New Hampshire Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
No One Works Harder Than Crowe & Harris, LLP
Our New Hampshire motorcycle accident lawyers are proud to stand up for local motorcyclists who have been hurt in severe accidents. Far too often, insurance companies convince motorcyclists that they don’t have a claim. Don’t let them say the same thing to you and get away with it. Team up with us, and we can pursue compensation and justice in your name.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists can sometimes feel as if they are outnumbered on the road because they are surrounded by so many drivers in larger vehicles. It might come as no surprise, then, to learn that most motorcycle accidents can be traced back to a driver’s mistake, not that of the rider.
Motorists can make numerous mistakes that end up hurting a motorcyclist, such as:
- Merging, turning, or changing lanes without checking blind spots
- Turning left in front of an approaching motorcyclist
- Driving drunk or exhausted
- Failing to maintain a safe distance behind a motorcyclist
Some motorcycle accidents do not even involve another motorist, but the motorcyclist is still not to blame for what happened. For example, if a motorcycle part becomes defective and breaks mid-ride, then it can cause the motorcyclist to crash. Or road defects like large potholes can send a motorcyclist off their ride when they had otherwise done everything that they could to prevent an accident.
Catastrophic Injuries Suffered by Motorcyclists
While riding, a motorcyclist is reliant on their reflexes, the good driving of other motorists, and limited pieces of equipment to prevent injuries. When a crash happens, motorcyclists can be severely injured.
Catastrophic injuries suffered by motorcyclists can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Road rash
- Multiple broken bones
- Internal organ injuries
Such catastrophic injuries can impact the motorcyclist for the rest of their life. The damages that are owed to them should reflect that severity, and they often do with a simple calculation of the damages they incur. Treatment costs for catastrophic injuries alone can be expensive enough to justify a claim that demands six or seven figures from the liable party’s insurance provider.
Can You Sue If You Didn’t Have Your Helmet On?
New Hampshire has no motorcycle helmet law, so you don’t have to wear one when you ride. However, you always should.
When you have your helmet on, you can protect your head from serious injury in a wreck. But helmet use also helps protect your liability in your claim. The responding insurance company will blame you for your head injury if you didn’t have a helmet on, and it might be difficult to prove otherwise. Still, helmet or no helmet, you always have the right to sue another motorist for crashing into you.
We’ll Figure Out Your Case for You – Call Today
You don’t want to deal with the trouble of a motorcycle accident claim when you should be resting and relaxing. With our New Hampshire motorcycle accident attorneys on your side, you don’t have to. We would be happy to handle all aspects of your case on your behalf while you focus on resting, just as you should.
We’re standing by to assist with your case. Dial (617) 404-3417.