Motorcycles are one of the most fun means of transportation, especially in the warm summer months. Motorcyclists enjoy their ride’s gas efficiency, speed, and style every time they take their bike out on the road. However, motorcycles are among the most dangerous forms of transportation, and due to their high degree of exposure, motorcyclists are more vulnerable than virtually everyone else on the road. Therefore, if you are in a motorcycle crash, you are most likely seriously injured. Here are some of the questions you may have about the next step you should take:
What are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?
Many different factors contribute to motorcycle accidents, some of which have nothing to do with other motorists. For example, poor weather conditions, negligent road upkeep or design, and faulty or defective motorcycle parts all contribute to a portion of motorcycle accidents. However, the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is driver negligence. If you were injured due to another party’s negligence, you will most likely be entitled to financial compensation. Here are some examples of driver negligence:
- Eating while driving
- Smoking while driving
- Navigating directions while driving
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
- Failing to check blind spots
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Ignoring traffic lights and signs
- Ignoring other rules and regulations of the road
How do I prove another party was negligent?
Unfortunately, insurance companies will not just take your word for it. This is why you must hire an experienced personal injury attorney. If you wish to recover compensation, there are a few additional things you can do to help boost your chances of winning your personal injury claim. One of the best ways to prove your claim is via photographic or video evidence, so if you possess or can obtain security camera or dashcam footage, you should absolutely provide it to the courts. Additionally, you should seek medical attention immediately following your accident and obtain medical documentation regarding your injuries. Do not post on social media after filing your claim, as insurance companies may be monitoring your account, waiting for you to post something they can use to deny you of the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Law Offices of Albers & Associates today.
Albers & Associates is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.