Southern Maryland Motorcycle Crash Lawyers
The attorneys at Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, PC have the experience necessary to handle serious motorcycle crash cases.
When some people think of motorcyclists, they think of reckless behavior. Who hasn’t been in traffic and seen the crotch rockets weaving in and out of traffic and flying up the shoulders? Because of this, motorcycle crash cases are more difficult to handle than your typical car crash case.
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Motorcyclists have a significant increased risk of injury above the typical car occupant. First, motorcyclists are harder to see than your typical car. Second motorcycles do not provide the structural barrier that a car or truck does when a crash occurs. Third, in a car, the occupants are normally restrained by seatbelts, whereas in a motorcycle, the chance of a driver being thrown from the vehicle are significantly higher.
Some people discriminate against motorcyclists. This includes some insurance adjusters and some defense attorneys as well. If you have a motorcycle crash case, you may need to go to trial in order to get the money you deserve.
We only take motorcycle cases where we believe the evidence shows that our client acted with reasonable care and is free from contributory negligence.
Insurance companies are not required to offer Motorcyclists personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. PIP insurance is very beneficial to the insured party. PIP insurance pays for the insured party’s medical bills and lost wages. The nice thing about PIP is that there is no subrogation involved. This means that when the case settles, PIP does not get a lien that has to be paid back out of the settlement proceeds.
Motorcycles are also treated differently than automobiles for purposes of an uninsured motorist claim. If for instance, you are driving someone else’s car and are involved in a crash caused by an uninsured motorist, you can make a claim against your own insurance policy. If you are driving someone else’s motorcycle, you may be restricted to the insurance coverage that the owner has for the motorcycle.
Motorcycle crashes are more likely to result in severe permanent injuries including:
* Fractured bones
* Brain trauma/damage
* Spinal injuries
* Herniated discs
* Permanent scarring
It is unfortunate that today, distracted driving is so prevalent. With cellphones and social media, it is just so tempting to take your eyes off the road for a few seconds. When this happens, it is not surprising that crashes occur. When a motorcycle is involved, the effects can be devastating.
The personal injury attorneys at Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, P.C. are dedicated to getting our client’s the compensation that they deserve.
The information contained on this page is provided as general information and does not constitute legal advice. The experienced attorneys at Baldwin, Briscoe Steinmetz, P.C. can assist you if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. Call today to schedule a free, no-obligation, in-office-consultation for any injury related claim. The law offices of Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, P.C. handle accident claims in Maryland and the District of Columbia.