As a culture, we pride ourselves on being politically correct. We do our best to avoid negative terminology, we refuse to stereotype, and we teach our children the importance of “zero tolerance” for bullying.
Unfortunately, not everyone chooses to abide by these rules. How do you react when you become the victim of stereotyping? What do you do when you are unfairly accused of causing a Maryland motorcycle accident in which you were the one injured?
Despite all our efforts to teach our kids the importance of fairness and equal treatment, many people still see motorcycle riders in a negative light. They look at a Harley and automatically decide the rider must be:
- A rebel
- Living on the edge of the law
- A speed demon
- Looking for trouble
- A bar fighter
In reality, most motorcycle riders are careful drivers who abide by the laws of the road. Most wear the proper gear, watch out for other vehicles and drive defensively and courteously.
Nevertheless, when you’ve been the victim of a Maryland motorcycle accident, this negative stereotype can be especially hard to shake. What can you do when you are being unfairly stereotyped and blamed for an accident that wasn’t your fault?
- Stick to the facts. When you’re being accused, it can be easy to fall prey to the same game. Don’t do it. You’re more likely to win if you stick to the bare facts that are undeniably true.
- Stay calm. Keeping your composure despite accusations will go a long way in showing that you do not fit the negative stereotype of a “bad boy” (or girl) biker.
- Talk to a lawyer. The Maryland accident attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin are experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases. They know how to handle insurance agents and juries who would choose to put their prejudices above the facts, and they are skilled in using the truth to make a persuasive argument.
To see how we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, call our Silver Spring office at 1-800-875-9700 for a free consultation.