Many people throughout the state of Maryland enjoy riding their motorcycles as they take in the beautiful fall foliage. While motorcycles are cost-effective, fun, and a fantastic way to experience the outdoors, unfortunately, they are also dangerous. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to other drivers on the road, and an accident that may have been a simple fender bender between two cars could be devastating if it was between a car and a motorcycle. If you were recently injured in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own, you should strongly consider speaking with a seasoned Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather and present the evidence needed to win your personal injury claim. Here are some of the questions you may have about motorcycle accidents and how our legal team can help if you’ve been hurt in one:
What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can happen for several reasons. In most cases, not unlike other auto accidents, they are frequently a result of negligence, either on the part of the motorcyclist or another driver. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are as follows:
- Poor road conditions
- Opening car doors before looking
- Tailing motorcyclists too closely
- Driving while intoxicated
- Texting while driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Ignoring traffic lights or signs
What should you do after a motorcycle accident?
If you were riding your motorcycle and were injured as a result of another party’s negligence, you should do everything in your power to document the accident. If you can, take the following steps:
- Call the police and ensure you get prompt medical treatment.
- Get the other driver’s insurance information.
- Ask witnesses for their names, phone numbers, and email addresses.
- Take pictures of any property damaged in the accident and of your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can fight for you.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
When someone wins a personal injury claim, they may receive financial compensation for any economic or non-economic damages they’ve sustained as a result of their accident. These can include the cost of medical bills or lost past and future wages. They can also include pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, emotional trauma, and more. Give us a call today so you can secure competent and experienced legal counsel.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.