Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Protect Your Rights.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, don’t wait to contact a Maryland motorcycle accident attorney—it’s best to call us right away.
Albers & Associates has offices conveniently located in Columbia, Towson, Frederick, and Westminster, Maryland. Our offices service the entirety of Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, and Howard County, MD with top-rated and reviewed legal services.
The worst part about motorcycle accidents is usually the injuries that result. Along with usually catasrophic injuries, you may also face lost wages, pain, suffering, and damage to personal property.
You shouldn’t have to concern yourself with receiving a fair and just settlement for these inconveniences while you are healing. Let an experienced Maryland motorcycle accident attorney work on your behalf.
What Should You Do After Your Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents are quick, unexpected, and often result in serious and long-term injuries and inconveniences. If you’re involved in a motorcycle accident in Maryland, here is what you should do:
Call the Police and Seek Medical Attention
If involved in a Maryland motorcycle crash, the first thing to do is dial 9-1-1. If you’re hurt, it’s important to seek medical attention. Failing to seek medical attention within a reasonable amount of time after a motorcycle accident may be used to suggest you were not injured badly, if at all. After speaking with police, be sure to get the police report number so you can obtain a copy of of it later.
Call a Maryland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Maryland, get in touch with us right away. Don’t speak to the other driver’s insurance company. Don’t speak to the other driver’s attorney. Definitely don’t sign any documents or give recorded statements. Speak with your own Maryland motorcycle accident lawyer and have them walk you through this.
Document everything that happens
No matter the type of accident, it’s going to be an extremely stressful time, and stress makes people forget important details that will benefit their case. Try and calm your nerves and remember to document as much as possible about your Maryland motorcycle accident as it happens. Here are some things to remember to document:
- Get the contact information of all witnesses of the motorcycle accident
- Get the contact and insurance information of the driver(s) involved
- Take pictures of your motorcycle and the other vehicle(s) involved
- Take pictures of your injuries / have someone do this for you
- Take pictures of the accident site
- Write down everything you remember about how the accident happened
- Write down what others involved in the accident say to you
- Keep note of your health the days following the accident
Keep Up with Medical Appointments
Keep up with all of your medical appointments and strictly follow your doctor’s advice. Getting better is priority number one when it comes to your motorcycle accident—so don’t skip out on any medical appointments. Attending these medical appointments will also help your motorcycle injury settlement case because you will need to have documented doctor visits in court.
We also recommend anyone involved in a motorcycle accident in Maryland keep a medical diary detailing any doctor visits, how they feel each day (both mentally and physically), and how their injuries have impacted their day-to-day.
Who is at fault in a Maryland Motorcycle Accident?
One of the many aspects to proving your Carroll County motorcycle accident case will be negligence. The insurance companies will aim to prevent giving you fair and reasonable compensation by disputing their insured driver’s negligence in the collision.
Negligence essentially means breaking the rules of the road. Each and every driver is required to obey the rules of the road. And a reasonable person would not break those rules. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Maryland by a negligent driver then contact a leading Maryland motorcycle accident attorney at Albers & Associates.
How Much Money can I Recover for my Maryland Motorcycle Injuries?
Normally, motorcycle accident victims in Maryland can recover compensation relative to their medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and overall inconvenience. In a motorcycle collision injury case, a claim for damage will typically consider the following:
- Duration and extent of personal injury.
- Effect injuries had on your overall mental and physical health and well-being.
- Physical and mental suffering and what suffering can be expected in the future.
- Any disfigurement along with any humiliation associated with said disfigurement.
- Medical or other expenses reasonably incurred in the past and what could be expected in the future.
- Loss of earnings in the past and the expected reduction of earning capacity for the future.
- Any other damages you experience which cannot be easily monetarily defined.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Maryland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or a family member was injured due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, call Albers & Associates for a free consultation with an experienced Maryland Motorcycle accident lawyer today.
Personal Injury FAQ
What Qualifies as 'Serious' Personal Injury?
A case is categorized as a serious personal injury if any of the following resulted from the accident:
- Severe brain trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- 3rd degree burns
- Any injury that causes serious and long-term disfigurement
What is a Wrongful Death Accident?
Our attorneys can successfully get you the compensation you deserve in a wrongful death case, which is when a loved one has died due to the carelessness or negligence of another person involved. Spouses, life partners, children, and other family members of the deceased can be entitled to recover damages for both emotional and financial loss.
Who is Liable for a Car Accident in Maryland?
Finding the person at fault in a car accident comes down to proving negligence on one or both sides of the equation. Whether you’re another driver or a pedestrian, you will need a lawyer to come to your defense. Because the state of Maryland employs a contributory negligence rule, your entire case will be at risk if the opposing counsel can prove that you were negligent in anyway.