Little Rock Motorcycle Accidents
Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyers Serving Little Rock and Beyond
You look in your mirror once and see nothing. Look again a second later, and you notice a motorcycle you missed the first time. Motorcycles have more limited visibility than cars and trucks, and it is easier for them to disappear in a larger vehicle’s blind spot. As a result, motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence. Since there is limited protection for a motorcyclist, these crashes often result in serious or catastrophic injuries. If you have been injured by another driver, call our Little Rock motorcycle accident attorneys today for a free consultation. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has represented accident victims for more than 30 years.
Motorcycle Accidents in Arkansas
Arkansas traffic crash data shows that in 2014, there were 1,326 crashes involving motorcycles resulting in 1,108 non-fatal injuries, and 64 fatal crashes with 67 total fatalities. These statistics indicate that almost 84% of motorcycle crashes in Arkansas result in at least some type of injury. While motor vehicle accidents occur more frequently than motorcycle wrecks, they do not result in as high of a percentage of injuries due to being equipped with airbags and other safety mechanisms.
Seeking Compensation for Serious Injuries After a Motorcycle Collision in Little Rock
Motorcycle accident victims may seek compensation for both their economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical bills, prescription expenses, lost wages, and other losses that have a specific dollar value. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, include losses that do not have a set monetary value, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. Almost all states allow victims to seek compensation for their full economic damages, but some states impose a cap on non-economic damages. Arkansas law, however, does not impose any such damages caps, and injured parties may seek to recover for the full extent of their losses.
Who is responsible for paying these damages? If another driver’s negligence caused the collision, then the victim can enlist a motorcycle accident lawyer in Little Rock to pursue a bodily injury claim against the driver in court or, as is more often the case, with the driver’s liability insurance carrier. Arkansas law requires its drivers to carry at least $25,000 in liability insurance per person for bodily injuries and $50,000 per accident, if more than one person is injured.
Broken bones, torn ligaments, scarring and disfigurement, and head and spine injuries are common after a motorcycle crash. Serious injuries such as these could require surgical intervention, extensive rehabilitation, or a prolonged hospital stay. These types of injuries may result in tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands or more in medical bills. What if the at-fault party only carries the minimum amount of insurance coverage required by law and it is not enough to cover all of your medical bills? What if the at-fault party does not have any insurance at all? In these cases, the motorcyclist may have uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage that will pay additional amounts after the liability insurance policy has been exhausted.
Discuss Your Case with a Little Rock Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a motorcycle crash, it is important that you consult with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Little Rock who can advise you of the types of damages available under the law and any applicable insurance policy limits. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has recovered more than $1.5 billion in compensation for our clients in personal injury cases, and we will fight to assist you in pursuing the damages to which you may be entitled. We represent people injured throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, and Kentucky, including in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Caruthersville, Hayti, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Tupelo, Meridian, Jackson, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville. Contact us toll-free at 800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form to set up a free consultation with one of our injury attorneys.