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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
"After my husband was injured in a burn accident at work, we felt the accident could have been avoided. I was not sure where to start, but after careful research, we met with Justin Smith and shared our experience. From day one, we felt we were in good hands. Justin and Dell explained everything and kept us informed from start to finish. It was a complicated case that took an outside the box approach. Both Justin and Dell made us feel like part of the team."