Motorcycle Accident Victims' Legal Help
After a Motorcycle Crash, You Need to Contact Us at Mike Slocumb Law Firm
If you were involved in a motorcycle crash, you need a highly skilled attorney fighting for you. We understand why people enjoy riding motorcycles. Whether it's for economic reasons or the thrill of riding, motorcyclists have a right to share the road with other vehicles.
- Motorcycle Passenger Injuries
- Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- Specific Motorcycle Accident Injury Risks
Unfortunately, bikers are about three times more likely to be injured in an accident than people in cars or trucks. Even the most responsible and cautious rider is at the mercy of other motorists, particularly those behaving irresponsibly, such as texting while driving or drunk driving.
Where Did Your Crash Take Place?
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We will stand up to the insurance companies for you
Typically, insurance companies will attempt to prove that the motorcyclist was, to some extent, at fault in the accident. This makes a prompt investigation is essential. Mike Slocumb Law Firm will make use of all possible resources to ensure that no evidence is lost or tampered with in regard to your injury claim.
Insurance companies may be more likely to take a motorcycle case to trial than they would if the accident involved two passenger cars. That's because they know many people on juries have a bias against motorcyclists and may decide in favor of the car driver.
With so much at stake, you need Mike Slocumb Law Firm fighting to protect your rights. We know how to hold negligent drivers and insurance companies accountable.
Typically, a motorcycle accident involving serious injury may lead to expensive medical bills (including future medical expenses) and lost wages (including possible future wage losses). In addition, you may be entitled to receive compensation for pain and suffering and other damages.
Very often, it is the driver or the car or truck involved in a motorcycle accident who is found to be the responsible party. In reality, the liability could belong to anyone who contributed to the cause of your motorcycle accident, even a pedestrian.
However, if you were a passenger on the motorcycle, and if the operator's negligence is to blame, that person can be liable for your injuries. Because of the direct interaction between motorcycle operator and their passenger, it is possible that either the motorcycle operator or passenger may have a case if personal injury or loss occurs because of the other's conduct while the motorcycle is moving.
The absence of overall crash protection exposes motorcycle riders to significant harm, such as brain injury or spinal cord injury, when another vehicle causes an accident. This makes the accident more serious, and highlights the negligence or carelessness of the other driver if the accident is the result of such blatant negligence as drunk driving or texting while driving.
Crashes involve a range of possible factors, but inattention by a driver of a car or truck plays a role in many cases. But the driver of the car may blame the motorcycle for engaging in risky behavior. For example, the at-fault driver might argue the motorcyclist was "lane splitting," which involves a rider operating his motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving cars. Accidents in which lane splitting took place can lead to a complicated claim. Some states allow bikers to lane split, but other states don't have clear laws on the books about this type of maneuver.
Whatever protection is offered by the style and design of the helmet and protective gear worn by the rider, nothing can eliminate all injury risk. Even a minor motorcycle accident that the rider can "walk away from" may still cause victims to miss work and require costly medical treatment or rehabilitation. Of course, serious injuries often lead to more expensive medical and prolonged rehabilitative care, or possibly a wrongful death case.
Among the injuries often associated with motorcycles are brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. However, there are many others that emergency rooms have become familiar with, including:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Pelvic fractures
- Brain damage
- Internal bleeding
- Foot fractures
- Amputated limbs
Mike Slocumb Law Firm - Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Serving Alabama, Maryland, Washington, D.C.
Every day, people are injured or killed in motorcycle accidents. If this happens to you or a loved one, contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm. Our motorcycle accident lawyers fight to see that you get the compensation that is rightfully yours.
Don't delay: the initial consultation is free. And remember, you don't pay us unless you win. Schedule an appointment today.