Motorcycles and standard motor vehicles often share the Maryland roads. But if any driver acts recklessly in any way, a crash may occur. And the injuries and damages incurred upon impact may be life-altering or life-threatening. Read on to discover what damages are recoverable in a motorcycle accident claim and how one of the seasoned Howard County motorcycle accident attorneys at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can help in retrieving them.
What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in the state of Maryland?
Motorcyclists are notorious for being risk-takers on the Maryland roads. Though sometimes an accident is due to no fault of a motorcyclist, but rather the negligence of a standard motor vehicle driver. The most common examples of when a motorcyclist may be made the victim of an accident are as follows:
- A standard motor vehicle driver is texting while driving and does not notice a motorcyclist in their neighboring vicinity.
- A standard motor vehicle driver is driving without headlights in poor inclement weather and does not detect a motorcyclist in their neighboring vicinity.
- A standard motor vehicle driver fails to check their blind spots when changing or merging lanes, which causes them to collide with a motorcyclist.
- A standard motor vehicle driver fails to check their rearview mirror before exiting their vehicle, which causes their door to collide with a motorcyclist.
- A standard motor vehicle driver has a broken tail light, which causes a motorcyclist to rear-end them.
- A standard motor vehicle driver is tailgating a motorcyclist, which causes them to enter a rear-end collision.
What types of damages are recoverable in a motorcycle accident claim?
The types of damages that are recoverable in a motorcycle accident claim may be the same as that for a car accident claim. Though sometimes these damages may be more severe for a motorcyclist. This is because a motorcycle does not offer a metal frame, seatbelt, or airbag in the event of a collision. Without further ado, examples of both economic and non-economic damages a motorcyclist may recover are as follows:
- Economic damages:
- The cost of your current and future medical bills.
- The cost of your current and future lost wages.
- The cost of necessary in-home care.
- The cost of the necessary modifications to your home.
- The cost of your necessary rehabilitation services.
- The cost of your motorcycle repairs.
- Non-economic damages:
- Your emotional distress.
- Your loss of enjoyment of life.
- Your loss of independence.
- Your loss of consortium.
- Your pain and suffering.
Regardless of what the specific circumstances surrounding your case may be, you must not second-guess your instinct to retain the services of a competent Howard County personal injury attorney from Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates. We look forward to serving you.