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Motorcycle Accidents in New Mexico

Posted by Shane Maier | Mar 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

Growing up Chance Gauthier and Shane Maier both were riding motorcycles starting with little Pee Wee 50s to larger dirt bikes in the 125cc and 250cc class. Both Shane and Chance have their experience in the injuries that are going to occur while riding a motorcycle and know the dangers that are present when driving around ignorant drivers. That is why it is important to have attorneys who understand your injuries and the rights you have to the road while riding a motorcyle. 

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating to a rider and their entire family. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are all too common in New Mexico as many other drivers fail to notice or appreciate the rights of motorcyclist. Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries, extensive medical bills, lost wages, and even death, among other injuries and damages. In this article, we will explore the types of injuries and factors involved in motorcycle accidents in New Mexico and why hiring an attorney is necessary to protect your interest and receive the justice you deserve. 

Types of Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents in New Mexico

Motorcycle accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, some of which can be life-changing. Common injuries that motorcyclists may suffer in an accident include:

  1. Head and brain injuries: These injuries can be caused by the rider's head hitting the pavement or another object during the crash.

  2. Spinal cord injuries: These injuries can be severe and lead to paralysis or other long-term health problems.

  3. Broken bones: Motorcycle riders are often thrown from their bikes during accidents, which can result in broken bones and fractures.

  4. Road rash: When a rider slides across the pavement after an accident, they can suffer from road rash, which is a painful skin injury caused by friction.

Factors Involved in Motorcycle Accidents in New Mexico

There are several factors that can contribute to motorcycle accidents in New Mexico. These factors include:

  1. Speeding: Speeding is a common cause of motorcycle accidents in New Mexico, and it can lead to severe injuries or fatalities.

  2. Driver negligence: Drivers who are distracted, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving recklessly can cause motorcycle accidents.

  3. Poor road conditions: Potholes, uneven pavement, and other road hazards can cause motorcycle riders to lose control and crash.

  4. Weather conditions: Rain, wind, and other weather conditions can make it difficult for other drivers to control their vehicles.

Why Hiring an Attorney is Necessary in New Mexico Motorcycle Accidents

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in New Mexico that was caused by another driver and/or roadway condition, it is essential to hire an experienced attorney like the Gauthier & Maier Law Firm P.C. An attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure that your rights are protected. Some of the benefits of hiring an attorney include:

  1. Expertise in motorcycle accident law: Gauthier & Maier Law Firm specializes in motorcycle accidents can help you understand your legal rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

  2. Expertise in riding motorcycles: Chance Gauthier and Shane Maier grew up on motorcycles and have years of riding experience and knowledge.                     
  3. Access to resources: Gauthier & Maier Law Firm have access to resources, such as accident investigators and medical experts, who can help build a strong case on your behalf.

  4. Negotiation skills: Gauthier & Maier Law Firm can negotiate with insurance companies and other parties involved in the accident to ensure that you receive a fair and just settlement.

  5. Peace of mind: Hiring Gauthier & Maier Law Firm can give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on your recovery while your attorney handles the legal aspects of your case.

In conclusion, motorcycle accidents in New Mexico can be devastating and result in serious injuries. Understanding the types of injuries and factors involved in these accidents is crucial for riders and their families. Hiring the Gauthier & Maier Law Firm after a motorcycle accident can help ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact the Gauthier & Maier Law Firm today. 

About the Author

Shane Maier

Attorney Shane Maier has been a successful attorney as a prior defense attorney and for the last few years representing injured parties. His experience includes obtaining successful results at trial for personal injury cases and providing great results for his clients. Mr. Maier takes on some of ...


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