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Representing Injured Motorcyclists Throughout Maryland

Motorcycle accidents can change a victim’s life forever. Motorcycles are fast-moving objects with little to no protection for the driver, making motorcyclists more vulnerable and at-risk than drivers in enclosed vehicles.

At Portner & Shure, P.A., we have 30 years of experience fighting for victims of motorcycle accidents. Our Frederick motorcycle accident attorneys have tremendous case results, countless 5-star reviews, fantastic ratings, and national recognition for our team’s work in personal injury cases. After being involved in a motorcycle accident in Maryland, you or your loved one should immediately seek medical attention and contact a local top-rated personal injury attorney.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in or around Frederick, Maryland contact us today.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents & Injuries

Unfortunately, some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include drunk driving, speeding, distracted driving, and other negligent behavior on behalf of motorists.

As a result of these accidents, motorcyclists often sustain the following injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Skull fractures
  • Dental injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Road rash or friction burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Lower extremity injuries
  • Muscle damage

What is a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

After being involved in a motorcycle accident, you may file a motorcycle accident claim, which is considered a personal injury case. In order to successfully file your claim, you must prove that the other driver was negligent. Our experienced attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. will gather all of the relevant information and fight for you to receive the best possible results. We will show that the other driver neglected their duty of care to you on the road and that this negligence caused your injuries.

Another important thing to note is that motorcycle insurance differs from car insurance. Therefore, you need an experienced attorney familiar with motorcycle accidents specifically in order to receive the maximum compensation available.

Learn more about motorcycle accident claims and how else our law firm can help you by watching this brief video on our YouTube channel.

Contributory Negligence

In most cases, the liability adjuster will try to find you “contributorily negligent.” In Maryland, if you are even 1% responsible for the accident, the carrier may deny your claim. Thus, you should not discuss your case thoroughly with a liability adjuster without retaining a top Frederick, Maryland motorcycle accident attorney first. Liability adjusters will often try to contact you and offer a quick settlement. These offers are usually far less than your claim is worth, so SAY NO!

Damages in Your Frederick, Maryland Motorcycle Accident

  • Motorcycle accidents include the following economic and non-economic damages:
  • Property damage, towing, and loss of value to your motorcycle
  • Medical expenses following the motorcycle accident (after fault/liability is agreed upon)
  • The estimated cost of future medical expenses, in cases where you sustained a permanent injury
  • Lost wages
    • To receive compensation for lost wages, our firm must obtain documentation from your employer and an “off work” skip from your doctor
  • Inconvenience/pain and suffering damages
    • This depends on the injury sustained, the length of treatment, and future expectation

What if English is Not My First Language?

At Portner & Shure, P.A. we use interpreters and have bi-lingual paralegals who speak Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, and Spanish. Our firm has some of the best bi-lingual paralegals in Maryland. We are confident that our staff can meet your unique needs.

How Can a Frederick, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?

Navigating the legal landscape in Maryland without a top Frederick motorcycle accident lawyer is difficult and time-consuming. Additionally, our attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have leverage to negotiate with insurance adjusters while you do not. Hiring a motorcycle accident attorney will decrease your stress and likely result in a better outcome.

Our attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. make weekly appearances to courthouses throughout Maryland. We have 30 years of experience in Maryland and are familiar with the Judges and community that make-up a potential jury pool. As previously mentioned, our past results, reviews, ratings, and recognition highlight our substantial success in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. Portner & Shure, P.A. does not receive a fee unless the victim obtains a settlement or judgment in court.

To schedule a free consultation regarding your motorcycle accident case, contact us at (240) 770-0509 or contact us online.


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