An accident is unexpected and can leave the involved parties dealing with the aftermath for months afterwards. No one plans to have a motorcycle accident, so there are a lot of questions that arise immediately after. Hinkle Law Offices has a few things for you to keep in mind if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident.
Does New Mexico Require Motorcycle Helmets?
The New Mexico helmet law dictates that riders 17 years old and younger must wear helmets. This means if you were not wearing a helmet at the time of your motorcycle accident, you were not breaking the law and your case cannot be dismissed due to that.
What Will You Look for in a Motorcycle Accident Case?
Negligence is considered to be the disregard of another’s safety or failing to take responsible action. We look at all the evidence to determine who is at fault in causing the motorcycle accident.
How Much Money is My Case Worth?
New Mexico is an “at fault” state. This means that whoever was at fault for the accident will be responsible for personal injury or property damage. Even if you’re found to be partially liable, you may still be able to collect compensation.
What Do I Need to Bring for My Case?
Any and all documentation can be helpful in constructing your case. Medical reports, police reports, insurance information and more should all be presented to let your attorney create the strongest case possible.
When Should I Get Representation?
You have a better chance of receiving fair compensation for the motorcycle accident if you seek representation immediately. After you’ve received medical attention for any injuries, contact a personal injury attorney and they can help you take the next steps.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, Hinkle Law Offices can provide you with the expert representation you deserve. We will fight for your legal rights to ensure that you get the best possible assistance. Contact us today to get started.