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Birmingham Motorcycle Accidents

Been In A Motorcycle Accident? Let The Birmingham Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Of Cross & Smith, LLC Help

Most months of the year, the temperate Alabama climate lets motorists enjoy motorcycle travel while saving on gas. However, even with proper helmets and safety apparel, bikers are subject to serious injuries from accidents while other motorists escape without a scratch. According to a report issued by the Alabama Department of Transportation, in 2011 alone, 97 motorcyclists died on Alabama roads, and 1,438 sustained injuries. The Birmingham motorcycle accident lawyers at Cross and Smith have the skills needed to help the victims of these serious accidents. Just as important, they understand the special legal challenges often surrounding accidents involving bikers.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Small, light-weight, two-wheeled vehicles are no match against most road hazards. As a result, a wide array of circumstances causes serious motorcycle accidents, including the following:

  • Collisions with other vehicles, often when drivers fail to notice them on the road
  • Equipment failure, from blown tires to faulty parts or repairs
  • Weather conditions
  • Dangerous road surfaces or hazards dropped on roads by other vehicles

The negligence of any number of parties — from other motorists to municipalities responsible for road conditions — can cause serious injuries to motorcyclists, adding potential complexity to a claim. Our dedicated accident lawyers in Birmingham work hard to uncover all potentially liable parties to help ensure injury victims pursue the full compensation they deserve.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Severe injuries are all too common for motorcyclists after an injury that might cause only minor cuts and bruises for other motorists. Catastrophic injuries such as the following require detailed legal support:

  • Brain injuries: The use of helmets helps reduce the severity of head and brain injuries, but even properly-protected bikers can suffer devastating effects.
  • Injuries to the spinal cord: With little to protect riders from being thrown from their bikes, spinal cord injuries can change lives in an instant.
  • Injuries to limbs: Muscle damage and paralysis are just two possible outcomes. Amputation is also possible during the accident or later in surgery.
  • Road Rash: Wearing thick clothing may not seem like an option during warm summer months, but road rash is more like a burn injury with many possible long-term or permanent effects.

These injuries typically result in expenses extending well beyond an initial medical visit or even a surgical procedure. Victims need Birmingham motorcycle accident lawyers with the skills and resources to accurately predict the potential long-term costs of their injuries.

Special Considerations of Motorcycle Accident Claims

The unfortunate truth is that unfair public perception can work against motorcyclists. Preconceived notions by anyone, including negligent parties, insurance claims adjustors and jury members automatically assume liability on the part of injured bikers. Victims need an experienced attorney who knows how to proactively dispel these myths from the start. After an accident in Birmingham or elsewhere in Alabama, injury victims first need to seek medical assistance. Then it is vital to get in touch with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers for advice before taking any other action on a claim.

Contact Us for Dedicated Support

At Cross & Smith, our Birmingham motorcycle accident lawyers have the knowledge and resources necessary to provide thorough representation for victims of bike accidents. Our lawyers regularly consult with top expert doctors in the field and understand how to present the complex accident details to insurance companies, as well as juries. If you or a family member has sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident caused by other negligent parties, call our office today at (877) 791-0618 or use our convenient contact form for a free confidential consultation.

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