Anyone who has been involved in a serious Maryland traffic accident knows that the recovery process – physically, emotionally, and financially – can take quite a bit of time. Accident victims are often left upset, frustrated, confused, and with lingering physical ailments. And all too often Maryland accident victims are also left without adequate compensation to help them cover the medical expenses and other costs incurred as a result of the accident.
Arguably, Maryland hit-and-run accidents present accident victims with the most hurdles and roadblocks to a complete recovery. One reason for this is that the at-fault party may never be located, leaving an accident victim without someone to hold responsible for their injuries.
Thankfully, Maryland law requires all motorists maintain uninsured motorist protection, which will generally cover a Maryland hit-and-run accident. However, a victim’s recovery will be limited to the policy-maximum under their policy. In Maryland, the coverage limits for uninsured motorist protection are just $30,000 per person or a total of $60,000 per accident.
In the event that a hit-and-run motorist is located, an accident victim can pursue a claim against that motorist. If the at-fault driver’s liability insurance policy maximum is insufficient to cover the costs incurred by the victim, the victim can also file a claim with their own insurance company, under the underinsured motorist protection clause. Depending on the specific facts of the case, there may be other potentially liable parties that can be named as a defendant, including an employer.
Motorcyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident
Late last month, one man was killed after he was knocked off of his motorcycle in a multi-vehicle collision. According to a local news report, the accident occurred around five in the morning when a driver failed to slow or come to a stop before entering an intersection. Evidently, the driver then collided with the motorcycle and another vehicle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the other vehicle that was struck was hospitalized for his injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery.
After the accident, the motorist that entered the intersection and caused the crash drove away from the scene. Police arrested him about three hours later, charging him with first-degree manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.
Have You Been Involved in a Maryland Hit-and-Run Accident?
If you or someone you care about has recently been the victim of a Maryland hit-and-run motorcycle accident, contact the dedicated Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys at the law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, we are experienced in handling all types of complex and unusual accidents, including Maryland hit-and-run motorcycle accidents. We also understand the frustrations that come along with being an accident victim, and take care to keep our clients abreast of all developments in their case. To learn more, call 410-654-3600 to schedule your free consultation today.
More Blog Posts:
The Importance of Properly Pleading a Maryland Personal Injury Case?, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published October 18, 2018.
The Dangers of Biking with Headphones in Maryland and Nationwide, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published October 4, 2018.