There are thousands of motorcyclists in the greater Albuquerque, New Mexico area, yet many drivers do not see them. Their slim profiles put them at risk of crashes, especially when drivers are changing lanes or passing other cars.
Although circumstances surrounding motorcycle accidents vary, one thing remains the same—if you need help fighting for justice, the attorneys at The Hinkle Law Office, P.C. can help.
Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 42% of all motorcycle accidents are single-vehicle crashes. However, just because the motorcycle may be the only vehicle involved does not mean that the motorcyclist is at fault.
Single-vehicle motorcycle accidents can result from a number of factors, including:
- Weather conditions
- Poorly maintained roads
- Improperly marked construction zones
If someone else’s carelessness or negligence contributed to the conditions that resulted in your motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for compensation under New Mexico personal injury laws.
Multiple-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents
The majority of motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles, usually passenger cars and trucks (sometimes semi-trucks). Often, accidents happen because:
- A passenger car changing lanes does not see a motorcycle in the adjacent lane
- A passing car does not see a motorcycle in the oncoming lane
- A passenger car turning left does not see an oncoming motorcycle
Statistically, motorcyclists suffer more serious injuries in any type of accident. However, head-on collisions are usually fatal to motorcyclists. Loved ones may seek justice through a wrongful death claim.
TUF Help for All Types of Motorcycle Accidents
No matter if your accident happened while you or another driver was changing lanes or the collision was head-on, Hinkle Law Offices, P.C. can help. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys carefully investigate your accident and build a strong case to fight for the justice you deserve. We strive to obtain fair compensation through negotiation, but if settlement offers are inadequate, we will pursue your case to trial.
Contact Hinkle Law Offices for a free initial consultation at our Albuquerque, NM office. We provide aggressive representation and personal attention to assist your financial recovery.