The chances are that anyone who drives even a few miles a day has seen another motorist using a cell phone while driving. Despite the illegality of cell-phone use while driving, most motorists admit to using their phone at least occasionally while behind the wheel. Not only is using a cell phone while driving against the law, but it is also likely to cause a Maryland motorcycle accident.
To begin with, motorcycles are more difficult for motorists to see. Add to that a driver who is more focused on their cell phone than the road ahead of them, and the result is a greatly increased chance of being involved in a motorcycle accident. Of course, all Maryland drivers have an obligation to operate their vehicle in a safe manner, and a driver’s failure to do so may result in civil liability.
Maryland Motorcycle Accident Cases
In Maryland, anyone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident can bring a personal injury lawsuit against the party they believe to be responsible for their injuries. In order to succeed, an accident victim must be able to establish that the other driver was somehow negligent in the operation of their vehicle, and the other driver’s negligence caused the accident victim’s injuries.
Motorcycle accident cases can be proven in a number of ways, including eyewitness testimony, cell-phone records, and the use of expert witnesses. Anyone injured in a Maryland motorcycle accident should consult with a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss their case.
Maryland Man Injured in Rear-End Motorcycle Accident
Earlier this month, one man was hospitalized after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by another motorist from behind. According to a recent news report, the motorcyclist was behind another car that was slowing down as it approached an intersection, planning on making a left turn. The motorcyclist slowed down, but a vehicle coming from behind failed to slow down in time and crashed into the back of the motorcycle. The rider was thrown from the bike and landed on the nearby pavement.
The rider was conscious when emergency personnel responded, but soon afterward he began exhibiting signs that something was not right. He was then flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, although it seems that distracted driving may have been responsible.
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 for the injuries you have sustained. The dedicated team of Maryland personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers has extensive experience handling Maryland accident claims, and we know what it takes to be successful on behalf of our clients. Call 410-654-3600 to schedule a free consultation today.
More Blog Posts:
Maryland Motorcycle Accidents Involving Semi-Trucks, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published November 27, 2017.
Motorcycle Accident Plaintiff’s Case Dismissed for Failure to Comply with Discovery Requests, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published November 13, 2017.