Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Despite being one of the greatest and most exhilarating hobbies a person can take up, motorcycle riding poses some significant dangers to riders. Anyone riding a motorcycle must always be aware of their surroundings as they are much smaller than conventional automobiles and may be more difficult for other drivers to see in time to avoid a motorcycle accident. Additionally, a motorcycle lacks modern safety features that are common on cars and trucks — namely seat-belts, air-bags, and surrounding walls. Due to this, the injuries that someone riding a motorcycle may incur as the result of a motorcycle accident can be incredibly severe, to say the least.
If you or someone close to you has been the victim of a motorcycle accident, seek the service of an experienced Alabama motorcycle accident lawyer at the law office of Wettermark Keith today. With over 30 years of combined litigation experience, our dedicated attorneys have the resources and skills needed to build you an effective case. We can help you deal with the insurance company, as well as help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. Trust the WK attorneys to be your expert legal representation, and fight for your case. Call us today to talk about your accident, and for a free consultation.
Motorcycle Accident Statewide Data
Data collected by the Alabama Department of Public Safety helps illustrate the frequency and nature of motorcycle accidents across the state. This data can help show riders and drivers alike the dangers that motorcycle riders face on the streets each and every day. Reports indicate that for the 2008 calendar year, there were an estimated 2087 motorcycle related accidents. Within these accidents, 1347 people suffered an extent of personal injury while 95 people tragically lost their lives.
Injuries that our firm has helped clients recover substantial financial compensation for in the past as a result of a motorcycle accident have included:
- – Traumatic brain injuries
- – Head injuries
- – Spinal cord injuries
- – Fractured bones
- – Extensive cuts and bruises (often called road rash)
- – Burns
- – Wrongful death
As of 2019, the state of Alabama was ranked number fifteenth on the list of most dangerous states for motorcyclists out of all 50 states. Per every mile driven, fatality rates for motorcyclists are 26 times higher than that of people in passenger vehicles. Staying safe while riding a bike demands greater preparation and increased vigilance on the road. Motorcycling is often categorized with similar motorized activities like flying a small plane or taking a boat across a large lake—that’s because the drivers of these vehicles operate with higher risk, and with a smaller margin of error.
If you’re obeying all of the traffic rules, and taking the right precautions to stay safe while sharing the road with larger passenger vehicles, your safety is still at risk. That’s because drivers often aren’t looking for you, or don’t expect you, and aren’t paying enough attention to their surroundings. Distracted driving is a huge problem in the United States—from texting and talking on the phone, to eating or grooming at the wheel, all of these things make it that much harder for drivers to notice a motorcyclist near them. This is extremely dangerous when two cars are involved in an accident. When you factor in the lack of safety features associated with a bike, the risk of injury and even death skyrockets.
This ultimately means that motorcyclists and passengers usually require very expensive, invasive treatments and lengthy rehabilitation. During all of that, they are unable to work or make a living. Unfortunately, sometimes their injuries are so severe that they can’t return to their jobs even after recovery is over.
Lack of Safety Features on Motorcycles
Due to the lack of safety features on motorcycles, riders typically incur vastly more serious injuries than passengers in a typical automobile. Additionally, motorcycles themselves are significantly smaller than cars and are generally pushed or thrown off the road — or worse, into oncoming traffic when struck by larger vehicles. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you need a motorcycle accident lawyer to represent your case. You deserve compensation for any injury you might have, medical bills, and pain and suffering. You also deserve professional attorneys who will stand up to insurance companies and fight for your personal injury case. Contact our law firm today if you have been injured or lost someone close to you in a motorcycle accident, extensive compensation can be sought for your injuries. Motorcycle accidents are very serious and can result in extensive medical bills. Call us today for a free consultation.
Serving Justice—One Case at a Time
Here at Wettermark Keith, no case is too big and no case is too small for our expert motorcycle injury lawyers to pursue. Our top Alabama injury attorneys represent each and every client and case with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success. We realize that this is likely a difficult situation for you and possibly your family and are here for you. When you have an experienced lawyer representing you after your motorcycle accident, you don’t have to deal with the insurance companies or worry about your medical bills—because your case is in good hands.
If we don’t win your case, it’s no cost to you—that’s right, it’s a free case if we don’t successfully represent your motorcycle accident claims. You need a motorcycle accident attorney you can trust, to fight for you and help you recover from you or your loved one’s motorcycle crash. An accident might just be an accident, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve compensation. Let an experienced motorcycle accident attorney represent you. They can deal with the insurance company and deal with all the legal mess that comes after a motorcycle crash or accident, so you can focus on recovering.
Unfortunately, most accident victims decide not to hire a professional attorney, believing that doing so will let them keep more of whatever money they receive for their injuries. In reality, insurers are usually less likely to off people adequate settlements when they don’t have legal representation. Without a lawyer, you’ll most likely have to deal with insurance companies refusing to compensate you, and even arguing that your injuries were your own fault. These kinds of cases can get complicated—no one wants to admit that they did something wrong, and no one wants to pay. We’ll make sure you get what they owe you.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person in a motorcycle accident, contact a top injury lawyer today. Motorcycle accidents are very serious, and should be treated as such. At Wettermark Keith, no injury is taken lightly, and will work with the insurance company to get you the medical care and compensation you need after your motorcycle accident. Together we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and can continue to provide for your, long after this ordeal is over.