A collision between your motorcycle and a vehicle can leave you with catastrophic injuries as well as serious damage or even the total loss of your motorcycle. If the injuries you sustained are severe, you may be unable to participate in your compensation case as fully as you would like. If you are unsure what to do next, this is where our motorcycle accident team comes in.
If a negligent driver caused a motorcycle accident and you or someone you love were injured, you have the legal right to pursue compensation. At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, our Jarrettsville personal injury lawyer can help you get it – you never have to fight for compensation alone. We will work to prove the at-fault driver’s negligence and guide you toward resources that help you cope with the resulting physical and emotional trauma.
Get Legal Support at no Upfront Cost to You
The days and weeks following a motorcycle accident can be extremely costly. Any medical care you require will likely start right at the collision site and could continue for months or years. Any income loss will start at the same time.
You might be hesitant initially to add the cost of hiring a lawyer to your already mounting expenses. The good news is that when our personal injury team represents you, we do so at no upfront cost to you. We will:
- Review your case for free
- Cover all fees and expenses
- Represent you on a contingency-fee basis
As part of our fee agreement, we do not charge anything for our services unless we recover damages for you. So, you can start pursuing the at-fault driver for compensation right away, even if you are financially strapped from the accident.
Post-Motorcycle Accident Damages
One of the many important roles of a motorcycle accident lawyer is determining the value of your recoverable damages. We understand how complex the compensation process can be, so we will guide you through listing your expenses (which will likely include both economic and non-economic damages). Economic damages are easily quantifiable and include expenses that might otherwise have to come out of your own pocket, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
Non-economic damages are not as easily quantifiable because they are based on the impact the accident takes on your physical health, mental health, and lifestyle. Examples include:
- Physical disability
- Physical disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Our team can also explain the wrongful death damages that you and your family may receive if a loved one was fatally injured in the collision.
Maryland’s Statute of Limitations
Like most people, you have probably heard of the statute of limitations – but you might not be aware of its critical importance to your case. The statute of limitations defines how much time you have to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. If it expires, you will not be able to file your lawsuit, or it will be dismissed without being heard. In Maryland:
- You generally have three years to file your personal injury lawsuit, according to Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101.
- You generally have three years to file your wrongful death lawsuit, according to Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904.
By getting our team involved in your case sooner rather than later, we can ensure that all filings comply with the statute of limitations. It also gives us more time to conduct a thorough investigation and build a strong case file that leads to a fair financial settlement rather than a prolonged trial.
For legal consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney in Jarrettsville, call (410)777-8960
You do Not Have to Deal with the Insurance Company Alone
When you are dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident in Jarrettsville, you want a legal team that you can rely on and will regularly update you on the progress of your case. Our motorcycle accident lawyer will be accessible to you 24/7.
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we make sure you can reach us via phone, email, or text when you have questions or concerns. We even make sure you get the best medical care by sending you to the same medical providers we trust for our own friends and family.
Maryland’s Contributory Negligence Laws
Maryland is one of only four U.S. states with contributory negligence laws. This type of law means that if you are found to bear even one percent of fault in an accident, the driver who was 99% at fault will not have to compensate you at all. To combat the harsh impact of contributory negligence, we collect the following evidence:
- Crash report
- Witness statements
- Photos and videos
We never ask you to gather these records. Instead, we do it for you to help us prove the at-fault driver:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Breached their responsibility
- Caused your injuries
- Caused your financial damages
- Is 100% responsible for the crash
Our team’s familiarity with the state of Maryland’s insurance, personal injury, and contributory negligence laws means that we know how to handle your case and hold the at-fault driver fully accountable for their actions.
Past Client Reviews and Testimonials
When past clients recommend us to their family, friends, and others, they say things like:
- “Mr. Smallow was the clear choice. I benefited from this choice by retaining a responsive and knowledgeable attorney… I would recommend Mr. Smallow, and should I need counsel in the future, his office will be my first phone call.” – Jason
- “The professionalism and service I’ve received from Adam Smallow has exceeded my expectations. He is very bright, listens well and answers all my questions… I highly recommend this law office and everyone on the staff.” – Joe
Visit our client testimonials page for additional reviews and referrals that show what we mean when we say we will put our team to work for you.
Jarrettsville Motorcycle Accident Attorney (410)777-8960
Review Your Case at no Cost to You
Were you injured in a motorcycle accident in Jarrettsville? Our consultation team will review the details of your case at no cost to you and explain how our motorcycle accident lawyer can help you get compensation. To learn more, call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow at (410) 777-8960 today.