Jackson Motorcycle Accident Attorney
As any driver knows, there are a variety of vehicle types on the roadway. And the only way to reach your destination safely is to share the road appropriately with each of these vehicles, which can mean taking certain extra precautions to avoid a collision. One type of vehicle that demands special consideration is motorcycles because of their lack of rider protection, their more precarious balance than four-wheeled vehicles, and how difficult it can be for other motorists to see them in the dark. Even when you take precautions to avoid a collision, motorcycle accidents happen. When a motorcycle accident happens, one or more of the people involved in the accident can suffer injuries. These injuries can be serious and even fatal, contact our Jackson motorcycle accident attorneys today.
Motorcyclists enjoy the freedom of riding in the open air with a close connection to the road and their surroundings, but this freedom comes at a price. Motorcycle riders have little protection in the event of a collision, and bikers involved in a crash are nine times more likely to be injured and 37 times more likely to die in an accident than a driver or passenger in a car. Survivors of serious motorcycle accidents, or the families of those who lost a loved one in a deadly motorcycle accident, face serious costs and challenges on the road ahead. The Jackson motorcycle accident attorneys at Derek L. Hall, PC have the skill and experience to help personal injury victims through this difficult time and help ensure they get the compensation they need.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? It’s Time to Call Derek Hall.
Motorcycles are high-performance machines with superior acceleration and handling abilities compared to most vehicles, but they have their limitations, as well. Seasoned riders know how to handle their bikes and ride with care, but all the care in the world cannot always keep them safe from the other dangers on the road. Motorcyclists in Jackson are always at risk of serious injury or worse due to:
- Negligent or distracted drivers
- Reckless or aggressive drivers
- Road defects – poor design
- Road defects – poor maintenance
- Construction zone debris
- Large vehicle blind spots
At Derek L. Hall, PC our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys thoroughly inspect and investigate the accident to determine what happened. We go to work right away building a case to bring all responsible parties to justice and hold them accountable for their role in causing the accident.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
Negligence causes motorcycle accidents, but it is not always negligence on the part of the motorcyclist. Negligence on the part of a motorist, like aggressive or distracted driving, can also result in a motorcycle accident. Similarly, a poorly designed roadway or a roadway covered in debris and or potholes, negligence on the part of the private or government entity responsible for maintaining that section of roadway, can also cause a motorcycle accident. Sometimes, motorcycle accidents are nobody’s fault. Heavy rain can make the roadway slick and create an environment where an accident is inevitable, or a wild animal can dart across the roadway to cause an accident. When an accident results from negligence, the injured victim may pursue compensation for his or her damages from the negligent party’s insurance provider.
Ways you Can be Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
There are many ways you can be injured in a motorcycle accident. These injuries include:
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Cuts; and
In some cases, motorcycle accident injuries are fairly minor. In others, the victim suffers severe complications or permanent disability because of the injuries he or she sustained in an accident. When a victim dies from the injuries he or she suffers in an accident, his or her loved ones may pursue compensation for their related damages through a wrongful death claim.
Pursuing Compensation for your Motorcycle Accident Damages
Through a personal injury claim, you can pursue compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages; and
- Pain and suffering damages.
The key to a successful personal injury claim is providing sufficient evidence to support the claim. Your lawyer can help you obtain and make use of various pieces of evidence, such as:
- The official police report;
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Documentation of your lost wages; and
- Copies of your medical bills.
Work with an Experienced Jackson Motorcycle Accident Attorney
When you are facing financial damages because of an injury you suffered in a motorcycle accident, call The Heavy Hitter, Derek L. Hall, PLLC to set up your initial legal consultation with an experienced Jackson motorcycle accident attorney. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your case and your needs with Mr. Hall in detail to determine the most productive way to move forward with your case.