The car came out of nowhere and then — bam — your whole life changed. If you’ve been hurt in a Maryland motorcycle accident, you might be looking at several months of recovery.
You would hope that the person who hit you would be ashamed of his or her actions and be anxious to help you out however possible, but that rarely happens. Most of the time, you can expect to have to fight for your compensation.
How so? Here are the top two most common arguments the other side might use against you:
- Them: “You caused the crash.” This is by far the biggest strategy the defense will use. If they can prove that you caused the crash, or even helped cause it, they can then strip you of the right to damages for your injuries.
- Your Response: “No, I didn’t, and I can prove it.” Fight these untrue accusations simply — with the truth.
- Them: “It’s your own fault you were hurt.” If they can’t prove you caused the Maryland motorcycle crash, they might try to argue that you would not have been hurt had you done something differently. This is especially true if you were not wearing a helmet or other protective gear.
- Your Response: “The doctor says my injuries are from the crash.” Logically, if your injuries are from the crash and the other person caused the crash, then that person caused the injuries. Even if you weren’t wearing a helmet, that is an argument not allowed by Maryland motorcycle law.
To give yourself the best odds of getting an adequate compensation, you might want to discuss your case with one of the skilled Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin. For more information, call 1-800-875-9700 or fill out our online form.
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