New Mexico motorcycle accident injuries are often the most serious and catastrophic. Motorcycle accidents are often caused by another driver’s negligent action, however, due to the limited protection provided by motorcycle protective gear, injuries are often far worse that if the same accident involved a motor vehicle rather than a motorcycle.
Unfortunately, those injured in New Mexico motorcycle accidents must face stereotypes that all motorcyclists are careless, reckless, regularly speed, dodge in and out of traffic, and in some way are responsible no matter how the motorcycle accident occurred.
It is important for Albuquerque and New Mexico motorcycle accident lawyers to work to prevent these preconceptions from affecting an injured victims recovery.
A motorcycle accident study from the DOT revealed detailed information regarding motorcycle accidents. Focusing on fatal motorcycle accidents, fewer than 50% of the drivers were wearing helmets. About 41% of the driver is fatal motorcycle accidents were speeding. In 2005 there were nearly 40,000 fatal motorcycle accidents.
New Mexico is a comparative fault state which means that even if the driver of a motorcycle is partially responsible for cause a New Mexico motorcycle accident, he or she still may be able to recover damages if it can be shown that the other driver was also responsible.
We are Albuquerque motorcycle accident lawyers that travel throughout the state of New Mexico helping those injured because of somebody else's fault.