Motor Vehicle Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roadways in 2016 — an increase of 5.6 percent compared to 2015. While distracted and drowsy driving deaths had decreased, traffic fatalities due to other forms of reckless driving — including speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, and failure to wear seat belts — increased. Motor vehicle deaths increased across nearly all segments of the population, including for passenger vehicle occupants, occupants of large trucks, pedestrians, pedalcyclists, motorcyclists, alcohol-impaired driving, male/female, and daytime/nighttime driving.

Maryland Traffic Accident Data

NHTSA reports that 505 people died in accidents on Maryland roadways in 2016, a decrease of 2.9 percent compared to 520 deaths in 2015. This includes accidents involving passenger cars (38 percent), light trucks (including pickup trucks, utility trucks and vans = 20 percent), large trucks (2 percent), motorcycles (15 percent), pedestrians (21 percent), and bicyclists and other cyclists (3 percent). Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 26 percent of all Maryland traffic accident deaths in 2016, down from 31 percent in 2015.

While Maryland has improved upon its auto accident fatality rates in recent years, statistics mean little if a family member is killed or you are seriously injured in a traffic crash. The Law Offices of Butschky & Butschky, LLC have more than three decades of experience helping accident injury victims in and around Maryland. Below are the types of Maryland motor vehicle accident cases our firm handles.

Car Accidents: We work with victims in all types of passenger car accidents, including automobiles, minivans, SUVs (including rollover accidents), and pickup truck accidents. We also handle cases involving these types of crashes in Maryland:

Truck Accidents: Including large, commercial truck accidents involving box trucks, tractor trailer trucks, 18-wheelers and semi-trucks. We handle Maryland Workers Compensation cases in work-related accidents involving cars, vans, pickup trucks and large commercial trucks.

Motorcycle Accidents: Including accidents between cars, trucks, and motorcycles in Maryland.

Pedestrian Accidents: Traffic accidents where pedestrians are injured or killed after being struck by a car or truck in Maryland.

Drunk Driving Accidents: This includes all types of drunk driver crashes in Maryland involving cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, commercial trucks and/or pedestrians (Maryland DUI accidents).

Farm Vehicle Accidents: Involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles that are in accidents on Maryland back roads involving agriculture equipment such as tractors, combines and other harvesting machinery.

Livestock in the Road: Including cattle and other farm animals that may escape onto the roads and cause motor vehicle accidents in Maryland.

We serve all of Northeast Maryland including Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, Carroll County, and Cecil County, Maryland. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, please contact us online for a complimentary consultation. You may also call us toll free at 1-800-722-6616. We look forward to discussing your case.


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