The Albuquerque motorcycle accident lawyers at Keller & Keller have helped many bikers with accident and injury claims throughout the state of New Mexico. We remain one of the state's most experienced injury firms for bikers, with AV-rated attorneys whose only goal is to win your claim against the insurance company.
If a bike accident has left you with traumatic injuries and sky-high medical bills, we want you to contact us today so that we can begin building your case and answering your questions as soon as possible.
We offer a Zero Fee Guarantee to injured motorcyclists in New Mexico. This means there is never a consultation fee and the only way our firm receives money for our legal services is if a recovery is made on your behalf.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Based on our experience representing injured bikers, we can confidently assert that the majority of motorcycle accidents occurring in Albuquerque are caused by another driver's mistake, negligence, or inattentive driving. Despite this fact, the insurance company will likely try to place a portion of the fault with the motorcyclist. Usually this is a result of a bias against motorcyclists or a faulty witness statement. (Because of their size, motorcycles play tricks on our eyes; it appears they are moving much faster than they actually are.)
Our investigations often reveal the most common cause of a client's motorcycle accident includes one or more of the following mistakes made by the driver of a car or truck:
- Failure to check rearview and side mirrors,
- Turn in front of the motorcycle at an intersection,
- Passing the biker without giving enough room,
- Tailgating the motorcycle,
- Backing out of a driveway into the path of the motorcycle,
There are also instances in which a motorcycle may crash due to a mechanical problem that can still result in compensation, including:
- Mechanical and/or tire defect,
- Improper design (i.e. the Harley wobble),
- Brake or gear shift defects
Common Injuries Resulting from Motorcycle Accidents
Due to the extreme vulnerability of motorcyclists, it's no surprise that when a bike is involved in a collision, or the rider is forced to lay it down, the injuries sustained are often traumatic. And in instances where a motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet, we typically see serious brain injuries that can sometimes even be fatal.
The most common injuries our clients have sustained as a result of a motorcycle accident include:
- Road rash,
- Broken bones,
- Degloving injuries,
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI),
- Wrongful death
Because these injuries will likely result in thousands of dollars in medical bills and long-term therapy, it's critical that you hire an experienced injury lawyer who can cover your investigative costs while you focus on recuperation and returning to full-health.
In the event that you are acting on behalf of a loved one who suffered fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys will work to open an estate on the person's behalf as well as pursue the maximum amount recovery to compensate for factors such as loss of companionship, funeral costs, etc.
How Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Can Help
We believe there are several advantages to hiring our firm to help you with your claim, and we begin working on your case the day you hire us.
The most critical aspect to your injury claim will be the findings of our liability investigation. If necessary, our attorneys will secure the vehicles involved in the accident, visit the accident scene to perform measurements, speak to witnesses, obtain all photographic evidence, and possibly hire outside experts to examine physical evidence related to the accident. We cover all of these costs while we investigate your claim.
The ultimate goal of our liability investigation is to build the strongest possible motorcycle injury claim on your behalf.
In most instances, your motorcycle accident will allow you to recover for the following types of compensation:
- Damage to your motorcycle,
- Medical bills,
- Lost wages,
- Pain and suffering,
“The amount of compensation you receive will largely depend on your specific injuries and the amount of insurance available under the defendant's policy.”
The minimum policy amount allowed for in the state of New Mexico is $25,000 for passenger vehicles, including small cars, trucks, and other motorcycles.
If our investigation determines that the at-fault driver did not have insurance, we will look to the Uninsured (UM) coverage on your policy. In the event that the at-fault driver does have insurance but the total amount of their policy does not adequately compensate you, we can look to access Underinsured (UIM) coverage.
Contact Us for a Free Analysis of Your Motorcycle Accident Case
In addition to our attorneys and staff offering injured New Mexican motorcyclists excellent customer service, our experience handling claims for injured bikers will be critical to your case.
Keller & Keller's motorcycle accident lawyers have represented victims and their families throughout the country and entire state of New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Rio Ranch, Alamogordo, Roswell, Farmington, Clovis, Hobbs, Gallup, and Las Lunas among many others.
Fill out our confidential, free contact form or call us at 1-800-253-5537 for a free live consultation with one of our Albuquerque accident lawyers.