In Maryland, motorcyclists face innumerable dangers when sharing the road with passenger vehicles and trucks. Although riders are willing to face that risk and there can be serious injuries and death when there is a collision, that does not eliminate the importance of drivers keeping a close eye on motorcycles, sharing the road, yielding and making sure everyone remains as safe as possible. When there is a motorcycle accident, riders can suffer personal injury and death. When these unfortunate incidents occur, it is wise for the injured person or the family left behind to think about a legal filing for compensation.
A 23-year-old motorcyclist died when a box truck went into the rider’s path and there was an accident. According to the law enforcement investigation, the box truck was driven by a 21-year-old woman. She had pulled the vehicle from a parking lot at around 8:30 p.m. The motorcycle crashed into the box truck as it headed north. The rider was declared dead at the site of the crash. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence. She also failed to yield when the rider had the right of way. She faces multiple charges.
Motorcyclists are inherently vulnerable due to the lack of protection when they are riding. That vulnerability can lead to broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord damage, cuts and more. Medical expenses, long-term damage, the inability to work and other issues can arise. If the crash and injuries are severe enough, the rider can even be killed. The family will then need to think about funeral costs and a life without their loved one in a personal, financial and emotional way. A legal filing is frequently the main method to recover sufficient compensation for all that was lost.
An alleged drunk driver failed to yield when a motorcycle crossed her path and there was a fatal crash. She was placed under arrest. As the case is investigated, the motorcyclist’s family should ensure they are completely protected. Having an experienced law firm will address their best interests and assist them in filing a personal injury lawsuit.