Statistics for 2015 were recently released and they show that more than 35,000 people lost their lives in a traffic accident in the United States last year. This is the first increase in fatal accidents year-over-year in the last 50 years. Even though cars have become significantly safer over the last several years, there are more drivers on the road today and there are more distractions for these drivers. In Baltimore City, like any other big city, serious accidents are a common occurrence because of the high volume of traffic. In fact, Baltimore has led statistics in Maryland with the most fatal accidents attributed to running red lights. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident in Baltimore, call Portner & Shure today for a free consultation.