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Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

If you have been injured or lost someone you love in a Maryland motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation.

For more than 30 years, the Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl have provided qualified legal representation to victims who were injured because of another’s negligence. Our attorneys are seasoned negotiators who have decades of experience handling injury claims and insurance disputes. Our firm’s founder Peter T. Nicholl is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice and is AV© Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction awarded to attorneys with exceptional legal skills and ethical standings. We have recovered billiions in verdicts and settlements for our clients and will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to determine if you have a valid claim. Our Marlyand personal injury attorneys work only on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no fees or costs unless we recover compensation for your claim.

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How Do I Know if I Have a Case?

Before our Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys can file a claim for compensation, we must be able to determine if the other party’s negligence caused the crash.

There are four elements of negligence that must be present in your claim:

Duty of Care

First, you must be able to establish that the other party owed you a duty of care to ensure your safety. This means the other motorist was obligated to drive his or her vehicle with reasonable care and refrain from engaging in reckless behaviors or driving in a way that could cause an accident.

Breach of Duty

Next, our Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers will need to prove the other driver breached his or her duty to prevent causing you harm. This means the driver acted, or failed to act, in a reasonably prudent manner by engaging in reckless or high-risk behavior to cause your crash.

The circumstances behind each motorcycle crashare unique and the breach of duty that caused the collision may be different depending on the events that occurred. Typically, a breach of duty that could lead to a motorcycle accident includes the at-fault driver:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to check for approaching motorcyclists before entering an intersection
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Turning left into a motorcyclist’s path
  • Rear-ending the motorcyclist

Causation

After our Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers prove the other driver breached his or her duty, we will need to establish that your injuries were directly caused by this action or inaction.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Maryland will work to build a solid case on your behalf that proves your injures could not have occurred in any incident other than the crash. We will use medical records, accident reports and professional witness testimony to prove causation between your injuries and the other driver’s actions. 

Damages

Once we have established causation, our Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers will need to prove the other party’s breach of duty caused you to suffer measurable damages after the crash.

Measurable damages include any financial loss that can be measured by a court, such as medical expenses, lost income, property damage and loss of earning capacity.

Our Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to review your claim and determine if your crash was caused by the other party’s negligence. We will then proceed to help you construct a solid case that accurately depicts the compensation you deserve.

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Types of Motorcycle Accident Claims

If you were injured in a motorcycle collision that was not your fault, you may be able to pursue damages from the at-fault party.

However, Maryland does not require insurance companies to provide personal injury protection (PIP) to motorcyclists. This means a person injured in a motorcycle collisionmay not be provided the same protection as the motorist that caused the crash.

This also means that you may have several options available to pursue compensation from the at-fault party and his or her insurer. Our skilled Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers will review the circumstances surrounding your crash to determine if you may be entitled to file any of the following claims:

Personal Injury

Motorcycle accident cases fall under the category of personal injury, which is based on the theory of negligence. This means your Maryland motorcycle accident attorney will need to determine if the other driver was at fault because he or she failed to act with reasonable care to avoid causing the crash.

Our team of skilled lawyers will conduct an in-depth investigation to learn more about your collision, including whether the other driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol, failed to pay attention to his or her surroundings, violated traffic laws, or was distracted while driving.

Product Liability

If your motorcycle accident was caused by a defective part in your vehicle, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the part’s manufacturer.

Our Maryland defective products lawyers will review your crash and the vehicles involved to determine if they had any defects prior to the crash. Our attorneys will determine whether:

  • The defective motorcycle or part was unreasonably dangerous
  • The motorcycle was being operated as intended
  • The motorcycle’s performance had not changed since its initial purchase

Typically, some of the defects that are common in motorcycle accident cases are defective tires, brakes, accelerators and fuel systems. We will thoroughly review your crash to determine where the defect occurred and which manufacturer is liable for your injuries. 

Wrongful Death

If you lost someone you love in a motorcycle accident caused by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Our lawyers will review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death to determine if the at-fault party can be held liable for the pain and suffering you have endured.

