Montgomery County Car Accidents
Montgomery County has the largest amount of residents, visitors and daily commuters of any Maryland county, and unsurprisingly it also has the most traffic. The traffic on the Capital Beltway is so bad these days that rush hour can last almost the entire day. Other major highways like 95 and 270 are also backed up for most of the day, and the smaller roadways like 29, Georgia Ave and 355/ Wisconsin Ave. can be stop and go for miles. With a largest volume of car, truck and bus traffic in Maryland, it’s no surprise that there are thousands of car accidents each year in Montgomery County. In 2018 there were over 14 thousand car accidents on Montgomery County roads, and close to 5 thousand of these accidents resulted in serious injuries that required medical treatment. If you or a family member was injured in an accident on a highway, side street, sidewalk or parking lot call Montgomery County car accident lawyer Benjamin Herbst anytime for a free consultation about your case. Benjamin helps clients injured in any type of accident, including pedestrian and bicycle accidents, as well as those injured by trucks or busses. He has extensive experience representing clients in both the Rockville and Silver Spring courthouses, and is available 7 days a week to meet at any convenient location.
The largest incorporated city in Montgomery County and the county seat is Rockville. This is also where the Circuit Court is located, and where all serious injury lawsuits will be filed. The most populous area in the county is Germantown, followed by Silver Spring, Bethesda and Gaithersburg. Benjamin has represented clients from each of these areas and is highly familiar with the traffic features on the highways and side streets, which make these areas so prone to injury accidents. The majority of injury accidents occur due to distracted driving, and drivers these days simply do not devote their entire attention to the road. In congested urban areas like Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Silver Spring there are also a large amount of external distractions that can contribute to accidents. Parking is expensive and scarce in these areas, and as a result there are more pedestrians and bicycle riders commuting to the Metro or going to and from work. Bicycle riders are entitled to their share of the road, but busy and rushed drivers often do not follow the laws designed to protect these riders. If you were injured by a car, truck or bus while on a bicycle you deserve the maximum amount of compensation under the law, and Benjamin is the personal injury lawyer that can make sure you receive this compensation.
Almost four thousand pedestrians were injured in accidents in Maryland in 2018, and a large number of these accidents occurred in Montgomery County. Pedestrians have the right of way in almost all situations, and especially in crosswalks where about one third of all these injury accidents occur, and far more than any other situation. After crosswalk accidents the next most common pedestrian accidents occur on the street outside of a crosswalk, followed by standing on the road and walking alongside the road. Either way, drivers are going too fast and not paying enough attention to pedestrians, and if you or a family member was injured the negligent driver must be held responsible. Benjamin Herbst can help you recover damages from medical bills incurred as a result of a pedestrian accident, lost wages from being unable to work and pain and suffering as a result of your injuries. Benjamin knows how to take on the large insurance companies in any Montgomery County accident, and is not afraid to take your case all the way to trial if you do not receive an acceptable settlement offer. Whether your injury occurred on 495 or in a shopping center parking lot Benjamin will fight tooth and nail to recover the maximum amount of damages for you.