Motorcycles are a great way to get around, especially during this time of year. However, hopping on a bike also carries its fair share of risks. Motorcycles don’t offer rides the same protection as other vehicles and, not surprisingly, serious injuries are very common in Maryland motorcycle accidents.
Not only are motorcycle accidents more serious than accidents involving other vehicles, but they also happen more frequently. Due to the smaller profile of motorcycles, many drivers have a hard time noticing a rider, and, even if they do, they may have a more difficult time assessing their speed. This is one reason why left-turn motorcycle accidents are so common – drivers misjudge the speed of an oncoming motorcyclist and cut them off.
Recently, a motorcycle accident in Mechanicsville, MD, resulted in a rider suffering serious injuries. According to a local news report, the accident occurred at 6:35 p.m. on Memorial Day near the 27000 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Old Village Road.
The accident involved also an SUV. Because the accident only very recently occurred, little is known about it. However, because the accident happened over Memorial Day weekend, there is no doubt that authorities will look into whether either–or both–of the drivers were under the influence of alcohol. What is known is that the rider had to be life-flighted to the hospital. The accident remains under investigation.
While it may come as a surprise to many, Memorial Day weekend is one of the most dangerous weekends to drive. In large part, this is because of the high rate of drunk drivers on the road. For example, someone may be stopping by several BBQs, having a drink at each. By the end of the day, they are in no condition to drive.
If you’ve been injured in a Maryland motorcycle accident over Memorial Day weekend, or any other time for that matter, it is important that you reach out to a dedicated personal injury attorney. An attorney is an invaluable resource for accident victims, helping them investigate the accident, prepare their case, and negotiate with the insurance company. If an insurance company is unwilling to extend a fair settlement offer, your lawyer can take your case to trial in pursuit of maximum compensation. Most personal injury lawyers take cases on a contingency basis, meaning there is no upfront cost to bring a claim.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Motorcycle Accident?
If you or someone you love was recently injured in a Maryland motorcycle accident, the dedicated personal injury lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen are here to help. For more than 35 years, Lebowitz & Mzhen has provided compassionate, skillful and individualized representation to accident victims across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. When you bring our lawyers on your team, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 800-654-1949 today. You can also reach us through our online form. Calling is free, and we will not bill you for any of our services unless we can help you recover for your injuries.