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Motorcycle Accidents Your Injury, Our Fight

Albuquerque Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Driving a two-tire vehicle like a motorbike inherently comes with more risks than operating a car with four wheels. While you may assume it’s a balance thing that makes operating a motorcycle so dangerous, that’s not the only potential hazard.

It’s not uncommon to hear about motorcycle wrecks in Albuquerque. In most motorcycle accident cases, the motorcyclist does not walk away uninjured. In too many personal injury cases like this, preventable fatalities occur. While these adverse outcomes can certainly stem from operator error, motorcycle collisions often occur because of the limited protection the smaller vehicles offer riders.

If you’ve been seriously injured in a crash or you’ve lost a loved one in this type of wreck, an Albuquerque motorcycle accident lawyer from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm can help. Our attorneys can provide legal assistance as you file an injury claim so that you can focus on recovering from what you’ve been put through. 

Your first step toward establishing a relationship with an attorney from our office is to schedule a free consultation to discuss your New Mexico case.

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Our Results Make a Difference

Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

Statistics Surrounding New Mexico Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are regularly injured and killed in New Mexico. According to the state’s Department of Transportation, a motorcycle was involved in a crash every eight hours in 2017.

While motorcycles were only involved in 3.5% of all vehicle crashes, the related fatalities accounted for 16.4% of the state’s total crashes. The majority of deaths involve unhelmeted riders. Additionally, nearly 50% of fatal motorcycle accidents involved drug or alcohol use.

Leading Causes of New Mexico Motorcycle Accidents

Based on the above-referenced statistics compiled by the state, there are a number of patterns when it comes to motorcycle accidents.

The majority of motorcycle accidents in Albuquerque were the result of human error. The top contributing factors include:

Speeding

Speed limits exist to ensure drivers have maximum control over their vehicles. In the event a person decides to disregard the established limit, it’s easier to lose control—especially around curves and in the event of an emergency stop. When a motorcyclist is involved in a high-speed accident, their injuries are more likely to be fatal.

Drunk or Drugged Driving

Operating any vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is incredibly dangerous. The substances reduce a person’s ability to understand what’s happening around them. If someone gets behind the wheel in a state like that, they may be unable to operate their vehicle properly on the road. Additionally, a drunk driver is less likely to see a motorcycle, making the possibility of a collision higher.

Violating Traffic Rules

Part of driving responsibly involves following the rules of the road. When a driver neglects to do so or chooses to drive erratically, they’re putting others at risk. For example, when a New Mexico car tailgates a motorcycle, they’re risking read-ending the bike and causing fatal injuries. Crashes also happen when one or both vehicles involved fail to yield or merge properly when changing or entering a lane.

Understand the Consequences of a Motorcycle Crash 

While most New Mexico car accidents involving two passenger vehicles are only likely to result in property damage, the damage when a motorcycle is involved is much more severe. The majority of wrecks result in injuries or fatalities—many of which are wrongful death incidents.

Injuries Resulting From Albuquerque Motorcycle Accidents

The most common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Nerve damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns
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