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Howard County Fatal Car Accident: Martinsburg Man Accepts Alford Plea

A West Virginia man has entered an Alford plea in connection with an auto accident in Maryland that claimed the life of one man and injured four other people.  According to this WHSV Channel 3 report, Joel Wareham, 22, of Martinsburg, admitted that the State of Maryland had ample evidence to convict him of negligent homicide, but did not admit any guilt for causing the accident.

The car accident occurred August 14 in Lisbon when Wareham allegedly crossed the center line on Frederick Road and struck a Ford Explorer head-on, killing 64-year-old Milton Bowens, Sr., and injuring four other passengers. Sentencing is scheduled for April 16.

Negligent drivers and drivers operating their vehicles while intoxicated are responsible for countless Maryland auto accidents each year that claim lives and cause life-changing injuries. Victims of these car accidents must contend with lengthy and expensive hospital stays, costly medication, loss of income, and physical therapy. For over twenty years, top Maryland personal injury attorney Steven H. Heisler has been helping car accident victims receive compensation for their injuries to offset medical costs and other expenses.

Steven H. Heisler, your trusted Baltimore car accident lawyer, is committed to helping victims secure the compensation they deserve after a tragic incident. If you or someone you care for has been injured or killed in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, call skilled auto accident lawyer in Maryland Steven H. Heisler for a free consultation at 877.228.4878.