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Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Protecting the Rights of Injured Motorists in Bethesda

Accidents are inevitable, but when they occur due to negligence, it’s crucial for victims to seek fair compensation for wrongful injuries. At Rowe, Weinstein & Sohn, PLLC, we understand the immense stress and financial burdens that come with an unexpected injury, from lost earnings to expensive hospital bills. If you suffered preventable harm in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s carelessness, our Maryland attorneys can zealously protect your rights and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. 

No matter what, you can trust our seasoned advocates to have your back. Don’t wait to seek justice after a wrongful injury. With over a century of combined experience and a comprehensive understanding of personal injury law, our motorcycle accident lawyers can fight tirelessly to hold all liable parties accountable for the harm they’ve caused, allowing you to focus on your health and recovery. 

Injured by someone else’s negligence? Turn to an award-winning firm with over 100 years of combined experience. Call (301) 450-5742 to schedule a free consultation

What Constitutes Negligence in Motorcycle Accidents?

Accidents are inevitable on the road. For motorcyclists, the stakes of a serious injury are even higher due to the lack of a buffer between themselves and the road, the elements, and other motor vehicles. While motorcycles are a popular means of travel for Maryland residents, they’re also associated with a high rate of catastrophic injury, making it crucial to take immediate action after a motorcycle crash. 

While not every accident occurs due to negligence, it often plays a key role in motorcycle injuries. Common causes of motorcycle accidents resulting from negligence include: 

  • Distracted driving: Operating a vehicle while distracted by calls, texts, eating, drinking, and other distractions can lead to serious injuries. 
  • Drowsy driving: Driving while fatigued or drowsy can significantly increase the risk of accidents on the road, such as commercial truck operators or FedEx delivery drivers who work long hours or are pushed to meet tight deadlines. 
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol: Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs can increase the risk of motorcycle accidents and put other drivers at risk.
  • Excessive speeding: Disobeying posted speed limits can result in severe injuries for other drivers on the road.   
  • Reckless driving: Reckless driving, such as road rage, street racing, and other traffic violations, can lead to accidents and injuries for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in severe injuries, such as: 

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) 
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Paralysis 
  • Road rash and burns
  • Psychological trauma and PTSD

If you were wrongfully injured in a motorcycle accident, look no further than Rowe, Weinstein & Sohn, PLLC for the experienced representation you deserve. We can carefully evaluate the circumstances of the accident to ensure all liable parties are identified and seek to recover maximum damages on your behalf. 

Who Is Liable in a Motorcycle Accident?

Determining liability in a motorcycle accident can be complex. Keep in mind that not every accident constitutes a personal injury claim. It’s crucial to consult with a skilled attorney who can strengthen your case with relevant evidence and establish valid grounds for a lawsuit, allowing you to seek compensation to cover your medical costs, time off work, and any other losses resulting from the accident.

In a motorcycle accident, the plaintiff bears the burden of proof. This means that the injured party is responsible for proving their injuries directly resulted from the defendant’s negligence. To successfully bring a lawsuit against liable parties in a motorcycle accident, you must establish four necessary elements. These include: 

  1. Duty of Care: You must demonstrate that the offender owed you a duty of care. For example, if you were harmed by a distracted truck driver, you may argue that they were obligated to respect your safety on the road by exercising reasonable caution and obeying traffic laws. 
  2. Breach of Duty: Next, you must show that the defendant breached their duty of care by acting negligently, such as by driving recklessly or violating traffic regulations. 
  3. Damages: Then, you must establish that you suffered compensatory financial or non-financial losses (damages) as a result of the defendant’s negligence. 
  4. Causation: Finally, you must prove that the defendant’s negligence was the “proximate cause” of your injuries by proving liability. 

Establishing proximate cause is often the most difficult and complicated part of pursuing compensation after a wrongful injury. To meet the standard of proof, plaintiffs must present compelling evidence to show by a preponderance of the evidence (e.g., that it is “more likely than not”) that negligence is the primary cause of your injuries. 

In these cases, securing sound counsel can mean the difference between walking away empty-handed and collecting the fair compensation you deserve. Our award-winning attorneys can help you establish negligence in your case by identifying all liable parties. Some examples of responsible parties in a motorcycle accident include: 

  • Other drivers: When other drivers act negligently, such as not yielding the right of way, failing to check their blind spot, or running a red light, they may be liable for resulting injuries in a motorcycle crash. 
  • Manufacturing companies: If the motorcycle manufacturer is to blame for the crash, such as due to a faulty part or design flaw, they may be liable for damages.
  • Cities or local governments: In certain cases, the city may also be liable for injuries in a motorcycle accident if they fail to maintain safe road conditions or warn drivers of known hazards. 

What Damages Are Recoverable in a Motorcycle Accident?

Depending on the accident, various types of damages may be recoverable in a motorcycle crash. Generally, motorcycle crash victims can seek compensation for: 

  • Economic Damages: These damages cover financial losses that are easily quantified into monetary amounts, such as lost wages, medical expenses, costs for medication and treatments, rehabilitation therapy, and lost earning capacity. 
  • Non-Economic Damages: These damages cover non-financial losses that aren’t easily quantified into monetary amounts, such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of consortium.
  • Punitive Damages: In rare cases, the court may award punitive damages. Unlike economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant instead of compensating the victim. These damages are only awarded in cases involving extreme malice or recklessness. 

Seeking Justice for the Wrongfully Injured in Maryland

From navigating the physical and emotional tolls of recovery to retaining employment and staying financially afloat, we understand how intimidating and frightening it can be to sustain an unexpected injury. That’s why our firm is committed to safeguarding your rights and advocating for the maximum compensation you deserve. 

Our top-rated litigators have extensive experience representing wrongfully injured clients in Bethesda and beyond. From car accidents to catastrophic injuries to medical malpractice claims, when you choose to work with our compassionate lawyers, you can count on receiving personalized representation and sound counsel from start to finish. With a proven track record of multimillion-dollar settlements, you can trust our firm to implement effective legal strategies tailored to your needs while making your personal goals our own. 

If you were wrongfully injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us online to discuss your case with a skilled attorney. Pay nothing unless we win. 

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