Were you or someone you love injured, or did someone you love lose their life in a motorcycle accident? At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we fight for monetary compensation for injury victims and their families. In addition, if another driver’s negligence or recklessness caused your accident, we will help you understand the process of proving your damages and pursuing the at-fault party.
Our Joppatowne motorcycle accident lawyer understands how complex it can be to prepare your evidence file and navigate settlement talks while you simultaneously recover from serious injuries or the unexpected loss of a loved one. When we represent you, we handle the details and complexities that go into building a strong case for compensation. Our goal is to resolve your case with an appropriate settlement and let you start putting your life back together. For more information contact our Joppatowne personal injury lawyer.
Proving Negligence Against the At-Fault Driver
To make a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance or file a claim against them, you will have to prove their negligence caused the accident. That means proving the at-fault driver:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Violated their duty
- Caused your injuries
- Caused your financial damages
Establishing these elements will take time and attention to detail. When you retain our motorcycle accident attorney to fight for your compensation, proving the cause of your accident is one of the first actions taken.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research, intersections pose a serious danger to motorcyclists. Their research shows that vehicle drivers making turns – especially left turns – cause more than 40% of fatal motorcycle accidents. Additional factors that can lead to vehicle versus motorcycle accidents include:
- Vehicle blind spots that hide motorcycles from view
- Vehicles that do not allow sufficient braking time or distance
- Distracted drivers or other dangerous driver behaviors
If a driver’s negligence caused your motorcycle crash, we work with you to collect the evidence that proves your right to compensation. We also make sure your injuries and related expenses are accurately documented and calculated.
For legal consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney in Joppatowne, call (410)777-8960
Types of Evidence Our Motorcycle Accident Attorney will Gather for You
After suffering injuries in an accident, you should not be taxed with finding evidence and documents that support your case. When we handle your claim in Joppatowne, evidence collection is important to what we do for you. Our motorcycle accident lawyer will order your:
- Crash reports that will contain contact details, indicate road and weather conditions and cite any traffic violations the other driver committed
- Medical records that document the cause, locations, and costs of your injuries
- Employment records that prove the value of your lost wages and income
Our investigation will also include collecting witness statements and canvassing the accident scene for photos and videos. At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we investigate your accident and build an evidence file that helps us resolve your case with a settlement rather than by going to court.
Evidence Collection Is Not All We Do for You
Our legal team helps you through the entire recovery process. Your physical recovery is as important as your financial recovery, so we ensure you have access to highly qualified medical professionals. In fact, we recommend the same health care providers we send our own loved ones to. We handle:
- Insurance claim forms
- Legal and court paperwork
- Relevant communication
- Case value estimation
In addition, we make sure you can address any questions or request updates about your case at your convenience. You will have access to your legal team by phone or email, and we provide you with a unique text communication number for one-on-one access at any time.
We Never Stop Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
Reviews and accolades from past clients are some of our best assets. When they talk about our law firm, they say:
- “I have referred several clients to Mr. Smallow, and all have been pleased with the level of service he provided. I would not hesitate to refer anyone looking for assistance to him. I highly recommend his services.” – Todd
- “Adam Smallow is the most professional, truthful, and caring lawyer you can ever find. He has a very pleasant character and is quite generous with his time. He spends a lot of time studying his cases and… is always available when you need him… I recommend him 100%.” – Safa
Getting the best possible financial outcome for you is our goal. Previous clients attest to it on our client testimonials page.
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How We Determine Damages in Your Motorcycle Accident Case
When we request compensation after your motorcycle accident, we make sure to include the cost of all the medical care your injuries have required to date. We also use your health care records, referrals, and prognosis to anticipate the cost of care you will need in the future. In addition to the cost of treating your injuries, the at-fault driver is responsible for:
- The income you lose when you cannot work due to your injuries
- The damage, destruction, or diminished value of your motorcycle
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering and mental trauma
If someone you love did not survive the accident, we help surviving family members seek compensation for their funeral and burial expenses and additional wrongful death damages.
Maryland Law Limits Your Time to File a Claim for Compensation
According to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101, you generally have three years to comply with the personal injury statute of limitations. Similarly, according to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904, you generally have three years to comply with the wrongful death statute of limitations. Our attorney makes sure to abide by the state’s filing deadline to avoid putting your right to compensation at risk.
Contact Our Office Today for a Free Review of Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
Our law firm is committed to helping injured motorcyclists in Joppatowne collect financial compensation from at-fault drivers. Call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow at (410) 777-8960 today to learn more about your legal options and how a motorcycle accident lawyer can help you.