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El Paso, Texas, and New Mexico Motorcycle Crash Lawyer

Las Cruces, NM motorcycle wreck attorney

Attorney Representing Motorcyclists Injured in Wrecks in El Paso, Texas and New Mexico

The open road provides motorcyclists with a sense of freedom and exhilaration, but it also presents significant dangers. Collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles are likely to cause serious injuries for motorcyclists, and in many cases, motorcycle wrecks occur because of the negligence of other drivers. 

If you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, James Kennedy is prepared to help you pursue compensation you deserve from the party or parties who were responsible. With more than 25 years of experience representing clients in personal injury cases in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Attorney James Kennedy is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. With a belief of seeking justice for those who have been injured, Attorney Kennedy is ready to help you receive compensation that fully addresses the damages you have suffered and that you deserve.

Common Motorcycle Wreck Injuries

Due to the difference in size between motorcycles and other vehicles, as well as the lack of protection afforded to cyclists, people on motorcycles are much more likely to be seriously injured in a crash than people in cars or trucks. Even when motorcyclists take the proper safety precautions, such as wearing a helmet, they may experience a wide variety of injuries in a collision, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Severe lacerations and "road rash"
  • Injuries to internal organs
  • Injuries to the arms, legs, hands, or fingers which may result in amputation
  • Sprains and dislocated joints
  • Severe scarring that can lead to disfigurement

Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

Due to the small size of motorcycles, drivers of other vehicles should take extra care and pay close attention to their movements. Failure to notice a motorcycle or react properly to a motorcyclist's signals can lead to a collision. Other forms of negligence that increase the risk of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Aggressive driving - Actions such as speeding, tailgating, illegal lane changes, and running red lights or stop signs are dangerous for everyone on the road, but they can be fatal for motorcyclists. Drivers who pass motorcycles too closely or fail to respect their right of way may run cyclists off the road or cause them to collide with other obstacles.
  • Distracted driving - Anything that takes a driver's attention away from the road, such as checking a text on a cell phone or adjusting their car radio, can cause them to fail to see a motorcycle, or they may be unable to react in time to avoid a crash.
  • Drunk driving - Alcohol or drug use can negatively affect a driver's vision, coordination, and reflexes, causing them to collide with and seriously harm motorcyclists.
  • Equipment failure - Any vehicle parts on cars, trucks, or motorcycles that fail because they were defective or because they were not properly maintained can lead to dangerous collisions.
  • Dangerous roads - Roads, highways, and intersections should be properly maintained, and they should be designed to be safe for all vehicles. Motorcycle wrecks may occur because of damage to a road, such as potholes, or because motorcycles were not taken into account during the design process. 

Contact a Texas or New Mexico Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by someone else's negligence, you deserve to be fully compensated for the damages you have suffered. Attorney James Kennedy will work to negotiate a settlement that provides you with the financial resources you need. If a settlement cannot be reached however, Attorney Kennedy is prepared to litigate your case in court. Throughout the quarter century that James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. has been in operation, I have taken cases to trial every year.

To set up a free consultation, contact my office at 915-544-5200. I represent motorcycle wreck victims in the Permian Basin in western Texas, including El Paso, Odessa, and Midland, and in southeast New Mexico, including Carlsbad, and Las Cruces. Se Habla Español.

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