All motorcycle accidents are terrible, but hit-and-run accidents are some of the worst, not just because the hit-and-run driver has shown a total disregard for the safety and wellbeing of a fellow motorist, but because the injured party might have to wait for minutes – or even hours – for help to arrive if they are unable to make the call themselves.
While anyone injured in a hit-and-run accident may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party to help them cover the costs of their injuries, finding the at-fault individual is necessarily the first step in the process. In many cases, responding police personnel will look for eyewitnesses, nearby video footage, or even physical evidence left at the scene, such as damaged car parts. This evidence can be crucial in helping police locate the alleged hit-and-run driver.
Once a hit-and-run driver is located, establishing liability may be easier than in a traditional car accident, depending on the specific circumstances of the accident and injuries. For example, if an accident victim’s injuries were worsened due to the lack of timely medical care, this can likely be attributable to the hit-and-run driver. It is also important to keep in mind that it is illegal to leave the scene of any accident, regardless of who was at fault.
Hit-and-Run Driver Caught with Motorcycle Stuck to the Front of His SUV
Earlier this month, one man was hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck by an SUV while he was riding a motorcycle. According to a local news source, in the early morning hours the SUV struck the motorcyclist, knocking the man off the bike. The driver of the SUV continued on, failing to stop or render any aid to the man whom he had just hit.
Police on the scene were unable to locate any evidence indicating who the driver of the SUV was, until a couple of hours later when someone called with a tip that the driver lived about a mile up the road. Police went to the address provided, and discovered a black SUV with a motorcycle stuck in its front grill. Police arrested the car’s owner under suspicion of DUI, fleeing the scene of an accident, and assault. The motorcyclist was still in critical condition at the time of the article’s publication.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been the victim of a Maryland motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. The dedicated personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers have extensive personal injury experience ranging from pre-trial settlement negotiations throughout the trial to navigating the appellate process. We are happy to meet with you to discuss your case, free of charge, and we will not collect anything for our efforts unless we are able to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call 410-654-3600 today to schedule your free consultation today.
More Blog Posts:
Physical and Financial Recovery after a Serious Bicycle Accident, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published March 9, 2017.
Passengers Injured in Motorcycle Accidents May Have a Right to Recover Compensation for Their Injuries, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published February 27, 2017.