Are you a motorcyclist who was hurt by a reckless, distracted, or drunk driver? Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm protects the rights of injured riders in Farmington, San Juan County, and surrounding areas of New Mexico.
We have over two decades of experience skillfully handling personal injury claims for victims of New Mexico bike accidents. We understand the unfair bias against motorcyclists, and we don’t let insurance companies bully or take advantage of our clients.
We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Personal Injury in New Mexico
As locally-based Farmington motorcycle accident attorneys, we know the court systems of New Mexico. We understand how insurance companies operate. And we know what it takes to get an insurer to give your case the respect it warrants.
Our bike crash attorneys win maximum compensation for injured motorcycle accident victims because we put in whatever hard work it takes to win your case. When your life is changed by someone else’s reckless or negligent actions, they have a legal responsibility to bear the financial consequences of their wrongdoing. We advocate for you to make sure there are no roadblocks to your full and fair compensation.
What Compensation Are You Entitled to After Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Each motorcycle accident case is unique. When you sit down with a motorcycle crash lawyer to discuss your legal options, one of the things you’ll go over is damages. “Damages” refers to the monetary compensation the at-fault party owes you for the harm they caused.
Your Farmington motorcycle accident lawyers will investigate the ways your life was altered by all your injuries—in terms of your physical, psychological, and financial losses.
We’ll use this information to calculate the exact amount you deserve to be compensated. You may be qualified to recover damages such as:
- Medical bills, physical therapy, prescription medication, and other health care expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of future income
- Lost benefits
- Property damage to your motorcycle
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological distress (such as PTSD)
- Permanent disability
In some cases, punitive damages may be justified. Punitive damages are different from the ones listed above. Instead of compensating your losses, punitive damages punish the at-fault party. They make an example out of the dangerous and wanton behavior that caused you to suffer irreparable harm. Drunk driving is an example of a situation in which punitive damages might apply. Your motorcycle accident lawyer can tell you if punitive damages are appropriate in your situation.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
When it comes to motorcycle crashes, there could be environmental or rider factors involved. These might include weather, loose gravel, motorcyclist inexperience, or unsafe riding. But most New Mexico motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligent actions of other drivers.
Motorcycles are smaller and harder to spot on the road than cars, pickup trucks, or SUVs. But that doesn’t mean not seeing one is an excuse for hitting one. Worse yet, some car drivers assume the attitude that they have more right to use the road than bikers—and drive recklessly or carelessly to prove their point.
In our experience as Farmington motorcycle accident lawyers practicing in New Mexico, we’ve found these dangerous driver behaviors to be some of the top contributing factors to motorcycle accidents:
- Not checking blind spots before turning, merging, or changing lanes
- Not giving motorcyclists the right of way
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Texting and driving (or another form of distracted driving)
- Driving drunk or under the influence of drugs
- Reckless or aggressive driving (including road rage)
What Injuries Do Riders Suffer in Motorcycle Crashes?
If you ride, we don’t need to tell you how vulnerable you are on the seat of a motorcycle. Even with a helmet and the best protective equipment on the market, a motorcyclist is defenseless against the large, metal body of a car, truck, or SUV.
When drivers tailgate, fail to check blind spots, drink and drive, or engage in other negligent behind-the-wheel behaviors, you as a motorcyclist may be forced to pay a very serious price.
These are some of the most common injuries sustained in a car vs. motorcycle accident:
- Bruises and abrasions
- Lacerations and severe cuts
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injury
Call the Farmington Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Who Want You To Win
We don’t take cases we don’t think are important. If we decide to represent you as your Farmington motorcycle accident lawyer, you can be sure we will prioritize your case from start to finish.
We care personally about the safety of New Mexico’s riders. We know they often face an unjust disadvantage when it comes to recovering full and fair compensation for their injuries. Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm is here to stand up for you when no one else will.
If you’re interested in moving toward recovery after a serious motorcycle accident in San Juan County, we can point you in the right direction. Come meet with us for a free consultation. There’s never a fee for you to learn how to protect yourself after a negligent driver caused you harm. Call today.