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Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Damages resulting from these accidents can lead to a lifetime of pain and suffering. In the case of motorcycle accidents, this especially rings true.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to 2021 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, motorcyclists were 24 times more likely to die and four times more likely to be injured in an auto accident than passenger vehicle occupants.[1] In that same year, a report from The National Safety Council revealed that 14% of all traffic fatalities and 17% of all occupant fatalities were attributed to motorcyclists.[2]

Types Of Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits

Several types of lawsuits can arise from a motorcycle accident. While every case is different, we stand firm on our commitment to finding justice, protecting livelihoods, and winning due compensation.

Typically, motorcycle accidents, like other motor vehicle accidents, can give way to lawsuits to recover damages. Common damages like pain and suffering, punitive damages, and medical expenses are often sought after a life-altering motorcycle accident.

With the increased likelihood of injury and death, victims and families of victims involved in motorcycle accidents need to be prepared. The Yolles Legal Group, a boutique law firm based in Maryland, takes a compassionate approach to personal injury cases. As our client, you can expect our strategy to ensure high-quality service and success.

Qualified Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Were You Injured In A Motorcycle Accident In Montgomery County?

With over 30 years of experience in Personal Injury law, our attorneys at The Yolles Legal Group are equipped to handle any accident that has left you seeking compensation.

Motorcycle accidents are a particular specialty. Most firms will refuse to take them or will be unfamiliar with the nuances, while The Yolles Legal Group has made them our priority. Having a strong working knowledge, not just of the laws and cases, but the machines and their operation, gives us a serious advantage; putting us in the best position to help you. 

We have also represented clients in automobile accidents, pedestrian or bicycle accidents, and even car-on-commercial truck collisions. We stay on the cutting edge of both the law and vehicle trends, and are equipped to handle emerging cases such as scooter or electric bike incidents and accidents.

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Types Of Motorcycle Accidents Our Lawyers Handle

The Yolles Legal Group handles a variety of motorcycle accident cases. While the damages awarded may differ depending on the case, our firm has a depth of knowledge about some common types of motorcycle accidents.

The type of case we often deal with typically centers on some form of negligence. Although motorcyclists are initially blamed in the immediate aftermath of an accident, studies indicate that other motorists often operate their vehicles improperly, leading to accidents.

Often, Maryland motorcycle accidents will involve some form of negligence. Frequently, it isn’t the motorcyclist but the other driver who failed to acknowledge the motorcyclist or didn’t treat the motorcycle with the same attention as a standard vehicle.

In addition, the stigma of motorcycles being inherently dangerous at times overshadows the true evidence of a case. Our firm is dedicated to understanding the cause of the accident so that proper fault and damages can be assessed for you.

Common Types Of Motorcycle Accidents In Maryland

There are different types of accidents that involve motorcyclists. Unlike standard motor vehicles, motorcycles can often be involved in no-contact accidents.

Typically, motorcyclists swerve to try to avoid impact with another vehicle, resulting in injury to the motorcyclist. This is a no-contact accident in which the motorcyclist sustained injuries in trying to avoid impact with another vehicle or object.

Besides no-contact accidents, motorcyclists are often involved in the same types of collision accidents as standard vehicles.

Some common types of collisions for motorcycles include:

  • Left-turn impact- Wherein the motorcyclist is struck by a vehicle making a left turn and typically occurring at intersections and corners
  • Failure-to-yield- Typically, this happens when merging motorists fail to give the right-of-way to vehicles passing.
  • Front-end collision with another vehicle- Typically, this occurs when the motorist in front stops short, resulting in the motorcyclist into them.
  • Rear-end collision with another vehicle- Typically, this occurs when another motorist hits the motorcyclist from the back.
  • T-bone collision- This typically occurs when cars are passing through an intersection, and a vehicle operating from the direction of stopped traffic tries to proceed through the intersection, hitting the motorcyclist from the side.

Settlement For Personal Injury After an Accident In Maryland

The resulting damages from being involved in a Maryland motorcycle accident can be life-altering. When seeking justice for your motorcycle accident, The Yolles Legal Group will guide you to the best settlement for you.

Different types of damages can be sought in a motorcycle accident case. Typically, they fall within two broad categories: punitive damages and compensatory damages.

Punitive damages have the overall goal of punishing the perpetrator in a case. Typically, whoever is at fault for breaking the law or whose negligence caused the accident is charged punitive damages. These damages are in addition to any compensatory damages the guilty party is ordered to pay. In some states, punitive damages are paid to the injured party and the state.

Compensatory damages make up the bulk of personal injury cases. These are paid from the perpetrator to the victim. Some of these damages can include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Motor Vehicle Damages

What Is The Average Payout For A Motorcycle Accident Claim In Maryland?

It is important to keep in mind that filing a lawsuit against the person who caused you injury in a motorcycle accident is different from filing an accident claim with your insurance company.

What Type of Compensation Can I Receive For My Motorcycle Accident?

The amount you are entitled to recover based on your insurance policy depends on your coverage. It is best to speak with your insurance company regarding your policy. However, the amount you can recover from compensatory damages will vary depending on your personal injury case.

On average, settlements for a Maryland motorcycle accident are more than that of a car accident. Motorcyclists are more exposed and, therefore, are at a greater risk of sustaining debilitating injuries and death.

With this in mind, compensation for damages sustained in a motorcycle accident can cover:

  • Immediate as well as ongoing medical expenses, such as physical therapy and rehabilitative services
  • Future wage loss
  • Pain and Suffering and more

How Long Do I Have To File A Claim After A Motorcycle Accident?

