Gilbert Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Representing Injured Motorcyclists in and Around Gilbert
Gilbert is a bustling city with so much to offer residents and visitors alike. From the Hale Center Theatre, which offers fun, family-friendly shows, to the Gilbert Farmer’s Market, where you can find delicious, fresh, local produce, Gilbert is a wonderful place to spend your free time. Best of all, if you want a fun day in the sun with the entire family, Freestone Park is readily available with volleyball nets, basketball and tennis courts, BBQ grills, and a fully stocked lake for those who want to cook their own meal. Sadly, with so much going on, it is no surprise when a devastating accident occurs in Gilbert.
There are an astonishing 148,765 registered motorcycles in Arizona. That is almost 150,000 motorcycles zooming across the breathtaking Arizonan highways. As motorcycle lovers ourselves, we at The Husband & Wife Law Team understand how thrilling, and also how dangerous, it can be to ride a motorcycle. Many of our clients are motorcycle enthusiasts injured in accidents that were in no way their fault. Our Gilbert motorcycle crash attorneys are dedicated to getting our clients the compensation and justice they deserve. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, call us at (480) 753-4534. Our firm is here to help.
Safety: Motorcycles and Cars
Cars come with a number of safety features, including seatbelts, a protective outer shell, crumple zones, and airbags. All of these features mean that minor accidents usually don’t result in any injuries for the people involved and only a few dings to the outside of the car. Motorcycles, however, are not in the same boat.
Motorcycles are small and completely open. That means features like seatbelts and crumple zones just don’t work for motorcycle riders. What would be a small fender bender for a car could result in a motorcycle rider being flung forward into the road. Any level of accident, whether it is low speed or high speed with a car or truck or even with another biker, will usually cause serious injuries to the rider and a great deal of damage to the bike.
It is important to note, however, that that doesn’t mean that motorcycle riders are anymore reckless or danger seeking than the average driver. If anything, the knowledge of how dangerous an accident can be makes riders act far safer. Most motorcycle operators are sure to follow all rules of the road and keep a close eye out for any potential danger ahead of them. Many motorcycle accidents are actually caused by someone else’s negligence. In our experience, common motorcycle collision causes include:
- Objects or debris in the road
- A drunk driver
- A distracted driver
- A driver failing to yield right of way
- A driver neglecting to check their blind spots
What ever the cause of the accident, chances are that you will be left severely injured. We have worked with many motorcycle accident victims and know just how debilitating these sorts of collisions can be. Even if the wreck wasn’t your fault, you may still be left facing the consequences for years afterward.
Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries
Simply put, motorcycle drivers are exposed. They don’t have anything to protect them from other drivers, the road, or from debris. That means that the injuries motorcycle riders often face are usually catastrophic in nature. They can be life-changing, and it isn’t uncommon for a severe motorcycle accident to result in a lifelong disability. Injuries that many of our clients have suffered include:
- Fractured, broken, or crushed bones
- Lower extremity injuries
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Severe burns
- Amputations or the loss of limbs
- Internal organ damage
Following a motorcycle accident, you should always seek medical help as soon as possible. Shock and adrenaline can dull the pain and make you assume that you are not hurt. The only person who can properly assess whether you are injured is a medical professional. Thankfully, Gilbert has Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, which you can find at 3555 S Val Vista Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85297. Always remember to follow all of your doctor’s orders. Not only will keeping to a strict regimen help you heal, but it will also help you in your personal injury claim.
Receiving Fair Compensation
Motorcycle accidents are often catastrophic, and there is no way around that. Even a minor motorcycle accident can result in injuries that will stay with you for a lifetime, which is why recovering as much as you can in compensation is so important. Without proper compensation, you will be left to pay for your medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages all on your own.
While working with our clients to help them recover the damages they have suffered, there are a handful of areas that we typically collect compensation for. Examples can include:
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of a career
- Medical bills
- Therapy bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lowered quality of life
- Emotional trauma
We understand if your motorcycle accident left you feeling hopeless or scared about your future. Facing debilitating injuries on top of high hospital bills is incredibly stressful. But you should never assume that you don’t have options. If your accident was not your fault, filing a claim may very well help you live the comfortable life you deserve while you recover. However, the biases you will likely face as a motorcycle rider may be difficult to overcome without an experienced personal injury attorney by your side.
Going Up Against Motorcycle Bias
If you asked an average person to describe a motorcycle rider, you would probably get an answer about a gang member who lives life as dangerously as possible. While that kind of image makes for thrilling TV, it doesn’t actually paint an accurate picture of the truth. Most motorcycle riders take their safety, and the safety of those around them very seriously. It is because motorcycles can be so dangerous, that most riders will actually take every precaution they can to keep themselves safe. Unfortunately, these misconceptions still exist, and insurance adjusters will often try to use them against you.
An insurance adjuster’s job, supposedly, is to offer you the proper amount of compensation that you deserve according to the facts of the case and the insurance policies that apply. However, it is important to remember that they work for the insurance company, not you. This means that they will do their best to offer you as little as possible so they can protect their company’s bottom line. The prejudices against motorcycle riders are a very useful tool when it comes to paying you as little as possible. You will likely be at least partially blamed for the accident. The adjuster may say that you were riding recklessly or not bothering to pay attention to the road. Whether this is true or not doesn’t matter. The insurance adjuster will simply try to convince you to take as little money as possible. Thankfully, with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney by your side, the adjuster will have a harder time trying to blame you for the accident.
Get the Best Help in Arizona
At The Husband & Wife Law Team, our Gilbert personal injury attorneys understand just how devastating these accidents can be. Your injuries are severe. Your medical debt is high. Your emotional trauma is eating away at you. You may think you don’t have any options, but that isn’t the case. Our firm is dedicated to helping those injured in motorcycle accidents, and we are here to give you the legal aid you need. If your accident was caused by an act of negligence, reach out to us either online or by calling our office at (480) 753-4534. We’re waiting to hear about your case.
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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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