Motorcycle accidents are dangerous. In fact, they are often more dangerous than other types of motor vehicle accidents. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you can become seriously injured. Read on to learn more about motorcycle accidents and what to do in the event that an injury occurs.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Like many other types of accidents that occur on roads throughout Maryland, motorcycle accidents are often caused by the negligence of one or more parties involved. Because they are exposed to the elements around them, the motorcyclist is often the one facing serious injuries. Some of the many factors that lead to motorcycle accidents include the following:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Poor weather conditions
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Defective motorcycle parts
- Failure to stop in time at a red light
- Uneven pavement or other poor road conditions
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to recover compensation. To do so, you will need to prove that some form of negligence occurred. To do this, you should take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, making sure to capture any damage to your vehicle. Additionally, if anyone witnessed your accident occur, you should gather their contact information, they may be able to provide witness statements.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to pursue legal action, you will need to make sure you file your personal injury claim in time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In the state of Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is generally three years. This means that if you fail to file within three years of the date of your accident, you will most likely lose your opportunity to recover compensation. To ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines, you should contact a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our firm today. We understand the toll an accident can take and we will fight for you to recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact our Firm
If you or a family member have been injured in a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.