Our law firm represents victims who suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle or bike accidents or the families they left behind in wrongful death claims.
Victims in these cases are in the same position as a pedestrian because motorcycles and bikes are similarly unprotected: no iron framework, seat belts, or air bags to absorb the energy of the collision.
People who have been hurt or have had loved ones killed in bike accidents want to know two things:
- What are my chances of winning my case and getting the justice I deserve?
- How much money can I expect?
We can't give you an exact answer. No two cases are alike and the outcome of one case does not mean the exact same case would be decided the same way. But we can give you statistics and sample verdicts and settlements that can get you to a better understanding of the likely settlement value range for your case.
- Do you need motorcycle insurance in Maryland?
- How to get a motorcycle license in Maryland
- Maryland helmet laws
Many people are surprised to learn that most motorcycle collisions are usually caused by the negligence of the car or truck that was involved in the accident. Studies maintain that over 80% of multi-vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are caused by the negligence of the driver of an automobile.
Yet these cases are always a battlefield for motorcycle and bike accident lawyers: 67% of car-injured motorcyclists recover an award after a lawsuit, but only 45% of bicyclists accident lawsuits are successful.
Why? Because jurors have a difficult time getting past that they usually see crotch rocket motorbikes that are being driven at 100 mph. Our job as bike and motorcycle accident lawyers is to take the jurors out of that framework and present our clients as the victims they are. Incidentally, you are four times more likely to die on a crotch rocket than a regular motorcycle. Can we win your case if you were on a crotch rocket and driving the bike illegally? We absolutely can. But it takes work which is why you want to hire the best motorcycle accident lawyer in Maryland you can find.
The best case for motorcyclist to win are left hand turn cases. They are also the most deadly. Approximately 36 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents involve a left-hand turn in front of an unsuspecting motorcyclist.
Of course, there is no question that some bike wrecks are the fault of the motorcyclist. But when you take out those motorcyclist driving at high speeds (37% of all fatalities), intoxicated (41%), or driving with an invalid license (1/4th of all death cases), the risks of a motorcyclist being the negligent party actually start getting pretty slim.
- Drunk driving statistics in Maryland
Miller & Zois has the experience to sort through these complicated issues and stand up to the insurance companies to fight for fair compensation for the victims. If you have been hurt and have suffered from a crash, call 1-800-553-8082 or get a free consultation online.Information to Figure Out How Much Money Your Case Is Worth