Common Accidents In Baltimore
Hundreds of people die each year in traffic crashes on Maryland roads. Thousands more suffer from other types of accidents. Here are some of the most common ways that people get hurt in accidents in Baltimore:
1. Drunk Driving
In Baltimore, drunk driving collisions occur far too often, resulting in individuals sustaining serious damages. A negligent person may face civil liability to anyone that they hurt because of their drunk driving. These injuries are often serious, and tragically, they are usually preventable. A person whom is a victim of another person's drunk driving may take legal action to recover for economic losses like medical bills as well as non-economic losses like pain and suffering.
2. Dog Bites
In a large city like Baltimore, dog bites are a common injury. Maryland dog bite laws have changed recently in order to more fairly compensate victims. Even if the dog has never bitten before, the owner is always liable for a bite unless they can prove that they had no reason to know that the dog may be dangerous. In addition to strict liability, a victim can also bring a case based on negligence.
3. Slip and Fall
In our cold, Baltimore winters, business owners often don't take enough care to keep their sidewalks safe. In addition to snow and ice, failing to clean up spills or keep doors in working order can also cause slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can result in broken bones, sprained and fractured wrists, and even head injuries. When these accidents occur, injured victims can recover from business owners for their negligence.
4. Careless Driving
Too often, drivers don't use the care and caution that they should when they're on the busy Baltimore roads. Negligent driving in Baltimore happens when a person drives in a careless and imprudent way. This can cover all sorts of behaviors. In addition to a civil fine and points on the offender's license, is the careless driving results in a collision, an injury victim can bring a negligence case against the responsible driver for their losses.
When an accident occurs, it can be hard to know where to turn. In addition to your physical pain, you may wonder how you're going to work, take care of your daily routine and take care of others that depend on you. We may be able to help. If you've been hurt in an accident, please call our Baltimore accident attorneys at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy.