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Fatal Car Accidents

Maryland Fatal Car Crash Attorneys

Car Accident Wrongful Death Cases

Cars provide many benefits. They can get a person from point A to point B in a controlled and enclosed comfortable environment and can do so quickly and efficiently. However, this is only the case when the driver is alert and cautious and when the car functions normally. Oftentimes, the negligent manufacturing or faulty design of the vehicle and/or the negligent or wrongful actions of other drivers causes fatal traffic accidents in Maryland and across the U.S. Most fatal accidents, however, are preventable. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a collision caused by the negligence of another, your family has the right to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party.

Common Causes of Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes

There are many factors that can contribute to a fatal crash, some driver-related, some vehicle-related, but all are unacceptable.

These factors may include:

In reality, driver negligence and most vehicle defects and design flaws may cause a traffic fatality under certain conditions, such as traveling on hazardous roadways and the higher speed of freeway/highway driving. Everyone, drivers and vehicle manufacturers and designers alike, has a responsibility to safety. When they forget about that responsibility and cause a fatal car crash, they must be held accountable.

Fatal Car Crash Statistics Across the Nation

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 30,797 fatal car crashes nationwide in 2009, which resulted in the deaths of 33,808 people. Most of these were drivers, accounting for 63 percent of fatalities. 28 percent were passengers. Of all persons killed, 32 percent died in alcohol-impaired auto accidents.

Maryland Fatal Car Crash Statistics

The NHTSA reports that 547 people were killed in Maryland traffic collisions in 2009, a decrease from the 591 in 2008. Of these fatalities, 269 were drivers, 83 were passengers, 69 were motorcyclists, 113 were pedestrians, 11 were bicyclists/pedalcyclists, and 2 were unknown. Most of the fatal victims were middle-aged adults between 45 and 54 years-old.

Obtaining Justice for Your Loved One

The loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash is emotionally traumatic and creates many hardships. Grieving families suffer a wide range of losses and burdens, including medical bills, lost future income, emotional distress, funeral costs, and loss of companionship. In some cases obtaining justice through a wrongful death claim is the only way the family of a fatally injured victim can even begin to recover in such a difficult time. If you have lost a loved one in an accident as the result of negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation in civil court. At Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC, our compassionate Maryland car accident attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve to create the closure you and your family are entitled to.

Contact us today at (301) 812-4777 for a free case evaluation.

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Our victories

Real Results, Real Recoveries
  • $2,600,000 Jury Verdict for Road Hazard in Baltimore City
  • $2,000,000 Collision with Commercial Vehicle
  • $1,200,000 September 11 Attack in Pentagon, Arlington Virginia
  • $1,100,000 Collision with Underinsured Driver
  • $1,100,000 Drowning Settlement
  • $1,100,000 Hydraulic Lift Failure
  • $1,000,000 Wrongful Death Insurance Coverage
  • $750,000 Prince George’s County Tractor Trailer Crash
  • $680,000 Jury Verdict for Slip and Fall in Calvert County
  • $645,000 Wrongful Death Settlement
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Why hire our firm?

Representation. Results. Recovery. 
  • Experienced Guidance

    We have over 30 years of experience serving injured clients across Maryland and DC.

  • Concierge Level of Service

    We are willing to visit injury victims at their homes if they are severely injured or bereaved.

  • No Upfront Fees

    We are so confident in our abilities that we do not charge a legal fee unless you receive compensation.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    We are not afraid to battle any party, whether big or small, both in and out of the courtroom.

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    We commit to staying up-to-date on the latest developments in Maryland injury law.

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    We have a sterling reputation in the community & among our peers in the legal field.

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact us today. Our experienced, tenacious attorneys will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.