Harford County Trusted Lawyer for Motorcycle Accident Cases
The thrill of the open road, smelling the fresh air, and cruising down the highway – it’s something that brings motorcyclists joy. But riding a motorcycle also brings risks. Even the most responsible motorcycle driver is in danger when other drivers don’t share the road. Because motorcycle riders aren’t protected by the bulk of a car or truck, 72% of motorcycle accidents result in injuries to the rider.
According to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) each year in Maryland, an average of 1,046 motorcycle riders and passengers are injured in motorcycle accidents each year. Sadly, nearly 73 riders or passengers are fatally injured each year.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer now by calling 410-838-5041. We’ll review the facts of your case and determine if we can help.
Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Because of the nature of motorcycles, a motorcycle accident can lead to some pretty serious injuries, especially if the accident occurs at a high speed. When a larger vehicle and a motorcycle collide, riders can suffer severe injuries, including:
Spinal cord injuries
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Even less serious injuries, such as road rash and lacerations, need to be medically treated. Being injured in a motorcycle accident can require hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and future medical care. If your injuries are severe, you may not be able to work.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles and other vehicles collide for several reasons, including:
One or both drivers being under the influence
Dangerous road conditions
It’s important to know that if you were violating a traffic law or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, that may prevent you from recovering compensation for your injuries. But if a motorist was at fault, that makes it much easier to recover damages.
Working with a lawyer who has experience in motorcycle accident cases and is also skilled in personal injury law can help you get a better insurance settlement or jury verdict. And that’s crucial – you have medical bills to pay and lost wages to make up for. And if the accident resulted in a fatality, we will work with the surviving family to file a wrongful death suit if applicable.
No Win, No Fee Policy
There is no risk to you in working with an experienced motorcycle lawyer who operates on a no-win/no-fee policy like The Law Office of Timothy A. Cook does. If we feel you have a case and you ask us to represent you, we do all of the legwork and investigation, reviewing traffic camera footage, interviewing witnesses, and more. We have more than 29 years of experience in accident cases.
Negotiating a settlement with an insurance company or going to court in a motorcycle accident case can be challenging if you try and go it alone. At every step, you will deal with insurance company adjustors, complex laws, and confusing court rules. It is always better to have an experienced accident lawyer on your side to represent your interests and protect your rights.
Don’t Sign a Settlement without Talking to a Lawyer First
Unfortunately, many bicycle accident victims do not realize the value of their cases and are taken advantage of by claims adjusters and the insurance company. Insurance companies will seek to deny claims, avoid liability, and inaccurately assess the value of your case. Without the advocacy of an experienced and effective bicycle accident lawyer, you may risk losing the full value of your case.
We may be able to help you recover damages that can cover:
Future medical needs due to the accident
Loss of limb
Pain and suffering
Don’t try and go it alone. Schedule a consultation today.
Get a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident and would like to talk about your case, please call The Law Offices of Timothy A. Cook for a free consultation at 410-838-5041 or contact us below.