It’s a well-known fact that riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. Whether it is the risk of another motorist failing to take notice of a nearby motorcycle or the possibility that another motorist misjudges the speed at which a motorcycle is traveling, the dangers of riding a motorcycle are several. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that given the nature of these dangers, the threats that motorcyclists face greatly increase after dark, when visibility decreases and motorists are more likely to be intoxicated.
It is true that motorcycle accidents are over-represented when compared to auto accidents as a whole. However, this does not reflect the general skill level or responsibility of motorcyclists as a group. Instead, this fact simply shows that motorcyclists are more likely than other motorists to be involved in an accident.
The unfortunate reality, however, is that many motorcycle accident victims are viewed with skepticism immediately after an accident. In fact, often, motorists hoping to avoid responsibility for their own negligent actions will try to shift the blame for an accident onto the motorcyclist, knowing that there is a societal stigma against motorcycle accident victims. It is therefore incredibly important for anyone who has recently been involved in a Maryland motorcycle accident to discuss their case with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine whether a claim for damages may be appropriate.
Twenty-Three-Year-Old Man Killed in Fatal Left-Turn Motorcycle Accident
Earlier this month in Miami, Florida, a young motorcyclist was killed when another vehicle allegedly cut him off while he was making a left-hand turn. According to one local news source reporting on the tragic accident, the collision occurred shortly after 10:15 in the evening. Evidently, the motorcyclist and another vehicle were heading in opposite directions when the motorist attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of the motorcyclist. However, the motorist seemed to have misjudged the speed at which the motorcycle was traveling, and the motorcycle struck the front of the vehicle.
The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and crashed into the windshield of the car before coming to a rest on the pavement. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Police are conducting an investigation into the accident, but the cause of the fatal collision has not yet been determined.
Have You Been Involved in a Maryland Motorcycle Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been a victim of a Maryland motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. It is important to keep in mind, however, that accident victims face significant hurdles along their road to recovery, and these cases should be handled by attorneys experienced in the field of personal injury law. The dedicated motorcycle accident attorneys at the Maryland law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers have decades of experience handling personal injury cases, and we know the unique circumstances that often arise in these cases. Call 410-654-3600 to set up a free consultation to discuss your case with an attorney today.
More Blog Posts:
Twelve-Year-Old Girl Was Not Wearing a Helmet When She Was Struck and Killed by Passing Truck, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published January 5, 2017.
Fatal Bicycle Accident Will Not Result in Any Charges Being Filed Against Motorist, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published December 20, 2016.