Biloxi & Gulfport Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Mississippi has a long love affair with motorcycles, and it is easy to see why. Whether taking a nice long cruise along the Natchez Trace Parkway or following “The Blues Highway” up Highway 61, there are few better ways to see our beautiful state. But motorcycles can be dangerous business, and when an accident occurs, an injured victim can find himself seriously injured, unable to work, and with huge medical bills. Help is available to get you back on your feet, though, and at the Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A. in Biloxi, we work with victims of motorcycle accidents to get them the compensation they are owed. Contact our Biloxi & Gulfport motorcycle accident attorneys today, we can help.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Mississippi
Each year in Mississippi, between 30 and 50 motorcyclists die in accidents, and many more are injured in accidents. Less than 20% of those who die in accidents were not wearing helmets, so while wearing a helmet is highly advisable, it cannot fully prevent the risk of death or injury. Common factors involved in motorcycle accidents in Mississippi include:
- Drunk driving
- Excessive speed
- Failure to provide proper road space to motorcyclists
- Lack of proper gear
- Motorcycle malfunction
Proving a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Mississippi
To win a motorcycle accident claim against another vehicle operator in Mississippi, a plaintiff must show that the other operator was at fault in causing the accident. This requires filing a civil suit against the other operator, and the plaintiff will need to prove that the defendant operated his vehicle negligently and that this negligence foreseeably caused the plaintiff’s injuries. A passenger or pedestrian injured in a motorcycle accident may also bring a claim against the motorcycle operator if negligence was involved.
The defendant in a motorcycle accident claim will likely try to contest fault for the accident and place the blame on the injured victim for negligently causing his or her own injuries. Because motorcycle accident claims often require a fact-intensive investigation of the accident scene, it is important to contact a motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident so that your attorney can begin collecting evidence to support your claim and build your case.
Bringing a Defective Motorcycle Claim
In some cases, the cause of a motorcycle accident is a defect in the motorcycle itself or in a part installed on the motorcycle. In recent years, Honda and Suzuki both issued safety recalls for defective motorcycles, and Triumph USA was fined $2.9 million for failing to properly issue a safety recall. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident due to a manufacturing or design defect on your motorcycle, we can work with you to bring an action for the full of extent of your injuries against the manufacturer and/or seller of the motorcycle.
Work with Experienced Biloxi Injury Attorneys on Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you owe it to yourself to work with trusted and experienced Biloxi motorcycle accident attorneys to obtain the compensation you deserve. Call the Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A. today to schedule a free consultation regarding your motorcycle accident claim.