Mississippi Motorcycle Accident Attorney
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Motorcycle riders are the most vulnerable motorists on our road. While
they may have all the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of passenger
vehicles, they simply don’t have the same protection. Because of
this, motorcyclists face substantially increased risks of being hurt when
they are involved in wrecks. Their injuries are often catastrophic, or
Because motorcycle accidents have such an overwhelming potential for devastating
results, injured riders and their families depend on full compensation
in order to pay their expenses, cover their losses, and secure all damages
they incurred as a result of a preventable crash. Personal injury cases
are the perfect avenue for seeking a recovery of damages after a wreck,
but compensation is never automatic nor guaranteed.
At Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., our Mississippi motorcycle
accident lawyers leverage decades of experience when fighting for injured
victims and families. We provide the bold voice our clients need to make
their cases heard and to secure the financial compensation they need to
cover medical bills, lost wages, and their pain and suffering. Our goal
in every case is to ease our clients’ burdens by making the process
easier and maximizing their recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents & Victims Rights’
Motorcycles are much smaller than passenger vehicles and are susceptible
to being overlooked by negligent motorists. In fact, driver error is the
leading cause of motorcycle wrecks, and it can take many forms:
Unsafe lane change – Changing lanes should be done only when the coast is clear, which
is why drivers should always look at their surroundings, mirrors, and
blind spots, and make a signal before changing lanes. A risky lane change
without looking can spell disaster for riders.
Failure to yield – Motorcycle accidents commonly occur at intersections, especially
when drivers of passenger vehicles fail to see riders and fail to yield
to their right of way. Failure to yield accidents are common on right
turns and with unprotected left turns. In fact, left turn accidents are
the most common types of collisions involving motorcycles and cars
Distracted driving – Driver distraction is one of the deadliest threats on our roads,
especially for motorcyclists who can easily be lost from sight by a driver
who chooses texting, using a phone, or other distractions over the primary
task of operating a motor vehicle.
Drunk driving – Drunk driving is an illegal, negligent, and highly dangerous act,
and it can alter the lives of innocent riders. When drunk motorists get
behind the wheel, especially at night, they are far more like to overlook
and never see a motorcycle rider.
All drivers who get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle accept a legal
duty to operate the vehicle safely and to take reasonable measures that
reduce risks of preventable wrecks. When they fail to do so and act negligently,
they can be held liable for the damages they cause victims. In the case
of a motorcycle wreck, this can include hefty medical bills and lost income
caused by missing work. Damages may also include the costs of expected
future medical care (in serious injury cases), mental anguish, emotional
suffering, and even the emotional injuries sustained by the victims’
Working with an attorney when exercising your right to compensation can
make all the difference in your case. This is especially true when insurance
companies work zealously to pay victims as little as possible. Remember,
insurance companies are corporations that want to make money. They routinely
put profits over people. By working with a proven lawyer, you can level
the playing field and put yourself in a position to secure the recovery
you need and deserve.
Common Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
One of the primary reasons why motorcycle accidents are so incredibly dangerous
is because they offer a drastically reduced amount of protection when
compared to a regular vehicle. Though motorcyclists are legally expected
to wear helmets, sometimes helmets cannot protect even the safest of riders
in the event of an accident.
Another reason for motorcycle accidents is due to their lack of visibility.
Other drivers are expected to share the road, though this isn’t
always the case. Because motorcycles are smaller, faster, and less visible,
many drivers fail to look for motorcyclists when making a turn or changing lanes.
Due to the exposed nature of motorcycles, riders do not have the same comfortable
sense of safety as one would when they are in a vehicle. Without a dashboard,
seat belt, metal frame, or other forms of protection, motorcyclists are
left defenseless to the elements, possibly resulting in severe injuries
and even fatalities.
Some of the most common motorcycle injuries include, but are not limited to:
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As the largest personal injury law firm in the state, we are able to utilize
resources to ensure our clients’ cases receive the attention and
support needed to win. Our attorneys and staff also prioritize client
satisfaction and make it our mission to provide the compassionate support
they need to navigate difficult times. We also ensure that clients are
treated as individuals with real needs, not as numbers. Clients who come
to us continually receive assistance and communication throughout their cases.
Our legal team at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. is standing by
to take your call, review your case, and explain what we can do to guide
you through the personal injury claim process. Discuss your case with
a Mississippi motorcycle accident lawyer during a FREE consultation. Contact us today.