What Should I do After a Bicycle Accident in Maryland?

Though cycling has many benefits, including cost-efficiency and exercise, there are also several drawbacks, including a lack of protection from the elements and other motorists on the road. If you are someone who has been injured in a bicycle accident, you are most likely now looking into recovering financial compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the main causes of bicycle accidents?

Bicycle accidents can stem from several different scenarios, some of which have nothing to do with driver negligence. For example, poor weather or road conditions, or even defective bicycle or auto parts are known to have caused serious bicycle accidents in the past. However, the most common cause of bicycle accidents is negligence. The most common forms of driver negligence in today’s day and age are texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and speeding.

How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation after an accident?

To qualify for financial compensation, you will have to prove that you were, in fact, injured at the hands of a negligent party. However, insurance companies will not be on your side. That is why you will most likely need an attorney who is ready to tenaciously fight for the compensation you need and deserve.

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

Attorneys are essential parts of winning personal injury claims. This is because attorneys are trained and educated in carefully collecting and presenting evidence as effectively as possible. Our firm is no different. When you choose our firm, you know you have legal professionals fighting in your corner. Our attorneys will work to uncover security camera footage of your accident as it happened, eyewitness statements confirming your claim, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports of the incident, and more.

What is the statute of limitations in personal injury claims?

The statute of limitations is the amount of time those injured have from the date of their accident to file a claim against a negligent party. In Maryland, the statute of limitations is three years. If you wait past the three-year mark, you will be denied your right to sue. However, though you have three years, the sooner you file, the better. The fresher the injury, the better chance we have to establish a convincing case to win you the compensation you need to recover. Do not wait any longer. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

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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