Bullhead City Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Helping Those Injured While Riding the Open Road in Bullhead City
We love all of Arizona, and Bullhead City is no exception. While not among the state’s most populous cities, it is still teeming with life and amazing sights for locals and visitors to enjoy. Where else could you visit stone labyrinths, natural history museums, and a classic car collection in the span of a day? It’s no wonder that the population of Bullhead City has been rising the past several years.
Unfortunately, with that rise in population also comes further congestion to Bullhead roads. The Arizona Department Of Transportation (ADOT) reports that for the most recent year in which statistics are available, there were over 400 vehicle accidents in Bullhead City alone. That’s over one accident per day.
There is no one more at risk on the road then motorcyclists. Motorcycle operators are less protected by their vehicles than those in passenger cars. They are more susceptible to bad weather, potholes, and collisions, even slow impact ones. What would be a minor fender bender between two cars can spell disaster for a person on a motorcycle.
If you have been injured in a Bullhead City motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, get in contact with the Bullhead city personal injury lawyers at The Husband & Wife Law Team. We know just how scary a motorcycle accident can be. We’ve worked with many motorcycle accident victims over the years. Unlike insurance companies, we won’t assume that you were at fault, simply because you were the one on the bike. Call us at (602) 457-6222 and let’s talk about your case. We want to help.
Motorcycles vs. Passenger Vehicles
It’s easy for anyone to see that motorcycles simply aren’t as safe as passenger vehicles due to their design. There are no seatbelts, airbags, or protective metal casing, unlike cars. That means when a motorcyclist is unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, they are more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries. Motorcycles are also more sensitive to bad road conditions and are often less stable than a four-wheeled car.
But that reality doesn’t change the fact that the number of motorcycle riders across the country is growing, rather than shrinking. This includes Arizona and Bullhead City too. To many, motorcycles represent the freedom of the road, and they’re as much a pastime as they are a mode of transportation.
Unfortunately, to those that don’t ride, there is often a perception that motorcyclists are dangerous, or reckless. Because they choose a more dangerous way to travel, then they shouldn’t complain when they are hurt due to an act of negligence. We at The Husband & Wife Law Team disagree with this point of view, however. As motorcycle enthusiasts ourselves, we know that bikers are some of the safest drivers on the road, because they know the risks when they become involved in an accident.
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, we understand just how angry, scared, and hopeless you may be feeling. You followed the rules of the road and operated your motorcycle just has you were meant to, but one distracted driver still brought all of the hard work crashing down. That’s why you need a strong and experienced legal team at your side, working to win you the highest possible amount in damages.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Due to their lack of in-built safety features, riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. Your body is completely exposed, and so takes the brunt of the impact when a passenger vehicle collides with you. Unfortunately, you can’t control the actions of other drivers, and can only do your best to follow all the rules of the road. When learning how to properly operate a motorcycle, always keep the possible injuries and dangers of the road in mind. Some of the more common injuries we have seen are:
- Road rash
- Fractures, broken, or crushed bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal injuries
- Skull fractures
- Degloving injuries
- Loss of limb or amputation
- Organ damage
- Lower extremity injuries
- Crush injuries
Drive as defensively as possible and keep an eye on any cars behaving erratically around you. Unfortunately, distracted driving is a common issue, and one that impacts motorcycle operators everywhere, even Bullhead City.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle or car accident, the most important first step to take is to seek medical assistance. It is very likely that you are suffering from at least minor, if not serious, injuries. Adrenaline and shock can dull pain, so you may not immediately notice a wound that needs immediate medical attention. There is nothing more important than your safety and health. Afterward, contact us, and tell us about your case. We want to help.
Consequences of Motorcycle Accidents
There are many consequences of an accident beyond the initial injuries. After getting help and going to a hospital, you’ll likely end up with a large medical bill. This, unfortunately, may be difficult to pay off as it’s likely that you’ll have to take time off of work in order to recover, thus losing out on wages. If your injuries were severe enough, you may not be able to continue performing your normal duties at work, and could lose your job altogether, as well as any future job prospects.
Of course, the stress of worrying about work, your bills, and how you will be able to live your day to day life will add to your emotional trauma, as well as the pain and suffering you have already been living with. No one deserves to pay for the actions of others. If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve a compassionate and experienced team fighting for you.
The Husband & Wife Law Team Can Help
We know that you are likely dealing with a lot of trauma, emotions, and stress right now. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you need all the help you can get. Contact our Bullhead City motorcycle accident attorneys at (602) 457-6222 and find out why we’re one of the most passionate and dedicated law firms in Arizona.
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During a free consultation, we will look at the important aspects of your case, answer your questions, and explain your legal rights and options clearly. All submissions are confidentially reviewed by Mark Breyer.
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