Some of the most common causes of car accidents are speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, and getting behind the wheel while too fatigued to drive safely. Reckless driving and road rage are also contributors to many accidents on Maryland’s roads.
Cell phones and other electronic devices are increasingly a factor in traffic accidents. Despite Maryland’s rules against distracted driving and texting and driving, some drivers just can’t put down their devices long enough to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
When you get right down to it, most car accidents can be attributed to driver negligence of some kind. If you can prove that the other driver was negligent, this is the first step to successfully claiming compensation for your damages that arose from the accident.