Any experienced Maryland motorcycle accident attorney knows the effect that bias and profiling can have on an accident victim. The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) frequently educates the public on the impact of discriminatory enforcement actions targeting motorcyclists. While the state has a law to ban motorcycle profiling, the reality is that this bias is deeply embedded in society. The result of this bias often leaves motorcycle accident victims with overwhelming challenges. An attorney is a critical resource in overcoming these fundamentally unfair biases.
According to the Maryland Department of Transportation, annually, the state experiences nearly 1,800 motorcycle accidents. Further, motorcycle riders are ten times more likely to suffer serious injuries than other vehicles. Moreover, Maryland’s strict contributory negligence laws compounded with biker bias often result in hefty financial burdens on the accident victim.
Motorcycle accidents can occur because of a variety of factors. Certain types of accidents, such as left-turn collisions and failure-to-yield, tend to result in litigation. However, accidents can stem from any negligence. For instance, recent reports described a harrowing motorcycle crash that took the life of two riders. According to official reports, a Nissan driver was proceeding south when he veered across the roadway and slammed into two motorcycles. The car struck the lead motorcycle and killed both riders. The Nissan then collided with the second motorcycle, causing injuries to the rider. The Nissan driver suffered critical injuries in the accident.
It is critical to establish what party is at fault for the collision with every Maryland accident claim. Under Maryland law, a victim who holds any responsibility, even 1%, is ineligible to recover damages. Further, insurance companies often use this information to undermine a biker’s claim for damages. As such, motorcycle accident victims should contact an attorney to discuss their rights and remedies.
Each stage of a Maryland motorcycle claim is an opportunity for a victim to recover damages necessary to make themselves whole again. An injury lawyer can help a victim during all stages of a claim, such as during the insurance claims process, settlement negotiations, litigation, and appeals. An attorney can ensure that a victim’s claim receives the attention it deserves.
Have You Suffered Injuries in a Maryland Accident?
If you or someone you love has suffered physical, emotional, or psychological injuries in a Maryland motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen. Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be a daunting and emotionally fraught process. The lawyers at our office take the time to thoroughly review every case and answer a client’s questions and concerns. We represent clients in various matters, such as those stemming from Maryland motorcycle, car, and truck accidents, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and negligence, and wrongful death. Our attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to represent clients in their claims for damages successfully. We have obtained compensation for our clients related to their medical expenses, ongoing pain and suffering, property damage, and lost wages. Contact our team at 800-654-1949 to schedule a free and confidential consultation with an attorney at our office.