Bikers are attracted to motorcycles because they are a unique form of transportation. They offer a heightened sense of freedom and power on the road. But they also expose riders to more risk of injury than other motor vehicles.
A motorcycle accident in Huntsville, Alabama, can leave you with serious injuries, costly medical bills, and a long road to recovery. But if someone else caused the accident, they could owe you money for your losses.
Contact an experienced Huntsville motorcycle accident attorney at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., to find out how to pursue the money you deserve. The consultation is free.
How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle riders are 28 times more likely than car passengers to die in a crash and four times more likely to be injured than passengers in cars and trucks, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Even non-fatal Alabama motorcycle accidents can result in brain injuries, spine injuries, broken bones, road rash, burns, scars, and other serious or permanent injuries.
We know from experience that most motorcyclists are highly safety-conscious and mindful of traffic safety because they understand the risks of an accident. Many motorcycle accidents result from the carelessness or negligence of others on the road. Regardless of how safe a rider you are, you cannot control the actions of other motorists or prevent them from acting carelessly.
In many cases, drivers turning left may fail to see an oncoming motorcycle and turn directly into its path. NHTSA found that in one recent year, 2,741 two-vehicle accidents involving a motorcycle and another type of motor vehicle resulted in a fatality. In 42 percent (1,158) of the accidents, the motor vehicle was turning left while the motorcycle was going straight or passing another vehicle.
A motorcyclist is more susceptible to the carelessness of other drivers since the motorcycle’s smaller size makes it difficult for other motorists to determine its true distance and speed. Bikes can easily disappear into a blind spot if the other driver is not careful.
How an Experienced Motorcycle Crash Lawyer in Huntsville Can Assist You
Motorcycle accidents may cause catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Many riders require months of rehabilitation to regain their independence. If your injuries are severe, you may be left with permanent disabilities. You may be unable to work again or earn as much as before the accident.
The Alabama personal injury attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., have decades of experience representing injured motorcyclists and dealing with insurance companies regarding accidents caused by the negligence of others.
We recognize that you and your family are going through a very stressful time due to the motorcycle accident. You probably would rather not deal with insurance companies. Having an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer working on your behalf can help relieve your stress and allow you to concentrate on your recovery.
Our Huntsville motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to analyze the contributing factors in the accident and determine all the potentially liable parties. We will act with all purposeful speed to secure evidence of negligence and prepare a claim for you.
If your injuries require ongoing medical care or lifestyle changes to resume daily activities, we can work with medical economists to estimate the long-term financial impact of your injuries. These future expenses will be added to the cost of current medical treatment, surgery, physical therapy, medical equipment, and lost wages to calculate your overall losses.
We will submit a claim for full compensation to the insurance companies of the at-fault parties and negotiate fiercely for a just settlement. We conduct a thorough investigation of each motorcycle wreck case so that we have all the facts at our command. Our accident attorneys are seasoned negotiators, and most cases are resolved without a trial.
We are always prepared to go to trial if that becomes the most effective way to fight for our clients’ rights. If the insurer refuses to agree to a just settlement, our motorcycle accident lawyers are prepared to pursue justice in court after consulting with you. Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., has a proven record of verdicts and settlements. We have recovered more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for clients.
The fact that we are prepared to take a motorcycle accident case to trial, if necessary, works to the advantage of our clients as we negotiate to get a just settlement. Insurers do not like to go to court. But we do – when it’s the best way to demand justice and accountability.