Mississippi Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
While motorcycles only account for a fraction of the overall motorists on the roads, they make up a significant portion of the state’s traffic-related fatalities. Since motorcycle riders have very little protection compared to motorists in cars, it’s not too surprising that the fatality rate is high. In many accidents, the motorcycle rider directly impacts the vehicle, resulting in catastrophic injuries. Even seemingly minor accidents can be life-changing for a motorcyclist. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident, contact our Mississippi motorcycle accident lawyers.
What to Do After a Mississippi Motorcycle Accident
If you are not severely injured, try to document the scene as best you can. Get photos of your motorcycle, injuries, the other vehicle, and any critical conditions like road hazards, weather, stop sign blocked by foliage, etc.
You should exchange information with the responsible party while waiting for the police to arrive. Are there witnesses? Be sure to get their information in case they have to leave before the police arrive.
Be sure to seek immediate medical attention if you are not transported from the scene to the emergency room. Don’t assume you are ok because you don’t notice significant pain. You could have internal injuries, and it might take a day or two before the soreness and pain start becoming more noticeable.
You should report the accident to your motorcycle carrier. Do not have extensive contact with the other driver’s insurance. They may contact you directly to get a recorded statement or push you into an early settlement. Never give them a recorded statement, admit fault, or sign any documents without first talking with our Mississippi motorcycle accident lawyers.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
At Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe, PLLC, we know how a driver’s negligence can lead to a deadly motorcycle accident. Some of the most common causes we see include:
- Distracted driving, including texting;
- Aggressive driving or speeding;
- Not checking blind spots;
- Misjudging a motorcycle’s distance before starting a turn;
- Drifting between lanes;
- Following a motorcycle too closely;
- Making a lane change or turning without signaling;
- Driving under the influence;
- Failure to yield the right of way; and
- Inexperienced driver.
We are dedicated to helping motorcycle accident victims recover the compensation they deserve after an injury accident. We understand how challenging it can be to rebuild your life after a serious accident, and we want to help. Our top priority is to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Types of Damages You Can Recover in a Motorcycle Accident
Your claim value will depend on accident circumstances and the severity of your injuries. Potential compensation available in a motorcycle accident includes:
- Current medical expenses,
- Loss of earnings,
- Future medical treatment,
- Future loss of earning capacity,
- Property damage,
- Physical pain and suffering,
- Loss of consortium,
- Scarring and disfigurement,
- Mental anguish, and
- Permanent disability.
When you meet with our office, we will explain the entire claims process, including the potential compensation you could recover. The amount of compensation you recover in a Mississippi motorcycle accident is directly linked to your attorney’s skills. If you represent yourself, your settlement value will likely be significantly lower than if you retain an experienced lawyer. Don’t sacrifice a portion of the compensation you are owed; let our skilled legal team help.
Contact a Mississippi Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
If you need assistance with pursuing an injury claim following a motorcycle accident in Mississippi, contact Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe, PLLC today to schedule an initial consultation.