The Soubra Law Firm does handle serious injury concerning with motorcycle accidents all over Maryland as well as Frederick County, Washington County, Carroll County, and Montgomery County. We have helped clients recover money for their accidents in Maryland.
Motorcycle accident should be treated differently than car accident. The reason being is that the majority stereotypes bikers as biker-gang convicts or kids who get in trouble with the law. This is not always the truth. Many people believe this and guess what they may have an opportunity to judge your motorcycle accident case. The same with the insurance adjuster and they know this and use it against you. You want to be very careful, especially in case where people may be very conservative like here in Frederick County, Maryland. You want to retain an attorney who can protect your interest and work on your case to receive the compensation you deserve.
The reality is that most motorcyclists are careful and safe drivers. Motorcycle riders are more concerned about safety than anyone else because they wear protective gear such as protective vests and helmets. They have taken a safety course or many safety courses along with the driving record that they may have less violations than the people who do not operative a motorcycle, but a regular motor vehicle. Many motorcycle accidents occur when other drivers who are not prudent and cautious and do not see motorcycle because the motorcycle may be visible to a person who drives a car. The person who drives a car may be distracted by a speaking on the cell phone, texting, eating, and/or drinking which can cause a serious accident between the motorcycle and car. For example, when the sunrise or sunset, that beam of sunlight blinds the vision of the person who is driving a car and then strikes the motorcycle. If you believe you are immune to these types of events when it comes to motorcycle accident, you are sadly mistaken. This can happen to anyone at anytime, so you must be prepared just in case a tragedy like a motorcycle colliding with a car does happen.
Due to a few black sheep who rides motorcycles that people see driving recklessly through traffic passing cars at high speeds, this is not always the case. There are a number of people who drive motorcycles who obey the traffic laws in Maryland.
As for PIP which is known as Personal Injury Protection, insurance will cover on your policy that will cover lost wages and medical bills, normally from $2,500.00 to $10,000.00 depending if you requested more PIP on your policy if you are in an accident regardless whose fault it is. You insurance policy should have PIP coverage for most other cars. Yet, the insurance companies are allowed not to offer PIP coverage for people who drive motorcycles based on a Maryland statute. This proves how biased people are especially the legislature when it comes to people who ride motorcycles where adequate insurance coverage is not provided for them.
Normally, when a motorcycle accident occurs, the injuries what a person is sustained is much severe than those injuries in an automobile accident. The medical bills on average are eleven times higher for motorcycle accidents than those in automobile accidents. The lesson here is to make sure you have enough coverage. This means you should have high insurance coverage limits which include underinsured car coverage and uninsured car coverage. If you go to the motorcycle dealership and request the cheapest priced motorcycle what do you get in return? You are certainly asking for trouble regardless who is at fault. You do not know whether the other vehicle has enough coverage or any coverage to make you whole again. That is why it is important that if you have high insurance coverage that way if anything does happen you will be able to get through this horrific event. You are protected.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the Soubra Law Firm at (301)219-5038. We can represent you in your motorcycle claim.