If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Mesquite, it may be an uphill battle to recover
compensation for your injuries from the insurance company of the driver who caused the crash.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies will refuse to pay or will offer very low settlements for claims
involving injured or deceased motorcyclists. After a Mesquite motorcycle accident, you should speak
with an attorney who can help you receive fair compensation.
Motorcyclists often receive some of the most significant injuries of anyone traveling on the road, since
they have little protective equipment to absorb the impact of a collision with a vehicle. According to the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 5,000 people are killed in motorcycle
crashes each year, and tens of thousands of people are injured in motorcycle crashes each year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied the type and severity of injuries from over a
million motorcyclists treated in emergency rooms over an eight-year period. The most common non-
fatal injuries were injuries to the lower extremities and head and neck. Some common serious injuries to
motorcyclists involved in accidents are broken bones, brain injuries, cuts, internal organ damage,
paralysis, and loss of limbs.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and you wish to recover compensation related to your
accident, you have the burden of proving that the other driver who caused the crash was negligent.
There are a number of negligent driver behaviors that can cause motorcycle crashes, including
distracted driving, failure to yield, speeding, driving while intoxicated, and driving recklessly.
Call the Mesquite motorcycle accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231- 5800 if you have
been injured in a motorcycle accident. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a
free consultation on your case.