Skip to Content
Potter Burnett Law Potter Burnett Law
Motorcycles Fighting For You Like Family

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Maryland

Fighting for Your Rights After Accidents, happily serving Prince Georges, Charles, Calvert, Anne Arundel.

Motorcyclists are some of the most at-risk for accidents and injuries when sharing the roadways with cars and trucks. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t pay attention to motorcycles on the road, which can lead to serious accidents and catastrophic injuries. Even when a motorcyclist wears a helmet, injuries are hard to avoid, given the lack of protection provided by a motorcycle.

At Potter Burnett Law, our team of experienced motorcycle accident lawyers is committed to protecting your rights. Motorcyclists in accidents can suffer a variety of serious injuries and even death. Whether you are seeking compensation for damages or are suffering from minor or major injuries, we can help you navigate the intricacies of your case.

Contact our team online or by phone today at (301) 820-7820. We’re a boutique firm offering individualized, family-oriented legal services.

How Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?

Motorcycle accidents are particularly dangerous because riders lack the basic protections afforded to occupants of passenger vehicles, like seat belts, airbags, and the outer structure of the car. In fact, motorcyclists are, on average, 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in crashes per vehicle mile traveled. Riders are far more likely to be thrown from their motorcycles and suffer severe injuries in a crash like broken bones, spinal cord and neck injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

Despite the common belief that motorcyclists are reckless and daredevils, a majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Speeding: Many motorcyclists are struck from behind by speeding cars, including those that drive through yellow or red lights or make quick turns. Motorcyclists have many of the same rights and responsibilities on the road as drivers, but they’re often not given the same respect.
  • Lane Changes: Many motorists fail to properly check potential blind spots for smaller vehicles, like motorcyclists, and cause crashes.
  • Drunk driving: Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs aren’t as likely to notice a motorcyclist on the road due to their smaller size. Impaired driving also involves slower reaction times, meaning drivers are less likely to swerve or brake in time before hitting a motorcycle.
  • Distracted driving: Lots of accidents are caused when drivers fail to notice a motorcyclist hidden in their blind spot. Drivers who are distracted by their phones, radio, or other people in the car spend less time focusing on the road and being aware of their surroundings.

If a negligent driver caused your accident and injuries, don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm. Each client can expect to be directly connected to an attorney who can give them the undivided attention they deserve.

Tips for Preventing a Motorcycle Accident

  • Always wear your gear
  • Make sure you are seen on the roads
  • Wear your helmet
  • Avoid riding in bad weather
  • Don't drink and drive

Motorcycle Accident FAQs

What is required to get a motorcycle license in Maryland?

To operate a motorcycle, you need a valid Maryland driver’s license. You must then pass a Motorcycle Safety Program course and present your certificate to the MVA to receive a Class M license.

What are the “share the road with motorcycles” campaigns?

These campaigns draw attention to drivers sharing the road with bicycles and motorcycles, who have the same rights as other drivers. It is important to remain vigilant around bicycles and motorcycles because they face unique safety challenges due to their size and limited visibility.

What can I get compensated for in a motorcycle case?

You can make a claim for your property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and any other out of pocket expenses you have incurred because of the crash. You may also make a claim for future medical expenses, future lost income, and any pain and suffering that resulted from the crash.

Is there PIP coverage on motorcycles in Maryland?

PIP coverage is not mandatory for motorcycles in Maryland, and many insurers do not offer PIP for motorcycles in Maryland. State law allows insurers to exclude the coverage to motorcycles due to the high risk of injuries.

You deserve to be represented by a team of lawyers who aren’t afraid to fight on your behalf. Call our trial-ready motorcycle accident lawyers in Maryland today at (301) 820-7820 for a free case evaluation.

  • $26,000,000

    In 1996, a Clarksburg man was in a motor vehicle accident while driving his 1987 Ford F-150 pickup.

  • $5,900,000

    Debbie Potter secured a $5,900,000 settlement of a premises liability case in 2023.

  • $2,900,000
  • $1,380,000

    Our client suffered a comminuted fracture of his arm when a commercial vehicle pulled out in front of him on the highway.

  • $1,100,000

    Baltimore mother and daughter rear-ended on route 301 in Virginia. Physical therapy treatment only.


Recent Verdicts and Settlements That Change Lives Everyday

* Each case is different and the law firm's past record in obtaining favorable awards, judgments, or settlements in prior cases is no assurance of success in any future cases.

  • Vehicle Defect
  • Premises Liability
  • Medication Error Settlement
  • Car Accident Verdict
  • Car Accident Verdict
  • We're Not Afraid to Go to Trial
    It takes a special breed of attorneys to take a case to trial, if needed. Our attorneys have done that - and have won!
  • High Quality Representation
    We are accessible, responsive and do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible result for our clients.
  • Female Leadership
    We are proud to have two female partners leading our team with their experience and compassion for victims.
  • Good Reputation Among Peers and the Bench
    Our firm is known for our commitment to our clients and fighting with passion and integrity for the justice they deserve.
  • Actively Involved in the Legal Community
    Staying involved in the legal community helps our attorneys stay informed, while building important relationships that benefit our clients.
  • Featured Speakers at Many Trial Lawyer Seminars
    As a leader in personal injury litigation, it's important to us to share our knowledge and experience with other legal professionals.


Start With a Free Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy