Motorcycle accidents are among the most devastating of any accident due to the severity of the injuries. Unprotected by devices such as air bags, windshields and seat belts, motorcyclists are exposed to the pavement and exposed to the elements.
At Portner & Shure, we provide skilled representation to injured motorcyclists, pursuing full compensation for injuries they have suffered as a result of negligent motorists.
Over the years, our attorneys have observed that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent motorists who either fail to see motorcyclists or engage in reckless behavior. Other causes of these accidents include:
- Lack of rider experience
- Bike instability
- Roads in disrepair
- Oil slicks and standing water
- Debris or objects in the roadway
- Uneven payment
- Railroad tracks
- Deer and other wildlife
It cannot be overstated just how devastating these accidents are. In a typical year, over 150,000 people are hospitalized after motorcycle accidents, and motorcycle accident victims are 20 times more likely to die than those who are injured in car or truck accidents. The injuries in these cases are often catastrophic, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputated limbs, scarring and disfigurement.
Our Motorcycle Accident LawyersWill Fight for Your Rights
Unfortunately, motorcyclists often receive a bad rap. This is unacceptable; the type of vehicle involved in the accident should not matter. Negligence is negligence, and you deserve to recover for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Our attorneys and outstanding staff will make sure you are not taken advantage of by the insurance companies and will work to present a compelling case for the jury if it goes to trial. If a settlement is in your best interest, we will use our outstanding negotiating skills to obtain an outcome that provides for your current and future needs.
Contact Portner & Shure's Motorcycle Accident Experts
Injured by a negligent driver? The time to act is now. Contact us today for a free initial consultation by calling (410) 995-1515 or (301) 854-9000 in Maryland, (703) 916-1227 in Virginia or (202) 554-1449 in Washington, D.C.. Our support staff includes paralegals fluent in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Korean and Vietnamese.