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Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Good news nationwide on motorcycle deaths, but . . .

The good news is that, in 2017, the number of motorcyclists nationwide who died on the roads in accidents dropped by well over 5 percent. Preliminary statistics suggest that 4,990 people died in 2017 because of motorcycle accidents, which is a drop from 5,286 in 2016.

Can the state be sued following a motorcycle accident?

Most people in New Mexico can point to at least one road in their area that is in poor shape. A previous post on this blog talked about how a family sued a branch of government in the State of New Mexico following a fatal accident that, at least initially, was thought to have been caused by potholes in the road.

After a motorcycle accident, we explore all roads to recovery

A previous post on this blog discussed how motorcycle accidents in New Mexico are caused not only by negligent drivers but also by defective motorcycles which fail at a critical time. In either situation, though, the end result is still that the motorcyclists get severely injured or die.

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by defects

Previous posts here have discussed how serious motorcycle accidents can be. These accidents can be caused by a distracted driver who is not paying attention to the road or even a driver who, while attentive, may have just not seen a motorcyclist because he or she was not anticipating one to be in the area.

Motorcycle accidents and soft tissue injuries

As this blog has discussed previously, injuries to motorcyclists following an accident are often catastrophic. After a motorcycle crash, a motorcyclist in the Albuquerque area may suffer from a head injury or spinal cord injury that leaves him or her permanently disabled. In these sorts of cases, it is quite obvious to the general public that the motorcyclist needs help and financial support.

Why do drivers have so much trouble spotting motorcyclists?

Vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, from the massive freight-carrying trucks that haul goods all across the country to streamlined bicycles made for individuals to ride. On any given day a New Mexico resident may see cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles of different makes and models commuting through Albuquerque and taking their drivers and passengers to their intended destinations.

Death of NM motorcyclist leads to wrongful death lawsuit

Power outages are an uncommon occurrence that can introduce confusion into the days of New Mexico residents. When individuals are at home and lose power they may fire up the flashlight functions on their smartphones and search for candles and battery operated devices to illuminate their homes. When they are out on the roads, though, dangers can quickly mount as traffic lights and street lights go dim and leave drivers without clear directions to follow.

Crash near hospital claims the life of motorcyclist

Hospitals are busy centers where individuals of all levels of need visit while seeking necessary medical care. Emergency patients may be brought in requiring life-saving procedures, while others may be registered as inpatients for routine treatments or surgeries. Still others may utilize hospitals' services for joyous experiences such as the births of children or spending time with loved ones who are on the road to recovery.

Motorcycle accidents often leave victims with serious injuries

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.

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