A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer with Hogg & Gartlan
Can Answer Your Questions about Your Accident
and Advocate for You in Court

Whether you need a motorcycle accident lawyer because a careless driver rammed you at a Dothan intersection; or your bike took a nasty turn on a poorly paved country road, you'd like straight talk about what to do now, and how to do it. You need to be sure to pick up or David & Goliath eBook for sure.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that motorcyclists are 16 times more likely than car and truck drivers to die on the road and three times more likely to be injured. What’s more, motorcycle injuries tend to be severe and life-changing. Even riders who wear helmets can suffer life-altering brain injuries, contusions, spinal cord damage, broken necks, and beyond.

The Dothan lawyers at Hogg & Gartlan Law Firm, LLC have lots of experience advocating aggressively for the rights of injured bikers. We have excellent relationships with the local legal community, and we also understand how to protect our clients.

Why A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Alabama is So Busy

Why are there so many severe bike accidents on Alabama roads?

Some safety advocates blame riders themselves. It’s true that not every rider adheres to “best practices” when it comes to safety. In addition to wearing a helmet and proper safety gear, you should also service and inspect the bike regularly, mind your weight limits, avoid riding in inclement weather or on inappropriate terrain, and avoid biking while under the influence of extreme fatigue, anger, alcohol, or drugs.

But even if you did contribute to your wreck, through your own negligence or carelessness, you can still make a strong claim to get compensation, either from your insurance company or from some other party, to pay for your medical/surgical bills, bike repair, and other damages. This is one reason you need a motorcycle wreck lawyer now.

Beyond that, motorcyclists face a tough road, for reasons that are entirely outside their control.

For instance, studies suggest that car drivers display an inherent “blindness” towards motorcyclists, probably because they're simply not as primed to look for motorcycle traffic as they are to scan for car and truck traffic.

Also, motorcyclists are at a distinct disadvantage in most collisions due to the physics of momentum. In any collision between bodies, the force experienced is equal to the object’s mass times its change in velocity. A 20-ton truck driving at 40 miles per hour straight into a brick wall exerts as much force on that wall as would a 400-pound motorcycle traveling at 2,000 miles per hour. (For the record, 2,000 miles per hour is well over twice the speed of sound!)

The point is that, due to pure physics, motorcycles are at a big disadvantage. This helps explain the scary NHTSA motorcycle wreck statistics cited earlier.

Get Help with the Right Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Connect with a motorcycle accident lawyer at Hogg & Gartlan Law Firm, LLC today, and we will set up a free, confidential consultation, so that you can understand what went wrong in your accident and what you can do to obtain a good outcome and address unsafe conditions. Call us at (334) 699-4625 to get started.

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A Motorcycle Accident Case Study Part 2

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