Q: I was visiting Maryland and was in a motorcycle crash. Will you take my case even though I live in another state?
Yes. It is actually critical to your legal case that you hire an attorney that practices personal injury law in Maryland. Although it may be more convenient to hire someone in your own state with whom you can easily meet in person, it will benefit your case to have a lawyer who is familiar with the local laws, traffic patterns, and the road on which your crash took place.
While it may surprise you, many non-residents are involved in traffic crashes every year while visiting our state. Unfortunately, the assumption is that the visitor is at fault because he or she is not familiar with our roads or traffic patterns; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Drivers who live in Maryland and are very familiar with our laws and roads are just as likely to cause collisions.
Unfortunately, there are many drivers who drive distracted or drowsy, and make other negligent driving decisions. In fact, most car-motorcycle collisions are the fault of the car driver because they fail to look out for motorcycles sharing the road with them. If your motorcycle accident was caused by a negligent driver, you have the same rights as those who live in Maryland and you deserve to be represented by an experienced attorney—no matter where you live.
Whether you were just passing through or you were a tourist spending a week at the beach, if you were injured in a Maryland motorcyle accident, we can talk with you to help you determine the best plan of action for your personal injury lawsuit. To set up an appointment for your free initial consultation, call us at 800-875-9700. Our attorneys are experienced in handling motorcycle cases and we may be able to help you, too.