Baltimore Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycles are just one of the many kinds of vehicle on the roadway. Just like every other type of vehicle, you need to exercise special precautions when sharing the road with motorcycles.
Every kind of vehicle has its performance limitations and handling needs, and motorcycles are no different. In fact, sharing the road with them requires greater care on your part than sharing the roadway with other vehicle types because motorcycles only have two wheels, not four, giving them far less stability than other vehicles. Additionally, they can be difficult to see and their riders have less protection than motorists. Our Baltimore motorcycle accident lawyer has extensive experience with injury cases and is ready to assist you today.
Motorcycle Accident Causes
As discussed above, motorcycles have certain limitations that other vehicles do not have. Often, motorcycle accidents result from motorists and/or motorcyclists failing to account for these limitations. For example:
- A driver can easily miss a motorcycle in his or her blind spot and crash with it when changing lanes;
- A motorcyclist could take a turn too sharply, losing control of the motorcycle; or
- A motorcyclist can fail to make him- or herself visible at night with lights and reflective material, leading to a collision.
Motorcycle accidents can also happen for the exact same reasons car accidents happen, like:
- Drunk driving;
- Distracted driving;
- Aggressive driving; and
- Drivers and motorcyclists disregarding posted traffic signs.
Additionally, motorcycles are more sensitive to slick, wet roadways and debris in the roadway.
Injuries You Can Suffer in a Motorcycle Accident
The injuries you suffer in a motorcycle accident can be fairly minor. They can also be severe and sometimes, they can lead to permanent disabilities, secondary conditions, and even a premature death. These injuries include:
- Broken bones;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries; and
- Soft tissue injuries.
Additionally, you can experience mental conditions after being involved in a motorcycle accident like depression and an anxiety disorder.
Pursuing Compensation for your Motorcycle Accident Damages
When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you can pursue monetary compensation for the following damages through a personal injury claim:
- Your medical expenses;
- Your lost wages; and
- Your pain and suffering damages.
To successfully recover compensation for these damages, you must prove that your accident and resulting injury were the direct result of another party’s negligence. You can do this with evidence like:
- Eyewitness testimonies of the accident;
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- A copy of the official police report for the accident; and
- A digital reconstruction of the accident.
Our Team of Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers is Here For You
A motorcycle accident can lead to serious injuries and permanent complications. When you are facing financial damages after being injured in a motorcycle accident, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for those damages through a personal injury claim. Contact our team of Baltimore personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Hasson D. Barnes, LLC at 433-423-0548 today to set up your initial consultation in our office.