Q: How can defensive driving help me when I’ve already been the victim of a Maryland motorcycle crash?
Defensive driving can help prevent a serious motorcycle crash altogether, and it can help minimize the damages in what could have been a fatal wreck. Proof that you are a defensive driver can also help you when it comes time to pursue a claim for a Maryland motorcycle accident injury.
While the rough-and-tumble stigma once associated with motorcyclists is not as bad as it used to be, you may still face some misperceptions if you were involved in an accident. Too often, others assume that a motorcycle crash occurred because the rider was being reckless. In reality, the other driver is typically responsible for motorcycle accidents in Frederick, Silver Spring, and Rockville.
Because Maryland is a contributory state, you will need to prove without a doubt that you did not contribute to the cause of the accident. Proof that you drive defensively and are a conscientious driver will greatly help boost your claim.
Tell your Frederick accident attorney of any safe driving tactics you use, such as:
- Wearing a helmet
- Wearing a protective jacket, long pants, boots, and/or bright clothing
- Taking a defensive driving course
- Keeping up the maintenance on your motorcycle
- Looking out for other drivers
- Following traffic laws
- Following the speed limit – Again, the general public typically assumes that a motorcyclist was speeding when the accident occurred
When you’ve been involved in a serious Maryland motorcycle accident, it’s a good idea to talk to a lawyer regarding your rights. You just might save yourself a costly legal battle. For more information or a free consultation, call Nickelsporn and Lundin today at 800-875-9700.