THE UNIQUE HURDLES YOU FACE IN COURT
If you’re hurt in a motor vehicle accident because of someone else’s negligence, you have a right to seek full and fair compensation in a court of law. If your injuries are suffered while operating or riding on a motorcycle, though, you may face greater challenges in court. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney who has successfully handled motorcycle-accident claims.
What Challenges Are Associated with Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits?
The first obstacle you may run into in court is the societal bias toward motorcycles and motorcyclists. While most adults have driven or ridden in a car or truck, fewer than one out of ten Americans get on a motorcycle on a regular basis. That lack of familiarity can result in bias:
- A perception that motorcyclists are outsiders, rebels, or people who ignore rules
- A belief that injuries suffered on a motorcycle are not caused by someone else’s negligence but because motorcycles are an inherently more dangerous way to travel on the roads
An attorney who handles motorcycle claims will anticipate these prejudices and use the law and facts to counter them.
In addition, you want a lawyer who can help jurors understand the unique factors involved in riding a motorcycle. Most jurors won’t know that you need to maintain a certain speed to keep your balance and maintain control of the bike. Most won’t understand, either, how you can lose control of your bike if another motorist comes too close to you without even making contact.
Finally, you want an attorney who understands the type and severity of injuries that commonly result from a motorcycle crash.
Results-Oriented Maryland Motorcycle-Accident Attorney
Jonathan Scott Smith, a Maryland SuperLawyer, brings more than 30 years of experience to victims of personal injury in Baltimore and throughout the state of Maryland. Well-respected by attorneys throughout the state, Attorney Smith has consistently received an AV-rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System. He has also earned accolades from his clients, earning the prestigious Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, with an average client review of 5 stars (the highest rating possible), as well as a perfect 10.0 (Superb) rating from AVVO as a trial attorney. Attorney Smith has been named a Top-Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine.
Effective Baltimore County Motorcycle-Wreck Lawyer
If you’re hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s wrongful act, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith can help. Contact us by email or call our offices at (410) 441-5054 to schedule an appointment. Your first consultation is free. We represent injured people in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County in Maryland.