Baltimore Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Adamant Representation for Injured Riders
Motorcycles offer their riders a thrilling experience. Motorcycle riders are entitled to enjoy this experience with the knowledge that they can rely on other automobile drivers to operate their vehicles safely. This expectation is shattered when motorcycle riders suffer serious injuries due to an automobile driver’s negligence.
While nothing can cure these injuries beyond extensive medical attention and rehab therapy, a motorcycle accident victim may be entitled to compensation. The process of obtaining compensation is difficult as insurance companies often deny claims by motorcycle accident victims. A Baltimore, Maryland motorcycle accident attorney can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. can work with you to build a winning case.
For a free consultation, contact us at (855) 954-4141 or contact us online.
Motorcycle Accidents Injuries & Compensation
Baltimore City and the surrounding areas have some of the most congested roadways in Maryland. Motorcycles travel on these roads along with automobiles. Accordingly, motorcycle collisions occur at an alarming frequency.
Common injuries in motorcycle accidents include:
- Broken Bones
- Dental Injuries
- Lower Extremity Injuries
- Muscle Damage
- Road Rash or Friction Burns
- Skull and Facial Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
The reason these injuries are severe is that motorcycles supply minimal protections to their riders. These injuries require emergency medical treatment such as surgery. To ensure that the motorcycle rider makes a full recovery, comprehensive rehabilitation such as reconstructive surgery, physical therapy, and occupational therapy are required. The financial cost of this treatment is expensive which is why motorcycle accident victims require significant financial compensation.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Common causes of motorcycle collisions include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving and using a cellular phone
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Failing to observe one’s surrounding
- Aggressive driving
- Improper lane changes
Litigation & Defense Strategies You Should Know About
When an insurance company denies a motorcycle accident victim’s claim, the victim is left with little choice but to file a lawsuit. To win a lawsuit, the victim must prove all the elements of their case by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. Specifically, the motorcycle accident victim must prove that the other driver caused the collision and that the collision caused their injuries.
Insurance companies often deny claims by motorcycle accident victims based on the defense of contributory negligence. They also use contributory negligence to defend against lawsuits brought by motorcycle accident victims. Contributory negligence precludes a personal injury victim from recovering anything if the defense produces evidence showing that the victim contributed to the accident. To overcome this defense, motorcycle accident victims require skilled legal representation by a dedicated Baltimore, Maryland motorcycle accident lawyer.
How a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You
If you suffered injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, you require effective legal representation by a Baltimore, Maryland motorcycle accident attorney. Insurance companies routinely deny blame victims for their own injuries and vigorously defend motorcycle accident lawsuits. The experienced attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A., will fight to obtain justice and compensation for your injuries. We have been representing people from all of Maryland’s ethnic communities including the Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), and Hispanic communities. Portner & Shure, P.A. receives no fee unless our clients obtain a settlement or judgment in court.
To schedule a free consultation regarding your Baltimore City motorcycle accident case, contact us at (855) 954-4141 or contact us online.