You Deserve Full Compensation After Your Injury
If you have been hurt in a Maryland motorcycle accident, insurance companies may want to reach a quick settlement with you for an amount that suits their bottom line. Sadly, many bikers–even those who have suffered severe injuries–end up accepting an early offer, not realizing they should fight to receive much more.
When it comes to motorcycles, compared to many other forms of transportation, there is a greater risk of serious injuries. Often, a helmet and clothing are the only protection a biker has. While cars have airbags and other devices to protect riders, bikers must go without. This lack of protective equipment leads to many serious injuries for bikers.
Serious Motorcycle Crash Injuries
All too often, bikers suffer serious injuries from an accident. Motorcycle injuries that are severe enough to land a biker in the hospital include:
• Road rash
• Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
• Neck/Spine injury
• Biker’s arm
• Facial injuries (including facial lacerations, disfigurement, and eye injuries).
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What You May Be Entitled To
If someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to your injury, you may have a strong case for compensation. This compensation may cover not only your current medical bills but also other damages. Damages you may typically be entitled to include:
• Past and future medical expenses
• Lost income
• Lost ability to earn
• Pain and suffering
• Emotional distress
• Psychological therapy
• Damage to your motorcycle and other property.
In a worst-case scenario, if a loved one has died in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death case. While pursuing this kind of case can never replace a life lost, a successful wrongful death case can provide some relief.
Filing a Lawsuit to Recover Damages
Getting compensation for damages from a motorcycle accident may not be as uncomplicated as you think. Insurance companies have many defenses, and proving your case might be tough unless you have a competent attorney by your side.
If you have been injured by an inattentive, drunk, or otherwise careless driver, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. A good attorney can assess your case for free and help you determine what your next step should be.
Maryland Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury
Maryland has a statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. It is necessary to file a lawsuit within the time limit or your legal rights to obtain damages may be lost. The statute, applicable to motorcycle accident cases, requires that a lawsuit be filed within three years of discovering the injury.