If you’re like most safety-conscious Maryland bikers, you’ve already put your motorcycle away for the winter. But maybe you’re a natural-born risk-taker, and a little snow on the road doesn’t phase you. If that’s the case, you undoubtedly still recognize that even a light dusting of snow can hide icy spots and you’ve got to be careful. There’s something else you’d better recognize, too – something that could put you in need of a particularly savvy personal injury lawyer. For many Maryland bikers, that lawyer is Attorney Jobeth Bowers of Bowers Law Baltimore, the home of the MD Crash specialists.
Here’s why you may need him: You won’t win any “points” for bravery if you take your motorcycle out for a winter spin in Maryland and suffer an accident with another vehicle. On the contrary, any personal injury and property damage you incur might well be seen by a skeptical judge or jury as “just desserts” for your foolishness. Result? Pleading your case and proving the other driver at fault becomes extremely difficult. And you could be denied your due compensation.
Jobeth’s proven skill in handling motorcycle accidents – at any time of year – can make the difference in whether you get the compensation you deserve … or have to walk (limp?) away with nothing.
The problem here is proving to a judge or jury that you didn’t in any way contribute to your accident. Other states may allow that, even if you were partially responsible for it, you’d still get some compensation for your injuries. Not so in Maryland. Under Maryland law, if it can be shown that you were even a little bit responsible for your accident, you’d get no compensation at all. And how, some might ask, are you not at least partially responsible if you rode your motorcycle in bad weather or at a time of year when road conditions can be at least risky if not outright dangerous?
Jobeth thinks you deserve a chance to prove your innocence. And he’ll do everything in his power to establish it. In the end, by proving the other driver to be at fault, he can see to it that you’re rewarded all the financial compensation you’re due to pay your medical bills, replace lost wages, and help alleviate any pain and suffering your motorcycle accident may have caused you.
Please: Do be careful if you insist on riding your motorcycle in winter here in Maryland. And be even more careful about who you choose to represent you if you have an accident. Call Jobeth Bowers, your MD Crash representative, at 410-975-7000, or otherwise contact Bowers Law Baltimore as soon after your motorcycle accident as possible.