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Recovering Compensation After a Bicycle Accident in Maryland

Recovering Compensation After a Bicycle Accident in Maryland

Though bicycle riding is both fun and free, it is not totally without risk. Very often, cyclists are hit by other motor vehicles, and, rather obviously, they take the brunt of the accident. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent causes of bicycle accidents?

Bicycle accidents are caused by several different factors, though the most common is driver negligence. Texting while driving, speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and driving while drowsy or fatigued are the most common types of driver negligence in today’s world. Distracted driving is an epidemic across our country, and if you are a victim, you are most likely looking to sue.

How do I sue for my injuries after an accident?

To sue a negligent party, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of their negligence. However, you should know that insurance companies are very often concerned solely with their profits, which means that dealing out hundreds of thousands, sometimes even millions in compensation money is seldom on their agenda. This is why insurance companies will most likely fight your claim to deny you the compensation you truly need. That’s why those injured need seasoned legal counsel to fight on their side.

How do I prove a personal injury claim?

Proving personal injury claims isn’t always easy, however, hiring an experienced attorney is a great first step. An attorney will work to recover various types of evidence to prove your personal injury claim. For example, your attorney will use security camera footage of your accident, police reports documenting the incident, witness testimony, medical documents, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, and more to prove your claim.

What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?

The statute of limitations is the legally allotted amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. The statute of limitations in Maryland is three years. The sooner you file, the better, and if you wait past the three-year mark, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Simply reach out to our helpful, competent, and determined firm. We are here to help.

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 Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC today.

Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC 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 Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC to schedule a consultation.