Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Jackson, MS
Our Attorneys Advocate for the Injured
Per every mile driven, motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in a fatal collision than occupants of passenger vehicles. This is because motorcycles lack the crashworthiness and occupant protection characteristics of an automobile. As such, bikers are more vulnerable to serious injury and death.
While driving a motorcycle requires a certain level of skill, over 60% of crashes involve another vehicle. Other drivers often forget to check their blind spots and make unsafe lane changes or turns without noticing the smaller vehicle in their path. Abrupt stops and other negligent driving behaviors can also cause a motorcycle collision.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed by a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to damages.
Common Motorcycle Injuries
Motorcycle accidents can be particularly traumatic for drivers and passengers alike. Sometimes, motorcyclists are crushed by the other vehicle or their own bike. Other times, they are thrown from the bike entirely. After an accident, injuries can include:
- Road rash
- Muscle damage
- Fractures and broken bones
- Lower-extremity injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
If you have experienced any of these injuries or losses, you likely have a strong motorcycle accident claim.
Negligence and Damages
The key to proving any personal injury case is demonstrating negligence. If you are able to show that the other driver in your accident failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care, you will be awarded damages. Damages refer to the financial compensation awarded to help you recover. It can cover:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitative treatment
- Lost wages
- Diminished or lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Other losses
Still, proving negligence can be difficult. That’s why you need our attorneys by your side. At Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., we want to alleviate your suffering and make the legal process as easy as possible. We will communicate with you openly and honestly and keep you informed about your case every step of the way.
We recognize that your success depends on our actions and will do everything in our power to obtain a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Start your claim today by calling us at (601) 869-0696 and scheduling a free consultation.