Avondale Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Avondale is an incredible city that the team at The Husband & Wife Law Team is proud to serve. Where else would you find a NASCAR racetrack like the Phoenix International Raceway, which is only a stone’s throw from Base and Meridian Wildlife Area, where families can spot birds, reptiles, and mammals all year round? Avondale embraces both its history and its artistic side, with street art and unique shops. It’s truly a one of a kind city here in Arizona. But that doesn’t mean it’s 100% safe.
There are close to 150,000 registered motorcycles in Arizona. With so many motorcycle enthusiasts in our state, it’s no wonder that we at The Husband & Wife Law Team work with many clients who were injured while riding their bike because of someone else’s negligence. We know firsthand just how devastating a motorcycle accident injury can be. That is why we are so determined to help all motorcycle accident victims get the damages they deserve and the compensation they need to recover stress-free. If you or a loved one where injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, call our Avondale law office at (623) 930-8064 to speak to a motorcycle accident attorney.
Cars have a number of safety features. From the seatbelt to the airbag, those of us who drive are used to a level of safety. A low-impact accident is unlikely to really cause us any harm, and even high-impact ones are not necessarily fatal. However, that level of safety is simply not there when it comes to motorcycles.
Motorcycles are designed to be open. They don’t have a protective outer shell or a crumple zone. Due to their size, there also isn’t room for an airbag or seatbelt, neither of which would provide much safety considering the lack of a shock-absorbent frame. What would be a small fender-bender for a car, could be a fatal accident for a motorcyclist. It is incredibly easy to be thrown off a bike while riding, especially if a larger vehicle, such as a car or truck, collides with you. With their open design and instability, it’s easy to end up in the road, breaking bones and developing road rash.
Because of the inherent risk associated with motorcycles, many people assume that motorcycle operators throw caution to the wind and drive recklessly. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Actually, because motorcycles can be much riskier than cars, motorcycle operators often do everything in their power to drive safely and follow all the rules of the road. Many motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the rider but are instead due to negligence on the part of those driving cars around them. Many of the clients we have worked with were in accidents caused by:
- Drunk drivers
- Fatigued drivers
- Drivers who failed to yield the right of way at an intersection
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers failed to properly check their blind spot before merging or changing lanes
- Road debris
Given how dangerous a motorcycle accident can be, it is likely that you will be dealing with the severe injuries for some time after, potentially even for the rest of your life.
As we mentioned above, motorcycles are exposed. This means that accidents, more often than not, are catastrophic. No matter the speed of the collision, even if it seems as though the at-fault vehicle was inching down the road, could result in the motorcycle rider being flung forward, resulting in severe injuries. Some of the more common injuries that our clients have suffered from are:
- Broken and crushed bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lower-extremity injuries
- Brain injuries
- Amputations or limb loss
- Road rash
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
Following a motorcycle accident, you should away seek medical attention immediately. Call 911 as soon as you are able or ask someone nearby to call them on your behalf. Thankfully, Avondale has a nearby hospital, Abrazo West Campus, located at 13677 W McDowell Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395. While you may not feel hurt initially, talking with a doctor and getting a professional opinion is key when it comes to recovery.
Fast action is also incredibly important if you want to heal quickly. Motorcycle accidents are often traumatic and can take anywhere from a month to even a full year to heal. Even after the initial recovery, depending on how severe your injury was, you may have to completely adjust your way of life to compensate for lasting brain damage or a lost limb. All of this translates to high medical costs, forced time away from work, and the potential loss of a career. It may seem impossible to recover financially from your accident. However, if your accident was caused by an act of negligence, you may have more options than you realize.
Recovering compensation following a motorcycle accident is incredibly important to your ability to heal stress-free. Given just how catastrophic your injuries likely are, without proper compensation from the at-fault party, you may not be able to ever recover from the financial burden that those injuries have caused. Filing a claim against the person who caused your accident, whether it be a driver in a car, a trucking company, or even the city, may be your best bet at recovering damages.
Many of our clients have gone on to win enough compensation to pay off their medical bills, repair their bikes, and still have thousands left over to keep them afloat while they recover. Some of the things you can receive compensation for include:
- Medical bills
- Loss of a career
- Loss of earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages
You shouldn’t be left to foot a bill for an accident that wasn’t even your fault. A severe injury could result in a lifetime of debt in America, and you don’t deserve to be drowning in hospital bills. Filing a claim and holding the at-fault party responsible for their actions may be the best way for you to recover the damages that you suffered. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to fight the biases that many people, insurance adjusters included, have against motorcycle riders.
A common belief in the United States is that motorcycle riders live life on the edge. One of the most popular images associated with motorcycles is a leather clad gang member who frequents run-down bars and ignores the law of the land. While we are sure that person exists somewhere in the world, the truth is, the majority of motorcycle riders are just normal people who are passionate about bikes. They are often law-abiding, good-natured people. But that image of danger tends to make people assume, no matter the circumstances of the accident, that the motorcycle rider is the one responsible.
Insurance adjusters often use that assumption to their advantage when it comes time to providing compensation. They may try to blame the motorcyclist for the accident, claiming they were either breaking the law or not riding safely. They do this in order to pay as little money as possible. Insurance companies are business, after all, and will often care more about their bottom line than about giving you the compensation you deserve. With the proper attorney by your side, however, you may be able to receive enough compensation to get back on your feet.
As motorcycle lovers ourselves, The Husband & Wife Law Team know just how traumatizing an accident can be. There are few other law firms that take motorcycle cases as seriously as we do. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you need an experienced Avondale personal injury attorney by your side, fighting for your right to fair compensation. We work hard to provide our clients with the best possible legal support throughout the claims process. If you feel we may be the right firm for you, call us at (623) 930-8064 and let us know how we can help you.
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