Howard County Car Accident has Tragic Result
On Monday, July 30, 2012, at 9:30 p.m., a 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup was southbound on High Tor Hill in Columbia when it left the road and struck a tree, according to the Baltimore Sun. The driver, Michele Lorenz, age 42, was killed. She was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicle was involved, and Ms. Lorenz didn’t have any passengers.
Police believe the cause of the fatal car accident was speed and failure to drive within a single lane.
Statistics Involving Howard County Fatal Car Accident
The most recent statistics available indicate that too many drivers and passengers die in fatal car accidents in the United States each year. In Maryland, 547 people died from fatal car accidents, according to Census Bureau statistics.
The tragedy of a fatal car wreck is that surviving loved ones are left to suffer. In addition, they are often financially devastated by funeral expenses, medical bills, and lost income. But help is available.
Top-Rated Howard County Fatal Car Accident Attorney
You may have a claim for the funeral expenses; medical bills; lost income; and the grief from losing the person you loved, if they were the victim of a fatal car accident.
Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated Howard County fatal car accident lawyer, with over 30 years of courtroom experience. As you can see by his background, Mr. Smith is an experienced, respected, and credentialed trial attorney. He has successfully handled Howard County 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 Past Results — has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:
- Maryland Super Lawyer.
- “10.0 Superb” as a litigation attorney by AVVO.
- “AV-Preeminent™*” Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
- “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
- 2012 Top-Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.
These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.
Columbia and Ellicott City Car Accident Lawyer
If a car crash caused by a driver’s negligence or carelessness has caused injuries to, or the death of, a family member, you need an experienced car accident attorney and wrongful death lawyer. Jonathan Scott Smith will help guide you through this tragedy, and help you obtain justice and closure. Call (410) 441-5054 now, or fill out our intake form, to schedule a consultation.