A motorcycle crash usually results in serious injuries. Yet motorcycle riders and passengers often face significant barriers to recovering compensation. A lawyer who is experienced with these cases can protect your rights and help you maximize your claim.
The law firm of Belsky Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, advocates for victims of motorcycle accidents in Baltimore and statewide Maryland. We are committed to helping you recover as fully as possible. Get a free personal injury consultation.
A Motorcycle Crash Raises Challenging Legal Issues
We regularly encounter these issues in representing a person injured on a motorcycle:
- Motorcycles are not covered by PIP insurance unless the rider has specifically purchased additional motorcycle PIP insurance.
- Because of the severe injuries, the losses often exceed the other driver's insurance, leading to an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim under the motorcyclist's policy.
- Motorcycle riders often get blamed unfairly for an accident. Under Maryland's contributory negligence law, the victim is not entitled to compensation if he or she is deemed partly at fault.
We oversee a thorough investigation, using professional accident reconstruction specialists when necessary, to establish that the driver of the car — and not our client — was at fault. For example, was the other driver speeding, distracted, intoxicated or violating traffic laws at the time of the crash?
A Motorcycle Accident Causes Serious Injuries
The rider and/or passenger is injured in four out of five motorcycle crashes. These tend to be significant injuries, such as head trauma (even with a helmet), broken bones, back and neck injuries, and severe "road rash" burns and abrasions.
We work with our clients, family members and medical providers to detail the impact of the injury, including medical bills, future care needs, lost earnings, lasting disability or disfigurement, and appropriate damages for pain and suffering. If the insurance company will not agree to reasonable compensation, we will file suit and go all the way to trial.
Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys offer free initial consultations and are happy to schedule appointments at any of our Maryland office locations. Please contact us online or call 410-344-7380 or 800-266-4732.