With spring nearly over and summer quickly approaching, we will find more and more motorcyclists on the roads. Motorcycles can be dangerous for a few reasons. They are less common on the roads, so not all drivers are expecting or necessarily looking out for them. They are also smaller and may be harder to see on the roads. They are also more vulnerable to road hazards, such as gravel or potholes. And, when a motorcycle is involved in an accident, things often do not go well for the motorcyclist.
Drivers and passengers in cars have several safety features that help protect them in the event of a crash, such as seat belts, air bags and the car itself, often acting as a shell to protect against obstacles outside of the vehicle. Motorcyclists, however, have none of those to help.
Instead, a motorcyclist is often thrown from his bike and is vulnerable to signs, trees, road barriers and even other vehicles on the road. It comes as no surprise that they are often on the receiving end when involved in an accident.
As cautious as motorcyclists may be on the roads, they cannot account for the caution of others on the roads. Accident victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, which may include pain and suffering, medical expenses and rehabilitation costs and even lost wages. If one has been involved in a motorcycle crash, it is important to address the situation as soon as possible.
With more than 40 years of combined experience, our team here at The Jaffe Law Firm is here to help clients throughout the Albuquerque, New Mexico, and surrounding area with their personal injury needs. Whether it is a family member who suffered from nursing home neglect, one's infant who suffered from a birth injury or suffered from an injury due to a car accident, bicycle accident or motorcycle accident, our firm is here to help. We will look at the all aspects of the situation and will gather evidence and develop a strong case to maximize the potential to win.