Mobile Alabama Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
It seems like cars get safer every year, with more airbags, stronger construction, and a host of driver-assist technologies, all designed to reduced the risk of accidents or protect the driver and passengers in the event of a crash. For the motorcycle rider or passenger, however, little stands in the way of protection between person and pavement. Motorcycle riders are still nine times more likely to be hurt in a traffic accident than a motorist, and a staggering thirty-seven times more likely to die. The lifetime costs of a catastrophic motorcycle accident can be enormous. If you or a loved one have been injured or worse in a motorcycle accident, you need the assistance of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who understands the issues unique to an Alabama motorcycle accident and is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the compensation you need. In Mobile and Baldwin counties, the Carter Law Firm can help.
Proving Fault in Alabama Motorcycle Accident Claims
Determining who was at fault in a motorcycle accident is often a critical aspect of a motorcycle accident case. As the smallest motor vehicle on the road, motorcycles are hard to see and be seen, and many drivers don’t think to look out for a motorcycle before turning or changing lanes. Motorcyclists are often accused of riding dangerously or aggressively, and sometimes they do, but just as often it is the car driver who is driving recklessly around the motorcycle, failing to give the biker enough space or respecting the motorcyclist’s right to share the road. Determining fault may be difficult, but it is especially important in Alabama, where any fault attributed to the injured victim will prevent him or her from getting a recovery in court.
Motorcycle Accident Prevention Tips
Practice defensive riding. Look out for the other drivers. Signal your intentions well in advance of execution. Keep a safe distance between yourself and other vehicles. Stay visible by riding with your headlamp on, wearing bright or reflective clothing, and riding in the center of the lane. Adjust your riding according to traffic and road conditions.
Wear a helmet and appropriate clothing. Make sure the helmet is DOT certified. From riding leathers to innovative, high-tech suits and jackets with built-in airbags, wearing the right gear can help protect you in case of an accident.
When Safe Riding Isn’t Enough… Call Carter Law Firm
Unfortunately, all the care in the world can’t always protect you from a car or truck driver who is distracted, fatigued or simply not paying attention. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s negligence, make sure you are represented by knowledgeable and experienced motorcycle accident attorneys who are dedicated to getting you the maximum recovery for your injuries. In Mobile and Baldwin counties, call the Carter Law Firm at 251-433-6500.