Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer Fights for Your Rights in Mobile AL
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle riders involved in a collision with an automobile are nine times more likely to be injured than the occupants of the other vehicle, and 37 times more likely to be killed. Cars continue to be manufactured with stronger components and advanced safety features, while motorcyclists are left with no protection beyond a helmet and perhaps riding leathers. When a motorcycle rider is seriously injured or killed in a Mobile motorcycle accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, the Law Office of J. Allen Brown stands up for the injured victims and their families to see that justice is done.
Unique issues arise in motorcycle accidents in Mobile
Motorcyclists are encouraged to wear a helmet and drive defensively, which includes giving clear signals of their intentions well in advance and giving other drivers their space. However, all the care and caution in the world cannot protect you from a negligent, reckless or aggressive driver. Some drivers may claim they did not see the motorcycle, yet all drivers have a duty to be aware of their surroundings, and it is not unreasonable to expect that there may be motorcycles on the road at any given time. No turn or lane change should be made without first checking mirrors and blind spots.
Some drivers simply have no respect or concern for motorcyclists and intentionally drive aggressively around them, which in some cases can cause the rider to lose control of the bike and go off the road or hit another vehicle.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you do not attempt to get your bike fixed or repaired in any way, and that you do not dispose of the bike, before first talking to an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. If you think a component of the bike failed, do not send it off to the manufacturer or repair shop for testing. Any alteration of the motorcycle can be used by the defense to try to avoid liability.
Contact an experienced motorcycle accidents attorney in Mobile for a free consultation about your case
Of course, motorcycle accidents are not always the cause of the driver of the car or truck. Motorcyclists too can drive recklessly or aggressively in a manner that causes a crash. Fault can be a difficult matter to sort out. If you were injured in an accident and believe the other person was at fault, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who will review your case and discuss your options with you with no upfront cost. In Mobile, contact J. Allan Brown, L.L.C. at 251.473.6691 for a free, no-obligation case review.