According to the Associated Press, an auto accident involving a minivan and an apartment building took place on Good Luck Road. According to reports, the driver of the minivan was unlicensed and was apparently being taught how to drive by his friend. The unlicensed driver lost control of the vehicle, and crashed into a Lanham apartment building, specifically crashing through the wall of an apartment that was occupied at the time. The resident of the apartment sustained a leg injury from debris sent flying from the crash’s impact, and is lucky to be alive. The minivan came to rest on top of the bed where the apartment resident had been reclining on just minutes before the crash occurred.
While authorities are still investigating the details of the crash, it has already been determined that the driver of the vehicle is not a United States citizen and was here illegally. On top of that, the individual instructing the unlicensed driver on how to operate the motor vehicle does not possess a license either. Both individuals face reckless endangerment charges, while the driver of the crashed vehicle also faces charges of driving without a license.
Being unlicensed, and in one case undocumented, individuals, it is safe to assume that neither negligent party involved has auto insurance. However, just because those individuals do not have insurance does not mean that the victim in this accident is not entitled to compensatory damages to help pay for his medical bills, property damage, and other costs associated with the accident. In Maryland, insurance companies are required to provide uninsured motorist coverage to ALL policy holders. While the individuals responsible for the accident are criminally charged, it is essential that the victim in this accident seek the sound legal advice of a skilled Maryland personal injury attorney.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, even if, as in this case, you weren’t even in a motor vehicle, don’t hesitate to contact Steven H. Heisler, “The Injury Lawyer,” for a free evaluation of your case, and his experienced attorneys will ensure that your rights are upheld at all times. Personal injury claims should not be ignored, and those responsible for your injuries should be held accountable for their actions. Please call us today for your free consultation.