Too many drivers and passengers die in fatal car accidents, including fatal car crashes in Howard County. In 2009, 547 people died from fatal car accidents in Maryland, according to Census Bureau statistics.
Fatal Car Accident on Folly Quarter Road
Howard County police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on May 31, 2012 on Folly Quarter Road in west Ellicott City. Police were called to the scene in the 4300 block of Folly Quarter Road just after 2 p.m.
Police investigation revealed that a 1994 Ford Mustang was traveling northbound on Folly Quarter Road and was stopped in the roadway preparing to make a left turn into a driveway. A 1991 Ford Taurus came up behind the Mustang and tried to pass it on the left, crossing the double yellow line, just as the Mustang was turning. The Taurus struck the side of the Mustang and then hit a pole.
The driver of the Taurus was pronounced dead at the hospital. His passenger in the front seat was transported to Shock Trauma in critical, but stable, condition. They were the only two occupants. The two occupants of the Mustang were not injured. Preliminary investigation showed that the Taurus was at fault for failure to stay right of the center line, according to Howard County police. No charges have been filed.
Wrongful Death Claims for Fatal Car Crashes
Any fatal car wreck causes untold grief on loved ones, but fatal car accidents caused by another driver’s carelessness is even more devastating. While nothing can replace a lost loved one, the law does provide for restitution from the negligent driver.
Legal claims for wrongful death of a loved one in a fatal car accident include compensation for:
- Medical Expenses.
- Funeral Bills.
- Lost income or earnings.
- The victim’s injuries, and pain and suffering.
- Family members’ loss of the relationship, including emotional pain and suffering, and loss of companionship, advice, counsel, and comfort.
Howard County Wrongful Death Attorney
Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated trial lawyer, with over 30 years of courtroom experience. As you can see by his background, Jonathan Scott Smith is an experienced, respected, and credentialed trial attorney. He has successfully handled wrongful death cases, including fatal car accidents, for over three decades. He fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.
Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results in fatal car accidents and other cases — has earned him the recognition of his peers, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, and a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.
Ellicott City and Columbia Car Accident Attorney
If a driver’s negligence or carelessness has caused injuries to, or the death of, a family member in a fatal car accident in Howard County, you need an experienced wrongful death lawyer and car accident attorney. Jonathan Scott Smith will help guide you through this tragic loss, and help you obtain justice and closure. Call 410-740-0101 now, or fill out our intake form, to schedule a consultation.