What to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland

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If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Maryland, it is important to understand that you may be eligible or recover compensation in a personal injury claim. To learn more about motorcycle accident claims and the time period you will have to file your claim, continue reading, and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney. Our legal team is prepared to fight for your right to compensation after being wrongfully injured in an accident due to no fault of your own. Give us a call today to get started.

Here are some questions you may have about motorcycle accidents:

What are the motorcycle helmet laws in Maryland?

All motorcyclists are required to wear helmets and protective eyewear at all times, regardless of their age or insurance. This law is put into place to protect motorcyclists in the event of an accident.

What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?

There are several factors that may cause motorcyclist accidents. In most cases, these accidents are caused by other drivers who have failed to show motorcyclists the respect they deserve. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are as follows:

  • Tailing bikers too closely
  • Trying to overtake motorcyclists
  • Opening car doors without looking to see if anyone is coming down the road
  • Speeding
  • Merging or changing lanes without checking for motorcyclists
  • Failing to yield for motorcyclists
  • Crashing into motorcyclists while stopped or at red lights

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is generally three years. This means that, after your motorcycle accident, you will have three years to take legal action against the negligent party who is responsible for causing your accident. It is best to take action as soon as possible to avoid being permanently time-barred from suing. To learn more about this process and to get started as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today. Give our firm a call to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team. We are prepared to work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.

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Our firm understands how overwhelming the claims process can be, which is why it is our job to handle the entire legal side of the matter while you focus solely on what matters most: healing. We know the ins and outs of the claims process, and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience in the field to work for you. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.