Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Bikers are often the most vulnerable people on the road. We will protect you.
Motorcycles are a great way for many people to enjoy the warm weather and breathtaking landscapes of New Mexico. Despite the popular image of irresponsible thrill-seekers, the reality is most bikers are safe, responsible drivers. Because a motorcycle doesn’t provide the same protection as the enclosed body of a car, bikers are perhaps the most vulnerable people on the road.
Sometimes, the motorcycle’s smaller size leads to collisions, especially since distracted drivers often overlook bikers. Motorcyclists can also be forced off the road by larger vehicles. Whatever the cause, accidents can cause serious injuries and even death if the biker’s unprotected body makes contact with a vehicle, a stationary object or the road itself. That’s why you need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer.
How were you injured?
- Head/Brain Injuries
- Road Rash
- Muscle Damage
- Biker’s Arm
- Leg Injury
- Driver Not Paying Attention
- Drunk Driver
- Speeding Driver
- Car Rear-Ended Bike
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you have the right to demand justice. At the Szantho Law Firm, we represent motorcyclists injured by reckless or negligent drivers. As your attorney, we’ll carefully investigate your accident, build a strong legal case and gather evidence proving the driver was at fault. Attorney Andras Szantho will aggressively argue your case and fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation. Call 866-853-2462. We’re here to protect you every step of the way.
Some of the most debilitating injuries suffered in motorcycle crashes are head and brain injuries. When a biker flies off his or her bike, often after being hit from behind, and lands headfirst, many bikers sustain skull fractures, permanent brain damage or even die as a result. These types of injuries can cause permanent disabilities that affect the victim’s quality of life and lifetime earning potential. We take all these factors into consideration when advocating on behalf of motorcycle accident victims. That’s why we have a strong track record of obtaining sizable verdicts and settlements for injury victims and their families in New Mexico.
Road rash refers to skin injuries sustained when a motorcyclist falls on the road during an accident. Friction burns due to contact with the road are usually minor, but they can be severe. If dirt or gravel from the road enters the wound, infections can occur. Road rash can lead to scarring and disfigurement, requiring reconstructive surgery or skin grafts. Wearing leather or denim clothing can reduce the risk of road rash, but depending on the speed at which the body hits the road, it may not be enough.
Falling off a motorcycle can lead to muscle damage nearly anywhere on the body. Sometimes, this damage becomes permanent. In some cases, muscle damage leads to loss of function in one or more limbs or even paralysis. These lingering injuries can significantly worsen your quality of life. Wearing protective clothing can prevent muscle damage to a certain extent, but with the amount of force involved in a motorcycle accident, some damage may occur even with heavy protective clothing.
Biker’s arm is a fairly common injury caused when a motorcyclist lands on his or her arm during an accident. This happens most often when the bike falls on its side, perhaps during a side-impact collision or after being forced off the road in a no-contact accident. The amount of force concentrated on the arm can cause nerve damage, leaving the victim with diminished function – or no function at all – in the affected limb. Nerve damage or paralysis from biker’s arm can have a major impact on the victim’s quality of life.
The legs are the most commonly injured parts of the body in motorcycle accidents. Some leg injuries are fairly minor, such as sprains and road rash on the skin. A high-impact motorcycle accident can lead to broken legs and knees, however, which may take months to heal. Leg injuries are rarely fatal, but they can still have debilitating long-term effects. In severe cases, a leg may need to be amputated, significantly lowering the victim’s quality of life and earning potential. Knee injuries can also result in arthritis, which may only become apparent months or years after the accident.
Because of their small size, motorcycles are very vulnerable to distracted drivers. Bikers also frequently have to change speed or position in a lane to deal with changing road conditions, which can confuse distracted drivers. Texting and driving, eating behind the wheel, and even adjusting the radio can all lead to devastating motorcycle accidents, often resulting in road rash or head injuries as the biker is thrown from the motorcycle.
A motorcycle may be somewhat harder to see than a passenger car, but drivers still have a responsibility to pay attention and share the road. If you were hurt by a motorist who wasn’t paying attention, turn to the Szantho Law Firm to hold that driver accountable.
Despite the well-publicized dangers of driving drunk, some motorists still choose to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Sadly, motorcyclists are often the victims of drunk driving accidents. A motorcycle’s small size makes it easy for a drunk driver to miss, and the injuries suffered in these accidents can be life-threatening.
Proving that the driver who hit you was drunk can be difficult, but it’s the key to getting the compensation you deserve. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident for any evidence we can use to build a strong case. We’ve been investigating motorcycle accidents caused by drunk drivers for years. We know what evidence to look for and how to transform that information into a winning case.
Drivers who break the speed limit put everyone at risk, and no one is more vulnerable than motorcyclists. Because motorcycles have to change speed frequently, speeding drivers may find that they catch up with a biker faster than anticipated. Speeding also makes it difficult to stop in time to avoid a collision. Drivers who drive too fast also often have a difficult time turning a vehicle without losing control.
You shouldn’t have to suffer because a motorist recklessly drove too fast and crashed into you. Attorney Andras Szantho will help you hold such speeding drivers accountable and get the compensation you need. Speeding accidents often produce tell-tale evidence that a driver was driving too fast – certain types of skid marks, increased damage and more. We will search for this information and do everything we can to get hold the driver accountable.
Motorcycles get involved in rear-end collisions for a number of reasons. Many motorists don’t realize that bikers have to change speeds constantly to account for changing road conditions. Instead, some drivers follow too closely and end up hitting the biker. Other times, drivers fail to see the motorcycle because they are eating behind the wheel, adjusting the radio or texting and driving. Rear-end collisions with motorcycles can lead to serious injuries ranging from road rash to fractured skulls.
If you were involved in a rear-end motorcycle accident, the driver who hit you should be held responsible. Contact the Szantho Law Firm for a free consultation. We’ll fight for the compensation you deserve so you can recover and move forward with your life.