Casa Grande Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Representing Motorcyclists in Casa Grande
Casa Grande is a wonderful city. As a mix of urban and rural, there are activities for everyone to enjoy. On particularly sweltering days, you can head over to the Palm Islands Family Aquatics Park to cool off and have fun with the entire family. If you enjoy getting some fresh air, you can take exit 219 on I-10 and go to the Picacho Peak State Park. But maybe you’re looking for something a little more exotic and strange. You are in luck, because Casa Grande has been home to the Roster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch for several generations now!
The truth is Casa Grande has a little bit of something for everybody. That is why we at The Husband & Wife Law Team love serving this city so much. Sadly, that doesn’t mean that accidents don’t happen. Given the fact that there are close to 150,000 registered motorcycles in Arizona, it is no wonder many of our clients are motorcycle riders who were involved in catastrophic injuries. Our firm is dedicated to serving motorcycle riders injured in accidents that were not their fault. If you have such a case, please call us at (602) 457-6222. We want to help.
The Differences Between Motorcycles and Cars
We are all used to a certain level of safety when in a car. Minor accidents rarely cause injury, and even major ones may only result in small cuts and bruises. Thanks to the four secure walls, seatbelts, and airbags, you will probably be able to walk away from a car accident with only minor injuries. The same cannot be said for motorcycles, however.
Motorcycles are completely open. They don’t have any walls and do not have the space for seatbelts or airbags. That means one small bump from behind by a car could send the rider flying forward. On top of that, because most motorcycles have two wheels instead of four, they are far less stable and more prone to rollovers, falls, and flips. A slight nudge from another vehicle or a sudden turn can easily end in disaster, and the devastation can be even worse if a large truck is involved. This is especially true on dangerous stretches of road, such as the I-10, which runs just north of Casa Grande. The incredibly long highway, stretching from Georgia to California, is known for being incredibly hazardous, and that risk goes double for those riding motorcycles.
That being said, motorcycle operators do not usually drive any more recklessly or dangerously than those in passenger vehicles. In fact, because they know the risks that come with rising a motorcycle, many riders are very careful to follow all rules of the road, as well as keep an eye out for any potential danger. A great many motorcycle accidents are actually caused by an act of negligence on the part of passenger vehicle drivers, rather than the fault of the rider. Common causes of accidents that we have seen include:
- The at-fault driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- The at-fault driver is fatigued
- The at-fault driver failed to yield right of way
- The at-fault driver merged or changed lanes without checking their blind spots
- The at-fault driver was distracted
- There was debris or objects in the road
Sadly, even if the accident was not your fault, you will likely be suffering the consequences for years to come.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Because motorcycle riders are so exposed, accidents are, more often than not, catastrophic. Something that may be minor in a car, such as a rear-end collision, is incredibly dangerous in a motorcycle. Even low speed collisions can lead to severe injuries. We have worked with many motorcycle accident victims, and are motorcycle enthusiast ourselves, so we know all too well how dangerous the consequences can be. Some common injuries we have seen include:
- Road rash
- Broken and crushed bones
- Lower-extremity injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- The loss of a limb or amputation
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you should immediately seek medical assistance by either calling 911 or getting a ride to the closest hospital. Once at the hospital, doctors and nurses will be able to assess you and treat your injuries.
Motorcycle injuries are severe and can take weeks, months, or even years to physically recover from. On top of that, they are often emotionally traumatic, especially if they result in a permanent disability that will change the way your life your life. This can leave you in a painful, emotionally charged, and financially stressful situation. There are solutions available if your accident was not your fault, however.
Recovering Damages Following a Motorcycle Accident
Given the severity of motorcycle accident injuries, making sure you recover as much in damages as possible is incredibly important. After such a catastrophic event, you will have to take a lengthy recovery time that will cause you to lose time at work. Those lost wages will make it much harder to pay for the medical bills your injuries left you with. It may feel as though there are no possible solutions for you to recover financially after an accident, but if the accident was not your fault, you do have options.
When filing a claim against the at fault party’s insurance there are many things you can recover compensation for, including:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of career
- Loss of earning capacity
- Lowered quality of life
- Wrongful death damages, if you lost a loved one in an accident
You shouldn’t be left feeling hopeless after a motorcycle accident that was not your fault. No one deserves to pay for things that were caused by someone else’s negligence. That is why filing a claim may be your best option for getting the compensation you deserve. Unfortunately, given the biases against motorcycles, it may be a difficult negotiation process.
Going Up Against Biases
There are many who believe that motorcycle riders take risks and live dangerously. This misconception often translates to insurance companies placing all the blame on the motorcycle rider, rather than the actual at-fault party. An insurance adjuster’s top priority is paying out as little money as possible after an accident. While insurance is marketed for its benefit to drivers, in reality these companies often put their profits over paying proper compensation according to their policies. So, when a client causes an accident with a motorcycle, many adjusters are quick to put the blame on the motorcycle rider.
This can make it difficult to get the compensation you deserve without the proper backup. A personal injury attorney with a wealth of experience advocating for victims and successfully winning cases will know exactly how to combat the false claims that adjusters often lay out. The Husband & Wife Law Team also know what pieces of evidence will help you get the compensation you need to recover, physically, emotionally, and financially, after your accident.
We Are Here to Help
As motorcycle enthusiasts ourselves, we understand how frightening the possibility of an accident can be. Motorcycle riders are often left in states of severe injury following an accident. Even worse, many people immediately put the blame on the rider without even knowing the facts of the case. Our clients know that they won’t find such biases at The Husband & Wife Law Team. If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, reach out to us at (602) 457-6222 and discuss your case with a Casa Grande personal injury attorney.
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