A motorcyclist can wear many layers of protective gear designed to protect the rider in the event of a collision – yet they are largely exposed to the impact in ways that a vehicle driver is not. Motorcycle accidents often lead to extensive physical injuries that change your life. Our Glen Burnie personal injury lawyer can help you hold the at-fault driver accountable for their actions and for your resulting damages.
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we will review your case at no cost or obligation. After we investigate the cause of your motorcycle accident, we carefully develop a plan of action, compile evidence that supports your right to compensation, and contact the at-fault driver or their insurance provider. We will also handle all communication and settlement negotiations on your behalf. Our goal is to settle your case out of court, so you and your family can recover.
Let Us Manage the Insurance Process
The insurer representing the at-fault party is not likely to have your best interests at heart. Their priority is their policyholder and their own bottom line. Our goal is to ensure that you get the monetary award you deserve for the at-fault driver’s negligence. To bolster your case and steer it toward an out-of-court settlement, we will:
- Assign an accurate value to your case
- Collect supportive and compelling evidence
- File your claim or potential lawsuit by the deadline
- Handle all verbal, written, and email communication
- Organize and submit your evidence file
We can also obtain and submit all necessary insurance claim forms and paperwork on your behalf. Although the final decision to accept an offered settlement is yours, we will help you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each offer and fight for the best available outcome.
Compensation We Request During Settlement Negotiations
A motorcycle accident can temporarily or permanently change your life and your physical abilities. Injuries from the accident can also change your ability to work and enjoy your favorite leisure activities. If the accident is fatal, it can change the anticipated future of surviving family members. Therefore, the compensation we request may include:
- Known and anticipated medical bills
- Known and anticipated loss of income
- Property damage, loss, or diminished value
- Physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages, including funeral expenses
When we present your recoverable damages to the at-fault driver’s insurer, we make sure that your case file contains bills and receipts that prove the value of your economic damages and documents and paperwork that prove the value of your non-economic damages.
We Manage the Timing of Your Compensation Request
Most personal injury cases do settle outside the courtroom. However, if the at-fault driver’s insurance company does not make an acceptable settlement offer, we will not hesitate to take your case to court and seek the appropriate compensation you deserve. To protect your right to go to court, we must comply with Maryland’s statute of limitations as follows:
- The personal injury statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of the accident, according to Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101
- The wrongful death statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of your loved one’s demise, according to Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904
Every case is different, and there may be circumstances that alter this timeline. With a motorcycle accident lawyer on your side, you can ensure that your case meets all the necessary deadlines and continues moving forward.
Evidence We Collect for You
In addition to filing your lawsuit on time, our team will do whatever we can to prove the at-fault driver is 100% responsible for the negligence that led to your accident. This step is critical because Maryland is one of only four U.S. states that follows contributory negligence law. This law prevents you from getting any compensation if it is shown that you contributed even a single percentage point of fault to causing the accident.
The evidence we collect to prove fault and establish liability may include your crash report, medical records, witness statements, photos, and video footage. This evidence will be attached to your compensation request, and we will guide you through the compensation process every step of the way.
For legal consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney in Glen Burnie, call (410)777-8960
How We Help You Recover After an Accident in Glen Burnie
While the law allows you to pursue an at-fault driver for damages, it also requires you to prove four legal elements of negligence. When our motorcycle accident lawyer handles your case, we take care of this for you. Using your collected evidence, we can prove that the vehicle driver owed you a reasonable duty of care, did not provide it, caused your physical injuries, and caused your financial damages.
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we never stop exploring your options for financial recovery. While you concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery, we get to work on your case and start fighting for your compensation right away.
Read About What Happens When Our Legal Team Is on Your Side
Here’s what some of our previous clients have to say:
- “Adam Smallow is… a phenomenal lawyer… I was involved in a severe motor accident… When experiencing something in life great enough to require a lawyer… have a lawyer that can be GREAT! Adam Smallow is my choice; make him yours.” – Cameron
- “Adam M. Smallow is great and knows how to fight for the outcome you want and won’t stop until he has succeeded. Adam Smallow was great at making me feel very important and he treated my case with the utmost professionalism.” – Frank
Our client testimonials page is filled with reviews and recommendations from past clients that tell the story of working with our legal team.
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After a motorcycle accident in Glen Burnie, we can help you hold the at-fault driver accountable for your post-accident expenses and losses. To learn more about what our motorcycle accident lawyer can do for you, contact the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow at (410) 777-8960 today for a free case review.