Despite all the perks motorcycles have to offer, there are some drawbacks, including less protection from other motorists. If you’ve been wrongfully injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation, and an experienced Prince George’s County motorcycle accident lawyer here at McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. is prepared to fight for the compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
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No one should have to fight for their rightful compensation on their own. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own, you should speak with a knowledgeable Prince George’s County auto accident lawyer as soon as you can.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in MD
Motorcycle accidents are not uncommon here in Maryland. Unfortunately, they are almost always preventable. In many cases, motorists neglect to show motorcyclists the respect they deserve and cause accidents. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Maryland are as follows:
- Inclement weather conditions
- Poor road conditions
- Drivers failing to check their blind spots before merging
- Drivers tailing motorcyclists too closely
- Drivers failing to look before opening their car doors–dooring accidents are not uncommon
- Motorists speeding, texting while driving, or driving while intoxicated
Satisfying the Burden of Proof
After a motorcycle accident, it is important that you document the facts surrounding the accident to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. Simply put, the “burden of proof” is that to recover compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured because of another party’s negligence.
Some of the most useful forms of evidence can include pictures/videos of the accident and its aftermath, a copy of the police report filed at the scene, witness testimony corroborating your claim, medical documentation pertaining to your injuries, and more. In many cases, an experienced Prince George’s County motorcycle accident lawyer can subpoena surveillance footage of an accident as it happened. This is often the most effective way to prove a personal injury claim.
As long as we can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, you should recover financial compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve sustained. Economic damages include the cost of medical care, lost wages, and more, which non-economic damages deal with non-monetary damages, such as emotional trauma, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Contact a Prince George’s County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
We know how devastating a motorcycle accident can be, and if you are an injured motorcyclist, you can depend on us to effectively fight for the financial compensation you require to get back on your feet again. Contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced legal team.