When you see a motorcycle wreck along the side of the road, you don’t usually expect to see a child. After all, only adults are allowed to operate motorcycles, so why would a child be involved?
The key word here is “operate.” Only adults may operate a motorcycle—true. However, Maryland state law has no restriction on the age of a passenger on a motorcycle. This means young children are just as susceptible to injuries in a Maryland motorcycle accident as adults.
If your child has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be dealing with unexpected medical bills. Depending on the seriousness of the accident, your child may even require a lifetime of medical care. If that is the case, you should talk to a Maryland motorcycle accident attorney who can help you recoup damages to pay for these long-term expenses.
An experienced attorney can help you determine whether the motorcycle operator or another driver was responsible for your child’s injuries. For example, the operator may have contributed to the accident if:
- The motorcycle did not have a passenger seat;
- There was not a separate footrest for the passenger; or
- The operator did not give your child a helmet.
Another driver’s negligence may also have contributed to the accident. It is unlikely that your young child caused the accident, so you should have little trouble receiving compensation for his or her injuries.
Motorcycles are notoriously dangerous vehicles, and Maryland motorcycle accidents are unfortunately all too common. If you or your child has been injured in a wreck, you deserve to be compensated for your pain.
For more information or for a free consultation, speak with an experienced Frederick accident attorney today by calling 1-800-875-9700.