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Motorcycle Accidents

As soon as the winter weather breaks and the sun comes out, motorbikes can be seen often along places like 695 and in Druid Hills Park. Even for the most experienced riders, motorcycle riding can be a risky form of transportation, especially in congested areas where the streets are narrow and cars refuse the share the road. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include lane changes or turns made by car drivers who failed to check their blind spots, cars making left turns in the path of oncoming motorcycles, and drivers who do not look before opening car doors. Occasionally, motorcycle accidents are caused by inexperienced riders, speeding motorcycle riders, or riders under the influence.

Motorcycle accidents can often be grave, especially given that cyclists are relatively exposed and often ejected from their motorcycles. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 80% of all motorcycle injuries occur in the lower extremities, such as the leg and foot area. The second most common injuries were in the head and neck area at 22% of motorcycle injuries.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should consult with an experienced Motorcycle Injury Lawyer. The Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers at Baltimore Accident Center will help you recover the damages that you are owed. If you are located in or near Baltimore, MD, call (443) 499-2919 for a free consultation.

What Are The Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents In The State Of Maryland?

Motorcycle accidents usually involve aggressive driving by the motorcycle operator. This includes speeding, abrupt accelerating, and decelerating, abrupt lane changes, and driving between lanes.

Motorcycle accidents are also caused by other drivers on the road. Occasionally, a driver of a car or SUV will fail to use caution before changing lanes, and if a motorcycle happens to be in the driver’s blind spot, it could be catastrophic. The car or SUV could seriously injure the motorcyclist.

A less common but possible cause of motorcycle accidents is a defect in the motorcycle itself. Motorcycle manufacturers often have recalls on their motorcycle parts. If the motorcycle owner does not keep up with the last recalls and keep the motorcycle repaired, faulty parts could cause an accident, therefore injuring the motorcycle operator.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer. The lawyers at Baltimore Accident Center are experts in Motorcycle Accident Law and will help you recover any damages you might be owed. If you are located in or near Baltimore, MD, call (443) 499-2919 for a free consultation.

What Types Of Injuries Do Motorcycle Riders Usually Sustain From Accidents?

Motorcycle injuries are usually far more serious than other accidents due to the high speeds involved and the exposure of the motorcycle driver. Many of these accidents end tragically in the death of the motorcycle driver.

Two common types of injuries that result from motorcycle accidents are burns and head injuries. Burns are due to skin abrasions that develop from skin that is scraped away by the asphalt on the road. The worst cases could require the injure party to have skin grafts done.

Head injuries range from facial lacerations, skull fractures, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBI has to the potential to cause lifelong medical issues. Temporary symptoms of traumatic brain injury include headaches, blurry vision, confusion, memory loss, and depression. More severe cases of traumatic brain injury could require long-term rehabilitation and a life-care plan.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should consult with an experienced Motorcycle Personal Injury Lawyer. The lawyers at Baltimore Accident Center will help you recover the damages that you are owed. If you are located in or near Baltimore, MD, call (443) 499-2919 for a free consultation.

What Should I Do After A Motorcycle Accident?

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and plan to file a Motorcycle Injury Claim, then you must make sure you have all documentation you might need to prove your case that your injuries should result in recovery of damages. In order to make sure you have a clean case, please make sure you follow the steps below:

  1. Move away from the flow of traffic, for your personal safety, if you are able to move.
  2. Call 911 so that the police and other first responders come to the scene of the accident. The police will write a report detailing the circumstances of the accident. Medical personal will treat injuries and escort injured parties to the hospital if necessary.
  3. Keep your helmet and safety gear on.
  4. Collect name, address, insurance information and any other necessary information from the other driver and automobile.
  5. Gather any other relevant information from any bystanders and witnesses of the accident.
  6. Make a note of any behaviors of the other driver that might be considered odd.
  7. If possible, take photos of the accident scene from a variety of angles.
  8. Contact an experienced Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyer who can advise you should you decide to file a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit.

Do not confront the other driver, if you are upset. Let the law enforcement officers get the other driver’s side of the story when they arrive. If the other driver attempts to flee the scene before the police arrive, try to get as much information about their automobile as you can. Try to take note of the license plate number, the make, model, and color of the automobile.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should consult with an experienced Motorcycle Injury Lawyer. The Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers at Baltimore Accident Center will help you recover the damages that you are owed. If you are located in or near Baltimore, MD, call (443) 499-2919 for a free consultation.

What Do You Look For In A Viable Motorcycle Accident Claim?

When investigating a motorcycle accident claim, lawyers will find out who is liable for the accident and look into how serious all injuries sustained are. When investigating a motorcycle accident, our lawyers will collect all evidence from the injured party, the police, any medical professionals involved in your case, insurance companies, and any other involved parties. We then look to see which party was at fault in the accident and calculate possible damages based on the specific circumstances of your individual accident.

If you hope to file a Motorcycle Accident Claim, you need to hire an experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer. The lawyers at Baltimore Accident Center will recover all damages that you could be owed. If you are located in or near Baltimore, MD, call (443) 499-2919 for a free consultation.

Am I Required To Wear A Helmet When I Am The Driver Or Passenger On A Motorcycle In The State Of Maryland? Will It Hurt My Case If Either Of Us Was Not Wearing Any Gear That Is Required?

In the state of Maryland, motorcycle riders are required to wear a helmet that is certified to meet the standards established by the Department of Transportation. Additionally, riders must also wear an eye-protective device that complies with the Federal Food and Drug Administration regulations on impact resistance. Face shields on helmets qualify as eye-protective devices.

According to the Maryland Court of Appeals case of Rogers v. Frush, 257 Md. 233 (Md. 1970) determined that failure to wear a helmet cannot be used to bar a claim that a rider was negligent. On the flipside, failure to wear a helmet cannot be used by the defense to diminish recovery of damages.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should consult with an experienced Motorcycle Injury Claims Lawyer. The lawyers at Baltimore Accident Center will help you recover the damages that you are owed. If you are located in or near Baltimore, MD, call (443) 499-2919 for a free consultation.

Why Should I Hire An Attorney Who Has Experience In Handling Motorcycle Cases Vs. General Auto Accidents?

Usually, motorcycle accidents involve more serious injuries and specialized long-term medical treatment. If you plan to file a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit, it is in your best interest to work with an attorney who has experience and is comfortable dealing with medical experts who might need to testify in court. Your attorney should also know how to deal with any anti-biker bias that exists in the minds of some insurance company adjusters. Your lawyer should be familiar with Motorcycle Accident Law, so that they can handle a court case, should negotiations fail.

If you have been injured and plan to file a Motorcycle Accident Claim, you should consult with an experienced Motorcycle Injury Claims Lawyer. The lawyers at Baltimore Accident Center will help you recover the damages that you are owed. If you are located in or near Baltimore, MD, call (443) 499-2919 for a free consultation.

Edward Watson, Esq.

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