Earlier this month on the Inner Loop in Washington, DC, an accident between a semi-truck and a motorcycle injured one man. According to a report by one local news source, the accident occurred near Kenilworth on the Inner Loop of Interstate 495.
The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and sustained life-threatening injuries as a result. He was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition. He is expected to survive his injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured in the accident.
There is no indication as to whether the driver of the semi-truck was cited for the accident or whether he will face any criminal charges as a result. An investigation is ongoing.
Motorcycle Accidents on Maryland Highways
Each year, thousands of Marylanders are injured or killed in motorcycle accidents. Of those, many of them are caused by no fault of the motorcyclists themselves, but by other drivers. In cases when the other driver is operating a semi-truck, the chances of the motorcyclist surviving the accident are minimal.
Luckily, the man in the story above survived the accident and looks like he will recover from his injuries. He is lucky. Not everyone will be so fortunate.
Recovering Financially After an Accident
After a serious accident, there will no doubt be medical bills piling up. In addition, there may have been a decrease in income because of missed work. On top of that, there is the mental and physical pain that was caused by the entire experience. It is for these reasons that Maryland motorcycle accident victims are entitled to recover monetary compensation for their injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Of course, not every accident involving a motorcycle will result in the motorcyclist recovering for his or her injuries. The motorcyclist must be able to prove in a court of law that the other driver was negligent in some manner. Most often, this involves the introduction of traffic violations issued to the other driver into evidence at trial. Other methods of proving negligence at trial may be through eyewitness reports in conjunction with expert testimony or video evidence.
Regardless of the specific case, an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney is useful to help you establish a theory of liability and assist you through the litigation process.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Motorcycle Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a Maryland motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation due to the negligence of the other drivers involved. However, keep in mind that before you are able to recover, you will need to go through what can be a lengthy trial process. To ensure that you are well represented throughout the process, and to increase your chances of recovery, contact a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney today to discuss your case. Call 410-654-3600 to set up a free initial consultation with an attorney today.
More Blog Posts:
Questionable Police Chase Results in Several Serious Injuries, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published December 4, 2014.
Hit-and-Run Accident Victim Struck While on Bike, Lucky To be Alive, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published November 12, 2014.