Pascagoula Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Fight for Your Right to Fair Compensation for Your Injuries
Protecting your rights in motorcycle accidents
After most motorcycle accidents, people point the finger of blame at the operator of the bike. However, we know that every accident requires careful investigation when it comes to determining who is at fault. Our attorneys at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick work hard to make sure our clients are treated fairly so they can get fair compensation when their injuries are caused by the negligence of another.
What are the common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents?
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there were 4,957 people killed and 93,000 injured in motorcycle accidents in the United States in 2012. Given the fact that motorcycles provide no protection for their riders, a motorcycle accident usually results in injuries of some sort. The most common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents include the following:
These are all serious injuries that can have devastating effects on a person’s life and livelihood. When the injuries include amputated limbs, brain injury or spinal injury, it has a lasting effect on the rest of the person’s life. When a motorcycle accident results in death, spouses and immediate family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for the tragic loss of their loved one, in addition to compensation for medical bills and economic losses. At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we take our responsibilities to our clients seriously. We are committed to fighting for fair compensation for your injuries.
How is fault determined in a motorcycle crash in Mississippi?
After a roadway accident between a car and a motorcycle, the at-fault party for the collision must be determined. Every driver has a duty of care to operate their vehicle according to the rules of the road in as safe a manner as possible. When a crash occurs, someone or something is at fault for causing the accident. Your attorney conducts an investigation to determine the party, or parties, at fault. Mississippi is a pure comparative fault state, so all parties involved in the accident are eligible for compensation; however, the monetary damages each party receives is reduced by a percentage that is equal to their share of fault in the accident.
Hiring a knowledgeable personal injury attorney is crucial when it comes to getting fair compensation for your injuries and property damage after a motorcycle accident. We are aware of the prevailing bias against motorcyclists that causes people to rush to judgment about who is at fault in an accident. We know how to examine evidence, witness statements and police reports to reconstruct the accident and determine the chain of events as closely as possible.
Contact knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys who know how to get results for you
At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we have been working hard for the last 50 years to make sure our clients’ rights are protected. We can help you seek all the compensation you deserve if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. Contact us online or call us at 866-461-1591 to schedule a confidential consultation about your case.