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Gadsden Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Gadsden, Alabama, has plenty of open roads for motorcyclists to go on pleasure rides or commute on one of our many lovely weather days. With highways US-431 and US-278 nearby and miles of local scenic roads, it’s easy to get where you want to go or take a ride to get out there and enjoy your bike. However, motorcyclists must share the road with other, larger vehicles, and sometimes these cars and trucks can cause accidents, leaving people as you injured through no fault of their own. Depending on the circumstances of an accident, the injured party can experience long-term injury or permanent disability. The Gadsden motorcycle accident lawyers at Mezrano Law Firm can help if you are injured in a motorcycle accident. We’ll investigate your accident thoroughly and work to ensure you’re compensated for your injuries and losses. Schedule a consultation with us today to get started.

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Causes of Gadsden motorcycle accidents

Gadsden Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

A 2016 U.S. Department of Transportation report shows that, across the country, nearly 5,300 motorcyclists were killed in accidents. And 96 of these motorcyclists were killed in Alabama. Unfortunately, the very thing that motorcyclists love about their bikes – the feeling of being close to the road and the open air, unconfined by the structure of a car – also makes motorcycle accidents potentially so much more severe than other accidents.

Often, however, these accidents are due to the negligence of other motorists who aren’t paying proper attention to motorcyclists and bikes on the road. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Bad weather. Because of its small size and footprint, spotting a motorcycle in inclement weather with limited visibility, like rain, fog, and clouds, can be challenging. When other drivers aren’t paying careful attention in this type of weather, they can easily miss a motorcycle’s headlights, tail lights, or brake lights.
  • Blind turns. Motorcyclists must always take special care when navigating a turn – incredibly sharp and blind curves. Unfortunately, some drivers or truckers may not remember or even bother to watch for a bike coming the opposite way, which can cause a fatal head-on collision.
  • Distracted driving. It’s illegal to text and drive in Alabama, but many drivers do it anyway, and they can cause severe motorcycle and car accidents. Whenever a driver performs an activity that takes their attention off the road, it’s distracted driving, and they become a hazard to anyone around them.
  • Drunk driving. Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs are dangerous to everyone. They display unpredictable behavior, poor judgment, and delayed reflexes. No matter how many safety precautions a motorcyclist takes while on the road, a drunk driver can change everything quickly.
  • Rear-end crashes. Rear-end and fender-benders are typically minor accidents where people can walk away with bumps or bruises. However, if a motorcycle is rear-ended by a passenger vehicle, a rider can be thrown entirely from their bike – into a stationary object or traffic, suffering severe injuries.
  • Reckless driving. Road rage or excessive speeding can quickly turn tragic. Aggressive drivers tailgate, swerve in and out of lanes and act unpredictably. State troopers warn never to engage aggressive drivers and to avoid them instead. Unfortunately, reckless drivers still cause serious accidents.
  • Road conditions. Sometimes a motorcycle accident isn’t caused by another driver but by bad road conditions. Hazardous road conditions occur when things like road debris make riding dangerous – potholes, spilled truck cargo, tree limbs, etc.

Common Gadsden motorcycle crash injuries

Even a minor motorcycle might leave you with injuries like road rash or broken bones. These can take days or weeks to heal. However, an accident with a larger car or truck can leave you with severe or even catastrophic injuries that can cause long-term or permanent disability. In other cases, a loved one or family member may have died because of another person’s negligence or recklessness.

Common injuries suffered by motorcyclists in an accident include:

  • Amputations
  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Burns and road rash
  • Chronic pain
  • Facial injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations and cuts
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Wrongful death

Wearing a helmet can save your life if you’re involved in an accident on your motorcycle. Alabama state law requires motorcyclists wear protective helmets while riding.

How your Gadsden motorcycle accident lawyer can help

Even if you’re the safest biker in Alabama, wear all the proper protective gear, and obey every traffic law, you can’t prevent a careless driver from causing an accident. And as we talked about before, the lack of a protective frame around a motorcycle makes it more likely for bikers to experience severe injuries in the event of a crash.

The legal team at Mezrano Law Firm has decades of experience in recovering compensation for victims of motorcycle accidents, and we bring that experience to you. We work tirelessly to recover your losses, including:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Current and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages, awarded by the court when appropriate

We understand that some people have a bias against bikers, and we ensure you are represented and heard without prejudice. We investigate your claim from every angle, building the strongest case against the negligent party. Our goal is secure you the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Talk to experienced Gadsden motorcycle accident lawyers

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s carelessness, let the attorneys at Mezrano Law Firm protect your rights. We fight to get your medical bills paid and recover the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

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Call us at (205) 654-8146 24/7 to arrange to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your case, or contact us through the website today.

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