Maryland intersections can be especially dangerous, particularly when multiple vehicles approach at the same time. On a recent Thursday, a collision resulted in life-threatening injuries to one of the people involved. Police say they received a call to respond to the crash just a bit before 4 p.m.
Police witnessed much wreckage upon arrival
Police arrived upon site to find debris from a collision between a motorcycle and a van. Rescuers transported the person with life-threatening injuries to a nearby trauma unit. Another person involved in the crash also suffered injuries, which were not considered life-threatening.
Roads were closed to traffic after the crash
The van was overturned in the collision, which occurred at the juncture of two roads. Collision reconstruction investigators closed the roadways to traffic as they set to work trying to determine exactly what or who may have caused the crash. Many of these kinds of collisions are determined to have been caused by driver negligence.
Crashes like this often prompt litigation
When a Maryland collision is caused by driver negligence, a recovering victim may seek compensation for damages by filing a personal injury claim in a civil court. Not only are physical injuries considered damages but damages listed in such claims may also include economic distress related to the incident, as well as emotional trauma. The plaintiff in an injury case is tasked with providing evidence in court to show that the defendant was negligent and that this negligence was a direct cause of injury. Because such litigation is complex and stressful, it is helpful to act alongside experienced legal representation in court.