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Proving fault in a motorcycle accident

dreamstime_xl_54772739.jpgProving fault in any type of accident can be difficult. It can be even more difficult when there is a motorcycle involved. Not many drivers do their best to look for motorcycles when on the roads of Maryland, even though it should be of high priority, especially during months with beautiful weather. Here's how you can prove fault in a motorcycle accident.

Depending on the type of accident, it can be very easy to prove fault. For example, if your motorcycle was rear-ended by another motorists, there's not much to argue here. Almost all rear-end collisions see the fault placed on the driver of the striking vehicle. If this is the case with your accident, you should have no trouble having the fault placed on the other driver.

When accidents are not as cut and dry as a rear-end collision, it can be difficult to prove fault. One way to prove fault is to obtain a copy of the police report filed. When police respond to an accident scene, they are required to file a report with the information of all parties involved, vehicle descriptions and any evidence that points towards the driver who caused the accident. This report can easily be obtained by visiting the police department that had jurisdiction of the accident scene.

Another option you have in proving fault in a motorcycle accident is researching the traffic laws of Maryland. These laws, which are usually published in pamphlets at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), are typically called the rules of the road. These can make it much easier to determine which driver was at fault in the accident based on how the accident occurred and which laws were broken. Make sure you have the correct wording of the traffic code because paraphrasing it incorrectly could hurt your case.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our firm to discuss your case, learn how you can acquire compensation for your injuries and how you can help prove fault.

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