As you may know, Maryland operates as a contributory state. This means that no one who is partly responsible for a Maryland motorcycle accident can receive any compensation for injuries they received in that same accident.
Practically, this means that the other driver (and his or her insurance) has the incentive to accuse you of contributing to the cause of the accident. By doing so, they will be able to escape responsibility for paying for your injuries.
While we hope that most people would be honest, especially in a courtroom under oath, it is possible that the defense may tell outright lies in the hopes of getting off the hook for your deserved compensation. Whether it’s the truth or not may not matter if they can convince the judge or jury deciding your case that it is true.
If anyone else is casting even a shred of doubt on your innocence, you should immediately consult with an experienced Maryland motorcycle-crash attorney. The quicker you get legal help, the higher your chances are that you will be able to stop such lies before they take root and ruin your chances at compensation.
An attorney can help you get the necessary evidence to prove your side of the story. Because of Maryland’s status as a contributory state, this is one fight you don’t want to risk going into alone.
When you’ve been involved in a serious Maryland motorcycle crash, you can trust the experience of Nickelsporn & Lundin. For a free consultation, call our office today at 800-875-9700.