Distracted Driving Accidents
If you have been injured in a car accident in Maryland by a distracted driver you should be entitled to damages not only for your medical bills but also for the pain and suffering you endured. Insurance companies will fight tooth and nail to avoid paying accident victims the compensation they deserve, but Benjamin Herbst will fight harder. Multi billion dollar insurance companies like State Farm, Nationwide, Liberty Mutual and Geico only care about their bottom lines, and paying out sufficient money for legitimate claims is the last thing they want to do. This is exactly why all drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders need an experienced Maryland car accident lawyer in their corner if they are ever injured.
Drivers are more distracted than ever despite all the new laws designed to prevent distracted driving. Safe driving in today’s world requires constant attention to the road and the surroundings, but a safe driver can only control what goes on in his or her car. Even the most cautious drivers can be severely injured by a person who is not fully paying attention to the road. Cars, trucks and SUVs are as safe and technologically advanced as ever, but at high speeds all it takes is a split second to cause a catastrophic accident. Distracted driving accidents can be caused by a variety of things such as texting and driving, focusing on GPS programs like Google Maps or Waze, eating, talking to passengers or looking for fallen objects like sunglasses or phones. Newer cars have a ton of controls and buttons, and despite manufacturers attempts to place these controls in convenient places, drivers are often distracted by adjusting the climate, radio, mirrors and cruise control. There is simply too much going on in a modern vehicle, and unfortunately even the best drivers often succumb to these distractions.
A distracted driver can cause an accident in a variety of ways including drifting into an adjacent lane, not obeying posted signs including the speed limit or construction warnings, or even running into pedestrians and bike riders. Distracted drivers have been known to blow through cross walks or red lights without stopping and the consequences for these accidents can be deadly. Distracted drivers can also indirectly cause an accident by changing lanes without signaling or stopping short due to not paying attention to a stale yellow light. When a distracted driver causes another vehicle to hit a third vehicle then that distracted driver is responsible for the damage suffered by everyone who was injured. In some of the worst distracted driving accidents the negligent drivers do not even realize they have caused a crash, and in some cases leave the scene without even realizing it. Hit and run in an accident involving injury or death is a serious crime, and the responsible party will not only be liable for damages, but they may also face criminal prosecution.
If you are a pedestrian, passenger, driver or bicycle rider and have been injured by a distracted driver in Maryland call accident lawyer Benjamin Herbst anytime at (410) 207-2598 for a free no obligation consultation. After seeking immediate medical attention and dealing with any emergency issues it is important to contact an injury lawyer to protect your rights. Insurance companies will often try to jump in and offer quick low-ball settlement or take potentially damaging statements from unrepresented accident victims because they are trying to cut their losses. Benjamin will not let the insurance companies take advantage of his clients in any way, and to the contrary he will hold these monster companies to the fire to make sure they take care of accident victims the way they say they will in their fancy commercials. Benjamin is available 7 days a week to speak or meet in person in any convenient location.