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Motorcycle accidents are an unfortunate, yet common risk of riding a motorcycle. Knowing how to avoid these crashes and being aware of the potential dangers could save your life. From being more vigilant when stopping at intersections to avoiding being distracted, there are many steps that can help you stay safe on the road. Unfortunately, you can’t control others on the road, and accidents still occur. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our Albuquerque motorcycle accident attorneys.
For someone to be held liable in a motorcycle accident case, you must prove that they were negligent. Negligence refers to actions by one or more parties that do not adhere to an accepted standard of care. When someone fails to act responsibly or fails to take reasonable steps to prevent harm, they can be held liable for any resulting injury or damage.
To prove negligence, there must be four elements present. These include duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
While proving negligence may seem complex, a motorcycle accident lawyer will help you gather the necessary documents to prove your case.
In cases where both parties are partially responsible for an accident, comparative negligence laws may come into play. Under New Mexico’s comparative negligence law, each party’s degree of fault is taken into consideration when determining liability, and damages are distributed accordingly.
For example, if you file a claim and are found to be 20% responsible, you can still recover damages, but they will be reduced by 20%.
Selecting a law firm is an important decision. When you choose Davis Kelin Law Firm, you are putting your trust in a team of experienced personal injury professionals who are dedicated to helping you get the results you deserve. Here’s what sets us apart from the rest:
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