Essex, MD Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycles are a great way to get around. They are compact, fuel-efficient, and just plain fun to ride. For many motorcyclists, the excitement of a more direct experience with the open road is part of a motorcycle’s appeal. Unfortunately, sometimes those same riders, through no fault of their own, get into accidents and are badly injured. Because a motorcyclist – even when wearing the best protective gear around – is much more exposed than someone in a car or truck, their injuries are often extensive, and recovery periods for motorcycle accident injuries are often very long. All of this can be emotionally frustrating as well as financially taxing.

That is where we come in. Our attorneys know how to handle motorcycle accident cases, and we are ready to help you with yours. We can talk to witnesses, collect evidence, and prepare to take your case to court while you focus on recovering from your injuries so you can get back out on the road.

Rice, Murtha & Psoras’s motorcycle accident lawyers are only a phone call away when you call (410) 694-7291 for a totally free case review.

Stereotypes in Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits in Essex, MD

Many people have an incorrect perception of motorcyclists and irresponsible risk-takers with little to no regard for their own safety. This could not be farther from the truth. Our motorcycle accident lawyers know that motorcycle riders are extremely responsible and take their own personal safety very seriously. The vast majority of motorcycle riders go out on the road with at least a helmet on, and many others wear motorcycle jackets, pants, sturdy boots, and other protective equipment they deem necessary.

Opposing counsel may try to use misconceptions about motorcyclists against you in your case. They may try to characterize you as a wanton thrill-seeker instead of the responsible, diligent rider we know you are. We will ensure that you are represented fairly in court and put a stop to any efforts to mischaracterize you.

What Kinds of Parties Can I Sue in an Essex, MD Motorcycle Accident Case?

A very important part of your case is who you decide to sue in court. In personal injury lawsuits – which include motorcycle accident cases – you can only be awarded damages from parties who have actually wronged you. Therefore, it is very important that you “target” the right parties in your lawsuit. Below, our motorcycle accident lawyers have compiled a list of some of the parties you may want to sue in your lawsuit.

Other Drivers

The primary party you should consider suing in a motorcycle accident lawsuit is the other motorist involved in your accident. Of course, if there are multiple motorists involved in the accident, they all need to be examined by our motorcycle accident lawyers to determine whether they are responsible for your injuries.

Motorists driving cars, trucks, and even other motorcycles can cause motorcycle accidents in a number of ways. Speeding, ignoring road signs, drunk driving, and breaking other road safety rules are considered negligent conduct and can easily cause motorcycle accidents. If a motorist involved in your accident was speeding, drunk, or otherwise violated the rules of the road, you should take them to court to hold them responsible for your injuries.


Sometimes, you may be able to sue a driver’s employer in a motorcycle accident lawsuit. This applies when the driver was doing something related to their job when they injured you. For example, suppose a food delivery person hits you on the way to deliver a meal. Their employer can be held responsible for your injuries because the driver was doing something related to their job. However, if that same delivery person hits you when they are returning home from their shift, their employer would not be liable because driving home is not related enough to the driver’s job.

Vehicle Manufacturers and Designers

Another possible target of a motorcycle accident lawsuit is a designer or manufacturer of a defective vehicle. Many motorcycle accidents happen through no fault of any driver involved. Instead, they are the result of something wrong with one of the vehicles. If a defective motorcycle is involved in an accident, it may even appear as if it was a “single vehicle” accident that was purely the fault of the rider when, in fact, a motorcycle defect is the real culprit.

Motorcycle accidents can also be caused by defects in other vehicles. For example, a driver who is doing everything right in a defective vehicle could still hit an unsuspecting motorcyclist despite their best efforts. In those cases, it would be right to sue the vehicle designer or manufacturer instead of the driver.

Damages from Essex, MD Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits

At the end of the day, your objective in your case is to get damages so you can deal with the after-effects of your motorcycle accident. You can get damages for a lot of different things or items, in your case.

First, you can get compensation for medical bills you incurred because of the accident. It can be extremely costly to recover from a motorcycle crash, so the court can make the defendant pay those bills.

Second, you can get compensation for pain and suffering – both physical and mental – brought about by your accident. These things do not have an immediate apparent value, but you can convince the court of their worth to you with the help of our lawyers.

Finally, you may be able to get what are called “punitive damages” if the defendant acted in an especially egregious way when you were injured. You have to ask for these damages when you first file your case, and courts are picky about when they award them, so you should speak with our lawyers early on if you are seeking punitive damages.

Call Our Essex, MD Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today

For a free review of your case, call Rice, Murtha & Psoras’s motorcycle accident lawyers at (410) 694-7291.