Recovering damages from a personal injury case begins with filing the proper motions. As your legal representative, The Yolles Legal Group is prepared to assist you in initiating your lawsuit and seeing it through to the end. Maryland statute dictates a three-year time frame in which you can file your personal injury claim.

Staying within the designated time frames of filing your claim is essential. Otherwise, the court may dismiss your claim.

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The Personal Injury Claim Process In Montgomery County, MD

Every accident is unique, and each life affected differently. We are here to make sure you can continue with yours with as little disruption as possible.

Here at The Yolles Legal Group, we endeavor to accompany you, our clients, throughout this otherwise painful time and process. From filing lawsuits, to litigating, and winning in court, we will be with you every step of the way.

Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Come To You’; And ‘Maryland’s Contributory Negligence Policy

We know how dangerous and harmful automobile accidents can be, especially motorcycle accidents, and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure you get the help and compensation you deserve.

Don’t let your injuries get in the way of seeking the best lawyers and the representation you deserve. Reach out; we are more than willing to travel to you, whether you are in Montgomery, Prince George, or anywhere in Maryland! Call us at (301) 670-0443 for a free consultation.

Maryland and Contributory Negligence | Can I Get Personal Injury Compensation Even If I Am At Fault?

Unlike many states, Maryland holds a strict and inflexible negligence policy. If you are found to be even slightly at fault for the accident, you will not be eligible for any personal injury compensation.

Unfortunately, this is not something we at The Yolles Legal Group can change, though it is a sobering reminder to always practice perfect road safety and conduct.

That said, we know life can be complicated and an accident may leave you in the position of being sued for damages. You also deserve the full protection of the law, and our attorneys can assist you with your personal injury protection.

How To Find Us?

Every accident and every victim has a story, our job is to tell yours and make sure your life gets back on track, starting with ensuring compensation and justice.

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    Six Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 401, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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    • Monday - Friday (8:00 am- 6:00 pm)

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Have You Been Injured In An Accident?

Accidents will often leave you with a number of questions and dilemmas that we are here to help you resolve.

  • Who will pay my medical bills?
  • Will I get the repairs my car needs?
  • Should I go through my insurance company, even if I’m not at fault?
  • How will I continue to work? Will I get a rental car?
  • What if the value of my car has dropped following repairs?
  • What does the future hold if I don’t get fully reimbursed?

Don’t let these questions keep you up at night. Seek out our experts at The Yolles Legal Group to receive personalized advice and assistance. Your story is our priority.

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Have You Been Injured In An Accident? You Deserve The Best Representation.

Whether a motorcycle, car, bike, truck or other accident – whenever there is harm and injury, there ought to be someone to help. Turn to attorneys you can trust, who will have your back throughout the personal injury process. Call The Yolles Legal Group today for a free consultation at (301) 670-0443.

Frequently Asked Questions

In seeking medical care after an accident, typically, your healthcare coverage comes first. Then, some payout from your auto insurance policy can cover some.

When filing your personal injury case, it is common to seek payment for medical expenses you have already had to pay or what you need to pay. These expenses, after all, are attributed to the accident you were involved in.

When your personal injury case is finalized, the damages awarded will include this payout for medical expenses. This is a compensatory damage commonly sought after during personal injury cases.

This pay can cover current and future assessed medical expenses if the injuries you’ve sustained from the accident require invasive, follow-up care.

Remember that filing claims with your insurance, just like filing a personal injury claim against another party, has a statute of limitations. That means that you must file your claim within a certain amount of time for it to be considered.

Typically, once you file a claim with your auto insurance, you can have your damages assessed. Those assessments are then given to your insurance company, and they can tell you what will be covered and what you will pay out of pocket based on policy.

It is important to remember that your insurance company may not cover all or some of the damages sustained in your motorcycle accident. You must stay vigilant and possibly retain a lawyer if you feel your insurance company is giving you the run-around.

You must report accidents to your insurance company. Not reporting an accident paints a negative view of your overall character. It is always best to be forthcoming with information and details.

Regardless of fault, your insurance company investigates based on what you have told them. They will reach out to the other party’s insurance company to get even more information and then decide what is covered for you and what is not.

Keep in mind that your insurance company, though designated to have your best interest in mind, is still a for-profit company. If you feel the compensation or lack thereof is unjust, seeking legal counsel would be a good idea.

Remember, checking your insurance policy is always crucial. The first thing you want to do is work with what you know, then work on what you don’t. Checking your insurance policy everytime you renew doesn’t cost you anything.

When an accident initially occurs, calling and filing a claim with your insurance company is the first step. They can also walk you through your policy regarding what is covered and what isn’t.

If you have coverage for the total loss of your vehicle, you can get back to working relatively quickly. Your policy may cover car rental in the meantime of securing another vehicle.

Your car’s value may drop after an accident due to the types of repairs that need to be made. If you sustained heavy body damage but very little underlying damage, your car’s value may be the same or even go up depending on a replacement and kind.

However, it is always possible that your car can be repaired for a short-term fix, but the damage you sustained may mean getting a new car. A good insurance claim attorney can help you to prove this to your insurance company. There is the possibility of your insurance company covering the cost of acquiring a new vehicle.

If you aren’t reimbursed for your out-of-pocket expenses, first and foremost, talk to your insurance company to find out why. Remember, you may have some coverage but not full coverage for certain things. They should be documenting all of your correspondence and decisions they have come to.

Seeking legal representation would be a good step towards remedying your situation. Your insurance company has to have a good reason not to reimburse you or deny you some coverage listed in your policy.

Otherwise, your company is operated in “bad faith,” meaning they are not helping you to the best of their ability, and you could have a strong case against them.

Areas We Serve

  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Frederick County, MD
  • George’s County, MD
  • Gaithersburg County, MD
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