Skilled personal injury lawyers serving Baltimore, Columbia and beyond
Being hit by a drunk driver is an act of negligence on behalf of the other person, and he or she may be held accountable in both civil and criminal court.
If you sustained injuries in an accident caused by a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you have rights and you have options. Plaxen & Adler, P.A. offers comprehensive representation to Maryland auto accident victims after a negligent driver has caused them harm. Our skilled Baltimore personal injury lawyers protect families in Columbia and throughout Maryland, and offer you the skills, resources and experience you want on your side after a serious personal injury.
The facts about drunk driving in Maryland
The non-profit organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that in 2014, 141 people were killed in Maryland as a result of drunk driving – about 30% of all traffic fatalities that year. Just the 2015 Labor Day weekend saw 126 DUI arrests by the Maryland State Police. Last year, drunk driving accidents and arrests cost taxpayers $747 million. To combat the problem, our State legislature passed a law which requires an ignition interlock system for all offenders who had a child in the car at the time of their arrest, but MADD is pushing for even more stringent laws.
Likely injuries sustained in a DUI/DWI accident
A serious car accident can lead to injuries like:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Lacerations and permanent disfigurement or scarring
- Loss of limb
- Permanent loss of vision or hearing
- Internal organ or tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage, including paralysis
- Wrongful death
At Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we document your injuries and work with doctors, law enforcement and witnesses to ensure that we can prove your injuries were caused by the drunk driver who hit you. We are aggressive litigators with a successful track record in jury trials and in settlement negotiations, and we do not stop fighting for you and your family until we know that your future is secure.
Help for people injured in Maryland by a drunk driver
When you need a Baltimore auto accident lawyer who understands your needs, you want Plaxen & Adler, P.A. on your side. Our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys are not afraid of a fight with the insurance company, and know how to create successful strategies to protect you and your family. Please call 410.988.4449 or fill out our contact form to discuss your goals. We proudly serve clients in Baltimore, Columbia and throughout Maryland.