Motor vehicles and pedestrians must share the road and pay attention to one another to keep the Maryland roads safe. This is especially true for motorcyclists. An accident can happen in an instant and motorcycle riders and pedestrians are perhaps the most vulnerable to catastrophic injuries and death. With an accident involving motorcyclists and pedestrians, the damage can be extensive in myriad ways. Those who have been impacted should remember their rights and the potential challenges they are likely to face in the future.
Pedestrian hit by motorcycle with three people injured
Three people were injured in a motorcycle-pedestrian collision. The accident happened around 10 p.m. One of the riders and the pedestrian are in critical condition with injuries that may be life-threatening. The pedestrian, 32, and the rider, 26, were taken to the hospital via helicopter. The other rider was a 21-year-old woman. She suffered serious injuries, but is expected to survive.
Pedestrians and motorcyclists inherently vulnerable
Motorcyclists and pedestrians are not accorded the protection that people in a vehicle are when on the road. Therefore, they are vulnerable to injuries of greater severity and long-term damage. They can even lose their lives. Medical expenses, the inability to work and other challenges arise after a crash. Foremost on the minds of those who were injured in this type of accident is recovery. That may include surgical procedures, rehabilitation and long-term care. Even then, they might not return to the condition they were in prior to the accident. Financial matters are also paramount in these incidents and a legal filing might be needed to cover the necessary care and future expenses.
Seeking compensation after an accident may require legal help
The investigation into this accident is ongoing. As it moves forward and the condition of those who were injured becomes clear, they and their families would be wise to think about what they will face and consider their alternatives. A law firm with experience in seeking compensation after motor vehicle accidents may be able to assist with taking the next step to file a claim.