A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Prepared to Fight for You
Scott F. Voorhees is aware that motorcycle riders face prejudice and are often wrongly blamed for the accidents in which the are involved. As your motorcycle accidents attorney in Santa Fe, NM, he will thoroughly investigate the details of your case to establish liability and hold the guilty party responsible. Almost all motorcycle accidents result in severe injuries for the motorcyclist. When those accidents are the result of another driver’s negligence, you must take action in order to collect the restitution you need and deserve. Contact our law office online or call (505) 820-3302 to schedule a meeting with Mr. Voorhees.
Repercussions of Motorcycle Accidents
Accidents involving motorcycles often result in serious and catastrophic injuries for the motorcyclist. This is because the motorcyclist does not have the protection and safety most vehicles provide, such as seat belts, airbags, and a general outer framework.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
In general, many assume that if a motorcyclist was injured in an accident, he or she was driving recklessly. While that is sometimes the case, it is certainly not always the cause of an accident. Often, motorcycle accidents are the result of an inattentive driver of another vehicle. The other motorist may have failed to properly check before turning or changing lanes, or he or she was simply distracted. Dangerous road conditions are another common cause of motorcycle accidents. A defective or malfunctioning part on the motorcycle could also be the culprit.
New Mexico Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, motorcyclist fatalities made up about 12 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities in 2016. Less than four percent of those fatal accidents involved alcohol. Half of the motorcyclist fatalities occurred while the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an attorney right away. Mr. Voorhees can thoroughly investigate and reconstruct the accident to accurately determine the responsible party. Because motorcyclists are often stereotyped as reckless and negligent, you will need a diligent attorney like Mr. Voorhees on your side. This is especially important in the event that your case goes to trial. Juries often hold the same prejudices. This can make it difficult to prove that a motorcyclist is a victim.
Fortunately, Mr. Voorhees has 30 years of experience representing victims of motorcycle accidents. He will fight for your right to compensation for your losses. Such catastrophic injuries can require extensive medical care, lengthy physical therapy, long-term care, and more. With his help, you can secure compensation for:
Present and potential future medical expenses relating to your injury
Lost income due to time off work or an inability to return to work
Property damage to your motorcycle
Physical and emotional trauma
Loss of enjoyment of life
Schedule Your Case Evaluation Today
If you or your loved one was severely injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another negligent party, contact Voorhees Law Firm online or call (505) 820-3302 to schedule your case review. With Mr. Voorhees’ help, you can rebuild your life in the wake of an accident.