One of the top causes of motor vehicle accidents in Maryland is driver negligence. Unfortunately, when a motorist is not paying attention while they drive, they may get into an accident and cause one or more other people to become seriously injured or even killed. It is important to note that if an injured party wishes to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident, they must prove that the driver was negligent.
Some of the most common forms of driver negligence that an individual may try to use as evidence in fulfilling the burden of proof include:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Reckless driving
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- The use of a cell phone or other electronic device while driving
- Failure to yield
- Failure to abide by stop signs and traffic lights
Of course, there are a number of other factors that may contribute to causing an accident, such as dangerous road conditions due to weather or a vehicle malfunction due to a defective part. When an accident occurs, it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help the injured party determine what the cause of the accident was and fulfill the burden of proof.
If you were injured in an accident, contact our firm today.
Albers & Associates is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.