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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Jackson, MS

‘MAGGIO LAW Is Here for You

Motorcycles represent only a small fraction of vehicles on Mississippi highways, interstates, and roadways. Yet, motorcycles account for a significant percentage of traffic fatalities. It’s a simple concept: a motorcycle and its rider, who is often equipped with only a helmet, are simply no match for a larger vehicle. Resulting injuries, even in a relatively low-speed collision, can be significant and severe.

Motorcycle accidents may be caused by:

  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Improper merging
  • Speeding
  • Inattentiveness
  • Turning into a motorcycle’s path
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs

Our lawyers at ‘MAGGIO LAW are dedicated to helping victims of motorcycle accidents across Mississippi. We know how challenging it can be to rebuild after such an incident, but your cause is our cause. If we take on your case, we will go up against any opponent in the pursuit of fair compensation for your injuries, lost earnings, damage to your bike, and more.

To find out what your case is worth, call (601) 265-6869 or contact us online. Our Jackson motorcycle accident attorneys are thoughtful, experienced, and ready to fight.

Motorcycle Wrecks in Mississippi: The Smallest Vehicles with the Biggest Pain

motorcycle lying on its side in the street after a collisionThe National Traffic Highway Safety Administration reports that about 5,000 motorists die every year as a result of operating or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle. Of that 5,000, about 1% of those fatalities occur on Mississippi roads. While 50 deaths a year might sound low, when put in context of fatality rates, that number becomes a bit more alarming. The NTHSA estimates that 25% of all motorcycle wrecks result in death. That means that 1 out of every 4 wrecks while on a motorcycle results in a death.

A majority of these motorcycle wrecks happen because other drivers fail to notice them because of the inherent small size of motorcycles. One of the most common accidents involving motorcycles happens when an automobile driver changes lanes without seeing the biker in the lane next to them. Additional causes of motorcycle accidents are due to novice bikers who are not as familiar with maneuvering in bad weather or when faced with hazardous road conditions.

Motorcycle Accident Compensation

A personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit for a motorcycle accident may include compensation for economic and non-economic damages. This may include:

  • Medical expenses and costs
  • Ongoing treatment or therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future/potential earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Attorneys’ fees
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Damage to your bike, helmet, and personal property

What to Do After a Motorcycle Wreck

The absolute most important thing to do after a wreck is to get medical treatment. Even if you are not injured severely, you could have sustained an injury. Often times injuries don’t present at the time of the accident because of adrenaline. It is also important to seek medical treatment as your potential claim will be partly dependent on the amount of treatment you receive because of the accident.

Finally, you need to contact your insurance company and seek counsel from an experience personal injury attorney. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses, out of pocket costs, loss of income, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more.

Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Mississippi?

If you are riding a motorcycle you are legally required to wear a motorcycle helmet in Mississippi. Regardless of age or if your are just riding as a passenger, you must wear a helmet. In addition, if you are riding a moped, scooter, or motorized bicycle on the road, you must wear a helmet.

If you choose to not wear a helmet, it is considered a misdemeanor and you can be fined up to $100 and/or be jailed for up to 10 days. Subsequent convictions will see the fines and possible jail sentences increase. You could also get points on your license and prevent you from being able to legally operate a motorcycle.

Our Jackson Motorcycle Injury Attorneys Are Here for You

At ‘MAGGIO LAW, we understand that being involved in a motorcycle wreck can be a traumatic and frightening event. You may be suddenly injured and left without direction. You can’t work, pay your bills, or get the medical attention you need. Let us fight your fight, let us protect your interests, and let us be your voice. Our attorneys are capable and have the resources available to make a real difference in your case and its outcome.

For more information and a free review of your case, call (601) 265-6869.

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