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Injured in a Waldorf, MD Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accidents here in Waldorf, Maryland can be catastrophic resulting in severe — and even life-threatening — injuries. If you have been injured in a Waldorf motorcycle accident, contact us here at the Law Office of Robert Castro. Call us at (301)705-5137. We are Maryland Personal Injury and Maryland Auto Accident attorneys providing legal services for communities in Southern Maryland.

You have a right to compensation if your motorcycle accident was caused by the wrongful and negligent behavior of another on the road. You can recover compensation for your accident-related medical expenses, pain and suffering, damage to your motorcycle, for lost wages and earnings and for other categories of damages. You may be able to recover by making a claim against the wrongdoer’s insurance or by filing a personal injury lawsuit at the Charles County, Maryland courthouse.

Following a Southern Maryland motorcycle accident, examples of medical expenses that can be recovered include:

  • Ambulance charges and fees
  • ER charges and costs
  • Costs for lab and diagnostic tests
  • Surgeries
  • Hospital costs and charges
  • Prescription medications
  • Costs for crutches, prosthetics and/or other medical devices
  • Post-accident physical and occupational therapy
  • And more

Not only are you entitled to recover past and present medical expenses, depending on the nature and severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to recover expenses for future medical care.

What Must be Proven to Recover Compensation for a Waldorf Motorcycle Accident?

Top-tier Maryland personal injury attorneys would explain that motorcycle accident claims are governed by the Maryland law of negligence. It is for the victim to prove their case and they must prove the four elements of negligence: duty, breach, causation and injury or damage to property. In most Charles County MD motorcycle accident cases, these elements are reasonably “easy” to prove. Every driver on the roads and highways of Maryland has the duties to drive carefully and obey traffic laws. If the other driver that caused the motorcycle accident was not driving carefully or was violating traffic laws, then the first and second legal elements of negligence are proven. Causation and injury are also often “easy” to prove since there was a crash and an injury whereas the victim was whole and healthy before the motorcycle crash.

If the elements of negligence are proven, then the other driver (or other at-fault party) will be held legally liable to pay compensation. Often, this means that the other driver’s insurance company will pay.

Who Might be at Fault?

Often, the only at-fault party is the other driver (assuming a two-vehicle accident). However, there are some circumstances where there might be more than one responsible party. For example, if the accident was a big rig truck accident in Waldorf, Maryland, then the driver of the big rig tractor trailer might be liable and, maybe, the driver’s employer and, maybe, the owner of the truck. Potentially, there may be other responsible parties depending on the facts.

Contact Waldorf, MD Motorcycle Accident Attorney Robert Castro Today

This article has been provided by the Law Office of Robert Castro. For more information or questions contact our office to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at (301) 870-1200. We are Waldorf, MD Personal Injury lawyers. Our address is: 2670 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601. We handle personal injury cases in Charles County, Prince George’s County, Calvert County, St. Mary’s County and for other areas of Southern Maryland.