Police in Maryland are in the process of investigating a crash that left one individual dead and another injured. This event occurred in Upper Marlboro on Sunday, Oct. 28. Following car accidents such as this, the victim or his or her surviving family members may have legal recourse.
The details of this particular event are still a bit fuzzy. Authorities received reports of a two-vehicle crash on Route 202 near Chelsea Lane at approximately 1:45 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found that a Mercedes and a pickup truck had collided head-on. The driver of the Mercedes died in the wreck. The driver of the pickup suffered injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment -- his current condition is unknown.
As of the latest report, police have not identified who was at fault. An official cause has not been released to the public. No charges have been filed in this case.
If the deceased individual is deemed the victim of this incident, his or her surviving family members may pursue compensation for financial losses by filing claims against the driver of the pickup truck in a Maryland civil court. If the injured male is deemed the victim, he may seek relief by filing claims against the decedent's estate. An attorney with experience assisting victims of car accidents and their families seek fair and full compensation for their losses can help the victim or his or her surviving family members take the steps necessary to achieve maximum relief.