Motorcycle Accidents Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

Burn Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in some of the most severe and even life-threatening injuries. This can include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, head and brain injuries, and amputations. However, burned skin and other burn injuries are also common with motorcycle accidents–and they can be both severe and deadly. The American Burn Association released a fact […]

Motorcycle Hit Car From Behind: Who’s at Fault?

Getting hit by a motorcycle is surprising and scary for both drivers. The motorcyclist is at an especially high risk of severe injuries. Approximately 1,300 motorcycle accidents happen each year in Maryland and 75% involve severe injuries or death. Motorcycle accidents account for about 14% of all Maryland crash-related deaths. Are you wondering what to […]

Head Injury Motorcycle Accident: Fractured Skull

Motorcycle accidents account for 14% of all traffic fatalities each year, which comes out to around 4,500 deaths. And of those deaths that occur, 37% of them involve head injuries.  Even when a head injury in a motorcycle accident is not fatal, it can still lead to long-term complications. Head injury victims can suffer from […]

Common Injuries That Cause Back Pain After Motorcycle Accidents

If you’ve recently had a motorcycle accident and are experiencing back, neck, and shoulder pain, you’re not alone. Back pain is one of the most common symptoms experienced by motorcycle accident victims. If you’ve injured your back, you may also experience numbness, a loss of sensation, tingling or burning sensations, or pain that extends down […]

What To Do After a Hit and Run Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating. In 2020, over 80,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents, over 5,000 of which resulted in fatalities. Even if an accident doesn’t result in death, the cost of treatment for the injuries can be high. This is why it’s even more frustrating and challenging when you are involved in a hit […]

Need to Know: Motorcycle Accident Laws

Operating a motorcycle can be incredibly enjoyable and exhilarating, but operating these vehicles comes at a price, as the lack of protective barriers leaves riders exposed to potential injuries.  Around 1,200 motorcyclists suffer injuries in Maryland every year and tragically, between 65 and 75 are killed. These vehicles don’t offer the same bodily protection as […]

Car Accidents and Post Concussion Syndrome

Car accidents are among the top causes of head injuries in the US, with the most common type of head injury being a traumatic brain injury (TBI). And every year, around 64,000 people die from TBI injuries.   Of course, a TBI can vary significantly from mild to severe. Just because someone hits their head in […]

Proving Liability In a Red-Light Car Accident

Red-light car accidents are on the rise in the United States, and these collisions frequently result in serious injuries. These accidents often occur when a driver attempts to beat an intersection light before it switches from yellow to red. Although most drivers don’t intentionally run red lights, they’re still liable if they caused an accident […]

Why Soft-Tissue Injury Claims Can Be Difficult to Prove

It’s not uncommon for people to think that an injury they cannot see is not that serious. People think if a broken bone isn’t among your injuries, it can’t be serious. The reality is a soft-tissue injury can be just as debilitating as a bone fracture, even if it seems invisible from the outside. Soft-tissue […]

Motorcyclist Dies During Fiery Multi-Vehicle Crash In Harford County

On March 19, 2022, a tragic accident occurred on Route 22 in Aberdeen. A Maryland multi-vehicle accident involving three vehicles claimed the life of a 31-year-old motorcyclist. The sad incident illustrates how it’s critically important to drive cautiously and avoid collisions with motorcyclists who are more vulnerable to injuries in collisions. The multi-car accident also […]