Popular Baltimore area radio show host Ed Norris was able to return to work this week, nearly two months after he was injured in a motorcycle accident in northern Harford County.
On April 24, Norris was riding his Victory motorcycle north on Route 1 when, according to the Maryland State Police accident report, a GMC box truck made a left turn into Route 1 from Route 161 and straight into the path of Norris and his motorcycle.
According to the report, Norris laid his motorcycle down onto the pavement in order to avoid hitting the truck. Thus, while there was no collision of the two vehicles, Norris suffered abrasions and a severe injury to his arm and shoulder, which subsequently required extensive surgery. He continues to suffer severely limited mobility of his injured arm, and is undergoing continued therapies.
The driver of the box truck pleaded guilty of failing to yield to the right of way earlier this month. The court record indicated that he did not contribute to an accident, although it fined him $110.
While this accident thankfully did not end in tragedy, it illustrates how vulnerable motorcycle riders can be, and how greatly negligent drivers can affect them. In this case, by allegedly failing to yield in making a turn, the motorcycle rider had to react quickly in order to avoid colliding with the truck. His decision led to incredibly painful abrasions, and some serious shoulder damage.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident and suffer injury as a result of another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Potentially recoverable claims include things like medical bills, physical therapy costs, pain & suffering, and lost wages. Anything and everything that occurred as a result of the negligence, which directly caused your injuries, is potentially recoverable in a negligence motorcycle accident personal injury claim. Additionally, when soft tissue damages are implicated, such as in this case, a proper personal injury award recovery should include an amount that takes into account any future surgeries or treatments that may be required in the future, in addition to those expenses which have already been incurred. Contact our law office today to learn more about the types of recovery possible in your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Maryland motorcycle accident, contact the knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve. Our law firm has extensive collective experience in motorcycle accidents leading to personal injury, and we have successfully represented motorcyclists and their passengers who have been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence. Contact us today in order to schedule your initial complimentary consultation. You can reach us by calling 1-800-654-1949, or through our website.
More Blog Posts:
Motorcyclist Killed in SUV Collision in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published June 4, 2013
Car Driver’s Failure to Yield Sends Motorcyclist to Shock Trauma in Critical Condition, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Law Blog, published May 29, 2013