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Motorcycle Accidents

Finding Answers.  Demanding Justice.

Have you suffered a catastrophic injury or has a loved one been injured or killed as a result of a motorcycle accident caused by someone’s negligence?

 Do you know what really caused the accident?

Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC has extensive experience in representing the families of individuals who have been catastrophically injured or killed as a result of motorcycle accidents occurring in the State of Maryland or the District of Columbia.

Motorcycle operators and passengers are particularly vulnerable to catastrophic injury and death in any accident with another motor vehicle. Recent data compiled by the Nation Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reflects that, in the year 2008 alone, approximately 96,000 motorcycle operators or their passengers were injured and approximately 5,300 were killed in accidents involving motorcycles. According to NHTSA, approximately 50% of all motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another motor vehicle, thereby directly contributing to the significant risk of catastrophic injury and death to which anyone riding on a motorcycle is exposed when involved in an accident with another motor vehicle.

Finding Answers:   Factors Contributing To Motorcycle Accidents:

Several factors typically contribute to cause motorcycle accidents and many are the direct result of someone’s negligence. Some of the most common factors contributing to cause motorcycle accidents are:

Motor Vehicle Operator Distraction and Inattention. Motorcycle accidents can often be directly attributed to the distraction and/or inattention of the operator of another motor vehicle. Too frequently, distracted or inattentive motor vehicle operators fail to take proper notice of motorcyclists on the roadways, thereby directly causing frequently catastrophic and fatal motorcycle accidents.

As with all motor vehicle accidents, distracted and inattentive motorists frequently cause accidents with motorcyclists while texting, making cellular phone calls or performing other tasks which necessarily distract their attention and prevent them from keeping a proper lookout for motorcyclists sharing the roadway. 

Motor Vehicle Law Violations.   A significant number of motorcycle accidents are also directly attributable to negligence associated with the violation of one or more motor vehicle traffic laws or regulations by the operators of automobiles, trucks and other motor vehicles sharing the roadways with motorcyclists.

Common violations of the motor vehicle traffic laws by negligent motor vehicle operators including speeding, making improper lane changes and failing to yield the right of way to motorcyclists. 

Operators of automobiles and trucks frequently violate a motorcyclist’s right of way by, for example, making a precipitous left turn directly in the path of the motorcyclist, thereby negligently causing an accident.

Motor Vehicle Operator Impairment. Motor vehicle operator fatigue, drowsiness and intoxication from drugs, alcohol or medications are well recognized factors contributing to cause motorcycle accidents. 

Motorcycle Operator Negligence. Many motorcyclists and their passengers are involved in single vehicle motorcycle accidents that are directly attributable to motorcycle operator negligence. Typically, single vehicle motorcycle accidents are caused by excessive speed, reckless driving or failure to reasonably account for road conditions.

Demanding Justice.

The financial costs associated with having a loved one catastrophically injured or killed in a motorcycle accident can be devastating to any family. Frequently, the families of those catastrophically injured or killed in a motorcycle accident are unaware that the accident may have been caused by another’s negligence. Too often, the uninformed victims of motorcycle accidents and their families are sentenced to a lifetime of despair and financial peril, unaware that they may be entitled to potentially substantial compensation.

Not all law firms have the experience, financial and technical resources and professional access to the motorcycle, accident reconstruction and medical and engineering experts essential to the successful litigation of complex motorcycle accident cases. The successful investigation and prosecution of a complex motorcycle accident case typically requires a multidisciplinary analysis and approach, necessitating the involvement of experts in such specialties as motor vehicle accident reconstruction, biomedical engineering, helmet design and crash analysis, and motorcycle and automotive engineering. 

We at Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC will help you find the answers by determining what really caused a motorcycle accident resulting in the catastrophic injury or death of your family member or loved one.

If a loved one or anyone in your family has suffered a catastrophic injury or death as a result of a motorcycle accident in the State of Maryland or the District of Columbia, please contact the law firm of Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC at 1-800-408-2080 or via email at info@medicalneg.com.

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