A man died recently after the motorcycle he was operating was involved in a car accident. The accident, which occurred on a recent Saturday afternoon in December, happened in Waldorf, Charles County Police say. When loved ones in Maryland lose a family member in a car accident that occurred as the result of another party’s negligence, they are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the party believed to be responsible.
The 54-year-old Waldorf man was riding a motorcycle in the northbound lane of St. Charles Parkway when he collided with another car. The car, driven by a 76-year-old woman, was in the southbound lane. It appears that she was attempting to make a left-hand turn in order to enter a local shopping center.
Officers responded to the car accident, and the man was rushed to a regional medical center. He was later pronounced dead at the medical center, while the woman suffered only minor injuries. Police are currently in the process of investigating the crash.
When individuals in Maryland are killed in car accidents that are due to other parties’ negligence, their loved ones are typically entitled to file wrongful death claims. When successfully navigated, this type of claim may result in financial compensation that is awarded to the decedent’s family members. This compensation serves as restitution for end-of-life expenses, as well as other documented financial losses incurred as a result of the car accident. Family members in similar situations typically consult an experienced personal injury attorney to assist them with this process.
Source: wjla.com, “Man killed in motorcycle crash in Waldorf, Md.“, Dec. 13, 2015