Were You Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycles are common on the roads in Maryland. Motorcyclists enjoy a significant amount of freedom while riding. However, without the substantial protective barriers that traditional vehicles have, they are exposed to a much higher degree of risk.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you may have grounds to pursue compensation for your losses. Get in touch with our Maryland personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to get started.
For legal consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney in Maryland, call (410)777-8960
How We Handle Motorcycle Accident Cases in Maryland
Our team moves quickly after your collision. It’s easy to contact us through either email or a phone call. We even provide our clients a 24/7 text line to facilitate communication.
Once you reach out to us, we’ll listen to your story. Rely on us to:
- Retrieve evidence
- Work with expert witnesses
- Go over your medical records
We understand how to handle Maryland’s contributory negligence laws. These laws mean that you may only receive compensation if another party is completely responsible for your accident. Allow us to review these regulations with you.
After we build your claim, we pursue negotiations with the insurance company. If needed, we can take your claim to court. Expect our Maryland personal motorcycle accident attorneys to be by your side throughout every step of the process.
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Recovering Compensation for Maryland Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents often leave you facing serious injuries. Make sure you get medical treatment to facilitate your recovery. We understand how expensive medical care can become in Maryland.
Fortunately, you have the option to seek damages to cover your expenses for emergency care, surgeries, diagnostic tests, medications, and physical therapy. Our team can help you secure compensation for short- and long-term medical expenses, as well as:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Lost wages at work
- Motorcycle repair costs
You Have a Limited Time to File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
We also understand the importance of moving quickly after a motorcycle collision in Maryland. Maryland generally allows you three years to seek compensation for your losses under Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101. However, this period of time may vary in some cases.
If you wait for the statute of limitations to expire on your claim, you can no longer seek compensation for your losses. Contact us today to begin reviewing all of your legal options. Our team will manage your case from start to finish and help you meet all deadlines that apply to your case.
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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Understanding the common causes of motorcycle accidents may help you understand what happened during your collision. We will build your case to establish fault and liability for your wreck. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include drivers:
- Failing to yield the right of way to motorcyclists
- Failing to abide by posted traffic laws or speed limits
- Failing to see the motorcyclist when changing lanes or turning
- Tailgating and engaging in other forms of aggressive driving
- Swerving in front of the motorcyclist
We also represent motorcyclists injured by drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and other drivers who behave carelessly or recklessly on the road.
Sometimes, drivers do not cause these accidents. Instead, you could get hurt in a collision caused by a defective vehicle. For example, manufacturers sometimes sell motorcycles with defective braking systems.
If your braking system fails while you’re driving, you could end up in a collision. In this situation, a motorcycle accident attorney in Maryland could help you seek damages from the company that made your bike.
Maryland Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents represent a significant cause for concern in Maryland. According to the organization Zero Deaths Maryland, over 1,200 motorcycle accidents occurred in Maryland in 2020. These accidents led to 81 fatalities and more than 900 injured people.
Our team believes in providing professional care and support to all motorcyclists and passengers hurt in collisions in Maryland. We understand the impact these accidents can have on your life and can even help you find a qualified medical provider to help with your injuries.
Members of our staff and their families trust the medical providers we recommend after a collision.
Helping You Obtain Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident
Unfortunately, motorcyclists often get an unfair reputation for being reckless or dangerous riders. However, at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, our Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys understand many accidents involve responsible motorcyclists who are operating with extreme safety.
We listen to your side after a collision and build your claim. You can start working with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Maryland, today. Just contact us by calling (410) 777-8960 .