Police Officer Injured in Car Crash Accident
On June 11, 2012, Sgt. Roch DeFrances of the Howard County Police Department was traveling westbound on Baltimore National Pike (Route 40) in Ellicott City in his police car, a 2012 Dodge Charger. Just after 10:30 p.m., a 2009 Hyundai Sante Fe allegedly turned from the eastbound lanes at the intersection with Marriottsville Road and failed to yield the right of way to the police officer, who had a green light, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Injuries are Common in a Car Accident
Unfortunately, many people are injured in a car accident as a result of another driver’s failure to yield the right of way at an intersection. This violates what is known as the “rules of the road.” Maryland traffic laws or statutes prescribe rules of the road to govern traffic safety and to avoid car crashes and injury from car accidents.
Howard County Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injury lawyer Jonathan Scott Smith has more than 30 years of experience fighting hard for people injured in collisions caused by failure to yield the right of way, other car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. Mr. Smith has extensive trial experience and knows what it takes to get successful results. He has achieved some of the highest personal injury verdicts and settlements in his area.
Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful Past Results — 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
We also handle bodily injuries due to auto accidents, drunk driving wrecks and motorcycle wrecks on the Baltimore Beltway, Washington Beltway, MD 295, Baltimore Washington Parkway, B-W Parkway, I-695, I-495, Interstate 95 in Maryland, I-70, Maryland Route 32, U.S. Route 29, Baltimore National Pike, Route 40, I-83 and serious injury accidents throughout Maryland.
Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore, Columbia, MD, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.