A number of factors contribute to a motorist’s loss of control over a car, including fatigue, distraction, hydroplaning, defective parts, adverse road conditions and/or intoxication. A motorist will usually not be found liable for damages incurred in an accident caused by a defective part, because the manufacturer will be found responsible. However, the rest of the common causes of loss of control can all be attributed to a motorist’s carelessness on the road. It is of the utmost importance for drivers to be aware of potential fatigue, inclement weather or other loss of control-causing factors and drive cautiously.
For example, according ABC 7, two people died and four were injured in a tragic car accident in Frederick County, Maryland on Saturday, March 8 at approximately 12:00 p.m. A 2004 Ford Expedition was headed east on Route 340 when it lost control and swerved into opposing traffic, according to the Maryland State Police. In westbound traffic, the Ford collided with a 2012 Toyota Prius and a 2013 Honda Pilot. Sadly, the drivers of the Prius and Pilot died upon impact. Investigators are still unsure why the driver of the Expedition lost control of his car and drove into oncoming traffic.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a careless driver, our Maryland injury attorneys can help. The Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP legal team has been defending the victims of car accidents in the Maryland area for over 30 years. We will go above and beyond in the courtroom to secure the full compensation that you deserve for the emotional, physical and financial hardships incurred by the accident. For more information, contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Maryland injury lawyers, call our firm today at (301) 345-5700.
Did You Know: Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.