Waldorf Maryland Attorney
If you were injured on a motorcycle, you need to know that motorcycle accident cases are very different from regular auto accident cases. Motorcycle accident claims present challenges rarely seen in car accident cases, some of which are very unfair and should not exist but must be contended with nonetheless. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney anticipates these challenges and knows how to tackle them.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Waldorf or anywhere in Maryland, experienced motorcycle accident attorney Alison Mason Heurich, Esq., is here to fight for the full and fair compensation that you deserve.
Driver Negligence and Motorcycle Accidents
In accidents involving motorcycles and another vehicle, negligence on the part of the other driver is usually to blame. This applies in cases where the motorcycle and the other vehicle collide and in single-vehicle motorcycle accidents where the motorcyclist is forced to make evasive maneuvers resulting in a crash even though there is no contact with the negligent driver’s vehicle. Examples of driver negligence that commonly cause motorcycle crashes include:
- Driver makes a left-hand turn into the path of the oncoming motorcycle violating the motorcyclist’s right of way
- Driver changes lanes into the motorcycle
- Driver changes lanes into the motorcycle’s space forcing the motorcycle to make evasive maneuvers
- Following too closely
Why You Need and Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcyclists can be at a disadvantage for many reasons. First is the bias against motorcyclists, which is very real and can affect everyone involved in your accident and how they view what happened, who is to blame, and how much, if any, compensation you may recover. This can start with witnesses and trickle through responding officers and EMTs, judge, jurors, and even the accident attorneys you contact for help.
Another serious problem for many motorcycle accident victims is lack of reliable witnesses. This can include you. You may not have any memory of what happened due to the nature of your injuries. There may not have been any other witnesses and if there were, they may not have really seen or understood what was going on because they do not ride and do not understand how and why motorcycle accidents happen. And, of course, we have to go back to the issue of bias when it comes to witnesses.
Serious injuries are another important issue. Serious injuries are far more common in motorcycle accidents than in car accidents, and you need full and fair compensation that will cover your immediate medical expenses as well as your ongoing needs for the rest of your life.
Alison Mason Heurich, Esq., is an experienced Maryland motorcycle accident attorney who believes that every accident victim deserves full and fair compensation. She will fight hard for you and your family. Please, do not wait until it is too late to call 240-346-4883 or email her and schedule your free initial consultation.