While motorcycles are often exciting methods of transportation for many, they can also be very dangerous. This is because they provide riders little to no protection from outside threats on the road, such as negligent drivers. If an accident takes place, it can cause severe injuries to motorcycle riders. It is because of this that it is important for riders to wear protective gear, such as a helmet. Continue reading below to learn about Maryland’s helmet laws and contact an experienced personal injury attorney if you are injured due to negligence.
What are Maryland’s Helmet Laws?
In the state of Maryland, all motorcycle drivers and passengers are required to wear a helmet while riding. In addition to this, drivers must wear eye protection unless their bike is equipped with a windscreen.
What are Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
It is important for motorcycle drivers and riders to protect themselves in any way possible, as they can be involved in an accident in many ways. That is why helmets are required within the state. Examples of ways that motorcycle accidents can happen can include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Dangerous driving
- Drunk driving
- Defective motorcycle parts
- Poor weather
How do I Recover Compensation?
Individuals who are harmed in a motorcycle accident due to negligence can pursue legal action by filing a personal injury lawsuit. During this time, they are required to prove negligence directly caused the injuries they sustained. Evidence that can be used to do so can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the scene, and eyewitnesses to the incident. If successful in proving negligence, they may be able to recover compensation for the following damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical care
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of current and future wages
- Funeral expenses in the event of wrongful deaths
Contact our Firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Howard County and Anne Arundel County, Maryland who have been seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence. Let our firm explore all possible methods of recovering the compensation you are entitled to. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.