Baltimore Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle Accidents Result in Serious Injuries in Maryland
Our Baltimore motorcycle accident lawyers help injured motorcyclists recover damages
Motorcycles are not equipped with the basic safety features inherent in most cars, such as airbags, seatbelts, walls and a roof. As a result, injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes are often more severe and sometimes fatal. Baltimore motorcycle accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. help victims who are injured in motorcycle accidents in Maryland recover compensation for their injuries. Our team thoroughly reviews each case and uses advanced accident reconstruction techniques to determine fault and calculate damages associated with crash injuries and motorcycle repair or replacement. We strive to obtain the maximum possible compensation for our clients who have suffered serious motorcycle accident injuries.
Motorcycle protective gear
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) advises bikers to use protective gear to reduce the risk of serious injury, such as:
- Abrasion-resistant pants and jacket — to provide a barrier to protect skin from road rash in the event of a fall
- Boots — to provide traction on footrests and prevent leg burns
- Face shield — to protect the face from wind and debris
- Gloves — to allow a better grip on handlebars and protect hands in a crash
- Goggles — to prevents eye injuries
- Helmet — to reduce the risk of severe head injury
Common motorcycle crash injuries
Despite the use of protective gear recommended by the MSF, motorcycle riders are still at risk of serious injuries during a motorcycle accident, including:
Prevent serious brain injury by wearing a helmet
In 1992, Maryland enacted its universal helmet law. Not wearing a helmet puts you at an increased risk of sustaining severe or fatal head injuries in an accident. Also, failure to comply with the law could jeopardize your right to recover compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
Fatal motorcycle accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 76 motorcyclists are killed in crashes each year in Maryland. Surviving family members may have grounds to file a claim against a negligent driver or municipality, depending on the circumstances of your loved one’s accident. For example, if a motorcyclist hits a pothole or raised manhole cover, the city or state responsible for maintaining the road may be liable for causing the accident. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have the skills and experience necessary to pursue difficult and complex cases.
If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle crash caused by another driver, our skilled negotiators will deal with the insurance companies or file a wrongful death claim to recover damages.
Baltimore motorcycle accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton help victims recover compensation for motorcycle accidents
To find out how our team of Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers can assist you with your motorcycle collision claim, call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online to schedule your free initial consultation with our Baltimore personal injury firm. Our personal injury attorneys are available by phone 24 hours per day to take calls from accident victims and potential clients, and we handle injury claims throughout Maryland on a contingency basis. Your recovery is our top priority.