Experienced Attorneys For Mississippi Motorcycle Accident Claims
When passenger vehicles and trucks collide with motorcycles, the motorcyclist usually experiences the worst damage. After a wreck, you not only have to contend with the physical pain of your injuries, but you also have to cope with mounting medical bills and a long recovery period where you cannot work. You need legal help to get the maximum amount of compensation possible.
At Farese, Farese, & Farese, P.A., our lawyers have represented injury victims in Ashland and Oxford since 1939. We understand that it takes a focused, determined approach to be successful in a motorcycle claim, and we have what it takes to get the compensation our clients need.
Rules A Mississippi Motorcyclist Has To Follow
In this state, there are strict licensing requirements for motorcyclists. Drivers must pass a written test, a motorcycle skills test and a vision screening to add a “motorcycle endorsement” to their license. Motorcyclists also need to be conscious of additional rules that they must follow, including:
- Maintaining operational headlights and taillights at all times
- Having one or more rearview mirrors
- Wearing a helmet while the motorcycle is in operation
- Using the proper lane (no lane-splitting is allowed)
Obeying the basic rules of the road, watching your speed and following the law regarding helmets and lane-splitting is important not only for your safety but also to protect your interests should you ever be in a wreck. You don’t want a defendant to be able to throw the blame for your injuries back on you.
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents
Most of the time, a motorcycle wreck comes down to human error. Crashes can be caused by things like:
- Distracted drivers
- Drowsy drivers
- Impaired drivers
- Aggressive driving
- Inappropriate lane changes
- Dooring accidents
In short, motorcycle crashes are often the product of the kind of ordinary negligence that causes other motor vehicle accidents – but motorcycles are disproportionately likely to be involved in wrecks because they have a smaller profile. Drivers in other vehicles often say they simply did not see a motorcycle before they crashed into it.
Why Do You Need A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer After A Crash?
Unfortunately, biases against motorcyclists exist, often rooted in stereotypes that associate riders with reckless behavior. In legal proceedings, these biases can affect how fault is assigned. It’s crucial to dispel these biases and present a fair representation of the circumstances surrounding an accident – and that’s just part of what your attorney can do.
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, your attorney can step in between you and the insurance company involved to prevent the other driver’s insurer from trying to devalue your claim or unfairly blame you for your own injuries.
Your lawyer can also obtain your medical records, look for camera footage of the incident, collect records of cellular phone use by the other driver, interview witnesses and reconstruct the scene of the accident to find evidence that is needed for a successful claim.
Do not allow the biases against motorcyclists stop you from getting the compensation you need and deserve. An experienced advocate knows how to change the narrative and support your claim. If negotiations with the insurance company fail, our attorneys will aggressively litigate.
Talk To An Attorney About Your Motorcycle Accident Case
After a motorcycle crash, you need to focus on your recovery. Let us focus on your personal injury claim – but act quickly, because an early start can equal better results.
At Farese, Farese, & Farese, P.A., we have the knowledge and skill needed to navigate this process for your benefit. We offer free consultations and contingency fees, which means that we do not get paid unless we bring home a settlement or award for you. Call 888-341-0243 or use our online contact form to schedule today.