Last month, a motorcyclist was killed in a fatal accident near Waldorf involving one other vehicle. According to a local news report covering the tragic Maryland motorcycle accident, the man was heading southbound on Poplar Hill Road when an SUV crossed into his lane of traffic and collided with the motorcyclist head-on.
Evidently, the driver of the SUV was traveling north when the traffic in front of him began to slow down. The driver applied his brakes in an attempt to avoid rear-ending the traffic in front of him, but lost control of the vehicle. The SUV then began to skid toward the center median and eventually into oncoming traffic, where it collided with the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have begun an investigation into the fatal motorcycle accident, but have not yet determined whether the driver of the SUV will face criminal charges.
Recovering After Losing a Loved One in a Fatal Maryland Motorcycle Accident
The pain of losing a loved one in any type of traffic accident is immeasurable. And while nothing can be done to bring a loved one back, family members may be able to pursue a claim for financial compensation for the losses they have suffered.
In Maryland, there are two types of claims that can be brought after a loved one has died. A Maryland survival action is brought by the personal representative of the accident victim and seeks to compensate the victim’s estate for the damages suffered by the accident victim. This may include amounts for medical and burial expenses, as well as compensation for any mental anguish or physical pain endured before death.
The second type of action is a Maryland wrongful death case. These cases are brought by the surviving family members of a deceased accident victim. Typically, a wrongful death case is brought by a spouse, child, or parent. The focus of a Maryland wrongful death case is on the harms suffered by the accident victim’s family members. Thus, these claims may result in compensation for the tragic loss of a loved one, as well as any financial support that the deceased provided to the claimants.
Have You Lost a Loved One in a Maryland Motorcycle Accident?
If you have recently lost a loved one due to a Maryland motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation through a Maryland wrongful death lawsuit. The dedicated Maryland personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have been handling Maryland wrongful death cases for over 20 years, and have a proven track record of success. We understand that we enter our clients’ lives in a very difficult time, and take every precaution to make the process as straightforward and efficient as possible. To learn more, call 410-654-3600 to schedule a no-obligation consultation with a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney today.
More Blog Posts:
Law Enforcement Agencies Are Increasingly Relying on Technology to Determine the Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland and Across the US, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published December 13, 2018.
Contributory Negligence in Maryland Motorcycle Accident Cases, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published December 27, 2018.