Why do motorcycle accidents happen in Maryland?

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Motorcycles are extremely dangerous. In Maryland, the scenic views create an increase in motorcycles on the road. However, Maryland enforced strict rules to obtain a motorcycle license because it can be so dangerous. Individuals must complete a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program to drive a motorcycle. They must complete this certificate and obtain a Maryland motorcycle (Class M) learner’s permit. Additionally, they also have to pass a skills test. Once all of these safety provisions under Maryland law are complete, they may operate a motorcycle. Motorcyclists have to go through a lengthy process as operating a motorcycle is extremely different than operating a standard car. Motorcycle accidents are some of the worst traffic collisions to happen on the road and can cause life-threatening injuries. If you have been injured due to an accident involving a motorcycle, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced St. Mary’s County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer who can help you see damages.

What are some common causes of motorcycle accidents in Maryland?

Motorcycle accidents are fairly common as motorcyclists are often hard to see from obstructed views. Motorcycles are typically the smallest vehicle on the road and are easy to miss if drivers aren’t paying attention to the road. Motorcycle accidents can range from minor to fatal injuries. Motorcycle accidents may happen due to several factors which may include:

  • failure to yield
  • speeding
  • lane splitting
  • reckless driving
  • drunk driving
  • distracted driving
  • weather conditions
  • road condition
  • left-hand turns
  • inexperience
  • mechanical problems

All of these components may result in a collision causing serious injury. A primary cause of motorcycle accidents is due to driver error. When motorcyclists are on the road they must abide by the rules of the road to ensure everyone’s safety. Cars on the road must also be attentive to motorcycles approaching. If drivers and motorcyclists cannot see each other because of obstructed views, collisions will occur and significant injuries may result.

What common injuries do victims suffer from motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents can leave tragic catastrophic injuries that negatively alter an individual’s life. Injuries may range from minor to severe depending on the circumstances. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention. Common injuries that victims may suffer from this type of collision include:

  • Traumatic head and brain injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Lower-extremity injuries
  • Wrongful death

Certain injuries are more severe than others. However, no matter the extent of your injuries, you still can recover damages for someone else’s negligence. These injuries could negatively alter your everyday life. You may be able to recover damages for lost or reduced wages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and any other injury-related expenses.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, reach out to a skilled and determined team member who can help you recover reasonable damages.