Call Us 24/7 · (844) 632-7274
(1-844-MDCRASH)

Knowledge. Experience. Results.
Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys

Michael J. Schreyer, JD
Founding Partner
Andrew D. Alpert, JD
Founding Partner

Frederick Maryland Man’s death another tragic reminder of dangerous holiday traffic

By Alpert Schreyer on December 29, 2016

semi-truck accidentThe roads are typically more dangerous during the holiday season, as evidenced by the increase in the number of crashes reported on the news.

A Maryland man’s tragic death earlier this month was yet another reminder that we all need to use extra caution when driving during the holidays, when roads become more crowded.  Ross Jonathan Michaels, a 40-year-old resident of Frederick, Maryland, died December 7 in a crash that involved his Toyota Corolla, a Ford F-150 and a tractor-trailer.

What happened

The driver of the tractor-trailer tried to brake as he reached heavy traffic, according to WTOP. His vehicle jackknifed into the next lane and crashed into the victim’s car, causing it to hit the truck in front of him, according to police.  Michaels died at the scene, and the driver of the tractor-trailer sustained minor injuries.

Avoid dangerous driving mistakes

During the holidays, it’s smart to use extra caution when driving.  EHS Today lists some of the biggest driving-safety mistakes people tend to make during the holiday season:

  •   Distracted driving. Avoid talking on your cell phone and texting while driving. Pull over or wait until you’re parked somewhere to use your smartphone to go online, even for seemingly brief tasks like checking store hours. Those few seconds of lost attention could have deadly consequences.
  •   Impaired driving.  Accidents that result from impaired driving are preventable. It’s always important to have a designated driver, or, if you know you will be drinking at a friend’s party, to make arrangements to stay overnight.
  •   Pressured driving. The stress of the holidays—social and family commitments, the obligation to spend money on gifts, even having to make up for taking time off work—can change the way you drive. Feeling stressed can make you a more aggressive and less considerate driver.
  •   Driving while tired. Holiday stress and busyness can also lead to lost sleep, which becomes dangerous when you get on the road. Fatigue increases the chance that you will be involved in a crash.

Some accidents can’t be prevented, but some can. Negligent drivers make the roads an even more dangerous place. If you are a victim in an accident caused by the negligence of someone else, there’s help.

From personal injury to wrongful death, if you or someone you know has been injured or otherwise hurt by an accident that you believe was the result of someone else’s negligence, there is no time to waste. In case of injury, always seek medical attention first. Then it is time to take action by contacting the experienced Maryland personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC.

 

Free Case
Evaluation
Form:

1-844-MDCRASH
(844) 632-7274

Free Case Evaluation Form

If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact the law firm of Alpert Schreyer, LLC. Our experienced, tenacious attorneys will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

1-844-MDCRASH
(844) 632-7274

1-844-MDCRASH
(844) 632-7274

We have multiple offices in Maryland to assist you with your case. Click on any of our five office locations for address info and directions.

Bethesda, MD Frederick, MD Lexington Park, MD Bowie, MD Waldorf, MD

Serving All of Maryland and D.C. for over 25 Years
Find an office near you

Alpert Schreyer, LLC Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Maryland.

Alpert Schreyer, LLC in Waldorf represents personal injury clients throughout Maryland, including those in Bowie, Annapolis, Prince Frederick, Upper Marlboro La Plata, Bethesda and Leonardtown located in Charles County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County, Calvert County and Montgomery County.

© by Alpert Schreyer, LLC. Bowie Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, Waldorf Personal Injury Lawyers and Southern Maryland Car Accident Lawyers. All Rights Reserved.

The ultimate resolution of my case has been excellent, far better than I could have imagined. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly.
Maryland Injury Case
Date published: 09/06/2018
5 / 5 stars