Earlier this month in Orlando, Florida, one man was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident that was caused by a driver who didn’t see the motorcyclist entering the intersection. According to a report by one local Florida news source, the motorcyclist arrived at a four-way stop shortly before another vehicle. The motorcyclist stopped and then proceeded through the intersection as normal. However, as he was part way through the intersection, the other driver entered the intersection and hit the motorcyclist.
Due to the force of the collision, the motorcyclist was thrown from the bike. Sadly, although the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the injuries he sustained were fatal, and he was pronounced dead a short time later. Charges are currently pending against the other driver.
Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland
While the season for riding is pretty much over, that doesn’t mean that the lasting effects of an injury pass with it. Motorcycle accidents are some of the most serious personal injury cases we see on a regular basis, due to the unprotected nature of the rider on the bike.
Often, we see that other drivers don’t properly yield to motorcyclists as they should, increasing the chance of getting into a serious or fatal accident. When an accident does occur, the victim of that accident may want to hold the person responsible accountable for the injuries he or she sustained as a result. This can be done through a negligence lawsuit.
Negligence Actions in Maryland Courts
Maryland state law allows for the innocent victims of motorcycle and other accidents to recover financially from the person or people responsible for the accident. Most often, in cases where the accident was non-fatal, the plaintiff will be the accident victim himself. However, in cases where the accident victim died as a result of the accident, certain family members may be able to bring the suit in the victim’s place.
In either case, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent and that the defendant’s negligence was responsible for the injuries that the plaintiff sustained. Often, this requires the testimony of expert witnesses and the presentation of evidence. To learn more about how to put on a personal injury case based on the negligence of another driver, contact a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Motorcycle Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a serious or fatal Maryland motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to monetary damages to help compensate you for your injuries or loss. The dedicated attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, have decades of experience litigating all kinds of Maryland personal injury actions, including those arising out of motorcycle accidents. Through dedication and zealous advocacy, Lebowitz & Mzhen has earned the respect of the Maryland legal community for their client-focused approach to their representation. Call 410-654-3600 to set up a free initial consultation with an attorney from Lebowitz & Mzhen today.
More Blog Posts:
Questionable Police Chase Results in Several Serious Injuries, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published December 4, 2014.
Hit-and-Run Accident Victim Struck While on Bike, Lucky To be Alive, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published November 12, 2014.