Motorcycle Accidents

Top Rated Columbia MD Motorcycle Accident Attorney

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One of the most difficult things motorcyclists and their families face after a car or truck collides with a motorcycle, is society’s assumption that the accident was the fault of the motorcyclist. It’s very unfair, but it’s true that many people (including juries) have prejudices against motorcycles. That can make it hard for families to get the compensation they need after a cyclist is injured in an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of a car or truck driver.

And that’s why it can be even more important for an injured motorcyclist to have an experienced attorney on his or her side in court. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, schedule your initial consultation with our Columbia, Maryland, motorcycle accident lawyer. We can be reached at 410-740-0101.

Experienced Attorney on Your Side After a Motorcycle Accident

Personal injury lawyer Jonathan Scott Smith has more than 35 years of experience negotiating with insurance companies after car, truck and motorcycle accidents. He has extensive trial experience and knows what it takes to get results in negotiations and in court. He has achieved some of the highest personal injury verdicts and settlements in his area.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience and track record of successful Past Results has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:

  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Maryland by Super Lawyers (2014)
  • 10.0 Superb” as a litigation attorney by AVVO.
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars the highest client review possible.
  • Client Distinction Award (Client Review Rating of 4.5 or higher on 5.0 scale less than 4% of 900,000+ attorneys listed by Martindale-Hubbell).
  • “10 Best Attorneys in the State of Maryland in Client Satisfaction,” American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (by invitation only and limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state).
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Highest Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (28 consecutive years).
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Awarded to fewer than 1% of U.S. Attorneys who have Obtained Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts, Awards and Settlements).

These include the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Our Columbia, Maryland, law firm is here to help you get the compensation you need and deserve. We handle serious injury claims involving brain injury accidents and back and spinal cord injuries. We also handle wrongful death claims involving fatal motorcycle accidents.

The Truth About Motorcycle Accidents

Most drivers’ ignorance about motorcyclists extends to their ignorance about what it’s like to be driving a motorcycle. Car drivers don’t understand that a motorcyclist cannot safely make the same kinds of turns and stops that a car driver can at high speeds. They don’t think about the fact that road conditions that are inconvenient for them can be treacherous on a motorcycle. This ignorance can cause car drivers to put motorcyclists at risk.

And there is always the problem of car drivers not seeing the motorcycle. While it may be true, in most instances it does not excuse negligence. It’s the responsibility of all drivers to pay attention to other vehicles on the road.

Proving Your Case

Attorney Smith works with investigative and medical experts to understand the cause of the accident and the injuries. His dedication to building a strong and effective case pays off for clients — either in a fair settlement following effective negotiation or a jury verdict following a trial, if that’s what it takes to get successful results.

Put Experience on Your Side in Court

Contact attorney Jonathan Scott Smith as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident. Let us handle the insurance company on your behalf. Call 410-740-0101 to schedule a consultation.

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in wrongful death cases and personal injury cases involving bodily injuries in auto accidents, truck wrecks, drunk driving wrecks and motorcycle wrecks on the Baltimore Beltway, Washington Beltway, MD 295, Baltimore Washington Parkway, B-W Parkway, I-695, I-495, Interstate 95 in Maryland, I-70, Maryland Route 32, U.S. Route 29, Baltimore National Pike, Route 40, I-83 and serious injury accidents throughout Maryland.

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Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore, Columbia, MD, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

“My wife and I went for a ride on our motorcycle on a sunny day, only to have a car come around a curve in our lane, running us off the road. The investigating police officer actually blamed the accident on me! We knew we needed a tough lawyer, so we retained Mr. Smith. He not only had the police officer correct the report, but he obtained a fair settlement for both of us for our lost income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and permanent injuries. We highly recommend him.”
W.H.Eldersburg – MD


Motorcyclist and rider injured in accident received $150,000.00.



  • Jonathan Scott Smith 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 200 ,Columbia, MD 21044-4960

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