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Statistics show that in the event of a collision, motorcyclists are far more likely to be subjected to serious injury or death than those traveling in a car. According to a study conducted by the federal government, death is over 26 times more likely to happen per mile in a motorcycle accident than in a car accident.

There are numerous reasons why motorcycles can be considered more dangerous, including the lack of safety structure to keep riders safely on their vehicle and that motorcycles tend to be more difficult for other cars to see.

If you or your loved one has been in a dangerous or fatal motorcycle accident, call Revill Law Firm today. Our Birmingham personal injury attorneys have experience handling complex and serious personal injury cases.

Call today at (205) 928-6544 to schedule a case evaluation!

Types of Motorcycle Injuries and Accidents

Records show that the most common type of motorcycle accidents is caused by cars making a left-hand turn, accounting for 42% of collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles. Other kinds of collisions include, head-on collisions, road hazard inflicted accidents, lane splitting accidents, and more.

Due to the severity of a motorcycle collision, riders can face serious injuries, like:

  • Road Rash
  • Lacerations
  • Broken Bones
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Brain Injuries

Because motorcycle accidents can be so severe, many collisions unfortunately result in the rider’s death. As high as 13% of all deaths from motor vehicle crashes are motorcyclists. If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle collision, contact our firm.

Our Birmingham motorcycle accident attorneys understand that nothing will replace your loved one, but we can help you seek closure for your tragedy and compensation to help ease the cost of the incident.

How to Legally Protect Yourself after an Accident

It is unfair but motorcyclists can often find it difficult to get the compensation they need after an accident. This is because many insurance companies will try to use biased statements, such as motorcyclists being needlessly reckless, in order to peg liability on the motorcyclist and avoid paying an appropriate amount of compensation.

If you were in a motorcycle accident, implementing the following steps can help protect your rights to financial restitution in the future:

  • Keep all records of the accident, including the names and contact information of all parties involved, the names and contact information of witnesses, the police report, photos and evidence, etc.
  • See a doctor as soon as you can. Even if you “feel fine,” many injuries surface after time has passed. With a doctor’s diagnosis, you can easily prove your injuries are related to the accident.
  • Don’t release a statement or apologize. Apologizing at the scene of the accident, even if it is obvious that you are not liable, can be considered an omission of guilt and be used against you.
  • Record all costs and how you feel proceeding the accident. Keep a detailed journal of everything that you do or feel that you believe is related to the accident.
  • Hire an experienced attorney to represent you. Even if you follow all the steps above, the insurance company might try to low ball you with an unfair settlement amount. An attorney from our firm can help protect you.

If you are ready to get started on your case, contact our Birmingham personal injury lawyers today. We are ready to help you and your family get the compensation you need to recover.