Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in New Mexico
We Represent Injured Bikers
Riding a motorcycle can be fun. However, most people who ride motorcycles also know how dangerous this activity can be. Bikers are highly at risk for being injured, and the injuries caused by motorcycle accidents are often severe. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, you need strong representation so you can get the care you need and the compensation you deserve.
Please contact Lyons & Simmons, LLP today to speak with our legal team. We will fight to get coverage for your medical bills and other damages, and will handle the legal processes so you can focus on healing from your injuries.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by many of the same factors that cause car accidents. There are also elements that are unique to motorcycle accidents. Often, motorcycle accidents occur because negligent drivers fail to watch for motorcycles and exercise caution around bikers.
A motorcycle accident may be caused by:
- Drivers’ failure to check blind spots
- Braking suddenly
- Distracted driving
- General reckless driving
- Turning or changing lanes without signaling
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Road conditions
- Inclement weather
- Mechanical issues, including defective vehicle parts
Motorcycle Accident Damages
The damages caused by motorcycle accidents are often devastating. Injury victims may need expensive medical treatment, including surgeries, therapy, medication, medical devices, and other methods to treat and manage their injuries. Compensation for medical bills is included in most motorcycle accident claims.
You may be able to recover compensation for other types of financial damages as well. If your injuries left you unable to work, you could receive coverage for the wages you lost during that time. Additional expenses that may be compensable through a motorcycle accident claim include travel and transportation costs, the cost of services needed while injured, and more.
Motorcycle accident victims often suffer from non-economic damages, which are the emotional and mental effects of a collision that do not have a monetary value. However, it is possible to receive compensation for non-economic damages.
Motorcycle accidents can also be fatal, and we offer our condolences if you have lost a loved one in a collision. In these cases, the family of a victim may be able to recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses and medical bills, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering or the loss of companionship.
How to Recover Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident
There are several different channels through which you may be able to recover compensation after a motorcycle accident. New Mexico is a fault-based state, so injured bikers can generally recover compensation by filing a claim with the at-fault driver. It may also be possible to file a claim with your own motorcycle insurance company if personal injury coverage is included in your policy. In some cases, a third-party lawsuit may be appropriate. These claims allow injury victims to hold parties other than a driver accountable, as well as recover non-economic damages.
Contact Us to Learn More
We are available to speak with you and get started on your case. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in New Mexico are experienced in negotiating with insurance companies as well as filing legal claims and will do what it takes to recover compensation for you. For support and guidance from a skillful group of lawyers, please contact us today to discuss your situation.