Motorcycle Accidents in Montgomery
Information About Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are an increasingly common cause of serious injury and death on the roads and highways of Alabama. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 1,523 reported motorcycle crashes statewide in 2004, a number which increased steadily to a total of 2,106 in 2008. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that injuries to the leg or foot account for nearly one out of every three motorcycle injuries, followed by the head and neck (22%), the upper torso (20%) and the lower torso (18%).
Motorcycle accidents are often fatal, but those who survive the accident will often be left with life-changing injuries. For example, the Mayo Clinic lists motorcycle and car accidents as being the cause of 40% of
spinal cord injuries nationwide every year. Other common types of injury include serious bone breaks, severe skin abrasions (road rash), and
head injuries such as traumatic brain injury. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle crash, your life may never be the same again. It is important to take action now to secure the compensation you need to offset the economic impact of the accident.
Proving Fault for an Alabama Motorcycle Accident
In order to claim monetary damages for your accident, it is necessary to prove that the other driver is at fault for causing the collision. A large percentage of motorcycle crashes are in fact caused by negligent drivers. Motorcyclists have all the same rights and responsibilities as auto drivers, but drivers frequently violate these rights by failing to check their blind spots before changing lanes or denying the right of way outright. To discuss the circumstances of your accident and learn whether you have a case, contact a Montgomery personal injury lawyer at Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC. We represent clients in South East Alabama and throughout the Tri-State Area, including
Dothan and Montgomery, and we are ready to take immediate action on your case.