Maryland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Few experiences entail the same lasting, devastating impact on your life as a motorcycle accident. If a collision with an automobile or other motorcycle has left you injured, financially struggling, or stressed about how to move forward, you don’t need to handle the situation alone. The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Zirkin & Schmerling Law can evaluate your case, explain your options, and advocate for the largest settlement possible. For years, we have helped motorcyclists across the state rebound from accidents and get their lives back on track. Read on to learn more about the specifics of motorcycle cases and discover how we work for our clients.
A Life-Changing Event
Because of their violent and exposed nature, motorcycle injuries often involve catastrophic consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 72 out of every 100,000 registered motorcycles are involved in a fatal accident, compared with just 13 cars per 100,000. Motorcyclists also face a much higher fatality rate for each mile travelled, on average about 35 times greater than automobile drivers, and are much more likely to suffer a serious non-fatal injury.
On a motorcycle, even simple actions like changing lanes, merging onto the highway, or passing through an intersection can transform into a life-altering moment of terror. In close proximity to the road and other vehicles, and without the safety features that come standard on modern automobiles, motorcyclists are uniquely vulnerable to both aggressive or distracted drivers. These kinds of serious injuries often rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, in addition to repair costs and other property damage. Any impairments and disabilities that result from the crash may also prevent you from working for a long period of time, which can add up to thousands in lost wages.
After a motorcycle accident, many people also suffer from extreme psychological damage, emotional distress, and even a loss of companionship from friends and family members. Although no amount of money can truly compensate for these losses, a reasonable settlement can get you back on your feet and support you during your recovery. There is absolutely no reason not to pursue a settlement that adequately compensates you for the pain you have suffered.
If you feel like you need some legal help, contact our Motorcycle Accident Law attorney to schedule a free case evaluation today.
Do I Have A Strong Case?
When insurance companies and courts evaluate your claim, they will generally ask for proof of the severity of your injuries. Permanent injuries and disfigurements often secure a more generous settlement than temporary ones, although each individual injury can add validity to your case. Here are a few of the diagnoses that most insurance companies and injuries will recognize when confirmed by your healthcare provider:
- Herniated discs
- Serious back trauma, particularly spinal cord injuries
- Brain damage
- Head trauma
- Paralysis, whether temporary or permanent
- Bone or deep tissue fractures
In addition, almost any injury that requires surgery should increase the value of your settlement. Some soft tissue injuries, such as the following, can also significantly strengthen your case:
- Muscle spasms or tension
- Anxiety or depression
- Movement restrictions
- Visual or auditory impairments
The at-fault driver’s insurance company may attempt to prove that the accident was not their client’s fault, argue that your injuries are not legitimate, or persuade the court that the accident has not gravely or permanently affected your life. Most insurance companies will also use proprietary algorithms to assign a monetary value to your injuries—but only you know the true cost of what you have suffered. A knowledgeable Maryland motorcycle accident attorney can present your case in court and advocate for a just settlement that fully addresses all of your medical, financial, and personal needs.
Contact A Maryland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Does it feel like a motorcycle accident is ruining your life? Don’t try to fight this battle alone. You deserve fair compensation and committed representation in court. To get in touch with the most experienced and dedicated Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys, please contact our team at 410-356-4455 today.