Understanding the Risks, Common Causes, and Damages of New Mexico Motorcycle Accident
One of the most dangerous and commonly fatal type of auto accident is a New Mexico motorcycle accident. This is simply because motorcyclists do not have the same protections that other occupants of vehicles have. Not just seatbelts and airbags, but even just the basic metal shell around the occupant that a car has. Motorcycle accidents also usually result in significant impacts before other drivers did not see or identify the motorcyclists on the roadway at the time of the collision. This means that motorcycle drivers will get hit with full force or nearly full force, resulting in catastrophic injuries that should be evaluated by a New Mexico auto accident lawyer.
Such lawyer like one at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. Our compassionate and experienced New Mexico auto accident lawyer will help determine liability and what damages you may receive compensation for the motorcycle accident. Damages may include pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earnings, medical bills, property damage, and many other types of compensable damage. Call our office for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn more today.
Risks of a New Mexico Motorcycle Accident
There are many possible risks with a New Mexico motorcycle accident. This is because motorcycles are harder to see because they are smaller and have a much thinner profile. This is particularly true during inclement weather or at night, or when a motorcycle is passing and a driver looks in the mirror briefly but doesn’t see him or her.
Motorcycles are also harder to gauge the speed of, specially at night or in bright sun. Tractor trailers also have a harder time observing motorcycles given their length and gauging their speed given how long the trailer is which means the motorcyclists is also further away.
Common Causes of a New Mexico Motorcycle Accidents
There are many ways that New Mexico motorcycle accidents could be caused. Some of the most common ways include the following:
- Rear end collisions;
- Left turn in front of a motorcycle;
- Improper lane changes;
- Parked car door opens in a narrow street;
- Drunk driving or drugged driving;
- Distracted driving, particularly on a cell phone; and
- Other common causes.
Damages in Motorcycle Accidents Occurring in New Mexico
There are many possible types of damages that could be caused in a motorcycle accident in New Mexico. This is because motorcyclists have minimal if any real protections from serious injury. Some of the most common damages in a New Mexico motorcycle accident case include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
- Wrongful death;
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis;
- Broken bones and fractured bones;
- Back injuries, including disc herniations;
- Nerve injuries, including brachial plexus nerve injuries and sciatic nerve injuries;
- Road rash and severe disfigurement;
- Organ injuries; and
- Many other injuries.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in New Mexico? Call Our Law Firm To Help You
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Mexico motorcycle accident, please call our New Mexico auto accident lawyer to learn how we can help. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.