A shocking 5,286 bikers were killed in motorcycle crashes in 2016. This number, up 5 percent from the previous year, is appalling and a representation of just how dangerous the roads are for bikers. Although insurance companies and police officers often put much of the blame on the bikers themselves, as motorcycle attorneys we know the truth: many motorcycle wrecks are caused by inattentive, distracted, or impaired motorists.
The bias against motorcycle accident victims can make it difficult to seek and receive fair compensation after a crash. This is wrong, as we know drivers fail to notice motorcycle operators on the roads, especially when distracted driving, drunk driving, and aggressive driving are factors.
Serious injuries often occur as a result of motorcycle accidents. Such injuries may include concussions (traumatic brain injury), road rash, fractures, and spinal cord injuries. When it comes to your accident claim, you will likely find that your insurance company will present you with an insulting offer for compensation. They may fail to take into account your mental anguish, pain and suffering, or lost wages. In fact, the offer you receive from the insurance company may not even be enough to pay your basic medical bills.
Our Mississippi motorcycle accident lawyers can help you get fair compensation for your injuries. We understand that the pain and suffering you endure does not end when you leave your health care provider’s office. You may experience pain, both physical and psychological, for weeks, months, or even years after your motorcycle accident. We believe that fair compensation accounts for the pain, the losses, and the mental anguish you experience. This amount often extends far beyond just your medical expenses.
Motorcycle riders are the most vulnerable motorists on our roadways. Unlike motor vehicle occupants who are protected by airbags and seatbelts, motorcycle riders are exposed when a crash occurs. Personal injury after a motorcycle accident is often severe, and we urge any biker involved in a crash to seek immediate medical attention.
When crashes occur, insurance companies step in to provide compensation to injured parties. As we have noted already, these insurance companies are often biased against motorcycle riders. They may assume you are at fault in your crash, even if the evidence indicates otherwise. Or perhaps they offer you a few thousand dollars, far less than you are entitled to under the law. When the insurance company tries to take advantage of you, bring in an attorney! Contact 1-800-MOTORCYCLE right away for a free consultation today and let us help you.
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, and Beyond
Bikers are vulnerable to injuries because they are largely unprotected. Even if a biker chooses to wear a helmet, his body is exposed. When a crash occurs, it is not uncommon to see injuries like amputations, major fractures and dislocations, internal damage, and head injuries. These severe injuries can easily result in tens of thousands of dollars of medical bills. Few of us have the resources readily available to cover such large expenses. For this reason, you should contact a Mississippi motorcycle law firm, like Kass & Moses, today.
When you reach out to us with a simple phone call, you will speak to an experienced attorney. Chances are, that attorney will be a biker, too. When you have an attorney on your side, you begin to take control of your case. No longer will biased police officers or insurance companies skew the facts of your case. Our investigators are top-notch and we will not rest until we get to the bottom of your case. When you are tired of being manipulated, contact Kass & Moses today at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE.
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Mississippi Motorcycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a motorcycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Mississippi’s motorcycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- No one shall operate a motorcycle without wearing an approved motorcycle helmet.
- Motorcycles must be equipped with at least one (no more than two) headlights that meet the same standards of vehicle headlights.
- A driver’s license is required before you can apply for a temporary motorcycle permit.
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