Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Jackson, Mississippi
Richard Schwartz & Associates
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We Advocate for Injured Motorcyclists Throughout Mississippi!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that per every mile driven, motorcycle riders are 27 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, riders are more vulnerable to serious injury and wrongful death.
While riding a motorcycle requires a certain level of skill, 57% of all motorcycle crashes in 2017 involved another motor vehicle. Drivers often forget to check their blind spots, and make unsafe lane changes or turns without noticing a motorcycle in their path. Abrupt stops and other negligent driving behaviors can also cause a motorcycle collision.
Injured? We’re Just One Call Away!
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A. can help you take legal action and fight to recover your full and fair compensation. We strongly believe that no accident victim should have to struggle due to the negligence of another party, our dedicated, dependable approach to legal advocacy supports that. Our success has garnered acclaim from Super Lawyers®, Jackson Free Press, The National Trial Lawyers, and Clarion Ledger, among others.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents can be traumatic for riders, drivers, and passengers alike. Sometimes, motorcyclists are crushed by other vehicles or their own bikes. Other times, they are thrown from their bikes entirely.
Motorcycle accident injuries may include but are not limited to:
- Road rash
- Muscle damage
- Fractured and broken bones
- Lower extremity injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
In addition to physical injuries, accident victims will likely suffer financial losses. Such losses include the cost of medical expenses, rehabilitative treatment, and disability accommodations, lost wages, diminished or lost earning potential, etc. Physical and financial harm can easily lead to psychological and emotional damage, or other non-economic damages: pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
If you have experienced any of the above injuries or losses, you likely have a strong motorcycle accident case and a good chance of recovering compensation.
Filing a Lawsuit to Recover Compensation
The key to proving any personal injury case is demonstrating negligence. You will be compensated for your damages if you can show that the other driver in your accident failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care and was, therefore, negligent.
A motorist would be considered liable for an accident if they committed any of the following types of negligence:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Running red lights/stop signs
- Executing unsafe lane changes
- Drunk driving
No matter how obvious or glaring the other party’s negligence may be, proving it can be difficult. That’s why you need our lawyers by your side.
Choose Skilled Legal Representation
Backed by over 30 years of legal experience, Richard Schwartz & Associates attorney team wants to alleviate your suffering and make the legal process as easy as possible for you. We will communicate with you openly and honestly and keep you informed about your case at every step of the way. We recognize that your success depends on our actions; we will do everything in our power to obtain a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf.