Concord Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
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Motorcycle accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and even death to the rider. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident you should get an experienced attorney who understands the unique challenges of these cases. Our team of skilled Concord motorcycle accident lawyers at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. provide aggressive representation to injured motorcycle riders. With a long history of impressive case results for our clients, we are confident that we can elevate your case and get you the compensation that you deserve.
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A Concord motorcycle accident attorney will provide comprehensive legal representation to clients who have been injured in a motorcycle accident.
We can help your case in many different ways, such as:
- Investigation: We will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts to determine who was at fault.
- Communication: Shaheen and Gordon will handle all communication related to your claim with insurance companies, the at-fault driver's attorney, and any other parties involved in the case. This leaves you free to focus on what’s most important
- Negotiation: Your lawyer will negotiate on your behalf for a fair settlement that provides for all the compensation you are entitled to under the law. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf and pursue compensation on your behalf through the court system.
With an experienced attorney on your side, you can focus on your recovery while knowing that your legal case is being handled efficiently by experienced professionals.
Our Concord motorcycle accident lawyers will investigate the details of the motorcycle accident to find out exactly what happened If that investigation determines that someone else was at fault for the accident, we will fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include these negligent acts and others:
- Distracted driving: Motorists can cause accidents when they are distracted by their phone, eating, drinking, or any other type of activity that takes their attention away from driving.
- Driving under the influence (DUI): Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol are a common cause of motorcycle accidents. These substances impair a driver’s judgment, reaction time, and perception of their environment leading to poor decision-making and reckless driving.
- Unsafe lane changes: A common cause of motorcycle accidents is drivers failing to check their surroundings before changing lanes, failing to use directional signals when making a lane change, speeding up, or cutting in front of a motorcycle while changing lanes.
- Left-turn accidents: When a driver wants to make a left turn at an intersection or driveway, they may fail to see an oncoming motorcycle. The driver may turn directly into the motorcycle's path, causing a severe collision.
- Failure to yield the right of way: Drivers may fail to give the right of way to motorcyclists, especially when they are turning at an intersection, entering a highway, or encountering an emergency vehicle.
Motorcyclists are at a heightened risk of serious injury in a crash. Motorcyclists lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle and, therefore their body is directly exposed to the impact of an accident. Serious injuries sustained from motorcycle accidents often have long-lasting and life-altering consequences.
Some of the most common and serious injuries suffered by motorcyclists are:
- Brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are one of the most severe injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident. Even when wearing a helmet, riders can still suffer a TBI from the force of the impact. These kinds of injuries can result in physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments that can impact the victim for the rest of their life.
- Spine injuries: Spine injuries can range from herniated disks to spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis. The impact from a crash can cause nerve damage, loss of movement, loss of sensation, and other permanent injuries.
- Road rash: Road rash occurs when a rider’s skin is torn or scraped due to contact with the road. Road rash can lead to severe infections, scarring, and chronic pain.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD can occur after a traumatic event, such as a motorcycle accident. Symptoms of PTSD may include anxiety, depression, nightmares, and flashbacks triggered by seeing or riding a motorcycle.
Serious injuries require extensive medical care, surgeries, hospital stays, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and other ongoing treatment. Recovery can take months and years, making it crucial to pursue all available sources of compensation. Our Concord motorcycle accident attorneys can help you at every step, including understanding just how much your life has been impacted.
When a motorcyclist is injured in an accident, the damages can quickly add up. Medical bills, lost wages, and a lower quality of life are all common consequences of a serious injury. New Hampshire law allows you to recover compensation for your losses from the responsible party. Specifically, injured riders are entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damage in a motorcycle accident can include:
- Medical expenses: This includes past, present, and future medical bills, including hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and medication.
- Lost wages: This includes the value of work missed due to injury, reduced hours, and anticipated future earnings if the injury impacts an individual’s ability to work in the future.
Non-economic damage in a motorcycle accident can include:
- Pain and suffering: This is compensation for the physical pain and emotional suffering caused by an accident or injury.
- Loss of enjoyment of life: This is compensation for the loss of enjoyment of activities that the injured party engaged in before the accident.
- Emotional distress: This is compensation for the psychological impact of the accident which can include anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
- Loss of consortium: Compensation for the loss of guidance, companionship, and assistance from one’s spouse or family member after a motorcycle accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident you aren’t alone. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we are committed to fighting for injured motorcyclists and helping them pursue the compensation they are entitled to. Our knowledgeable Concord motorcycle accident attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in difficult cases.
New Hampshire does not require motorcyclists to wear a helmet Most adult riders can choose not to wear a helmet as long as they have a motorcycle license and current insurance coverage. However, most riders and passengers under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.
Yes. In New Hampshire, if you were not wearing a helmet at the time of a motorcycle accident, you may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries. However, by wearing a helmet, you can protect yourself from a head or brain injury and all riders should wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle.