Tyler Patterson Curry, 22, died on Friday night in Boonsboro, Maryland when his motorcycle crashed head-on with a 2007 Mack tractor that had been pulling an empty fuel tanker on Alternate U.S. 40. Curry had just come from picking up his new 2007 Yamaha YZR6 when the collision happened. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
The truck driver, Kenneth Woodrow Knight, sustained no injuries. Maryland State Police have been investigating the crash.
Recent figures released by the U.S. government show that the number of motorcycle fatalities has continued to rise in the last 10 years. This rise is consistent with the numbers of motorcycle fatalities reported in Maryland, where last year police recorded 1,701 injuries and 82 deaths involving motorcycles—that’s two times more injuries and triple the number of deaths involving motorcycles than the number of injuries and deaths in 1997.
Accidents involving motorcycles can result in both serious injuries and fatalities to motorcycle riders because they don’t have anything to protect them when they collide with a car, truck, pedestrian, or another motorcycle. If you were riding a motorcycle and were injured because another party was negligent, a good personal injury lawyer can help you negotiate a settlement with the other party’s insurance company. The insurance company will want to try and settle with you directly, but you stand a better chance of obtaining a larger recovery by retaining the services of a personal injury lawyer.
For more than 10 years, Lebowitz and Mzhen has represented injury clients throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Our major objective is to obtain the best result possible for your case. We are here to help you get through this difficult time. If necessary, we will file a personal injury lawsuit for you.
To schedule your free consultation with Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen, contact Lebowitz and Mzhen today.
Man killed in accident had just picked up motorcycle, Herald-Mail.com, June 10, 2007
Collision course, Baltimore Sun, May 31, 2007
Related Web Resource:
Motorcycle deaths lead to debate in Md., Delmarva Now, June 12, 2007