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Chandler Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Attorneys Helping Motorcycle Collision Victims

As the victim of a motorcycle accident in Chandler, you are no doubt going to have many questions about your recovery and what you can do to speed it along. Your questions will not all be about your physical recovery. They’ll also be about paying your bills and moving forward emotionally. You are probably searching the internet now because you have these types of questions and you deserve the answers.

Many times, if you call the insurance company direct you may see that you get the run around and do not get the answers you are searching for. In fact, you may get nothing but the runaround.

This list of FAQs will help you get simple, straightforward answers to your most pressing questions right now.

What are the Most Common Contributing Factors to Motorcycle Crashes?

Do I Need An Attorney For My Chandler Motorcycle Accident or Can I Depend on My Insurance Company to Help Me?

What Kind of Recovery Am I Looking At for My Injuries?

What Do I Do After a Chandler Motorcycle Accident?




What are the Most Common Contributing Factors to Motorcycle Crashes?

The most common contributing factors to crashes on the roads that involve motorcycle riders today include the following.

  • The other motorist wasn't paying enough attention to the road, or was distracted by something else. The trouble with distraction and not paying attention is that it often hinders motorists' situational awareness and keeps them from seeing one another on the road.
  • Failure to yield. Failing to yield at stop signs, right hand turns, left hand turns, and when pulling out of a parking lot or side street are all major contributing factors in motorcycle crashes. This is because many motorists are looking to yield for a car or truck, but are not anticipating needing to stop for a motorcycle. It is yet another instance of "didn't see them" waiting to happen.
  • Following too closely. If a motorist follows a motorcycle too closely, or a motorcycle follows another vehicle too closely, there is an increased risk of critical injuries to the rider in an accident. This is due to the fact that any type of bumper-to-bumper contact between a motorcycle and another motor vehicle will likely send the rider flying from their bike.
  • Changing lanes without signaling. Pointed out as a significant cause in many types of crashes on the road, not just those involving motorcycles, changing lanes without signaling is not only discourteous but also dangerous. Other motorists cannot slow down or anticipate your actions when you don't provide them with ample forewarning. In the case of changing lanes, ample warning is regarded to be at least three seconds of blinking.
  • Forgetting about blind spots. Motorcycle riders must be aware of their own location on the road, and motorists of all types of vehicles must remember to double check their blind spots in order to avoid these types of accidents.

It is important for all riders, and motorists, to understand that although these are some of the most significant causes and contributing factors to crashes involving bikers, these are not the only causes. It is critical for all motorists, including motorcyclists, to be aware of the rules of the road, of each other, and of the need for courteous and safety-minded drivers. Learning to be courteous and safety-minded is the key to protecting yourself and others from being involved in accidents on the road. Unfortunately, bikers are most susceptible to injury because they have no protection around them. Also, it is very common for drivers to not be paying attention and not see the motorcycle rider. Many times drivers say the motorcyclist came out of nowhere.

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Do I Need An Attorney For My Chandler Motorcycle Accident or Can I Depend on My Insurance Company to Help Me?

You pay your bills for your motorcycle insurance every month and on time so you may be thinking you don’t need an attorney because your own insurance company is out there looking out for your interests. Right? Wrong!

Your insurance adjuster is not going to be able to help you and the other insurance company is not on your side. The other insurance company will look to pay you as little as possible. There are many things that need to be done when dealing with the adverse insurance and let us say this as well, you may not even need an attorney but it is always a good idea to consult with one to get your questions answered. The things that must be looked into for the at-fault driver as:

  1. Finding out if the other driver had insurance and what are the policy limits
  2. Looking to see if there are other insurance policies that the other driver had besides the insurance that they gave you
  3. Researching if the other driver was working at the time of the accident
  4. If the policy limits are not high enough looking into the assets of the other driver

These are just a few of the things you should be aware of after an auto accident in Chandler. Keep in mind as well that the insurance companies want to settle quickly, even yours. Also once you settle, your case is forever closed so it’s important to make sure you are doing the right thing.

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What Kind of Recovery Am I Looking At for My Injuries?

Recovery isn’t an easy thing when it comes to collisions on a motorcycle. Being hit by a vehicle and then slamming into the pavement causes injuries and it’s almost impossible to avoid that reality. If you’re very lucky, your own injuries were not too severe. But the reality is that your injuries were probably more serious. We handle many motorcycle injury cases because we are very involved in the motorcycle community and unfortunately we see many riders that are very seriously injured. Of course, that makes sense, since there is not a lot of protection around a motorcycle.

If you have suffered broken bones you may experience a recovery of several months to more than a year. More serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can result in permanent damage to your body and your mind, or may take years to heal. Other injuries still, such as back and neck injuries, or spinal cord injuries, may require many years to heal in order for you to regain the majority of your mobility, but you may continue to experience pain for the rest of your life.

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What Do I Do After a Chandler Motorcycle Accident?

You can of course try to handle the case on your own. We recommend speaking to an Arizona motorcycle accident lawyer who knows what they are doing and get your questions answered. It may be that you don’t even need an attorney. Not all cases are the same.

Some of the things that you should be aware of are:

  1. Never give a recorded statement to either insurance company
  2. Know where your motorcycle is after the collision
  3. Start to gather information about your title and payoff
  4. Get a copy of your own insurance policy so that you have it
  5. Look into whether you have medical coverage
  6. Always give the providers health insurance if you have it
  7. Know in the back of your mind insurance companies are out there to make a profit

The above are just some simple tips. A skilled Chandler personal injury attorney who understands motorcycle collisions and the law can help you get compensation to cover your injuries and medical expenses, the time you must take off from work for healing, and more. To get your life back in order and start feeling like you’ve really got control of your future reach out to the Husband and Wife Law Team today. We are here to answer your questions and we answer all questions for free. Call us today at (480) 496-7310. There is no pressure in signing up with our office. We give you the answers to your questions and then you make the decisions.

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