Baltimore County Fatal Car Accident Lawyer
After years of decreases in traffic fatalities in Maryland, 2015 saw a jump of 513 individuals killed in traffic crashes. Baltimore County is no exception, in 2015 there were 18,823 total crashes. Of those crashes 18,823, 4,734 resulted in injuries. And 65 of those crashes resulted in a fatality. If a loved one has been killed in a car accident, contact the Baltimore County fatal car accident lawyer Randolph Rice today for immediate legal help.
Cars are not the only types of vehicles on the road that are subjected to fatalities. Motorcycles, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists, are also victims of fatal crashes in Maryland. In 2015 there were 75 motorcyclists killed on Maryland highways. Pedestrians were also the victim of 92 fatalities in Maryland during 2015. Drunk driving or impaired driving fatalities have risen since 2013.
Drunk Driving Fatal Accidents in Maryland
In 2013 137 individuals were killed in alcohol-impaired driving accidents. That number decreased in 2014 to 130 individuals killed in drunk driving accidents but rose in 2015 to 159 individuals killed in alcohol-impaired or drunk driving accidents.
Common Causes of Fatal Accidents in Baltimore County, Maryland
Drunk driving is not the only cause of fatal car accidents in Maryland and Baltimore County. In addition too drunk driving, other causes of fatal car accidents in Baltimore County include:
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Rain covered roads or snow-covered roads
- Running red lights or stop lights
- Distracted teenage drivers
- Night driving
- Defects in the roads
- Unsafe Lane change
- Driving the wrong way and causing a head-on collision
- Tailgating of other vehicles
- Driving while impaired by drugs or controlled dangerous substances
- Road rage
- Drowsy or sleepy driving
- Deadly turns or Curves
- Racing vehicles on state highways
- Striking an animal
- Dozens of other causes of car accidents
Every single fatal car accident will affect the family members who have lost a loved one. If you’ve lost a loved one in a car accident, it is advised that you contact a Baltimore County fatal car accident lawyer today. An accomplished and skillful Baltimore County car accident attorney can ensure that an investigation is completed and liability is determined after the accident.
In addition, an in-depth investigation of the accident should be completed by a qualified and expert accident reconstructionist. The experienced attorneys with the Law Offices of Randolph Rice will deploy investigators to determine how the accident occurred and the cause of death and liability. If another driver acted in a reckless or negligent manner, their attorneys will seek the appropriate compensation for the family members of the deceased.
Who Can Bring An Action For a Baltimore County Wrongful Death Case?
You may have questions about your right to file a claim after you’ve lost a loved one. Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Section 3-904 provides the language and rules for who can bring a claim after a fatal car accident. This is called a wrongful death claim and can be filed by the deceased:
- A child of the individual who was killed
- Anyone related by blood or marriage who was dependent on that person
Success in a Baltimore County Wrongful Death Case
To have success after a fatal car accident, a Baltimore County wrongful death lawyer must prove that another individual was negligent or acted recklessly. Since the loved one died as a result of the accident, damages can be proven by death. Damages can include losses suffered by the family members who filed the claim. That may include emotional or mental pain as well as a loss of consortium after death.
Find a Baltimore County Fatal Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you lost a spouse, child, or parent in a Baltimore County car accident, contact the Baltimore County fatal car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Randolph Rice today. Attorney Randolph Rice fights for his clients who have lost a loved one after a fatal car accident.
He is keenly aware of the sorrow and grief the family of a lost one go through after death and works to ensure that the family can grieve and not be hassled by the insurance companies or the legal process after a deadly car accident.
Mr. Rice understands the pain after losing a loved one in a fatal car accident. Contact the Baltimore County wrongful death lawyers at the Law Offices of Randolph Rice today to schedule a free consultation at (410) 694-7291. The consultation is always free and their car accident lawyers will investigate and file the claim that no upfront cost to you.