Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle Accident Attorney

A motorcycle accident can be the most severe and devastating accident on the road. Riders have little to no protection from impacts. Even a small and seemingly harmless accident can cause permanent injuries or death.  If you were in a motorcycle accident, you need a personal injury attorney.

 

Hospitalization, surgery, therapy, and ongoing doctor visits will devastate a family’s budget. Not to mention the loss of wages and earning potential. Our staff and attorneys will fight insurance companies to assure your compensation. We will review your case for FREE. If we agree to accept your case, we work on a no win/no pay basis. So, don’t hesitate to contact our offices.

 

Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable drivers on the road.  According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “more than 80 percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death.” The motorcycle itself provides no protection. Rather, it can cause severe injuries. Ejection from the motorcycle is also a common cause of injury. If the rider ejects from the motorcycle, they impact the ground as well as objects in their path.

 

Common Motorcycle Accident Causes:

  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Failure to clear an intersection before crossing or turning
  • Negligent or distracted drivers
  • Unsafe merging
  • Tire blowouts
  • Poorly lit roads
  • Speeding
  • Debris in the roadway
  • Defective safety equipment
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS IN NEED OF LEGAL ASSISTANCE, CONTACT US NOW.

Call our office today for a FREE review of your personal injury case. We typically work on a contingent agreement basis, which means our fees are contingent upon the outcome of your case.

 

Don’t Delay! You may have a valid claim! Let us help you get your compensation before the statute of limitations expires!

Motorcycle accidents can cause a lot of physical pain and financial losses.

Contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess to schedule a consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney.

Common Motorcycle Accidents and How To Avoid Them

 

Left Turning Cars

wrecked bike - motorcycle accident attorneyThe most common motorcycle accident is when a vehicle makes a left turn at an intersection in front of a motorcycle. When approaching an intersection, parking lot, or driveway and there is a car in the left hand turning lane, assume that they do not see you and be ready to take evasive action. Watch the vehicle’s wheels rather than the vehicle. This can give you an indication as to what the driver is about to do. Look at what is to the side and behind you. Should you need to move out of the way quickly, you’ll know what route to take.

Gravel in Blind Corners

Rounding a corner to find debris like gravel, sand, or leaves on the road can cause you to lose control of your bike. A good rule of thumb is “slow in, fast out.” Enter corners widely to increase your vision at an easy pace, then gain speed out of the turn when you can see.

Entering Corners Too Quickly

If you turn a corner that tightens unexpectedly, the best way to make it out is to trust your bike and ride it out. Don’t panic and apply the brakes. Be as smooth as possible on the controls.

A Vehicle Merges Into Your Lane

Try to be aware of other driver’s blind spots and stay out of them. Watch for signs that other vehicles are changing lanes. Watch for turn signals, the driver looking around about to change lanes, and their wheels moving.

 

If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, your injuries may require expensive, long-term medical care. You may have a liability claim for your financial loses. A motorcycle accident attorney can help you meet the burden of proof required to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence. Call The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today!

A motorcycle accident attorney can help get you compensation for your losses after an accident.

Medical bills from ambulances, doctors, surgeons and hospitals add up quickly. Loss of wages, loss of earning potential and pain & suffering can make it even more financially difficult after an accident.

4,976 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015.
4,594 motorcyclists killed in 2014. An increase of 8% from the next year.
88,000 motorcyclists were injured during 2015.
92,000 motorcyclists injured in 2014. A decrease of 3% from the next year.
93% of all motorcycles in fatal crashes are two-wheel bikes.
14% of all traffic fatalities are motorcycle related.
4% of all people injured in wrecks are motorcycle related.
94% of motorcycle fatalities (4,684) were riders.
6% of motorcycle fatalities (292) were passengers.
55% of motorcycle fatalities happen in urban areas compared to 45% in rural areas.
33% occurred at an intersection, 67% occurred on non-intersection location.
57% happened during daylight, 38% in the dark, 4% during dusk, and 1% during dawn.
97% occurred in cloudy/clear weather compared to 2% in the rain and 1% in other conditions.
90% occurred on surface streets compared to 10% on interstates.
Helmets saved the lives of 1,772 motorcyclists in 2015.
740 additional lives could have been saved if a helmet had been worn.

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