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Maryland Motorcycle Laws

Maryland Motorcycle Laws Lawyer

Maryland Motorcycle LawsA Maryland motorcycle laws lawyer may be able to help you in the unfortunate event you are in an accident involving a motorcycle. Almost all accidents are scary to a certain degree but an accident involving a motorcycle can be especially scary because motorcycle riders and operators do not have a strong and protective structure around them the way car and truck drivers and passengers do. Motorcycle accidents are not just scary for people on motorcycles, it can be scary and traumatic to see the damage and injuries that motorcycle accidents often cause.

Motorcycle and personal injury laws differ from state to state. Maryland motorcycle laws are similar to the motorcycle laws of its surrounding states, but only a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in Maryland can represent accident victims in a Maryland court.

All motorcycle operators, automobile drivers, bicycle riders and pedestrians should know and follow motorcycle and other moving vehicle laws for the state(s) in which they drive. Motorcycle operators and riders need to be especially careful when they are on the road because if they get into even a minor accident, the chances of injury are high. Motorcycle accidents can cause anywhere from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones, internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, and death, to name just a few of the things that motorcycle accident victims often suffer from.

If you have been in an accident in Maryland involving a motorcycle, a lawyer who is licensed to uphold Maryland laws, may be able to help you.

Motorcycle Laws

If you are on a motorcycle traveling through Maryland, there are many laws that you need to adhere to. These include but are not limited to:

  • Helmets that meet the standards established by the Department of 
  • Transportation must be worn.
  • Protective eyewear must be worn if there is no windscreen on the motorcycle.
  • A motorcycle must have turn indicators (signals).
  • A motorcycle must have left and right mirrors.
  • A motorcycle must have a muffler that has not been altered to go above the manufacturer’s original sound specifications.
  • If carrying a passenger, a motorcycle must have a seat and footrest for them.
  • Motorcycles may ride two abreast in one lane, side by side, but more than two in one lane is illegal.
  • A motorcycle operator needs to have a class E license
  • A motorcycle operator must have proper insurance 

These are just some of the many laws that motorcycles and motorcycle riders in Maryland need to follow. 

In the unfortunate event that you get into a Maryland motorcycle accident, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a lawyer that is licensed to uphold Maryland laws.

For a highly rated Maryland motorcycle laws lawyer that can defend the rights of people involved in motorcycle accidents, contact a member of the legal team at Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation with no obligations.

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