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Tuscaloosa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Tuscaloosa is home to a thriving community of motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy riding through our scenic highways. Yet, every time a motorcyclist rides, they face inherent risks. Motorcycle accidents have a much greater chance of resulting in death or serious injury than a typical passenger car accident. These accidents can be life-altering for the accident victims and their families.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Tuscaloosa you should seek the expertise of a skilled motorcycle accident attorney. The Birmingham personal injury lawyers at DeGaris Law will go above and beyond to protect your rights to receive full compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. We will answer all your questions and advise you on your next steps to putting your life back together.

How DeGaris Law Can Help You Get Your Life Back On Track.

When our experienced attorneys go to work on your motorcycle accident case, we leave no stone unturned. We will take fast action on your case to help secure your rights and causes of action.

Some of the steps we will immediately take on your behalf include:

  • Providing a thorough and honest evaluation of your motorcycle accident claim.
  • Answering your questions and explaining your options.
  • Investigating the cause of your motorcycle accident to determine who is at fault.
  • Develop a strategy to maximize your recovery.
  • Work with expert witnesses to prove your case.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies to try and reach a fair settlement.
  • Determine and calendar all deadlines for filing suit and claims.
  • Properly calculate the value of your damages to ensure a fair settlement.
  • File suit if a fair settlement is not reached.

To better understand your options and have your questions answered, schedule your free initial consultation and case evaluation today.

Who is Liable for My Motorcycle Accident?

When someone is injured in a motorcycle accident, they have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault parties and their insurance companies. Before being awarded compensation for your injuries, you will need to prove that the other driver was liable.  Liability may be affected by a state’s “helmet laws.”

Alabama is one of 19 states that requires all motorcycle riders (passengers included) to wear a helmet when riding. Helmets must meet approved specifications under state law. Failing to wear an approved helmet is a misdemeanor offense that is punishable by a sentence of 180 days in jail and a $100 fine.

If you and your passenger were wearing an approved helmet, you will still need to prove the other driver is at fault in the accident. Generally, you will need to prove the four elements of “negligence.” These include:

  1. That the defendant you a duty.
  2. That the defendant did not fulfill that duty.
  3. That your injuries were caused by the defendant’s breach of duty.
  4. That you suffered losses because of the injuries caused by the accident.

When proving negligence, you do not need to show that the other driver intended to cause an accident. You only need to show that they did something wrong while driving that caused the accident.

This could be as obvious as texting while driving, drinking while driving, or speeding. But it could also be something as innocent as checking a map for directions, being distracted by a passenger, or just a momentary lapse in judgment. It is essential that you work with an experienced Alabama motorcycle accident attorney to protect your rights, prove your case, and get you the compensation you deserve.

Let Our Tuscaloosa Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Help You

If another driver caused or contributed to the cause of your motorcycle accident, they may be liable for your injuries and damages. Our experienced and skilled Tuscaloosa personal injury lawyers will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve.

We have more than thirty years of experience protecting the rights of motorcycle accident victims. Let us evaluate your case, explain your options, and help you get your life back on track. Contact DeGaris Law today for a free consultation.

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