"Thank you so much for all your guidance and support during this difficult period in my life.I Will Never Forget Your Compassionate Professionalism And Unparalleled Legal Expertise." -Zachary P..
"From the 1st meeting, he invested so much time & interest. He was so helpful & reassuring. We won in court." -Ina Lerner.
"They’re the best. You will never lose with them" -Ana Thomas.
"Their services were honest with integrity. I always walked out their office with a smile." -Damilola Adeyale.
"I had a tough case in the beginning but it ended wonderfully and I grossed more than I expected. I recommend each & everyone who has an accident or any other legal matters, to please call Duboff & Assoc." -Terrence Edwards.
"The service was great and very understanding and straight forward all the way to the end." -Kevin Hines.
"I had a great experience working with Duboff & Associates through my legal case. I was involved in a car accident by a tuck tractor at no fault of mine. Mr. Duboff was such pleasant person that he guided me through the process and through by medical care." -Mohamed A..
"We are most grateful to you personally as well as your entire staff at DuBoff & Associates. Had it not been for your legal expertise, our opponents would have prevailed. The series of meetings we had–especially on Sundays to accommodate our individual schedules and our witnesses–deserve special mention." -Isaac Vodi, Riteway Driving School.
"I will not hesitate to refer them to my friends and I have done it before. Again I am very pleased for the good service they provided me. I will always come back for future incident." -Read the full testimonial.
"You have been great to work with, you are a top notch attorney in my opinion. This is my first experience and hopefully my last but I appreciate your openness, patience, and honesty in guiding me through the process. You always made me feel you were working on my behalf to get the best settlement possible." -Larry McClain.
Riding a motorcycle can be a dangerous way to get around. In more than half of crashes involving a motorcycle and a vehicle, the rider is not at fault. But lack of blame doesn’t make crashes less hazardous for motorcyclists: 75 percent of crashes result in an injury or fatality for the rider.
One of the best things you can do to reduce your risk of serious injury or death on your motorcycle is to wear a sturdy helmet. If you crash, a DOT-compliant helmet can help minimize head trauma, possibly saving your life. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study found that motorcyclists wearing helmets had a lower likelihood of injuries to the head and face in a crash, and they were less likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury.
In Maryland, helmets aren’t just a suggestion for motorcycle riders; they’re the law.
Under Maryland state law, all drivers and passengers of motorcycles must wear helmets meeting the state Motor Vehicle Administration’s requirements. The administration uses Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218 as its minimum standard for compliant helmets.
The easiest way to ensure that your helmet is compliant with state law is to use one with a factory-applied label of “Department of Transportation” or “Snell Memorial Foundation.” Some helmets bear both labels. When the helmet doesn’t include the factory-printed DOT label, it should include a label that’s sewn inside showing the month and year the helmet was made.
In addition, motorcycle operators must wear approved eye-protection devices if their bikes are not equipped with windscreens. Any goggles, prescription lenses or face shields you use while riding must comply with impact-resistance regulations from the Food and Drug Administration. At times that motor vehicles must use their lights, you’re required to use clear, non-tinted eye protection.
Motorcycle windscreens are required to be fastened securely to the bike. If you choose not to wear an approved device for eye protection, your windscreen must be attached at a height that’s appropriate to protect your eyes and face while you’re sitting on your bike in a typical position for riding. It’s recommended that you wear protective eye gear even if your bike has an appropriately installed windscreen.
Helmets don’t prevent crashes, but they do help protect you in a crash. If you take a blow in a crash, your approved helmet will provide some protection to your head and brain by dispersing the huge amount of force that occurs. Helmets have four basic parts that work together to protect you:
If your helmet doesn’t fit properly, it may not do its job when you need it most. It also may feel uncomfortable as you’re riding. Try on a variety of helmets from different manufacturers, and get one that fits snugly but not tightly. For your safety and comfort, don’t buy a used helmet.
Maryland’s Motorcycle Safety Program also recommends that you invest in some additional protective gear designed specifically for motorcyclists. Appropriate gear will help you stay comfortable in a variety of weather conditions, and it will help keep you safe. Gear to consider includes:
Accidents between motorcycles and cars can result in serious injuries and even death. If you’ve been injured in a crash, or if a loved one has been killed, it’s vital that you work with experienced motorcycle accident attorneys to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive fair compensation. To speak with an attorney, please contact DuBoff & Associates, Chartered.