Motorcycle Accidents

Protecting the Rights of Injured Motorcyclists Throughout Greater Maryland

The number of motorcycles registered in the United States increased by 75 percent in the ten-year period between 1997 and 2007 – and the trend continues. And whether the increase in their popularity is because they are more fuel-efficient, less expensive to purchase or just plain fun, the fact remains that injuries sustained in motorcycle collisions are also more serious than those sustained in car accidents. In fact, a motorcycle rider is 25 times more likely to be killed than either a driver or passenger in a car.

The Hanover, MD motorcycle accident attorneys at Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP understand the severity of injuries and the difficulties that riders like you face when filing a claim for the harm caused by the negligence of others. We relish the challenge of going up against defense attorneys who try to paint our clients as reckless outlaws, and insurance companies who are determined to pay minimum damages. We have a track record of success in getting justice for our clients by getting them the best possible compensation.

A Step-by-Step Approach to a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

The inherent prejudice against bikers makes it all the more important that lawyers for victims of motorcycle crashes have specific experience and strong trial skills. While representing clients in Montgomery County and Anne Arundel County we have learned about the conditions that bikers face on highways such as I-495 and I-95 as well as on local urban and suburban streets. When we help you file a claim, we:

  1. Hear what you have to say about the accident
  2. Collect information and documents, including police reports and medical records
  3. Have our own investigator gather facts and interview witnesses and, if necessary, use the services of a trusted accident reconstructionist
  4. Present you with any offers the insurance company makes and discuss your options
  5. When it is in your best interest, develop a strategy and take your claim to court

Whether you have been in a motorcycle collision with a car or an SUV or were injured because of a road hazard, we are here to help you. Since we are also car accident lawyers, we know the type of defense the automobile driver and his or her insurance company is likely to mount and are prepared to counter it. As trial veterans, we know how to persuade juries by presenting evidence and telling your side of the story. Most of all, we know how to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. You can learn more on our Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents page.

Talk to the motorcycle accident attorneys who have been covering the metro areas of Hanover and Annapolis, MD for more than a decade

Give our attorneys at Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP a call at (443) 749-5111 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation about your motorcycle accident. Our lawyers will discuss your legal options and help you understand the process. Our phones are answered 24/7.