Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Minor Accident in Prince George's County Becomes Fatality

A minor car accident for two men ends in tragedy in Prince George's County, Maryland. The accident occurred in Adelphi on February 1, 2010, at the intersection of Riggs Road and Forest Dale Drive. The men had pulled their respective vehicles onto the shoulder of Riggs Road to exchange insurance information. While exchanging information, a third car being driven by a Beltsville woman struck both men and their parked vehicles. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman driving the 2005 Cadillac SUV was arrested at the scene and it is believed that she will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. Sources close to the investigation confirm alcohol was a major factor in this tragic accident.

This was a senseless tragedy that could have been avoided. The families of these victims are entitled to recover for their losses. They have the right to make a claim against the drunk driver's insurance for wrongful death, in addition to personal injury protection benefits from that driver's policy since they were not in their vehicles at the time of the accident. There might also be death benefits available to them. It is important to have an attorney who is familiar with tort claims and will aggressively pursue all available benefits for the family of the deceased. Portner & Shure has handled hundreds of claims of this magnitude with excellent results.

If you, a family member, or someone you know has been injured or died in a motor vehicle accident wherein alcohol was involved or you would like more information on car accidents, please contact Portner & Shure for a free consultation.

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