Q: Who is at fault in a Maryland motorcycle accident where multiple vehicles were involved?
Determining who the at-fault person is in a multiple-vehicle accident is rarely easy. These types of crashes can become complicated, and it’s common for more than one driver to start playing the blame game.
The truth is that more than one person may have contributed to causing the crash. If so, that fact will greatly affect how (and from whom) you get compensation for your injuries. You will also need to prove that you were not one of the riders who contributed to the accident in order to protect your right to damages.
If you were riding in a group with other motorcyclists, you may want to look at any of the following factors:
- Did the leader fail to properly advise riders of an approaching traffic signal or road hazard that led to the crash?
- Were motorcyclists riding two abreast along a too-narrow road?
- Did one or more riders exhibit unsafe riding skills?
- Did any of the riders run a red light or stop sign in an effort to stay together?
If the crash involved multiple automobiles, you may want to ask the following questions:
- Which of the drivers saw (or failed to see) your motorcycle?
- Do the drivers know how to drive safely next to a motorcycle?
- Did any of the drivers engage in unsafe driving habits, such as tailgating or speeding?
- Did any of the drivers break a Maryland traffic law?
Whether you were injured in a crash on the Beltway or along a quiet residential road in Maryland, any motorcycle accident typically ends in serious injury. You may want to request help from an experienced Silver Spring motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you get the compensation you need. Call 800-875-9700 to request a free consultation.