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Motorcycle Accident Attorney MarylandFor many Americans, motorcycles are a way of life. Thousands of motorcyclists in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. enjoy the freedom of the open road. We get it at the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, LLC in Rockville, Maryland. That's why attorney Plotnick works so hard on motorcycle accident cases involving people injured in Maryland and throughout the D.C. area.

Despite the fact that motorcycles are common on our highways, other motorists often overlook them or fail to share the road with them, resulting in devastating motorcycle accidents. The rider is their blind spot. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Bethesda, Rockville, or the greater areas of Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C., call (301) 251-1286 to schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced accident attorney.

We know that when you're hurt in a motorcycle accident, your entire life can instantly be turned upside down. That's why it's critical that you speak with motorcycle accident attorney Stuart L. Plotnick as soon as possible.

Don't wait for insurance companies to dictate what happens to you. Take back control. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation right now. We understand how the legal system works and know what to takes to win tough cases.

How did your accident happen?

How were you or a loved one injured?

More about Motorcycle Accidents

Many different legal issues often come up immediately after a motorcycle accident - and our law firm knows exactly how to handle them. That's because we have decades of experience handling some of the toughest motorcycle crashes in the area.

Don't underestimate the seriousness or complexity of your motorcycle crash. Make sure you take your case seriously right from the start. If you wait to take legal action, you could miss out on your opportunity for justice and fair compensation.

What Makes Motorcycle Accidents Different

Motorcycle accidents are unlike most motor vehicle accidents. In large part, this has to do with the fact that motorcyclists have almost no protection from a collision with another vehicle. But it's more than just that - and riders know it.

There's an attitude some people have about those who ride. They think, "they're all risk takers, swerving in and out of traffic." These people often automatically blame motorcyclists for causing collisions. And what's frustrating is that the insurance companies adopt this same mindset.

We know the truth. We know that motorcyclists are responsible riders. And in most cases, most collisions involving a motorcycle are caused by the other driver. That's why we're eager to work with you. It's not about the money. It's about setting the record straight. It's about justice, and it's about making sure you are treated fairly.

How We Can Help You

When you have us on your side, you can take an aggressive stance towards the insurance companies right from the start. Stuart L. Plotnick previously worked for the insurance companies as a lead trial attorney. He knows how they think and what it takes to win.

That's why he's prepared to go the extra mile to build the strongest possible legal case for you. Our approach regularly includes:

  • Reviewing your accident report
  • Consulting with accident reconstruction experts
  • Interviewing witnesses who saw your accident
  • Negotiating directly with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Appearing with you in court at all times
  • Appealing your case if necessary

We know the law inside and out. There's no substitute for experience, no substitute for success. Allow us to use our insights to give your case an advantage. You only have one opportunity to get the compensation you rightfully deserve. Make sure you make the most of it. Make sure you contact Rockville motorcycle accident lawyer Stuart L. Plotnick.

How did your accident happen?

Intersection Accident

Intersections can be dangerous places for motorcyclists. That's because many people don't look for people on motorcycles when they're stopping or turning. This can be especially dangerous when drivers are making a left-hand turn. Drivers sometimes drive into oncoming motorcyclists or motorcyclists to the left of them going the same direction.

Many drivers claim they simply didn't see the person on the motorcycle. That may be true; but, that's no excuse for causing a serious motorcycle accident. That's why it's critical that you contact our law firm as soon as possible to discuss the details of your case. We know how to hold drivers accountable for their actions. And we're proud to represent injured bikers just like you. Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. You deserve to be compensated.

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Hit from Behind

Rear-end accidents involving motorcyclists and other drivers often occur because the driver isn't paying attention. Other times, drivers are going too fast for the road conditions and can't avoid crashing into a motorcycle in front of them.

Whatever the cause, injuries involving motorcyclists hit from behind can be very serious and can result in severe disabilities, including to the neck or spine. That's because motorcyclists have little protection against other vehicles. That's why you need us on your side, fighting for your rights after your hit-from-behind motorcycle accident.

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Lane Change Collision and The Blind Spot

Drivers need to be careful when changing lanes at any time. That's especially true when they're sharing the road with motorcyclists. Motorcycles and are sleek and thin, so they are hard to spot; however, the excuse of, "I didn't see the motorcyclist" isn't good enough when drivers cause a collision with a motorcyclist.

Drivers and their insurance companies may claim you did something to cause the accident. They might say that you changed lanes without warning. We know how to react to such accusations. Attorney Plotnick used to work as a lawyer for the insurance companies. He knows how they think and what tactics work.

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Hit a Car Door

When drivers open the door of a parked car, they sometimes don't look to see if there's anyone coming. This can be especially dangerous on narrow city streets. When drivers open their car door without looking, they can sometimes open it right in front of a passing motorcyclist.

