A Jury Verdict Research report came out this month that found that 55% of plaintiffs involved in motorcycle accidents received a verdict awarding damages. I have not seen Maryland specific motorcycle accident verdict data but the numbers are probably a little bit worse in Maryland because Maryland is one of the few states that still has contributory negligence.
Our Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers have seen far too many times insurance companies denying liability because the vehicle involved was a motorcycle? Why? Do insurance companies just hate motorcyclists? No. The reason is because Maryland juries are more likely to find a motorcyclist responsible. This is just one reason why people who are injured in serious motorcycle accidents in Maryland almost invariably need a good Maryland motorcycle accident lawyer.