Albuquerque and Mesa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Wood Injury Law, PLLC helps victims seek justice after suffering injuries due to someone else’s negligence or actions.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in New Mexico and Arizona
While riding motorcycles is a lot of fun in New Mexico and Arizona, accidents can cause catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, motorcycles provide little protection so that you can experience traumatic brain injuries, severe fractures, and other injuries. Sadly, it often takes a long time and lots of money to heal from the injuries, and you might never recover to the point of going back to work at full capacity.
Our motorcycle accident lawyer understands that nothing can take away the pain of your injuries. However, our attorney can help you fight for compensation to pay for your medical bills, reimburse you for lost wages, and more. It’s much easier to move forward with compensation, so contact our firm today.
Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Our motorcycle accident lawyer handles various types of claims. Accidents are often due to:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Blind spots
- Lane splitting
- Hitting fixed objects
- Driving under the influence
This is far from all the causes of these accidents. Regardless of the cause, you might be eligible to file a claim for damages. Contact us today for a free consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyer.
What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident
Pull your motorcycle off to the side of the road if you can safely do so. If you have severe injuries, call 911 for immediate medical assistance. If not, contact the police to come to the scene and take your statement. Then take photos and video evidence of the accident scene and exchange information with the other driver. Do not discuss the accident, though.
Provide a police statement when law enforcement arrives, but do not admit fault, even if you think you were partially responsible. Then go to the doctor for an evaluation. You could have a traumatic brain injury or another serious condition, and sometimes, it takes the symptoms days or longer to appear.
What Happens If You Are Partially Responsible?
Assume that you are speeding on your motorcycle when someone makes a left turn and collides with your bike. The other party didn’t make a safe left turn, but you also contributed to the accident by not following the speed limit. Because you’re partially responsible, you might not think you have a legal claim, but that’s not the case in New Mexico and Arizona. Both states follow the doctrine of comparative negligence, meaning you can recover damages if you share some degree of responsibility.
Using the previous example, assume that the evidence shows that you’re 20 percent at fault, and the other driver is 80 percent responsible. Any damages you collect will be reduced by 20 percent. Thus, you can still collect money, but it will be less than you could receive if you were not at fault at all.
This can be complicated, so reach out to our motorcycle accident lawyer for more information. During your free consultation, you can discuss comparative negligence and your role in the accident (if any).
Why Choose Wood Injury Law?
Do You Have A Claim?
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you likely want to know if you have a claim. There are four criteria for successful motorcycle accident cases. First, the other party must have owed you a duty of care. Second, that party must have breached it. Third, the breach of the duty of care must be the reason for the accident. Fourth, the accident must lead to damages. For instance, if someone breaches the duty of care and causes an accident but you aren’t injured or have property damage, you can’t file a claim. If you’re unsure if you can file a claim, contact our motorcycle accident lawyer for a free case evaluation.
How Much Is Your Case Worth?
Your motorcycle accident lawyer will value your claim after reviewing the evidence. You might be eligible for past, current, and future medical bills. Additionally, your legal claim can replace lost wages, pay for property damage, and more. Your claim’s value depends on various factors, including the extent of your injuries and your long-term care needs. Contact us today for a free evaluation. After reviewing your case and conducting our investigation, we can value your claim. Once we know what your case is worth, we can open up negotiations with the other party’s insurance company.
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