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Where Can I File A Claim For A Motorcycle Accident In Maryland?

Were you involved in a motorcycle accident in Maryland? Contact Malloy Law Offices, LLC today!

Motorcyclists lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle and are vulnerable to serious injuries in a crash. In 2018, about 89,000 motorcycle accidents caused severe injuries and about 5,000 accidents led to death. In the state of Maryland, there is an average of 72 motorcycle riders and passengers that are killed every year. Additionally, there are more than 1,400 that experience severe injuries.

What Factors Are Involved For A Motorcycle Accident In Maryland?

There are a couple factors that contribute to motorcycle accidents. These factors include:

  • Weather – Motorcycle accidents normally occur in the warmer seasons in Maryland, from April to October. There are more cases in June, August, and September
  • Weekends – The Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) found that these accidents typically occur from Friday to Sunday. Thus, 50% of all life-threatening accidents occurring during Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Time of day – A large portion of the nearly 1,500 motorcycle accidents recorded in 2017 occurred between the hours of 2:00pm and 8:00pm, with the most fatal ones happening during the early evening hours.
  • Highways – Highways in Maryland have one of the highest rates of motorcycle accidents across all states, with around 54% of all road mishaps occurring on these thoroughfares. As a result, these route types also have the highest number of both rider and passenger injuries and fatalities.

Top Areas For Motorcycle Accidents In Maryland

The top places where motorcycle accidents happen is through country roads, state routes, and parking lots. Additionally, urban areas are the leading factor for motorcycle accidents, with the Baltimore metropolitan area recording almost 50% of these crashes. This area consists of Baltimore city, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, and Howard County. The Washington D.C. metropolitan area would come next for the top urban areas with the most motorcycle accidents. Moreover, this area comprises of Montgomery County, Prince George County, Frederick County, and Charles County.

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today!

Here at Malloy Law Offices, LLC, we care about our clients and their right to own any vehicle including motorcycles. We’ll help you get through this time in need and sustain your rights. If you would like to see how our attorneys handle these cases, click here to view more. Call (888) 607-8690 for a free consultation.