Q: What can I do if someone or something forced my motorcycle off the road, causing me to crash? The Prince George’s County police think it’s a single-vehicle crash, but I disagree.
Because motorcycles are so susceptible to external conditions, it’s easy to lose control of your bike due to the actions of a nearby driver or debris on the road. When that happens, you may have difficulty convincing the cops or a judge that someone—or something—else caused your crash. It’s important that you fight back if you think another person’s negligence caused your accident. If you don’t, you may lose your right to compensation for your injuries.
Most times, a close call is just that. Occasionally, however, another driver may cut you off—potentially even nicking your motorcycle without realizing it—and then continue driving while you lose control and crash on a local highway in Prince George’s County. If that was the case in your situation, you may be able to request compensation on the basis that you were the victim of a hit-and-run accident.
Bad weather or debris on the road can greatly diminish a motorcyclist’s ability to navigate the road safely. You may have crashed due to any of the following:
- An unseen patch of ice
- Salt or sand leftover from winter
It’s unlikely that you will be able to recoup damages in most of these scenarios. However, you may have a case if you can prove that the county or city responsible for keeping that particular road safe failed to deal with the issue in a timely manner, thereby causing your crash.
Whether you’re struggling to get compensation after a motorcycle crash on the Capital Beltway or along the Intercounty Connector, you may need help proving your innocence. This is vital to protecting your right to damages. For more information on how Maryland law affects victim compensation, we encourage you to start an online chat with one of our representatives.