Motorcycle Accident Lawyer | Birmingham, Alabama



Motorcycles are statistically the most dangerous vehicles to operate on any road, including Alabama's. What would typically be a minor accident between to automobiles often leads to very serious injuries and damages when a motorcycle is involved. 

Motorcycle Accident Laws in Alabama

Motorcycle accident lawsuits are typically governed by Alabama law, and proving liability (who's fault the accident was) is similar to the manner it is done in an auto accident lawsuit. The most common defendants include: 

  • The Driver of the other vehicle involved
  • The Manufacturer of the other vehicle involved
  • The Repair or Service Mechanic of the other vehicle involved
  • The Motorcycle Manufacturer
  • The Motorcycle Repair or Service Mechanic
  • If the at-fault driver was working when the accident occured - their Employer
  • Any other third party driver that may have contributed to the accident

In some cases, more than one potential defendant may be liable for your damages and injuries. You are invited to contact me to hear more about which defendants should be included in your Motorcycle Accident lawsuit. 

How Motorcycle Accidents Happen

Every other vehicle type on the road is larger and heavier than a motorcycle. Sometimes unavoidable accidents happen, but more commonly accidents are the result of negligence. Considering the imbalance in vehicle types between a motorcycle and other vehicles, there is no margin of error for negligence without causing injury and damages to a motorcycle operator. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include: 

  • Aggressive or negligent driving
  • Drug or alcohol intoxication
  • Distracted driving, such as texting
  • Negligent repairs or maintenance 
  • Negligent manufacturing of either vehicle invloved

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Because of the imbalance in size and momentum that exists in an accident between a motorcycle and any other vehicle on Alabama's roadways, most motorcycle accidents result in a much higher chance of serious injury or death. The majority of serious injuries or deaths that occur in motorcycle accidents are suffered by the motorcycle driver. These injuries include: 

  • Brain and head trauma
  • Paralysis
  • Death
  • Broken bones and internal organ damage

Due to the serious threat posed to victims in motorcycle accidents, it is a very good idea to have underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage with your motorcycle insurance policy. 

Motorcycle Accident Damages

The nature and extent of damages differs on a case-by-case basis. You are invited to contact me to discuss your damages in further detail. Common damages include: 

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental Anguish
  • Dependent damages in the event of death

 

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Free Initial Strategy Session

All Initial Strategy Sessions are Free. If you would like to discuss your options, you are invited to fill out one of the Contact Forms. I will attempt to contact you if I think I can help you.

During your Initial Strategy Session, I will asist you in creating a strategy on how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a Car Accident Claim, 18 Wheeler Injury, or, Alabama Workers' Compensation Claim. At your Initial Strategy Session, you will receive the following:

  • First - I will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information that you provide, I will give you my best advice on both what claims you have, and the next steps you should consider to proceed with your claim(s).
  • If your claim is something that I think I can help you with, I will explain the services that I can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
  • If your matter is something that I do not think I can help you with, then I will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
  • Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unkowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed some light on what you can expect, and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.

Contingency Fees | Alabama Car Accidents

Claims for damages, or negligence claims, are taken on a contingency fee structure, which means you don't have to pay me anything out-of-pocket. Contingency fee rates are set on a case-by-case basis. I typically cover expenses for you on the front-end on the condition that you pay me back out of your recovery. We will not have an attorney-client relationship until we both agree on the terms, but, any communication between us will still be protected as priviledged communication, even if we do not come to an agreement.



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