As the weather finally begins to warm up once again, you’ll notice more and more motorcyclists on the road, and for good reason. Riding a motorcycle is a fun, cost-effective, and stylish way to get from place to place, not to mention it’s a great way to experience the sights and sounds of the beautiful state of Maryland. Unfortunately, and as you may know, riding a motorcycle does not come without certain potential dangers. Most notably, motorcyclists are far more vulnerable to the elements and other motorists than others on the road. Because of this, motorcycle accidents are often severe and leave accident victims seriously injured. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Howard County motorcycle accident attorneys to learn more about these accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Maryland?
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a wide range of reasons, though, not unlike most accidents, they’re typically caused by negligence. Just some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Maryland are as follows:
- Drivers failing to look both ways before opening car doors
- Tailing bikers too closely
- Driving while intoxicated
- Texting while driving
- Failing to yield when appropriate
- Failing to look before merging or changing lanes
- Ignoring traffic lights/signs
If you were hurt because a driver was doing any of the aforementioned at the time of your accident, there’s a very good chance you’ll be entitled to financial compensation. However, to recover compensation, we must prove that you were injured as a direct result of another driver’s negligence. We can do so through pictures or videos of the accident, medical documentation, a copy of the police report filed at the scene, witness testimony, and more.
What damages are recoverable in an auto accident claim?
As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should recover compensation to help offset the physical, financial, and emotional burdens you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. This can include the cost of medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement/scarring, and more.
The bottom line is that if you’ve been hurt and the accident wasn’t your fault, you need competent legal assistance in your corner. Our firm is here to provide it. Give us a call today.
Contact Our Howard County, Maryland Firm
If you or a family member has sustained serious injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today. We are here to provide you with the steady and effective legal guidance you deserve.