Schedule a free, no obligation consultation to find out if you have a case.

How Can I Be Compensated for My Claim?

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your claim, you may be entitled to recover several forms of compensation for the injuries you sustained during your motorcycle collision.

During your free consultation, our motorcycle accident attorneys in Maryland will discuss your claim to determine which types of compensation you may be entitled to, such as:

Medical Expenses

Our attorneys will factor in all of the medical expenses you have incurred since the motorcycle crash, including:

  • Hospital and doctors’ visits
  • Medical transportation
  • Medical treatment
  • Surgery
  • Prescription medications
  • Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs or crutches
  • Travel costs to and from doctors’ visits

Lost Wages

If you were forced to miss work while recovering from your motorcycle accident injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the wages or income you lost.

Our Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys will review your paychecks and timecards to determine the compensation you may be owed based on your average pay rate before the crash.

Loss of Earning Capacity

In some cases, a motorcycle accident victim’s injuries may be so severe that he or she will suffer from long-lasting or permanent damage that prevents him or her from working.

If your motorcycle accident injury prevents you from holding a job, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of earning capacity. Our Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys can discuss the compensation you may be owed during a free consultation.

Pain and Suffering

Some motorcycle accident victims experience significant pain, suffering and discomfort after the collision. If our motorcycle accident lawyers in Maryland determine that you have a strong enough case against the at-fault party, we will pursue compensation for the pain and suffering you endured after the crash.

To reach an accurate figure of the compensation you may be owed, we will review your medical reports, interview your treating physician, use testimony from medical experts, and speak with your loved ones to determine how the injury has affected your daily life.

Loss of Consortium

Loss of consortium is a form of compensation for the loss of relationship between the victim and his or her loved ones. Generally, this type of compensation is reserved for the spouses or partners of people who were severely injured or killed in crashes caused by negligence.

To recover this type of compensation, our Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers will need to prove that you lost the love, support and companionship the victim would have provided you if he or she had lived. 

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Why Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Although motorcyclists have the same rights as other motorists, it can be difficult for injured riders to file a claim for compensation after a crash, even if it was caused by another’s negligence.

Insurance companies typically view motorcycles as a liability because of the vehicles’ low-visibility and lack of protection. An insurance adjuster may use these factors to affect the value of your claim by making you seem partially at fault or responsible for your own injuries. Furthermore, an adjuster may use these factors to have your claim denied altogether.

If you were injured in a motorcycle crash, an attorney can explain your options for pursuing compensation and help protect your claim from interference from an insurance company. At The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl, our Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys will help you build a claim by constructing a solid case using evidence, testimony from your treating physician and medical experts, and investigating your accident to effectively demonstrate the at-fault driver is liable for your injuries.  

Our Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers will directly handle communications with all insurance companies and attorneys involved in your claim to help ensure it is properly handled. We are familiar with Maryland ’s laws regarding motorcycle operation and accident liability and have the resources to help you pursue the compensation you need.

Call 410-244-7005 to speak with a skilled motorcycle accident attorney in Maryland . 

How Long Do I Have to File My Claim?

If you are seeking compensation for your injuries, you have three years to file a claim for a motorcycle accident in Maryland . This deadline, called the “statute of limitations,” begins on the date of the crash that caused your injury.

If you wait too long to file your claim and miss the three-year deadline, you will lose the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party.

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Contact Our Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

A motorcycle accident can often have a tragic impact on a victim’s life, including severe injuries, impairments and disabilities. However, if you believe your crash was caused by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

At The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Maryland understand the difficulties many victims and their families face following a crash. For this reason, we will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to determine if you have a valid claim against the at-fault party or an arguable defense against an uncooperative insurance company.

All of our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay us any upfront charge for our services. There will be no fees or costs unless we are able to recover compensation for your claim.

Call 410-244-7005 to schedule a free consultation today.

Contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation if you have been injured by another’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation.

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