We have often covered traffic accidents in posts on this blog. Those posts are a good reminder for our readers that you should always be prepared for an accident to occur. Just because you are a safe driver doesn't mean that others on the roadways are going to be safe. With that in mind, we want to take an opportunity to remind our Washington, District of Columbia readers about what they should do after the accident occurs.
Car accidents can result in sudden injuries, deaths and life changes for those involved. Living in Washington, D.C., you're familiar with how quickly weather patterns can change and know that when the roads are bad, it's best to avoid driving. Recently, the poor driving conditions proved dangerous for over 150 people involved in crashes in Virginia. Two of the crashes resulted in deaths.
If you've been in an accident in Washington, D.C., you expect the person at fault to pay. That's not an uncommon idea, and most people would agree that it's fair. Unfortunately, there are several reasons a person's insurance won't pay out after a crash, and that means you might have to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Getting into an accident at a high rate of speed is something that isn't all that uncommon for people driving on the interstates in the country. Sadly, some of those accidents turn fatal. A recent accident along Interstate 495 is one of the accidents that involve a fatality, but this one had an unexpected twist. This accident might interest our readers in Washington, District of Columbia, because of that twist.
A car accident that happens suddenly on a highway can lead to a chain reaction that puts multiple lives in danger. A recent car accident resulted in at least two people being injured due to the dangerous driving of another person on the road.
The number of car accidents involving bicycles is outrageous in the Washington, District of Columbia, area. In fact, the Anne Arundel police have responded to five motor vehicle accidents that involved bicycles from June 26 to July 1. One of these accidents involved an alleged drunk driver who ran into two bicyclists.
Here's a story that might make you a little more concerned about your safety on the roads in Maryland, especially if you live near a tunnel or know about the superstition about holding your breath as you pass through a tunnel. A teenager allegedly caused a car accident by holding his breath while driving a vehicle through a tunnel; Unfortunately, he passed out. In cases like this one, the negligent act is almost unbelievable, but it shows that any in-car game or activity can result in crashes, just like texting or talking on a cell phone.
In Montgomery Village, which is near Washington, D.C., two cars were involved in an accident that ended up sending both drivers to the hospital. The accident took place in the evening, on a Thursday. It was not an ordinary crash, either, as one of the cars involved careened off the road, went down a short embankment, and plunged into the water of a lake at the bottom of the hill.
A two-car accident in Washington D.C. ended up involving a woman who was just trying to wait for the bus. She was sitting in a Metrobus stop when the accident occurred; specifically, she was in the shelter that is at F Street and 7th. Two cars collided on the street in front of her, though it is unclear exactly how the initial accident occurred.
In Washington, D.C., traffic is heavy and accidents can be high risk. When crowds of people are in the area, an incident like this could quickly lead to injuries and deaths. If you've lost someone you love to a hit-and-run accident like this case, then you may want to consider your options for regaining compensation.