For all of the freedom that the unique nature of their vehicles offer, motorcyclists in Maryland are at an inherent disadvantage when it comes to the other motorists. They have little in the way of protection if and when they experience an accident.
Of course, most motorcyclists are aware of this fact, and thus tend to be hyper vigilant when traveling on the road. Oftentimes they may even feel them need to compensate for the lack of attention often paid by traditional motorists. Yet simply because they feel that way does not mean that they are legally obligated to.
Local motorcyclist killed in freeway collision
Sadly, if and when a motorcyclist encounters an apparently inattentive driver on the road, they often do not survive the abrupt meeting. This fact was on full display in a recent freeway collision that occurred in Delaware. A report issued by Delaware Online detailed how motorists suddenly merging into an adjacent lane struck an Odenton woman traveling southbound on the freeway on her motorcycle. The collision threw the woman from the bike onto the road. Despite receiving treatment at a local hospital, she later died from her injuries. The driver of the car that hit her escaped injury.
Holding inattentive motorists accountable
Such is often the sad outcome of such accidents. While few may argue that the inattentiveness of the drivers that cause these accidents was intentional, it still may represent negligence on their part. Given the tragic result of such negligence, accident victims (and/or their families) may have reason to seek compensation to help cover the resulting costs that they must deal with. Having reliable legal representation in such a matter may help improve one’s chances of earning such compensation.