Baltimore Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Often, It’s Not The Biker Who Was At Fault
There is a common and unfortunate misconception that motorcyclists are always the ones at fault in motor vehicle accidents. This is simply not true. Many motorcycle riders are careful and responsible on the road. Yet a drunk driver, a texting teen or another negligent party can create a nightmare for a motorcyclist and change his or her life forever.
At the law firm of Saller & Bishop, we are here to stand up for the rights of injured motorcyclists in Maryland. Our motorcycle accident lawyers represent bikers in Baltimore and throughout the surrounding areas who have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries. Such cases may involve:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury or paralysis
- Severe abrasions or “road rash”
- Broken bones
- Serious internal, soft-tissue injuries
- Burns and scars
Insurance Coverage Issues In Maryland
Personal injury protection (PIP) coverage does not apply in Maryland motorcycle accidents. Plus, many drivers do not carry enough other insurance coverage to pay for the extraordinary costs of a catastrophic injury. This means that the person who hit you often won’t be able to pay for all the damage he or she caused. In such cases, our law firm may be able to help you obtain the additional money you need from your own underinsured motorists policy.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
What Really Caused The Motorcycle Crash?
Car drivers and their insurance companies often blame accidents on the biker. In police reports of fatal accidents, it’s common to read that the biker was speeding or driving recklessly. Often these statements are based on nothing more than the work of the person in the other vehicle.
Negligent drivers can tell many lies, but somewhere in the accident scene, the truth may be hidden. Our job is to find and preserve the truth before it is lost. The following types of evidence may help to determine what really happened:
- Skid marks: The length of a skid mark can determine what speed the bike was traveling before the brakes were applied. In many cases, there is nothing the biker could have done to avoid the accident.
- Witness statements: These statements must be recorded promptly before the insurance company of the other driver has an opportunity to influence their story.
- Vehicle damage: Vehicle damage can show where and how the impact occurred.
- Video cameras: Some intersections are equipped with red-light cameras that may provide a visual record of the accident.
The sooner you contact us after an accident, the sooner we can go to work for your family. Our lawyers will work with experts to establish liability for the accident and financial damages for your family.
To learn more about how the motorcycle crash lawyers of Saller & Bishop can help, call us at (410) 783-7945 or contact our attorneys to arrange a free initial consultation. We have 24/7 call answering and offer flexible appointment scheduling. Plus, we only charge contingency fees in these cases.