Sure, there’s snow in the forecast, but your bike is your primary mode of travel. It’s how you commute to work, regardless of the weather. We understand that, but not everyone does.
The fact that you were riding on a motorcycle or scooter during the winter months or even during inclement weather should not be held against you in an auto accident case. However, the other side may jump on any chance to cast suspicion on your riding skills to avoid paying for your injuries. They may try to argue that you were acting carelessly simply by riding in inclement road conditions in Maryland.
Don’t let the defense fool the judge or jury. The majority of motorcycle accidents occur because another driver fails to see a motorcycle and hits the rider. These types of injuries are more common during the winter for the following reasons:
- Drivers don’t expect to see motorcycles on the road during the winter months. Therefore, they are less vigilant in looking for the smaller vehicles.
- Inclement weather reduces visibility, making it even more difficult for other drivers to see the rider.
- Icy roads create treacherous road conditions. Vehicles often slip and slide into each other, and they may also slip directly into a motorcycle’s path.
- Drivers don’t always change their habits as they should during the winter months. Tailgating, speeding, and other bad driving habits can contribute to a serious motorcycle accident in Prince George’s County.
When you’ve been the victim of a motorcycle crash, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Don’t let the defense push you into a corner. You may need a lawyer to prove your innocence. Nickelsporn and Lundin offer free consultations. Fill out our online form, or click on the chat button below.