Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle Crash Overview
Motorcycle crashes result in some of the worst injuries on Arizona's roads every year. Unfortunately, they are also quite common, due to the reckless actions of many drivers. Most often, it is safe motorcyclists who pay the price for the negligent actions of other people on the road.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a motorcycle accident, chances are that you did nothing to cause your crash and the devastating injuries you have suffered. However, you must still cope with severe trauma, possibly permanent disabilities, and, in the worst cases, the death of a family member.
The Arizona motorcycle accident attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. want you to know that there is hope for your recovery. By holding the person or people who caused your accident responsible, you can gain compensation that pays for your many losses to aid you in the recovery process. To learn more about how we can help you, call and receive a free consultation on your case.
Who is At Fault in My Motorcycle Accident?
While many non-motorcyclists view motorcycle riders as risk-taking daredevils out on the road, the truth is that most motorcycle accidents are caused by everyone but the motorcyclist.
If you have been harmed in a crash, but do not know who is at fault, it is vital that you understand the most common responsible parties and how they frequently cause crashes.
- Drivers – Intoxicated or distracted driving, breaking road laws, making turns or changing lanes recklessly, and ignoring the safety of motorcyclists on the road.
- Motorcycle Manufacturers – Creating motorcycles or motorcycle parts with design or manufacturing defects that caused the vehicle to fail on the road.
- Government Organizations – In charge of road design and maintenance, which can be broken or contain dangerous features that result in an accident
It may be that more than one of these parties contributed to your crash, but only by collecting thorough evidence and accurate witness testimony can you be completely sure and have what you need for a successful legal case.
What Losses are Caused by Motorcycle Crashes?
Even the most well-equipped motorcyclists can suffer devastating injuries in a crash. This is because, unlike car occupants, the bodies of motorcyclists can be directly impacted by a crash, such as being hit by a car or thrown into a hazard. As such, an injured motorcyclist can suffer many different injuries and related losses, including:
- Permanent Disabilities – These include brain damage, spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs, and more injuries that can never fully heal.
- Medical Bills – Extensive treatments, including surgery, hospital stays, medication, and rehabilitation, may be needed, but can costs thousands and thousands of dollars.
- Loss of Employment – Being severely injured will cause most motorcyclists to be unable to work for an extended period of time, leading to thousands of dollars in income lost.
If you have been injured in a crash, you need to document all losses you have experienced and collect evidence to tie them to the accident for the success of your case.
How Can I Recover From My Motorcycle Crash?
Anyone injured in a crash that was caused by another person, group, or organization can hold those at-fault parties responsible for the accident and its various effects. Through a legal claim against the person who caused your crash and his or her insurance provider, you can present evidence that proves how the accident happened, who caused it, and how you were harmed.
A successful case means that you are entitled to receive compensation from the people that harmed you and their insurance providers. By illustrating the extent of your losses and proving how much you should be paid, you can receive compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages while being unable to work, the emotional toll of pain and suffering, and other costs that came from your crash. Families members of loved ones who died in the crash can receive all of this and payment for the cost of funeral, burial, and lost companionship.
Why Are Motorcycle Helmets So Important?
Motorcycle helmets play a crucial role in the safety of motorcycle riders. Helmets reduce the rider's risk of a deadly accident by 29%. They also reduce the chances of brain injury by 67%. Not only that, but motorcyclists are 21 times more likely to die in a crash and four times more likely to be injured. Unfortunately, many states do not have a helmet law, leaving it up to motorcyclists to choose whether they protect themselves. Statistics show that only 34 to 54 percent of riders use helmets in states without helmet laws while 98% wear them in states with laws. Arizona only requires motorcycle riders under the age of 18 to wear helmets, but do your part to stay safe and protect your head at all times on the road.
Do I Need a Lawyer for My Motorcycle Crash Case?
If you have been harmed in a crash, do not attempt to negotiate with at-fault parties and their insurance providers. The attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. have helped countless Arizona residents recover from their injuries and hold at-fault parties responsible. To learn more through a free consultation, call us today.