At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we are passionate advocates for the injured. If a negligent vehicle driver caused an accident and you were injured, we help you fight for compensation. The compensation you can recover includes lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. We also help you recover the costs of repairing or replacing your motorcycle.
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident, we could help you seek compensation from the at-fault driver. Our Fallston motorcycle accident lawyer will assign a value to your injuries and related expenses. We make sure the statute of limitations does not expire and will negotiate with the at-fault driver or their insurance company.
Statistics For Motorcycle Accidents In Maryland
According to Maryland Department of Transportation statistics, 1,400 motorcycle occupants are injured, and as many as 70 are fatally injured in motorcycle accidents every year. When the drivers of cars are involved in motorcycle accidents, possible causes include:
- Driver inattention or distraction
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Alcohol or drug impairment
Your crash report will note these and all contributing factors in your accident. We will obtain a copy of the report when it becomes available. It can help us combat the potential damage you might face if part of the cause of the accident is attributed to you.
Our investigation and evidence collection can prove the at-fault driver’s liability and your right to compensation.
For legal consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney in Fallston, call (410)777-8960
Recoverable Compensation For Motorcycle Accidents
After an accident, you are entitled to recover two types of damages from the at-fault driver. Economic damages include medical bills, lost wages, and motorcycle damage. They can also include the costs of your medications, crutches, cane, wheelchair, or other medical apparatus.
You are also entitled to noneconomic damages like pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, and lasting disabilities. Our motorcycle accident attorneys will also collect two types of evidence. We collect the evidence that proves you are entitled to compensation and evidence that proves the value of your compensable damages. If applicable, we also help you recover the funeral and burial expenses for a loved one who did not survive the accident.
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Let Our Motorcycle Accident Attorney Fight For You
Our law firm will help you prepare your Fallston motorcycle accident case. We handle settlement negotiations and advise you on the best settlement offer for you. Our motorcycle accident lawyer will also:
- Assign a monetary value to your case
- Prove the at-fault party’s negligence
- Build a strong evidence file for you
- Search for available photos and video footage
- Obtain and complete all required paperwork
We also represent you in court if necessary. We will prepare your case for court, conduct depositions, interview witnesses, and more. Our law firm will never stop fighting for the compensation you are entitled to because of the at-fault driver’s negligence.
Our Client-Centered Approach
We know your physical abilities will be limited in the immediate aftermath of a motorcycle crash, so we are careful not to add stress or frustration to the post-accident experience. We strive to take care of as many of the details of your case as possible. When we represent you, our legal team will also:
- Order your official police report for you
- Order and review your medical records
- Support you throughout your recovery
Fighting for compensation is only one way we support you after a motorcycle accident. We listen to your story with compassion and understanding because we understand the toll a motorcycle accident can take. We also make sure you can contact your lawyer at your convenience. You will have phone, email, and text capability when we mutually agree on representation.
In addition, treating your injuries correctly and maximizing your recovery is important to you and us. In addition to making sure your case is filed on time, we also ensure you get the highest quality medical care. We thoughtfully recommend the same health care providers we recommend to our friends, family, and team members.
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Satisfied Clients Recommend Our Personal Injury Law Firm
If you want a personal injury law firm that never stops fighting for you, look no further. Previous clients say:
“I highly recommend the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow. Mr. Smallow is hard working and committed to supporting his clients. He is very well connected in the Baltimore community and with other lawyers. He is easy to talk to and eager to help.” – Stephanie
“I have dealt with attorneys my entire life… Adam… is very energetic, knowledgeable, and caring from start to finish. He really makes you feel that you have a good guy on your side.” – Kelvin
Learn more about our client care commitment on our client recommendations page, and see how we will treat you with courtesy and respect while fighting for your recovery.
Three Mistakes That Could Decrease How Much Compensation You Get For Your Injuries
Sometimes, people make honest errors that could lower the monetary damages they might collect. Unfortunately, a mistake could also result in the insurer denying their claim entirely. Here are a few pitfalls you will want to avoid.
Mistakenly Thinking That The Claims Adjuster Has Your Best Interests At Heart
Successful claims adjusters can be charming when they want to be, luring unsuspecting injured victims into thinking that the adjuster will protect their interests and make a fair settlement offer on their insurance claim. Instead, the adjuster’s job requires them to dispose of injury claims for as little money as possible.
That does not mean claims adjusters are unethical. However, they have a duty to their employer and the insurance company’s shareholders. If the adjuster offers overly generous settlements, the insurer’s profits will go down, and the adjuster will be out of a job.
You do not have to deal with the adjuster by yourself. If you work with a Fallston motorcycle accident lawyer, we will negotiate directly with the adjuster for you.
Posting About The Accident Or Your Injuries On Social Media
We recommend that our motorcycle accident clients stay off social media until we resolve their claims. You might also want to ask your close friends and family to refrain from posting anything about you or the crash on their social media accounts. The insurer will likely try to access your posts to see what they can use against you.
Settling Your Case Before Finishing Your Medical Treatment
You will want to complete your prescribed medical treatment and get released by the doctor before agreeing to a settlement amount. If the filing deadline is approaching, we could file a personal injury lawsuit to protect your right to compensation but keep negotiating with the insurer on your behalf.
If you settle your case too early, you might discover later that you need additional treatment or have long-term impairment from your injuries. The insurer will not pay for any additional medical bills or give you more money for a disability after you settle your injury claim.
Why You Can Afford To Hire A Lawyer To Handle Your Claim
We handle personal injury cases—like Fallston motorcycle injury accident claims—on a contingency-fee basis. The three most important things to know about contingency-fee arrangements are:
- You do not pay upfront legal fees. We work on the entire case without getting paid until the end.
- You do not owe us any legal fees if you do not win. We honor a strict “no fee unless you win” policy.
- Our attorney fees will come out of the settlement proceeds or jury award. At the beginning of your case, you will sign a fee agreement with our firm that explains the percentage we will receive, so there are no surprises.
So, you can kick back and relax when we handle your motorcycle accident claim on contingency. You do not have to worry about how many hours we spend working on your case or how long settlement negotiations take. Instead, we have you covered.
Let Us Get Started Working On Your Motorcycle Accident Claim Today
Were you or someone you love injured in a motorcycle accident? If you were, our motorcycle accident lawyers help clients injured in Fallston fight for monetary compensation. To learn more about how our attorneys will pursue compensation on your behalf, contact the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow today.