Trusted Legal Help After A Devastating Motorcycle Accident
It’s every biker’s nightmare: An inattentive driver slams into your motorcycle, sending you flying. The resulting injuries can leave you sidelined from your motorcycle – and from work – for months or even years. And in fatal motorcycle accidents, loved ones are left trying to sort through the legal ramifications as well as the heartbreaking loss.
Serving Motorcyclists In Maryland And Virginia
Riders throughout the region who have been injured or lost loved ones in motorcycle accidents turn to Whitlock Law, LLC, for trusted legal guidance. Based in Silver Spring, motorcycle accident attorney Morgan Whitlock will handle your case with compassion and care. She has a wealth of experience handling all kinds of traffic accident cases, including motorcycle crashes.
Case example: Lawyer Morgan Whitlock obtained a $63,000 recovery for a motorcyclist hit by a negligent driver in Washington County, Maryland. Read more of the firm’s success stories.
What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident
Your health and safety are paramount. If you have been hit by a car, make sure you receive medical attention from emergency responders. Many motor vehicle injuries are not immediately obvious. Even if you were able to walk away from the accident scene, have your doctor perform a complete exam.
If you are able, gather as much evidence at the scene as possible. Take photographs of the vehicles involved and ask the other motorists for their names, insurance information and telephone numbers. Ask any eyewitnesses for their contact information.
Finally, retain an experienced personal injury attorney before you speak to an insurance company adjuster. Ms. Whitlock will review your case, represent you in talks with the insurance company, and advise you whether to accept its offer, negotiate a settlement or file a lawsuit.
Common Motorcycle Injuries
Because bikers have far less protection around them than motorists, in the event of a crash, they often sustain life-altering injuries such as:
- Back, neck and head injuries
- Damage to the spinal cord, which may result in paralysis
- Broken bones and crushed limbs
- Road rash, which may be so extensive as to require skin grafting
The financial toll of these severe injuries can be extensive. Attorney Whitlock can help you pursue financial recovery that takes into account the entire impact of the accident.
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents
Negligent drivers are the predominant cause of motorcycle crashes. Their negligence can take many forms, including:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or intoxicated driving
- Failure to yield (especially when executing left turns)
- Improper lane changes
In some cases, dangerous road design or defective motorcycle parts may also play a role. Ms. Whitlock knows how to identify contributing factors and liable parties.
An Effective Advocate In Confronting Driver Negligence
Too many motorists fail to pay attention to motorcyclists. If you are living with a long-term or permanent disability because of a motorcycle crash, Ms. Whitlock is the motorcycle accident lawyer you need to fight for the compensation you deserve. As a solo practitioner, she will handle every part of your case herself. She will keep you updated on your case, and she will always be a phone call or email away whenever you have a question or concern.
An accomplished motorcycle accident attorney, Ms. Whitlock is an effective advocate both in settlement negotiations and at trial. Each year, she takes an average of 100 personal injury claims to trial. Should your motorcycle accident case go that route, you can feel confident that you have a strong litigator on your side.
Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Claim With A Knowledgeable Lawyer
Benefit from the 10-plus years of experience attorney Whitlock has navigating complex personal injury cases, including motorcycle crashes. To schedule a free consultation, contact Ms. Whitlock at Whitlock Law, LLC, by calling 301-960-3874 or contact the firm online. Injury lawyer Morgan Whitlock handles these cases on a contingency basis, which means she won’t charge you anything unless she obtains compensation for you.