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Montgomery County has some of the most congested roadways in Maryland. Unsurprisingly, this leads to countless motor vehicle collisions within the county each year. Many of these accidents involve motorcycles colliding with other vehicles, such as cars and trucks.
If you or someone you love was involved in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills and other damages, such as pain and suffering, lost wages, and emotional distress. Portner & Shure, P.A. has been representing victims of negligence for over 25 years and, in that time, we have successfully obtained numerous favorable results for our clients.
Contact our Wheaton motorcycle accident lawyers at (240) 233-2801 or by submitting an online contact form today for a free initial consultation.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle collisions are often more severe than other types of collisions. Due to the fact that motorcycles offer riders minimal protection and because of the speed at which motorcycles travel, the resulting injuries that come with a collision tend to be very severe.
Motorcycle collisions often result in:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Skull and facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Dental injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Road rash or friction burns
- Lower extremity injuries
- Muscle damage
These catastrophic injuries often require extensive medical treatment and ongoing rehabilitative care.
The costs associated with medical treatment for motorcycle accident injuries can be exorbitant and, when victims are also unable to work due to their injuries, they can place victims and their families under considerable financial strain.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
While many people subscribe to the notion that motorcycles are inherently dangerous and motorcycle riders tend to engage in risky driving behaviors, the fact is most motorcycle accidents are the result of another motorist’s negligence.
Motorcycle collisions are often caused by:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Improper lane changes
- Traffic law violations
- Fatigued driving
Sometimes, faulty road construction or defect design can lead to a motorcycle accident. In other cases, a defective motorcycle part or piece of safety equipment, such as a motorcycle helmet, can lead to a crash or contribute to the severity of the resulting injuries.
How an Attorney Can Help
Insurance companies may raise a number of defenses to a motorcycle accident claim. They may attempt to argue that the motorcyclist was negligent and that this contributed to the accident. This defense precludes a victim from recovering anything if evidence is produced showing that the victim contributed to the accident. Our Wheaton motorcycle accident lawyers can fight back against such defenses and work to prove that you were injured through no fault of your own.
Portner & Shure, P.A. has a proven track record of securing favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those involving motorcycle collisions. We can help you seek compensation for all of your damages, including but not limited to medical bills, lost wages/income, disability, pain and suffering, property damage, and emotional distress. We have been representing injured clients throughout Montgomery County for more than 25 years and have earned numerous five-star reviews from past clients.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Wheaton or the nearby areas, contact us online or call (240) 233-2801 to schedule a free initial consultation with Portner & Shure, P.A. today.
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