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Arkansas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Legal Advocacy for Injured Motorcyclists

There are 8 million registered motorcycle riders in the United States. Riding a bike can give you a sense of freedom and riding off into the sunset with the wind in your face and the sun shining down is exhilarating. Bikers, however, face more dangers on the road than other drivers.

The most recent accident stats show that 88,000 injury-causing motorcycle accidents occur annually in the U.S. 4,976 bikers lost their lives in accidents on the road. Motorcycle accident insurance claims can be more complex and require a highly experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to sift through the facts, investigate the accident, interview witnesses (if available), and build a case on your behalf.

Hire Caddell Reynolds Law Firm to Handle Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

If you or a loved one has been injured in a accident that was not your fault call us for help at (800) 889-6944 to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced Arkansas motorcycle accident attorneys can answer your questions.

Caddell Reynolds Law Firm will fight to protect your rights. If you were harmed in an accident due to negligence, we will seek the maximum recovery for you and your family. We’ll fight to seek compensation to pay for all of your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, damage to your property, and more.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Most motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers, not the motorcyclist. Over 70% of motorcycle accidents occur at intersections with other motor vehicles.

The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • When a motorist turns left in front of the motorcycle
  • When a motorist switches lanes and hits the motorcycle
  • When a motorist rear-ends the motorcycle
  • When a motorist opens the door, hitting the motorcycle

How to prevent a motorcycle accident:

  • Wear gear when you ride
  • Make sure you are seen on the road
  • Remain alert
  • Don't speed
  • Don't drink and drive
  • Don't drive in bad weather

Arkansas has a variety of laws to help protect riders, including making it mandatory to wear a helmet and eye protection. The law also states that a passenger cannot ride on the back of a bike unless there is a passenger seat. Children under the age of eight years old are prohibited from being passengers on a motorcycle.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

  • Call 911 and seek medical attention, if needed
  • Take pictures at the accident with your cell phone, if you are able
  • Record the details of the accident on your mobile device
  • Request a police report from the attending police officer
  • Call Caddell Reynolds Law Firm for a free consultation to discuss how we can help protect your rights

Contact Us Today For Help

If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault call our Arkansas motorcycle accident lawyers for help.

At Caddell Reynolds Law Firm, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve from the insurance companies. Our experienced attorneys understand these cases, which are more complex than a car accident claim. Be sure to hire the best injury law firm for you so you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle Accident FAQ

  • Can I still recover damages if I was not wearing a helmet?
    Arkansas law requires anyone under the age of 21 to wear a helmet while on a motorcycle. If you were in a motorcycle accident while not wearing one, then you did not break the law, but you did not help your case, either. You can still recover damages by suing the driver who hit you, but the amount of damages you can recover could be lessened by your decision to not wear a helmet and potentially protect your head from severe injury.
  • What kind of factors can affect the value of a motorcycle injury claim?
    The worth or value of a motorcycle accident claim can increase or decrease based on numerous factors. Severe injuries will usually call for steeper damages than those related to a mild or moderate injury, for example. On the other hand, the value of a claim drops the quickest when your liability for the accident goes up, such as what can happen if you weren’t wearing a helmet when you were hit. In Arkansas, if your liability is 50% or greater, then you can’t demand compensation from the other parties at all.
  • What are the most common injuries from motorcycle accidents?
    Road rash is one of the most common injuries in motorcycle accidents. It occurs when a rider is thrown from their vehicle and slides along the asphalt at a high speed. Spinal cord damage and brain damage are also common, which underlines the importance of wearing as much safety equipment as you can while riding. Based on crash statistics, motorcyclists are at least 25 times more likely to be severely injured or die in an accident than other motorists.

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