New Mexico is one of the most beautiful places in the country to ride a motorcycle. Riders come from all over to enjoy the state’s endless rural roadways that wind through deserts, mountains and small towns, connecting big vibrant cities. Unfortunately, motorcyclists also face serious dangers from distracted and impaired drivers and poor road conditions.
If you are one of the thousands of people injured in motorcycle accidents or one of the dozens of families who have lost loved ones,Revo Smith Law can help you recover. Since 1979, our lawyers fight for justice in communities throughout New Mexico, always with our client-first approach. Our personal injury attorneys handle the red tape of negotiating with insurance companies to reach the maximum resolution of your claims. We also file lawsuits against the negligent driver who hit you or the municipality that failed to maintain its roads.
Damages in motorcycle crashes
With little protection to bikers, motorcycle wrecks tend to result in catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, amputation, severe road rash, crush injuries and multiple fractures and lacerations. Our legal team has the resources and experience to successfully negotiate for your maximum available compensation. With the help of medical experts, we calculate the cost of rehabilitation and long-term disability care that gives you the greatest chances of physical recovery and improved quality of life.
Wearing a motorcycle helmet to prevent head injuries
New Mexico statutes mandate that riders under the age of 18 wear a helmet, but adults should also consider it. Only properly fitting, well-constructed helmets are effective. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation advises you to choose a helmet that has a Department of Transportation (DOT) certification sticker. This indicates that the helmet conforms to DOT safety specifications.
Although they may look stylish, novelty helmets do not necessarily protect you and may even contribute to head injuries during a crash. If you were sold an uncertified, ill-fitting or otherwise defective helmet, we pursue the manufacturers or vendors who put you in this dangerous situation.