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Recent Maryland car accident: 1 killed in 2-vehicle collision

Car accidents in Maryland have the potential to cause a wide range of damages -- from the minor fender benders all the way up to the devastating crashes that either seriously injury individuals or even claim lives. But when a car accident involves a motorcycle, the results are often grim. When an accident occurs between a motorcyclist and another vehicle, the rider -- or, in the event of the rider's death, his or her family or loved ones -- may choose to file a legal claim against the other driver.

A recent two-vehicle accident in Montgomery County claimed the life of one individual. It occurred on a recent Tuesday in November, police said. As the result of the crash, a 21-year-old Burtonsville motorcyclist was killed.

Around 6 p.m., the motorcycle was reportedly headed southbound when -- for reasons that are currently still unknown -- a vehicle in the northbound lane initiated a left-hand turn onto a westbound road and into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist died at the scene, while the other driver, a 64-year-old woman from Silver Spring, was uninjured. This accident is still under investigation.

When a fatal car accident like this occurs and a legal claim is filed against the other driver, this type of claim is governed by the law of negligence. Motorists must exercise "reasonable care under the circumstances." A failure to do this may be considered negligence. This must be proved before any award of damages can occur. When loved ones lose someone in a similar accident, but are unsure whether their claim qualifies, they typically consult an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney to assess the validity of their claim.

Source: The Washington Post, "Motorcyclist dies in crash with car in Md.", Victoria St. Martin, Nov. 15, 2016

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