In Aug. 2018, two men were standing outside their car, which had become disabled, on Interstate 495 in Maryland. While figuring out what to do, they were struck by a vehicle. One of the men died, and the other was seriously hurt. Recently, the man responsible for this fatal car accident was convicted on a manslaughter charge. He stands to face well-over a decade behind bars.
According to a recent report, the two men who were hit were on the northbound side of the interstate. They had stopped on the right shoulder. The driver who hit them -- a 32-year-old male -- was also traveling northbound on I-495, in the far right lane, when he crossed the line into the shoulder area and struck the victims. After the crash, he fled the scene. Police eventually located him at a gas station nearby.
This tragic event negatively affected so many lives. The loved ones of the decedent have been left trying to live their new normal without him. The surviving victim, whose current condition is unknown, has had to learn to cope with his injuries -- both physical and psychological. All of these individuals have also likely suffered financial losses, which can be challenging to overcome.
While it has been a year since this event, the injured victim and the deceased victim's surviving family members may, if they have not already, take legal action in an effort to seek compensation for their losses. Following a car accident, the statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death claims in Maryland is three years. Car accident victims or their loved ones may turn to an experienced attorney who will be able to assist them in taking the steps necessary to seek maximum relief.