Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
News reports about two SUV accidents this year in Prince George’s County, Maryland – including one fatal crash – serve as a stark reminder of the dangers drivers and pedestrians face every day in suburban Washington, D.C., according to personal injury lawyer Mike Slocumb of the Law Offices of Mike Slocumb.
Slocumb made his comments following a second serious SUV accident in Prince George’s County, Maryland this year, which was reported by NBC 4 Washington. (“SUV Strikes Pedestrian, Building in Prince George’s County,” Jan. 13, 2014)
“Accidents involving SUVs can be devastating as these two recent accidents in Maryland clearly illustrate,” Slocumb said. “Since SUVs are much larger than most cars, the impact of such accidents can be quite severe. I know because our law firm has worked with many victims and families dealing with serious or even deadly SUV accidents in Maryland and across the country. That’s why people routinely turn to us after SUV accidents. They know they can trust us to get the job done right. We have the knowledge and experience people need to successfully resolve your case.”
The most recent SUV accident in Prince George’s County, Maryland, occurred on Jan. 13, when an SUV drove onto a sidewalk, seriously injured a pedestrian and crashed into a building in Hyattsville, MD, according to NBC 4 Washington. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, NBC 4 Washington reported.
On Jan. 4, the driver of a sedan was killed when the vehicle crashed into an SUV on Indian Head Highway in Fort Washington, MD, in Prince George’s County, according to NBC 4 Washington, “One Person Killed in Prince George’s Co. Crash,” Jan. 4, 2014.
Motor vehicle accident statistics are not yet available for 2013, but recent reports indicate that traffic fatalities were lower nationwide last year, according to The Washington Post, “Early figures suggest number of traffic fatalities fell in 2013,” Jan. 2, 2014.
The most recent statistics available for Maryland are for 2012, when 505 people died in traffic accidents statewide, including 83 motor vehicle accident fatalities in Prince George’s County in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s web site.
Like accidents involving cars or trucks, accidents involving SUVs happen for a range of reasons, Slocumb said. “Whether it’s speeding or drinking and driving, SUV accidents happen for many different reasons,” Slocumb said. “In recent years, texting while driving has become an increasingly common cause of SUV accidents. But due to the design of SUVs, rollover accidents still occur in some cases. If you are injured or a loved one is injured or killed, don’t hesitate to seek the advice of legal counsel. An attorney can help pursue compensation for your losses.”
About the Mike Slocumb Law Firm
The Mike Slocumb Law Firm helps victims of serious accidents pursue compensation, handling car accident claims, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, nursing home negligence and more. The attorneys at the firm handle cases in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Georgia, and Alabama. The law firm works for clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing if you don’t win.
For more information about what to do after an SUV accident and the legal options available to families in Maryland, call (800) HURTLINE or complete the online contact form.
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