MARYLAND MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Motorcycle accidents have the tendency to be very severe, and sometimes even catastrophic. These injuries can take a long time to recover from, and some injuries will change your life forever. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Maryland that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
As a motorcycle rider, you are allowed to be on the roadway! You are not an annoyance. Just like any other car, truck or bus, you have the right to use the lane, to change lanes, and to enjoy the open air. But you have to drive with heightened caution and awareness, because many other motorists do not pay enough attention to the road around them.
If you have been hurt in a Motorcycle Accident in Maryland, or you have a loved one who was killed as the result of a motorcycle accident, contact a Maryland motorcycle accident attorney to help you get the justice you deserve. It's our job to fight for you, from the moment you walk through our door. Call us at 703-879-5910 for a free consultation.
Maryland Motorcycle Accident Causes
While it is true that some motorcycle accidents are the result of races and other improper action on the part of the motorcyclist, that is not true for most cases. Most motorcycle accidents in Maryland are caused by inattentive drivers, and the negligence of other motorists. Some of the more common causes of bike wrecks include:
Driving while fatigued
Changing lanes without signaling
Failing to pay full time and attention
Failing to yield the right of way
Turning across multiple lanes
Defects in the roadway
Investigating a Maryland Motorcycle Accident
It is very important to set our team to work for you immediately, as soon as possible after the accident. We have to determine the identity of any and all parties whose negligence contributed to the crash. For example, if the motorcycle accident was caused by a truck driver, then there may be multiple parties responsible. Not only is the truck driver himself responsible for the negligent operation of that big rig, the company that employs him may also be responsible. There may also be some negligence on behalf of a large freight broker, or even a larger, national company that is moving the freight from place to place, and hiring smaller trucking companies for certain legs of the trip.
Investigating a motorcycle accident involves more than just running down what company did what, though. It is also vital for us to take statements of witnesses, liaise with the police departments, and to locate any physical evidence. We work very hard to see if there is any camera footage of the crash.
Asserting a Motorcycle Accident Claim
As we are completing our investigation, we will help you and your family to assert the appropriate insurance claim for the accident. This is not a simple phone call, because there is a lot of information that the insurance company is going to want, that you should never give them. No person should ever speak to an insurance company without a lawyer. The insurance companies are working for their stockholders, and no matter how nice they sound on the phone, they want to find a way to attack your claim.
As the investigation reveals what parties are responsible for the motorcycle accident, we open up claims with each individual entity's insurer. If one of the at-fault parties is a government employee or government agency, there are very strict notice requirements that have to be followed. If the notice requirements are not obeyed, then you may forever waive your claim. Maryland law is very unforgiving about this.
Why should I hire an attorney?
You should hire Blaszkow Legal after a Maryland motorcycle accident because getting the compensation that you deserve is not an easy or quick process. From the moment the accident happens, insurance companies and an army of defense lawyers are working very hard to either minimize or outright deny your claim. You want to have someone on your side to stop them from doing that. An unrepresented party does not know the law, generally. This allows the insurance adjusters to run roughshod over you, and to take advantage of you.
Anything that you say can and will be used against you. That's not just a line from tv. This is equally true in civil cases, such as any kind of motor vehicle collision, including a motorcycle accident. Maryland is a jurisdiction that practices a legal doctrine known as contributory negligence. That means if the insurance company can allege that you, the motorcycle rider, is even 1% responsible, they will deny your claim on that basis.
Motorcycle accidents can be among the most complicated cases to work, because of the many moving parts, and the severity of medical treatment. In modest cases, a lawsuit may not be filed until after a client's treatment is completed, and after the negotiations have broken down. In a motorcycle accident, sometimes the case is filed right away, because we need the subpoena power in a lawsuit to be able to obtain information and evidence that, pre litigation, can be withheld and not turned over. This can be vital to proving a case.
After a Maryland Motorcycle Accident
Your focus needs to be on your medical treatment. If you have been involved in a motorcycle crash, and chances are you're pretty badly hurt. You need to rest, and follow your doctor's instructions. There may be multiple doctors who are overseeing various parts of your care, such as primary care doctors, orthopedists, neurologists, physical therapists, and so on. That is a lot to keep straight, and a lot of Demands on your mental faculties.
Call Blaszkow Legal to get a team on your side to help shield you from other burdens outside of just focusing on your getting better.
Hiring a Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Blaszkow Legal, PLLC provides the experienced and assertive legal representation that you need to recover for your damages. Our team of attorneys, investigators, paralegals, and other staff are working hard for our clients, and are ready to work hard for you. Put us to work to maximize your recovery, and get the compensation that you deserve. Help us hold the negligent parties responsible. Call today for a free consultation at 703-879-5910.