"What are the most common types of motorcycle accidents?"
Our Jackson motorcycle wreck attorneys detail how bikers get hurt
Bikers can get into a lot of different types of crashes, and our Jackson motorcycle accident lawyers understand how difficult it can be to recover after getting into a wreck. Since motorcycles are much smaller than other passenger vehicles, they can be tough for other drivers to spot on the road ─ especially if those drivers are being negligent. If you've been injured or a loved one was killed in a motorcycle collision, an experienced Jackson motorcycle accident attorney can demand justice and get you the compensation you're entitled to. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Jackson today for a free consultation.
Jackson motorcycle crash lawyers who understand bikers are at risk
Even bikers who wear helmets and other protective gear are susceptible to getting hurt in collisions. That's because the people they share the road with often choose to engage in reckless or negligent behavior, which can lead to devastating and horrific crashes with motorcycles. Some of the most common types of collisions our Jackson motorcycle accident attorneys see include:
- Right-of-way crashes: Bikers get injured all the time by negligent drivers who fail to yield the right of way at intersections, on the highway, or when making a left-hand turn. Often the result of speeding and distracted driving, right-of-way crashes can severely injure a biker. If you've been hurt in a right-of-way accident, it's time to get a lawyer in your corner to fight for your rights.
- Lane changes: Thousands of unsuspecting bikers get into collisions or are run off the road by careless drivers who change lanes without signaling or without making sure it's clear and safe to do so. Our attorneys have heard all the excuses: "They came out of nowhere" or "I honestly didn't see them." The truth is, the reason they "didn't see them" is often because they were being reckless. Texting while driving, speeding, taking their eyes off the road, fatigued driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are all common ways lane change crashes occur. If you're the victim of a lane-change accident, contact our lawyers as soon as possible.
- Dooring: If someone inside a parked or stopped car opens the door without making sure it's safe to do so, an unsuspecting biker can crash right into it and get seriously hurt. People who are opening car doors on streets have an obligation to make sure it's clear and safe to do so. Someone who recklessly flings a door open and into a biker needs to be held accountable for their negligence, and our attorneys can make them answer for their irresponsibility.
- Defective parts: Manufacturers sometimes use faulty or defective parts when building motorcycles that can lead to a malfunction or mechanical failure and cause a biker to get into a wreck. If you've been injured in an accident due to faulty or defective motorcycle parts, our lawyers can file a claim against the manufacturer for their negligence.
Get winning results with a Jackson motorcycle crash attorney
Most bikers get unfairly labeled as thrill-seekers who irresponsibly ride their motorcycles. When bikers get hurt or killed in collisions, some people think it's just a consequence of their wild behavior. The truth is, most bikers are responsible and safe riders who just want to enjoy using their motorcycles without having to worry if they'll be seriously injured or killed.
Unfortunately, insurance companies use negative typecasts to try to reduce compensation for injured bikers or deny their claim altogether. If they can, they'll do everything in their power to pin the blame on the biker. That's not fair, and that's not right. You shouldn't be left to foot the bill for the expenses related to your crash, and you shouldn't be treated like you're a second-class citizen just because you ride a motorcycle. Take a stand and fight back with the help of a Jackson motorcycle accident lawyer. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Jackson today for a free consultation.