You did everything you could. You picked out a bike that was just the right size and grabbed a great helmet. You took the best defensive riding course available and chose the best insurance.

Despite all your precautions, you still ended up the victim of a Maryland motorcycle crash. Now what?

If you’ve been involved in a crash, it’s quite likely that you suffered injury of some kind. Experts say that motorcycle riders are nine times more likely to be injured in an accident than someone in a car.

In fact, of all motorcycle crashes in Maryland, more than three-fourths end in injury or death. In other words, if you do get into an accident, the chances are high that you will end up injured.

Factors that affect just how serious any Maryland motorcycle accidents are include:

  • Speed
  • Alcohol
  • Age and training of the rider
  • Helmet use

Riders who speed or ride while under the influence of alcohol are much more likely to lose control of the bike. Similarly, a younger rider or one who has not taken one of the optional defensive riding courses is more likely to suffer big injury in a crash. When it comes to fatalities, the use (or nonuse) of a helmet makes the biggest difference.

If you’ve been hurt while riding a motorcycle in Maryland, it’s very important that you see a doctor immediately regarding your injuries. The sooner you begin treatment, the more quickly and completely you are likely to recover.

You may also want to speak with a skilled Maryland motorcycle accident lawyer to see about pursuing a lawsuit against the person who caused the crash. Because motorcycle accidents frequently end in big injury, you are more likely to need help recouping an adequate compensation.

To see how we can help you get a fair settlement, call Nickelsporn & Lundin at 800-875-9700.

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