Our firm makes sure motorcycle riders get everything they need after suffering a catastrophic collision.
Jackson Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Millions Won by Motorcycle Crash Lawyers in Jackson, MS
Motorcycle riders deserve the same regard and vigilance afforded to four-wheeled motorists. The same qualities that make riding so attractive are the same reasons that riders deserve to share the highway: riders are afforded little protection outside of their helmet, making any kind of collision potentially fatal for motorcyclists.
In fact, the NHTSA estimates that for every 100,000 registered motorcycles, over 50 will be in a fatal crash. With 8.3 million motorcycles registered in the US, that's thousands of lives at risk. When people are hurt in a crash, they call the Jackson motorcycle accident lawyers at Funderburg, Sessums & Peterson, PLLC.
Our team has 90+ years of collective experience handling motorcycle injury claims, ensuring that riders get what they need to pay for medical bills, make up for lost wages, and get back on their feet. Our clients and client referrals include judges, attorneys, doctors, and other professionals because everyone who has worked with us knows we're the premier plaintiff advocacy firm in Mississippi.
What Is the Leading Cause of Motorcycle Accidents?
While it's common to point to motorcycle design as the 'reason' for crashes and fatalities, but the fact is, motorcycles don't crash on their own. It is driver behavior that causes most crashes and rider fatalities.
Part of the problem is lack of vigilance—drivers train themselves to look for other cars or trucks, but they don't actively look for motorcyclists. This renders many drivers blind to riders, even when riders are traveling at relatively low speeds.
Unsafe or unsignaled lane changes, in particular, are a terrible hazard. However, there are other problems besides driver behavior, like poor road condition or defective equipment. All of these could lead to catastrophic or fatal consequences.
What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Because motorcycles offer no structural protection to riders, a motorcycle collision with a car or truck can leave the rider with debilitating and life-changing injuries, if they survive at all. Unfortunately, the NHTSA reports that motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely than people in passenger vehicles to die in a traffic accident.
Motorcycle accidents commonly result in:
Nervous system damage
Lost or damaged teeth
The Consequences of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Many of these injuries may require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. The most severe injuries can leave the victim paralyzed or dependent upon around-the-clock care. While the monetary costs of these losses can be astronomical, they still pale in comparison to the magnitude of suffering the victim will have to endure throughout their recovery and into the future.
That is why our personal injury law firm aggressively advocates for motorcycle accident victims; after losing so much, our clients deserve every penny of compensation to pay for their ongoing care, make up for the wages they may no longer be able to earn, and more.
What Is Your Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?
Every case is different, so there is no universal answer to this question. The value of your claim will depend on the circumstances and details of your accident, including:
The severity of your injuries
Your medical bills and prognosis
And other factors
To get a better idea of what you might be able to expect from an injury claim, contact our firm today to schedule a case evaluation with an experienced Jackson motorcycle accident lawyer. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.