Such accidents happen far more often than many people realize, and when they do, injured motorcyclists need to make sure they take legal action immediately to protect their rights. Otherwise, they might end up having to pay for an accident caused by someone else out of their own pocket.

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Poor Conditions

Icy roads, wet pavement, potholes - these are just some of the hazardous road conditions that can cause accidents involving motorcyclists. Sometimes, motorcyclists lose control of their bike and crash. Other times, it's the other drivers who lose control of their vehicle and crash into a motorcyclist.

If you are a motorcyclist and you were injured in an accident due to poor conditions, you might think you don't have any way to take legal action against the person who caused your crash. Don't be so sure. Many legal issues need to be considered after a motorcycle accident. That's why it's always smart to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after your crash.

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Forced Off Road

Whether it happens accidently or intentionally, motorcyclists are sometimes forced off the road by other drivers. The other driver might not see the motorcyclist and inadvertently push them off the road. Other times, aggressive drivers know exactly what they're doing and intentionally cause a motorcyclist to drive off the road and crash.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident due to being forced off the road on your motorcycle, Attorney Stuart L. Plotnick wants to meet with you as soon as possible. He can help you decide the best course of legal action and work with you to get you the money you deserve. Your financial future could be on the line. Contact us and find out how we can help.

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How were you or a loved one injured?

Head and Brain Injuries

Motorcyclists in Maryland are required by law to wear a helmet at all times. Even so, head injuries can still occur to motorcyclists wearing a helmet. And in many cases, such injuries are due to the reckless actions of other drivers.

Head injuries sustained by motorcyclists can range from mild concussions to permanent brain damage associated with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Sometimes, it's hard to tell at first whether such a head injury is mild or severe. That's why it's important for injury victims to seek immediate medical attention, then contact us right away. We know how to investigate such complicated accidents and fight for the compensation injury victims rightfully deserve.

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Biker's Arm

People's natural instinct when they're falling is to put their hands out to try and brace themselves from the impact of hitting the ground. Such a reaction can result in very severe injuries when it involves a person being thrown from a motorcycle. When their hands hit the ground at a high rate of speed, they can seriously injure the bones and muscles in their hands and arms.

Biker's arm injury victims might not be able to work for several weeks or months after such an injury. During that time, medical expenses and other bills can add up fast. That's why it's critical that injury victims contact our law firm as soon as possible to learn about all the legal options available to them.

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Road Rash

When motorcyclists are thrown from their bikes in an accident, they often slide across the surface of the road for hundreds of feet, especially if their accident occurred on the highway or someplace where they were traveling at a high rate of speed.

When this occurs, the injured rider often sustains road rash, a term used to describe the burn marks and abrasions to the skin caused by sliding across the pavement. Road rash injures can cause severe injuries to motorcyclist's skin, muscles and tissue. The pain associated with road rash injures can also be severe. Don't suffer in silence. Contact our law firm.

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Leg Injury

Leg injuries caused by motorcycle accidents can cover a wide range. From road rash burns on the leg to broken bones to crush injuries, which may result in loss of the leg, motorcycle leg injuries can instantly turn a person's life upside down.

Many motorcycle leg injuries occur due to other drivers crashing into motorcyclists or even running over their leg(s). Whatever the circumstances of your leg injury, Attorney Stuart L. Plotnick wants to meet with you and work to find the best way to help you receive the compensation you need and deserve for your injury.

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Muscle Damage

Muscle and tissue damage caused by motorcycle accidents can be very severe. If you or a loved one was struck by another car or was in a motorcycle accident  due to hazardous conditions, the muscles in your arms, legs or another part of your body can be permanently injured.

You suddenly might find you have a hard time walking, lifting light objects or performing other routine tasks. Whatever the circumstances of your accident, you shouldn't have to suffer or pay for your medical expenses out of your own pocket. Insurance exists for a reason. And as your attorney, we will do everything we can to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Fatal Injury or Wrongful Death

No words can even begin to describe the depth of emotion families feel after the death of a loved one. When families are faced with such a situation after a fatal motorcycle accident, it's difficult to know what to do next, how to move forward.

Attorney Stuart L. Plotnick can help. A motorcycle accident lawyer with nearly three decades of experience, he was worked with families dealing with the aftermath of a fatal accident. He understands the sensitive and timely nature of taking legal action after such accidents. That's why he wants to meet with you as soon as possible.

We realize people need time to grieve after an accident. That's exactly why we want to talk with you at your earliest convenience. We will handle all the paperwork and red tape often associated with such complicated accidents and the issues they create. That way, your family can focus on what really matters - mourning the loss of a loved one and figuring out how to move forward.

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