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Motorcycle Accidents Your Injury, Our Fight

Las Cruces, NM Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

In New Mexico, the warm weather and sunny days might influence you to buy a motorcycle so that you can ride through the open air. When you choose to ride a motorbike on the road, you’ll feel free and refreshed because you aren’t surrounded by enclosures like in a regular vehicle. However, that freedom could lead to more severe injuries in the event of an accident.

While you don’t want to think about the negatives that could happen while riding your motorcycle, you could realistically suffer catastrophic injuries if you get into a collision with an object or another vehicle. If you’ve been in a motorcycle wreck and suffered injuries and damages, you could use the help of a Las Cruces, NM motorcycle accident lawyer. At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, our experienced attorneys are dedicated to fighting for your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve for your damages.

Call (505) 388-0066 or fill out the form to tell us about your potential case and a personal injury lawyer will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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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.

New Mexico Motorcycle Laws

Before you get onto a motorcycle, you should know all of the laws in place for riding one so that you can be sure you’re following all of the rules. These laws are in place to keep you as safe as possible, which should be one of your biggest concerns while riding a motorbike since you’re more exposed to the elements while riding.

Additionally, following New Mexico motorcycle laws while you’re riding can help you down the road if you get into an accident. If you can show that you were following all of the rules of the road as well as motorcycle laws, you can more easily prove that you weren’t at fault for your crash. That can help you recover the compensation that you’re owed.

Here are some of the most important laws that you need to follow when you’re riding a motorcycle in Las Cruces, NM:

  • Helmets. All riders under the age of 18 must wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle. The helmet must follow the safety guidelines of U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure that it is as safe as possible. If a driver or passenger under 18 is not wearing a helmet when they get into an accident, it would be considered contributory negligence.
  • Eyewear. If the motorcycle does not have a windshield, riders must wear protective eyewear to keep anything out of their eyes while riding through the open air. This could be goggles, glasses, or a protective shield attached to a helmet.
  • Lane Splitting. Lane splitting is when motorcyclists weave in between traffic that is moving slowly or at a standstill. In New Mexico, this practice is illegal.
  • Passengers. As mentioned above, passengers under must wear a helmet. They also must have their own fixed seat and footrests on the bike. Otherwise, they are not permitted to ride on the motorcycle because it is only designed for one passenger.
  • Headlights. Motorcycles must have at least one headlamp but cannot have more than two.

There are many more laws that apply to motorcyclists in New Mexico, but these are the most important ones that you should know before you hop on your bike. Breaking any of these laws on your motorcycle could make you partially liable for any accident that you get into.

When you were following the laws and still get into a wreck, though, you could use the help of a Las Cruces, NM motorcycle accident attorney to help you hold the other party accountable for what they’ve done. Our lawyers are prepared to help you recover from your crash.

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