Helmets Save Lives, But They Don’t Win Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
“You’re lucky to be alive,” says the doctor following your Maryland motorcycle accident.
“Great,” you think, “but my head still hurts.”
Wearing a helmet may very well save your life. It can minimize the damage in the case of an accident. Unfortunately, even the best, most expensive helmet cannot protect you from all injury if you’ve been involved in a serious accident.
Even if you wore a helmet and all the right protective clothing, you could still end up the victim of serious injury, including a head injury.
What do you do when your life is turned upside down thanks to a traumatic brain injury? That depends a little on the circumstances surrounding the accident. In general, you will likely be eligible for compensation provided you did not cause the accident yourself.
How to go about getting that compensation might be a little tricky. Here are a few questions to consider:
First, Were You Wearing a Helmet?
If you were not wearing a helmet, you should talk to a skilled Maryland accident attorney to make sure that your rights are protected and you are still able to recoup damages for your injuries. The other side may argue that you cannot receive compensation because you refused to wear a helmet, but that is not permissible evidence according to Maryland motorcycle law.
Second, Did the Helmet Do Its Job?
There are cases in which a helmet defect contributes to injury. If this is what happened to you, then an attorney can help you determine how to get compensation from the manufacturer responsible for the integrity of the helmet.
Third, Who Caused the Crash?
If you were wearing a helmet that worked properly, but you still ended up with a serious head injury, you might be able to recoup damages from the person responsible for the crash — provided you did not cause the crash yourself.
As you can see, there are multiple ways and sources from which to get compensation. To request a free consultation, call Nickelsporn & Lundin today at 1-800-875-9700.