Motorcycle wrecks almost always end in serious and fatal injuries. The nature of the vehicle itself presents a hazard, as motorcycles are more difficult for other motorists to see and they offer very little protection. Still, motorcycles are a part of driving and we all must share the road. The stigma against motorcycles often affects the outcome of the accident case. Many people believe bikers drive recklessly and that the accidents are the motorcyclist’s fault. In fact, drivers of passenger cars or trucks often act negligently by failing to properly check the road before changing lanes or turning. Victims of motorcycle accidents and their families need a strong, knowledgeable advocate to fight for them. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle accident in Maryland, contact Markey & Orsi today for quality legal representation.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Markey & Orsi conduct thorough investigations to establish the causes of the crashes that injure our clients and make every effort to identify all parties liable for these often devastating accidents. The following are among the most common types of motorcycle accidents:
- Single-bike accidents. Although about 57 percent of all motorcycle deaths involved a single vehicle, the motorcyclists are often not at fault. They may lose control due to potholes, uneven pavement or other road conditions, hit an object dropped on the road by a truck, or even fall victim to faulty repairs or defective equipment.
- Failure to yield collisions. While motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities on the road as other drivers, motorists often cause auto accidents when they believe they do not need to yield right of way to motorcycle riders or when they fail to notice the smaller vehicles at all.
- Red light and other rear-end collisions. While motorcycles are not highly visible when viewed from behind, motorists still have the responsibility to watch for them, just as they would with any other vehicle. Even a relatively small bump can send motorcyclists careening from their vehicles, resulting in serious or fatal accidents.
Recovering Damages After an Accident
Motorcycle accidents are notorious for causing very serious injuries that may include injuries to the head or spinal cord, permanent disfigurement, broken bones, and more. Of course, injuries of this nature often result in unexpected costs that victims were not financially prepared for. A successful motorcycle accident case may allow you to recover significant damages for the burdens you have faced. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, need to hire outside help, emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. When determining the value of your claim, each lawyer at our firm examines all past and current expenses and works with medical specialists and other professionals to accurately predict the future anticipated costs as well.
Contact a Maryland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The attorneys at Markey & Orsi are proud to support motorcycle accident victims in Baltimore County and throughout the state of Maryland. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to consult with an attorney who is committed to fighting on your behalf. Contact our firm today for strong legal representation.