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Upper Marlboro Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Helping Victims of Motorcycle Accidents in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia

While motorcyclists have the same right to the road as cars and trucks, they remain some of the most at-risk for accidents and injuries. Unfortunately, many drivers do not pay attention to these smaller vehicles, which can lead to serious accidents and catastrophic injuries. Even when a motorcyclist wears a helmet, injuries are hard to avoid given the relative lack of protection on a motorcycle.

If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash in Maryland, Washington DC, or Virginia, turn to Wilson & Parlett for legal help. Our Maryland motorcycle accident attorneys have over 85 years of combined experience representing clients who suffered injury due to someone else’s negligence.

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For a free consultation, contact our Upper Marlboro motorcycle accident attorneys at (301) 231-1737 today. We have offices in Upper Marlboro and Waldorf.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Every day, motorcyclists practicing safe driving are left injured because of the negligence of other drivers.

Many motorcycle accidents are caused by:

  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding
  • Opening car doors without checking for motorcyclists
  • Sudden stops
  • Driving under the influence
  • Left turns without checking for motorcyclists
  • Faulty motorcycle parts
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving

Regardless of the cause of the accident, our firm can get to work investigating the circumstances of your situation so that we can build a strong case on your behalf.

Injuries Resulting from Motorcycle Accidents

Because they lack the protection afforded by a car or truck, motorcyclists are particularly at risk for serious injuries when involved in an accident.

Motorcycle accidents result in a range of injuries, such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Death
  • Internal bleeding
  • Paralysis
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Whiplash

We believe that anyone who has suffered due to another person’s negligence should have access to an aggressive legal team that can fight for their rights. Wilson & Parlett can provide the resources and support to stand up for the injured, as we have since 1988.

Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Maryland?

Maryland has a universal helmet law. This means, regardless of your age or level of experience, you are legally required to wear a motorcycle helmet while operating a motorcycle. There are certain standards and requirements a helmet must meet, such as being USDOT certified.

In the event you fail to wear a helmet and are in an accident, the amount of compensation you receive could be affected. Maryland is an at-fault state, which means the liable driver would pay for the damages the accident caused, typically through their insurance. However, if you choose to not wear a helmet, even if you weren't at-fault, it could be seen as an act of contributory negligence and impact your ability to be compensated for the accident.

Helping Clients Recover the Maximum Compensation

We are an experienced team of Upper Marlboro motorcycle accident lawyers with a successful record of recovering millions of dollars in compensation for people injured in motorcycle accidents.

In the aftermath of an accident, turn to Wilson & Parlett. We can deal with the insurance company for you and handle everything from collecting records and reports to making sure you receive the medical care you need. Though we are skilled negotiators, we are not afraid to take your case to court.

Contact Wilson & Parlett at (301) 231-1737 today to let our Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers help you. You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

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