Few people have much sympathy for motorcyclists involved in accidents. Unfair stereotypes sadly make it difficult for motorcycle riders to earn appropriate legal compensation for their injuries, even though most motorcyclists are safe, responsible motorists. Unfortunately, motorcycles lack the solid protection provided by an automobile or a truck when the unthinkable happens. Because motorcycles are so much smaller and harder to see than other vehicles, such accidents are often caused by drivers of cars and trucks—not the motorcyclist.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at DuBoff & Associates, Chartered understand that motorcyclists are as deserving of justice as anyone else on the roadway.
Common motorcycle accident injuries
When motorcyclists are involved in accidents, the results are often devastating. Common motorcycling injuries include:
- Fractures, often complex and severe, because a motorcycle accident almost invariably leads to a fall against a roadway
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which can have serious impacts on both the physical abilities and the very personality of the victim
- Road rash and other skin abrasions, which occur when riders skid along the surface of the roadway following a crash
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the fatality rate for motorcycle accidents in the United States is more than four times higher than for automobile accidents. Motorcycle accidents often lead to wrongful death cases as a result.
Proving your motorcycle accident personal injury case
At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, our personal injury lawyers know that motorcyclists go into any courtroom or insurance negotiation with at least one big strike against them: the misconception that motorcyclists are usually responsible for their accidents. This is why victims in such accidents should retain experienced legal counsel as soon as possible to ensure that evidence is collected, motions filed and paperwork prepared before anyone can build a case that the accident was the victim’s fault.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to recover fair compensation for medical and rehabilitation expenses, property damage and lost wages, among other claims.
Helping victims of Maryland motorcycle accident injuries fight for their rights
At DuBoff & Associates, we know how to help victims of motorcycle accidents. Our law firm practices throughout Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland, including Washington County, Howard County, Calvert County, Charles County and Kent County. Contact us online or at 301.495.3131 today to arrange a consultation.
Home and hospital visits are available to our seriously injured clients who are unable to make it to our office and we offer evening and weekend appointments when necessary. We are pleased to offer free initial consultations in personal injury cases and offer contingency fee arrangements when appropriate.