Northwest Arkansas Bikes, Blues, and BBQ Injury Attorneys
Since 2000, motorcyclists have been visiting Northwest Arkansas to enjoy the annual Bikes, Blues, and BBQ autumn rally, which has become one of the country’s most popular motorcycle events. The primary purpose of the Bikes Blues & BBQ rally is to raise money for local charities, and it has become a family-friendly affair.
With over 100,000 people in attendance each year, the unfortunate truth is that accidents happen. Every year bikers are severely injured or killed during this event, and some years are worse than others. Motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles, making them harder to be seen on the roadways, which is why these accidents often result in serious or fatal injuries.
Typical Causes of Northwest Arkansas Motorcycle Accident Cases
Contrary to popular belief, most motorcycle accidents that happen at motorcycle rallies such as Bikes, Blues, and BBW are not caused by a careless rider. The leading cause of motorcycle accidents is drivers of larger vehicles failing to yield the right of way due to driver distraction, aggressive driving, or another type of negligence. This is one reason you need an experienced accident lawyer on your side as soon as possible following a motorcycle crash. Other common causes of accidents include:
- Failure to signal when changing lanes;
- Not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign;
- Making a left turn without checking for an oncoming motorcycle;
- Pulling out from a side road without looking both ways;
- Backing up without first properly looking;
- Driver is under the influence or texting;
- Unmarked hazards on the roadways; and
Typical Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcyclists often suffer more severe injuries than passenger vehicle occupants due to the lack of protective features found in cars, such as car frames, seat belts, and airbags. Motorcyclists are much more physically exposed and more vulnerable to truly catastrophic injuries, including:
- Severe fractures or broken bones;
- Back injury / spinal cord injury;
- Road burns with significant skin injury;
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
- Loss of a limb;
- Disfigurement or scarring; and
- Loss of life.
These injuries can cause excruciating pain and disability and may require ongoing medical care and physical therapy. If your injury has caused serious injury or disability, you may be unable to work. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers understand the lasting impacts and will pursue the compensation you need to begin rebuilding your life and making a full physical recovery.
Recoverable Damages in an Arkansas Motorcycle Crash Claim
In the majority of these cases, the biker is not at fault. The driver of any motor vehicle must be aware of all other vehicles on the road – including motorcycles. When drivers fail to uphold this duty and a motorcycle rider is injured, the car or truck driver can be held liable for your injuries.
Our law firm will outline your case’s facts and demand a fair payout based on your losses. The damages we seek vary depending on actual losses and expenses but generally include:
- Treatment for your accident injuries and future medical care related to the accident;
- Lost wages caused by time out of work;
- Diminished earning capacity;
- Compensation for your physical pain, emotional suffering; and
- Other intangible damages the victim suffered.
As the spouse or dependent of a loved one killed in a motorcycle crash, you may be entitled to recover compensation for medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of benefits, future earnings, future retirement savings, loss of companionship, and loss of parental guidance.
The Bikes, Blues, and BBQ rally in Rogers, Arkansas, is quickly approaching, and thousands of riders from all over the country will be in attendance to take advantage of NWAs scenic views and well-maintained roads. If you or a loved one are ever injured while visiting Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Fort Smith, Jasper, Harrison, or anywhere in the State of Arkansas, the Law Office of Jason M. Hatfield, P.A. can help.
How an Experienced Arkansas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
Jason Hatfield has been fighting for motorcyclists’ rights since 1997. We are experts in motorcycle accidents and have represented motorcycle accident victims injured while attending this very popular event. If you have been injured while attending a Bikes, Blues, and BBQ rally in Northwest Arkansas, our law firm is here to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.