole, passing through Millersville and Crownsville. In the Glen Burnie area 97 has three lanes in each direction, but before bypassing Crofton it goes down to 2 lanes. This stretch causes daily bottlenecks that are responsible for rear end collisions and side-swipe crashes due to abrupt lane changes. Accidents on 97 and all other highways in Anne Arundel County can lead to serious or life threatening injuries. Even if these injuries are treated by competent medical professionals the pain and suffering can go on for years, and someone should have to pay if they are responsible for this pain. Benjamin Herbst is an Anne Arundel County personal injury lawyer that specializes in car accident cases. He represents drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicycle riders throughout all stages of the case, and never passes his cases on to a lesser experienced clerk or assistant. When you hire Benjamin to represent you he will be there every step of the way to keep you and your family informed. Being injured due to another person’s negligence is bad enough, but the stress of feeling like you’re left out in the dark can make it 10 times worse. All injury clients are provided with Benjamin’s cell phone and can reach him at anytime. Whether it’s for a quick update or a sit down meeting to go over the case, Benjamin always makes time for his clients. Call him today at 410-207-2598.