Are Motorcycle Riders Required to Wear a Helmet in Maryland?

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Are Motorcycle Riders Required to Wear a Helmet in Maryland?

Motorcycles are an exciting method of transportation for many drivers. While this is true, they can also be extremely dangerous, as they offer riders next to no protection from dangers on the road. This can include other drivers that engage in negligent behavior. When an accident occurs, it can cause severe injuries to motorcycle riders, which is why it is important for them to wear protective gear at all times. This includes helmets. Continue reading below to learn about Maryland’s helmet laws and contact a personal injury attorney if you were injured due to negligence.

What are Maryland’s Helmet Laws?

The state of Maryland requires all motorcycle drivers as well as their passengers are required to wear a helmet while riding. Drivers must also wear eye protection unless their bike has a windscreen.

What are Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle drivers and riders should protect themselves as best as possible, as there are many different ways that an accident can take place. It is because of this that helmets are required for protection. Examples of ways that motorcycle accidents can occur include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Dangerous driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Defective motorcycle parts
  • Poor weather

How do I Recover Compensation?

When a person is harmed in a motorcycle accident due to negligence, they can pursue legal action to recover compensation. This can be done by filing a personal injury lawsuit during which they are required to prove negligent behavior took place, thus directly causing their injuries. Evidence that can be used to back up a claim can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the scene, and eye-witnesses to the incident. If they are successful, the injured party may recover compensation for the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Medical care
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Loss of current and future wages
  • Funeral expenses in the event of wrongful deaths

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If you have been injured as a result of a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Ruben Law Firm today.

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