Alabama Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Are you struggling with injuries and financial problems after a motorcycle accident in Alabama? If you were injured, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and more. An Alabama motorcycle accident lawyer at Lattof & Lattof, P.C. can help you fight for the fair compensation you deserve.
For more than 30 years, our law firm has fought to help hardworking families in Alabama get the compensation they need when they’re hurt. We’ve won millions in compensation over the years and are prepared to help your family get what you deserve.
Ready to learn more? All you have to do is call our law offices to schedule a free consultation today.
How Lattof & Lattof, P.C. Can Help After a Motorcycle Accident in Alabama
Motorcycle accident injuries can be much more severe than injuries caused by an ordinary car accident. Without seatbelts, airbags, and a metal frame to protect you, your body can be put through a huge ordeal. Fortunately, if someone else caused the wreck, you might be entitled to compensation for your financial losses.
Negligent drivers in Alabama are responsible for compensating crash victims for their losses. However, while it might be easy to say you deserve compensation, it’s not always easy to get the money you need.
An experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer at Lattof & Lattof, P.C. can help you fight for what’s fair.
When you hire us, our team will:
- Conduct our own investigation into the motorcycle crash
- Hire experts in medicine, economics, accident reconstruction, and other specialities
- Assess the true value of your injury claim
- Fight back when the defendant tries to blame you for the accident
Insurance companies in Alabama often use scare tactics to convince victims to accept lowball settlement offers. You don’t have to accept the first offer on the table. With a combined 100 years of experience, our Alabama personal injury attorneys will negotiate to win every dollar you deserve. All you have to do is call to get the legal advice you deserve.
How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Alabama?
Riding a motorcycle can be a great way to enjoy all the beauty that the state of Alabama has to offer. Unfortunately, it can also be extremely dangerous for motorcycle riders.
The Alabama Department of Transportation keeps track of serious accident reports. In 2018 alone, 83 people were killed in fatal motorcycle wrecks statewide. Another 1,262 people were seriously injured in that single year.
If you are one of the thousands of motorcyclists injured in Alabama each year, call Lattof & Lattof, P.C. to see whether you might have a compensation claim today.
What is My Alabama Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?
Judges and juries look at a number of different factors when deciding what your personal injury case is worth.
Some of those factors include:
- The nature and severity of the injuries
- The impact the injury will have on your life
- The value of your lost wages and income
- The cost of your past and future medical treatment
- The emotional trauma of the experience as a whole
More serious, painful injuries generally lead to higher settlement awards. However, other factors could influence the value of your claim if you were involved in a motorcycle accident. Available insurance coverage and shared responsibility can dramatically impact the value of your case.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Motorcycle Accident Victims?
Our lawyers know that the stakes are high if you were injured in a motorcycle wreck. Our lawyers will demand full reimbursement for all of your economic damages.
Those include your out-of-pocket financial losses, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages and income
- Diminished earning potential
- Medications, medical devices, and in-home modifications
- Property damage
We’ll also fight to recover fair compensation for your non-economic losses. These losses might be more subjective, but they often make up a big part of your compensation award.
You might be entitled to money for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
We might even be able to recover punitive damages if your injury claim involves gross negligence or intentional acts.
At Lattof & Lattof, P.C., we have a reputation for playing hardball when it comes to recovering fair compensation for our injured clients. To learn how our skills can help in your case, give us a call today.
Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Motorcycle Accident in Alabama?
Alabama’s contributory negligence laws prohibit victims from recovering damages if they share responsibility for the crash. In other words, you can’t recover damages if the insurance company succeeds in blaming you for the accident.
Most other states handle shared fault differently. Usually, you can recover compensation under comparative negligence laws as long as you’re not more than 50% responsible. In Alabama, you’re barred from recovering damages if you’re even 1% responsible for your accident.
That standard can make things difficult for accident victims. Not only will you have to prove who was responsible, but you’ll also have to prove that you weren’t responsible in any way.
Because of these harsh rules, you need a personal injury lawyer’s help if you’re being blamed for the accident. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Lattof & Lattof, P.C. for help today.
We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accident victims can suffer some of the most catastrophic injuries imaginable. Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of traumatic brain injuries–but it can’t protect you entirely in a crash.
At Lattof & Lattof, P.C., our Alabama motorcycle accident attorneys want to help you recover the compensation you need.
We represent clients in all types of motorcycle wrecks, including those that have caused:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Back injuries
- Organ damage
- Soft tissue damage
- “Road rash”
- Traumatic amputations
- Catastrophic injuries
Some motorcycle accident injuries are so severe that the victim never recovers. If you’ve lost a family member in a fatal crash, our lawyers can fight to recover fair compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
What Causes Most Motorcycle Accidents in Alabama?
Driver error is a leading cause of motorcycle accidents in Alabama. In other words, negligence causes most crashes–meaning that most serious motorcycle wrecks could have been prevented.
In Alabama, some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe passing
- Illegal lane changes
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Road rage or aggressive driving
- Illegal or unsafe turns
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Defective equipment
The fact is, it can be more difficult to see a motorcycle than another car. Drivers should be watching out for everyone on the roads. Unfortunately, they sometimes see the motorcycle too late.
Regardless of what caused your accident, our lawyers are here to hold the at-fault party liable for damages. Give us a call today to learn more about our legal services and how we’ll work to identify the cause of your crash.
How Do I Prove Negligence After a Motorcycle Accident in Alabama?
Most motorcycle accident claims are based on negligence. To prove negligence, you have to prove four basic elements.
Those elements include:
- A legal duty of care (the at-fault party had a duty to exercise caution to keep you safe)
- The at-fault party breached that duty by acting carelessly
- Causation, meaning that the breach directly caused your injury
- You suffered damages as a result of the injury
Remember, the defendant in your case is also trying to prove negligence. They’re trying to prove that you, as the victim, were negligent. That’s why it’s important to have a lawyer with experience and resources on your team.
At Lattof & Lattof, P.C., our lawyers uncover all of the evidence needed to support your claim, including:
- Police and accident reports
- Toxicology reports
- Cell phone records
- Eyewitness statements
- Videos and photos of the accident and accident scene
We’ll even hire accident reconstruction specialists to “recreate” the accident and provide insight into what really happened. With strong evidence on your side, we’ll have the best possible chance of getting the fair compensation you need.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Motorcycle Accident in Alabama?
Motorcycle accident victims have two years to file a lawsuit under the Alabama statute of limitations. The statute of limitation puts a deadline on your right to sue for damages. After two years from the anniversary of the crash, you lose your right to take legal action.
Contact an Alabama Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Navigating the steps to filing a personal injury lawsuit can be difficult enough. When you’re seriously hurt, taking legal action can seem like a nightmare. There’s no reason to do it alone. Call an Alabama motorcycle accident lawyer at Lattof & Lattof, P.C. for a free consultation today.