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Protect Yourself in the Event of a Motorcycle Crash

February 7, 2020
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Victims of motorcycle crashes are usually told that they are at fault for the crash and that they’re unable to recover damages. Victims of a crash are often struggling to put their lives back together, and they may not fully comprehend what’s needed to collect the compensation they deserve.

Riders Are Often Unfairly Judged After a Crash

Sadly, there are many stereotypes about motorcyclists, namely that they drive carelessly and recklessly, exceed the speed limit, and are responsible for any crashes they’re involved in. It’s true that operating a motorcycle is more dangerous than other types of vehicles, but traffic statistics have shown that motorcyclists are not usually responsible for a majority of these collisions.

Even if a motorcyclist is following all traffic laws and wearing protective gear, they are still at a huge disadvantage when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle. There are obvious differences in the size of these vehicles, meaning that severe injuries for motorcyclists can and do happen quite frequently. Many of these accidents can cause lifelong medical needs, like reconstructive surgery, vocational rehab, medical equipment, and ongoing medication regimens.

The Best Protection Is an Experienced Attorney

Protect Yourself in the Event of a Motorcycle CrashA New Mexico motorcycle crash attorney can fight for the rights of an injured rider. Attorneys represent a motorcyclist injured in a crash involving a passenger vehicle or due to faulty roadway conditions. A lawyer can help injured victims understand their rights and clearly convey the severity of the injuries to the insurance provider to protect victims from settling for less than the value of their claim.

New Mexico practices a model of comparative fault, meaning that even if the rider of a motorcycle is found partially responsible for causing an accident, he or she will still be able to pursue damages related to the crash if they can prove that the other driver was also responsible.

If you or a loved one has been unfairly injured in a motorcycle crash, you should contact an experienced Albuquerque personal injury attorney immediately in order to protect your legal right to compensation. 

Motorcycle Crashes in New Mexico

Riding a motorcycle is a way of life for many residents across New Mexico. However, there are serious risks associated with traveling by motorcycle. Riders are often severely injured after being hit by oncoming vehicles who fail to see them. Actually, it’s very common for drivers to change lanes and strike a motorcyclist, and that’s actually the leading cause of motorcycle accidents. 

Motorcycle fatalities are increasing in the United States. Deaths related to motorcycle accidents rose 5.1 percent from 2015 to 2016. In some cases, injured parties can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified New Mexico motorcycle crash attorney.

Will Ferguson & Associates has helped secure compensation for countless motorcyclists after a crash. A reckless driver should be held responsible for their actions. Give us a call today at (505) 243-5566 to see what options are available for your case.

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