Baltimore County Car Accidents
Baltimore County has some of the busiest roads and highways in the state, and it’s no surprise that almost 20 percent of all the auto accidents in Maryland happen here. In 2018 there were over 19 thousand crashes on Baltimore County roads, and close to five thousand of these crashes produced an injury. Average it out over an entire year and you’re left with more than 13 people per day that are injured and require medical treatment from a car crash in the county. These are frightening statistics, and anybody who gets in a car, walks along a street or rides a bicycle is at risk. Being injured or having a loved one who is injured is a terrible experience, but seeking competent medical care and then hiring the right attorney can be the two major steps to get you past the injury and on with your life. If you or a family member has been injured in a crash call Baltimore County car accident lawyer Benjamin Herbst anytime for a free no obligation consultation. Benjamin was born and raised in Baltimore County and knows how to navigate around the court system and with the insurance adjusters to make sure you recover the maximum amount on your case.
Baltimore County is home to the busiest stretches of Interstate 695 in all of Maryland. The areas between Pikesville and Catonsville are packed with commuters each morning and almost throughout the entire day on the outer loop. The inner loop from Pikesville to Towson and toward Essex is basically the same each afternoon. Interstate 795, which runs from Owings Mills to Reisterstown, has also become extremely crowded over the past decade. These packed areas are home to numerous rear end collisions each week, and many of these collisions can cause serious neck, back and head injuries. If you are involved in a rear end crash our advice is to seek medical attention even if you don’t feel pain right away. Soft tissue injures such as neck and shoulder strains or spinal injures can creep up slowly, and getting a diagnosis and starting treatment is quickly is key to a swift recovery.
Serious injury auto accidents are not limited to the interstates where the speed limits are high and the drivers aggressive. There are hundreds of side roads in Baltimore County that are too narrow and many drivers these days are going too fast or are distracted. Pedestrians and bicycle riders are at great risk of being hit by a speeding car on these side streets, and when this happens a serious injury is almost guaranteed. Pedestrian accidents most commonly occur when a person is running across the street in an area without a crosswalk, but a staggering 15 percent of all Maryland pedestrian accidents actually occur within a crosswalk. Drivers simply are not paying enough attention to follow the Maryland laws that govern crosswalks. Drivers must stop anytime a pedestrian is within or approaching a crosswalk, and failure to do so is punishable by a hefty fine. It is also negligence, and if a driver injures you or a loved one in a crosswalk then they are liable for every penny of damage they have caused.
Baltimore County has some of the best bicycle riding in the state, and whether it is in the Greenspring Valley or the Loch Raven reservoir bikers have the right to their share of the road. Too often negligent drivers that fail to pay attention to bicycle riders and serious injury accidents are the result. Whether it’s speeding, texting or just daydreaming, many drivers are just not careful enough when it comes to sharing the road with bicycle riders. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident while walking, biking or driving anywhere in Baltimore County call Maryland injury lawyer Benjamin Herbst anytime at 410-207-2598, and see how he can recover your medical expenses, loss wages and pain and suffering damages.