Out here in the Tuscaloosa area, we have many motorcycle enthusiasts who love to take to the local roads and highways during good weather days, or take in scenic rides along the Black Warrior River. And, motorcyclists have the same rights on the road as every other driver. With many big highways feeding into the area, like US-11, US-43 and US-82, traffic can often get busy and other motorists can get careless.
Sharing the road with cars and trucks can be devastating for a motorcyclist in the event of a car accident. Most bikers are safety-conscious on the road and aware of the risks. However, other motorists often fail to pay attention to motorcycles around them, causing accidents and great injury to the motorcyclist. A motorcycle provides very little protection compared to a car or truck, and a rider rarely walks away from an accident unscathed.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to another’s negligence, the personal injury attorneys at Mezrano Law Firm can help hold them accountable – and we’ll put our experience to work to ensure you’re compensated for all your injuries and losses. Talk to us before the insurance companies. Schedule a consultation with us today to get started.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely as passenger car occupants to die in a motorcycle crash. Cars and similar vehicles come with safety features like a metal frame, airbags and seatbelts. A motorcycle leaves the rider completely exposed, other than their safety gear.
Many motorcycle accidents occur between a motorcycle accident and a passenger vehicle, like a car or truck. And, many accidents happen for the same reasons as car accidents, with some differences due to the size disparity between the vehicles. Some causes of motorcycles due to another’s negligence include:
We keep mentioning the exposed nature of a motorcycle, and that’s for a reason. During an accident, as a rider, you could suffer a variety of different injuries. And, depending on the type of accident and conditions, injuries could range from mild to severe, resulting in long-term of permanent disability. Some accidents may be so serious that a loved one may be killed by someone’s carelessness on the road.
Common injuries from motorcycle wrecks include:
If you’re hurt in a Tuscaloosa motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, we’ll work to recover expenses for your medical bills and losses, as well as plan for your future medical costs.
Remember, wearing a helmet can save your life if you’re involved in a crash on your motorcycle. Alabama state law requires motorcyclists wear protective helmets while riding.
The average person isn’t familiar with the fine details of motorcycle laws and insurance policies. After an accident, it’s wise to work with an experienced local lawyer when seeking compensation. Although your case may feel “open and shut” enough to handle yourself, your accident attorney can take the burden of negotiating with the insurance companies off you, while you take time to heal.
The legal team at Mezrano Law firm has decades of experience working with insurance companies, and won’t let them lowball you – we understand exactly what your claim and damages are worth. We work to recover:
The sooner you talk to an attorney after your accident, the better. We can get started investigating your accident, collecting documentation, and interviewing any witnesses or law enforcement. Our job is building a strong case for you.
The motorcycle wreck attorneys at Mezrano Law Firm can help if you or a loved one were injured in an accident. We protect your rights to compensation and fight to get your bills paid while you heal from your injuries. Call us today at 205-206-6300 or fill out our contact form to set up a consultation at our Tuscaloosa office.