Train Accident Seriously Injures Driver
On February 6, 2013, around 4:30 pm, police officers responded to Brandywine Road near Ice Plant Road for a train accident in Prince George’s County. According to the Prince George’s County Police Department, preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a 2001 Ford Mustang was believed to have attempted to cross the railroad tracks as the lights were flashing red. An oncoming CSX train struck the car. The car’s driver was ejected and suffered serious head trauma. The driver was in critical condition at an area hospital.
Train Accident Statistics
The Federal Railway Administration tracks train accident statistics, including injuries and fatalities caused by a train accident. In 2012, for example, there were 1,545 train accidents. Of these train accidents, 184 involved non-fatal injuries. Fortunately, only 8 involved fatalities. But even one fatality is too many for the families who lose a loved one.
Maryland Train Accident Attorney
Jonathan Scott Smith is a top-rated Howard County personal injury 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 a wide variety of personal injury cases 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.
Train Accident Lawyer in Maryland
If a train accident has caused injuries to, or the death of, a family member, you need an experienced personal injury attorney and wrongful death lawyer.