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Motorcycle Accident FAQ

Personal Injury Lawyer in Maryland

Have you or someone you know been injured in a motorcycle accident? Have you lost a loved one because of a motorcycle crash? If so, you probably have questions about your legal rights and what you should do next. At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. our motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help victims and families navigate the personal injury or wrongful death claim process. Our goal is to help injured riders and families recover the compensation they deserve.

To help you learn more about your legal rights, we've compiled a list of common questions and answers related to motorcycle accidents. For immediate help, call 888-885-5638 for a free consultation.

  • Who is at fault for causing a motorcycle accident?
  • How can you prove another driver caused a motorcycle accident?
  • What are the leading causes of motorcycle accidents?
  • I've been injured in a motorcycle accident, what are my rights?
  • What damages will a personal injury / wrongful death claim cover?

Who is at fault for causing a motorcycle accident?

The answer to this question will always depend on the facts of a case. If another motorist was driving distracted or failed to obey traffic laws, they may be held at fault for causing an accident. If a defective part on the motorcycle led to the accident, the manufacturer could possibly be held liable. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the situation to determine who can be held at fault.

How can you prove another driver is responsible for motorcycle accident?

Proving that another driver is responsible for a motorcycle accident will require a thorough review of the incident. If a driver is found to have been texting or using a cell phone at the time, for example, they may be held responsible. This means that the negligent driver – or more specifically their auto insurance provider – will be liable for compensating injured victims.

What are the leading causes of motorcycle accidents?

Driver error and negligence is statistically the most common cause of motorcycle accidents. Examples of driver error / negligence may include distracted driving, texting while driving, failing to yield the right of way, failing to obey traffic signs or laws, failing to be aware of nearby motorcyclists, and impaired driving. Other causes can include defective auto parts, unsafe roadway conditions, obscured or broken traffic signs, and dangerous weather conditions.

I've been injured in a motorcycle accident, what are my rights?

Victims injured in traffic collisions because of another's negligence or wrongful act may have the right to file a personal injury claim. Families who have lost loved ones in accidents can file wrongful death claims. These civil lawsuits can allow victims and families to recover financial compensation for their damages.

What damages can a personal injury / wrongful death claim cover?

Compensation will vary from case to case, depending on the damages a victim or family suffered. Examples of the damages personal injury or wrongful death claims can recover include pain and suffering, medical bills, lost work wages, lost future earnings, emotional injuries, funeral expenses, and others.

Speak with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is a personal injury law firm dedicated to helping victims and families who have been harmed through no fault of their own. If you would like more information about navigating the personal injury or wrongful death claim process after a motorcycle accident, our legal team is available to answer your questions. For a free consultation, call 888-885-5638 today.

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