Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Maryland
Riding a motorcycle is one of the most liberating and enjoyable experiences you will ever have on the open road. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous, though not for the reasons many people expect.
If you have been looking for a motorcycle injury lawyer in Maryland then contact the Houlon Berman team today for a free consultation.
By and large, motorcyclists are very safe and conscientious drivers. They follow traffic laws, obey the speed limit, and tend to drive defensively. The greatest danger to someone on a motorcycle is the traffic surrounding them. What would be a fender-bender between careless motorists becomes much more serious when a motorcycle is involved.
Handling a motorcycle accident case is often different than the ordinary auto accident case. The motorcycle accident case may require implementing certain strategies, as motorcycle riders are often unfairly hampered by negative stereotypes. These stereotypes can harm how potential plaintiffs are perceived by jurors. Defense attorneys will often seek to perpetuate a stereotype of motorcyclists as bands of outlaws or immature teenagers. These negative images present unique challenges to proving liability.
Protecting Yourself after the Accident
Motorcyclists know all about personal protective equipment and strategies while on the road but there is a saying that, “There are only two kinds of riders, those who have fallen, and those who will.” If you have fallen, there are a few things that can help you build a strong defense and establish liability from the very start.
Call the Police: It is essential that the police document the scene as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Their investigation and interviews will be important factors in determining who was at fault in the accident.
Seek Medical Attention: Even if you consider your injuries to be minor and do not feel “that bad”, you still need to see a doctor. Having authoritative documentation of your injuries can be a useful tool in your case. It will also give your personal injury lawyer an inventory of injuries for which you should receive compensation.
Secure Legal Counsel: A motorcycle accident attorney will be familiar with what needs to be done in order to clearly prove liability in your case. Their expertise and understanding of legal proceedings will help ensure you receive just compensation for property damage and personal injuries.
Contact Houlon Berman
The experienced personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys at Houlon Berman have years of experience providing personal service and excellent results for their clients. Contact our offices today to talk to a lawyer about your motorcycle accident injury or case.
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