Being involved in a Maryland motorcycle accident is a terrifying experience. If a motorcycle accident victim is lucky enough to walk away from the scene, it is likely that their heart is racing, their adrenaline is pumping, and they may not realize the physical trauma their body just endured.
To be sure, many Maryland motorcycle accidents result in head trauma, road rash, broken bones, and other injuries that are discovered immediately after an accident upon a medical evaluation. However, some injuries may not appear for weeks or even months after an accident. At other times, what seems like a minor injury turns out to be much more serious than the accident victim originally believed. In these situations, Maryland motorcycle accident victims may pursue a claim for compensation against the at-fault driver as long as the claim is filed within the applicable statute of limitations. In Maryland, this is three years from the date of the accident.
While all cases that are filed within the statute of limitations can be heard by the court, jurors may be suspicious of claims that were filed months or years after an accident without a convincing reason. For that reason, anyone who has recently been injured in a Maryland motorcycle accident should immediately consult with a dedicated personal injury attorney to discuss their case and determine if a lawsuit is appropriate.
Pop Star Heads to the Bar after Bike Accident, Doesn’t Notice Extent of Injuries Until Following Morning
Earlier this month, pop star Ed Sheeran was involved in a bike accident on his way to the pub. According to a recent news report, Sheeran was riding down a steep hill when he fell off the bike. Details are scarce about what caused him to do so. However, Sheeran initially thought that he did not need any medical attention and continued on to the pub, where he spent the evening.
It was not until the next morning when Sheeran woke up in a lot of pain that he realized his injuries were more serious than he originally thought and checked himself into the hospital. As it turns out, Sheeran broke his elbow, wrist, and a rib in the accident. The performer had to cancel a number of upcoming tour dates due to his injuries.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Motorcycle Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a Maryland motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. After seeking emergency medical treatment, your next step should be to contact a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney at the law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, we have decades of experience handling all kinds of personal injury matters, including motorcycle accidents and other traffic accidents that resulted in delayed symptoms. To learn more about Maryland motorcycle accident law, and to speak with a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney, call 410-654-3600 today.
More Blog Posts:
Motorcycle Accidents Caused by a Motorist’s Failure to Yield, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published September 20, 2017.
Insurance Disputes in Maryland Bicycle Accidents, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published October 5, 2017.