Gadsden, Alabama has plenty of open roads for motorcyclists to go out on pleasure rides or commute on one of our many nice weather days. With highways US-431 and US-278 nearby, as well as miles of local scenic roads, it’s easy to get where you want to go, or just 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 like 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 personal injury attorneys at Mezrano Law Firm can help if you were 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.
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 road and the open air, unconfined by the structure of a car – is also the very thing that makes motorcycle accidents potentially so much more serious 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:
Even a minor motorcycle might leave you with injuries like road rash or broken bones. These can take days or weeks to heal. An accident with a larger car or truck, however, can leave you with serious or even catastrophic injuries that can cause long-term or permanent disability. In other cases, a loved one or family member may have lost their life because of another person’s negligence or recklessness.
Common injuries suffered by motorcyclists in an accident include:
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.
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 serious 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:
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 possible case against the negligent party. Our goal is secure you the maximum amount of compensation possible.
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. Call us today at 205-206-6300 or fill out our contact form to set up a consultation at our Gadsden office.