Representing Motorcycle Riders Across New Mexico

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Motorcycle Accident Case

There’s nothing more exciting than taking your motorcycle out on the open road. However, motorcyclists face risks of serious injury, even when they conduct themselves properly. In addition to physical damage, motorcycle crashes can also lead to financial issues due to mounting medical bills and repair costs.

Negligent drivers are often the cause of motorcycle collisions, which means you may be owed damages for what occurred. In this case, Hinkle Law Offices, LLC is proud to lend our support to motorcyclists throughout Albuquerque when injured by the carelessness of another driver.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

While motorcycle accidents can result from a number of factors, the following are a few of the most common causes:

  • Distracted Drivers – In addition to texting while driving, driving distractions also include many other problematic behaviors. When drivers are distracted, they’re unlikely to pay their full attention to the road.
  • Poor Road Conditions – Motorcyclists lack the protection of passenger vehicles as they ride. As a result, bumps in the road, potholes, and defects can easily contribute to an accident.
  • Disobeying Traffic Signs – Like driving distractions, other forms of driver negligence also play a role in motorcycle accidents. This includes speeding, failing to stop when necessary, and not using road lanes as intended.

How to Avoid Collisions

Keep in mind that it’s not always possible to avoid motorcycle accidents should you encounter a negligent driver. However, the following tips can greatly reduce your risk of collisions, as well as possibly prevent a serious injury:

  • Wear a helmet every time you ride your motorcycle.
  • Make sure your bike is properly maintained.
  • Never ride between vehicles or on the side of the road.
  • Slow down when encountering poor road conditions.
  • Remain situationally aware at all times, even when you have the right of way.
  • Avoid drinking and driving.

When to Get Legal Assistance

If the insurance company refuses to provide the necessary funds to get you back on your feet after an accident, it’s time to contact Hinkle Law Offices, LLC. Our staff understands how damaging motorcycle accidents can be, so we will diligently advocate on your behalf. We’ll also make certain that you receive the proper compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.

Call (505) TUF-HELP today to schedule a consultation or contact us to learn more.

Hinkle Rides. Hinkle Knows.

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