Motorcyclists enjoy the exhilaration and economically friendliness of their rides, but motorcyclists take risks every time they head out on the road. Even a well-trained motorcyclist who follows all safety rules cannot control the acts of drivers around them. Unexpectedly, a car can collide with a motorcyclist and forever damage a life.
Motorcyclists who suffer injuries due to negligent drivers enjoy important legal rights to compensation. Asserting those rights is rarely simple, however, so seek help from a highly experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible after a crash. The Law Offices of Randolph Rice is here to help, so please do not hesitate to call today for more information.
Motorcycle Crashes Cause Serious Harm
Motorcyclists do not have airbags, seat belts, or even the frames of their vehicles to protect them. In the event of a crash, a motorcyclist is almost completely vulnerable to traumatic impacts with other vehicles and the pavement. For this reason, motorcycle crashes can cause devastating injuries.
The following injuries commonly result from a collision on a motorcycle:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Compound fractures
- Shattered bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Face and jaw injuries
- Dental injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Severe friction burns (road rash)
Maryland requires all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear approved protective helmets. While helmets lessen the potential for serious head trauma and death, they don’t entirely prevent brain injuries, and helmets do nothing to protect the rest of the body.
Even motorcyclists who wear all possible safety gear can still face lengthy and costly recoveries from painful crash injuries. Many motorcyclists will struggle with permanent disabilities or disfigurement for the rest of their lives due to an accident.
Your Rights After a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcyclists can incur substantial losses from accidents, including medical expenses, costs of future treatments, lost earnings, lost future opportunities due to disabilities, pain and suffering, and much more. Damages can vary significantly from case to case, but one thing remains true—injured motorcyclists have the right to hold negligent drivers liable for their losses.
Negligent drivers whom you may hold accountable in your case include:
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Aggressive drivers
- Drivers who speed or follow too closely
- Drivers who run motorcycles off the road
- Drivers who violate other rules of the road
Discuss a Possible Case With a Baltimore Motorcycle Accident Attorney
An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Randolph Rice can evaluate what happened in your motorcycle crash and determine whether you can hold another party negligent and responsible for your losses. You have nothing to lose by allowing us to advise you of your rights and options, because consultations are always free with no obligation. Please call (410) 694-7291 or contact us online to learn more.