Salisbury Car Accidents
If you or a family member was injured in an accident anywhere on the Eastern Shore of Maryland call Salisbury car accident lawyer Benjamin Herbst anytime for a free consultation. Benjamin is available 7 days a week to meet and discuss how you can recover the maximum amount of damages for your injuries. Benjamin represents drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicycle riders that were injured as a result of another person’s negligence, and he has extensive experience representing clients in all Maryland courts including Wicomico County and Worcester County in the lower Eastern Shore, as well as Talbot County, Dorchester County and Queen Anne’s County. The Eastern Shore has more traffic than ever, and more traffic translates to stressed out or distracted drivers, and ultimately a greater number of accidents. If one of these distracted drivers caused an injury to you or a family member then their insurance company must be held responsible. Insurance companies will routinely take advantage of accident victims that do not hire an attorney, and it is never advisable to speak to anyone about the case without a lawyer. After any immediate medical concerns are addressed, our advice is to contact a lawyer soon to make sure your rights are protected.
According to the MVA there were close to 1,400 crashes in Wicomico County in 2018, and almost 800 of these accidents resulted in a serious injury that required medical attention. Wicomico County had the highest amount of injury accidents on the Eastern Shore each of the last 5 years, which is not a surprise considering the amount of residents, visitors and commuters that travel through the Salisbury area each day. The two major highways that pass through Salisbury bring thousands of cars to the area each year, and are the location of numerous injury accidents. U.S. Route 13 is the major north-south highway in the Delmarva Peninsula, and U.S. 50 is the largest east-west highway in the area. U.S. 50 runs from Washington D.C. through Annapolis, Easton, Cambridge and then Salisbury before ending in Ocean City. The traffic on 50 spikes during the summer months when thousands venture across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the beaches in Worcester County and Southern Delaware. The increased tourist traffic results in higher accident totals and a large amount of these accidents result in serious injury.
There are dozens of different types of accidents and an infinite combination of resulting injures from these accidents. Perhaps the most common is the rear end collision, which typically occurs on highways like U.S. 50 and 13 where there is a large volume of traffic. Taking your eyes off the road in stop and go traffic for even a split second can have drastic consequences, especially when traveling at high speeds. Cars and trucks on highways like 50 and 13 can be cruising along at 60 mph one minute and be at a complete standstill the next. The large number of traffic lights on the Eastern Shore roads and around Salisbury does not help either. Rear end collisions can cause head and neck injures such as whiplash and concussions, arm fractures, shoulder and wrist sprains or fractures and severe hand injuries. Any of these injuries could require surgery, months of intense physical therapy and time away from work. Sideswipe or T-bone accidents can cause similar injuries as rear end collisions, but also increase the likelihood of hip fractures and rib or back injures. Once again, these severe injuries can require painful rehab and expensive medical treatment. Unfortunately there are a large number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents on the Eastern Shore, and especially in the areas around Ocean City and Salisbury where the population density is the highest. Pedestrians and bicycle riders are extremely vulnerable to distracted and negligent drivers, and could be severely injured in even a minor accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in Salisbury or anywhere on the Eastern Shore on a sidewalk, highway, side street or in a parking lot call Benjamin for a no obligation consultation at 410-207-2598. He is available 24 hours a day to offer a advice at no charge.