Some people in Maryland may think nothing of getting behind the wheel of a car after having a few beers or cocktails. But, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each day in 2017 30 people across the nation lost their lives in drunk driving accidents. While the trend of fatal drunk driving crashes has been declining over the last 30 years, drunk driving is still a serious issue in our nation.
People in Baltimore may jest on social media that car crashes on Interstate 83 often occur by the fabled Pepsi Sign. However, the fact of the matter is that the entire stretch of I-83 in Baltimore sees more than its fair share of motor vehicle accidents. A study conducted by the Baltimore Department of Transportation reports that I-83 in Baltimore sees over two times as many motor vehicle accidents than all other comparable interstates in the state.
No one leaves their house thinking that today is the day they're going to be in a car accident. Yet many motor vehicle accidents happen every day in Maryland. Some are quite serious, involving injuries or even fatalities. But even a minor "fender-bender," can still leave a driver shaken up, especially if the crash was not their fault. It is important for all motorists to understand what they should do following an auto accident. Keep in mind that the information in this post is for general purposes only, and those who are involved in a car crash will want to seek professional legal advice on what steps they should take in their specific situation.