Here’s What to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland

With spring rolling back around and the weather finally getting back to where it should be, we begin to see more and more bikers on the road. Though riding a motorcycle is fun and has numerous advantages, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to potential injury than other drivers. Please continue reading and reach out to our seasoned Baltimore County motorcycle accident attorneys to learn more about motorcycle accidents and how we can fight for you if you’ve been wrongfully hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent causes of motorcycle accidents in Maryland?

There are various potential causes of motorcycle accidents, including unsafe road conditions, inclement weather, and more. However, as you can imagine, most motorcycle accidents are caused by careless drivers. At times, motorcyclists can cause these accidents, but often, they’re caused by other careless drivers. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Drivers opening car doors without looking to see if anyone is coming
  • Drivers stopping short
  • Drivers tailing motorcyclists
  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Trying to overtake motorcyclists
  • Failing to look before merging

Do I need an attorney to file a personal injury claim?

If you are hurt in a motorcycle accident because of a careless driver, you may wonder if you really need an attorney to recover compensation for your injuries. Though technically, you don’t need an attorney to bring a lawsuit, if you truly require compensation, it’s always best to hire one. Without an attorney, there’s a very strong chance you’ll lose your case, even if you have a valid claim. Personal injury attorneys have extensive experience gathering and presenting evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and altogether understand the injury claims process far better than anyone without education and experience in the field. If you’ve been hurt, our personal injury attorneys in Baltimore County are here to help you recover the full compensation to which you are entitled.

How long do I have to hire an attorney to file a personal injury claim?

In Maryland, the statute of limitations is three years, which means you will have three years from the date you were injured to sue the party responsible. If you wait past the statute of limitations, you’ll most likely permanently be barred from suing. Our legal team is prepared to assist you today–you just need to pick up the phone and give us a call or fill out our online contact form so we can get started.


The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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