Phoenix Motorcyclist Injury Attorneys
Bikers are 20+ times more likely than other motorists to die in a collision, and much more likely to suffer life-changing injuries. This means that any motorist who causes a collision should be held responsible for his actions. Unfortunately for many motorcyclists, simply calling the at-fault insurance company will not be enough to get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. This is where legal help can be invaluable.
Whether your case needs mediation or must go through litigation, the right Phoenix injury attorney can help you get the compensation you need to take care of yourself, make it through your recovery, and live your life. If you have suffered a motorcycle crash caused by road debris, a dangerous lane change, or an intoxicated driver, call Alexis and Mark Breyer at (602) 267-1280 to talk about your legal options.
Injuries for motorcycle riders can vary greatly depending on the type of accident, the severity of the collision, and whether the biker was thrown from the motorcycle.
- Traumatic brain injuries can be limited in scope, or can cause severe and lasting damage to the victim. Some low-level traumatic brain injuries may cause mood disorders, insomnia, and other types of cognitive issues. More serious traumatic brain injuries may cause issues with motor skills, inability to perform daily functions like making breakfast or brushing teeth, coma, or death.
- Spinal cord injuries can result in permanent disability, partial disability, or the loss of feeling in some parts of the body.
- Degloving occurs when the skin, muscle, nerves, and connective tissue become detached from the bone. It may lead to surgical amputation and is very susceptible to infection.
- Road rash, also known as road burn, occurs when the rider’s skin comes in direct contact with the road while sliding across the ground. The rough pavement and high speeds will cause serious abrasions and possibly remove all three layers of skin at the contact points.
- Burn injuries - reports indicate that motorcycle riders are four times as likely to sustain burns in a motor vehicle collision than drivers of automobiles. Burn injury victims admitted to the hospital are reported to incur medical costs averaging around $205,000. Crashed motorcycles often leak gas, which can coat the road and rider and result in serious burns if ignited. The engine and other components may catch on fire or explode, burning anyone close by.
- Internal injuries and serious breaks in the arms and legs may also render a motorcycle accident victim unable to work for months or even years.
All of these injuries can leave victims with chronic pain, require extended therapy treatments, lead to both physical and mental distress, and a loss of income. This makes it critical for those who have been injured in a crash to not only seek medical help after an accident, but also legal help.
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It's never easy to imagine, even after an injury, how your life might change. For those who sustain injuries that heal over the course of several weeks, months, or a year, there is a great deal of inconvenience, pain, and money spent on treatment. After that, as long as there is no chronic pain, they will be able to move on with their lives. This does not mean that your accident is less important or that you do not deserve to be compensated for the injuries you sustained. A skilled Phoenix personal injury attorney can help you determine whether or not you have a case and will work hard to ensure that you get all the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Those who sustain longer-lasting injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury, are likely to see change in more sudden, more dramatic, and more lasting ways:
- Loss of ability to take care of yourself, up to and including not being able to get dressed on your own, not being able to cook for yourself, do laundry, get in and out of bed, or do other daily activities, like tying your own shoes.
- Loss of ability to do the activities you once enjoyed. Many individuals who sustain serious injuries in motorcycle accidents are unable to continue riding a motorcycle or driving a car. In addition, if you were an active individual, you may no longer be able to run, play sports, dance, or enjoy the park with your children or grandchildren.
- Inability to continue working at the job you had prior to the accident. This is especially true for those who were working in jobs that required sitting or standing for long periods of time, and even more so for those victims who were working in jobs that require a great deal of physicality. Nurses, doctors, restaurant servers, and construction workers jobs may not be possible anymore.
- Inability to live life without pain, assistance, therapy, or medications. Many individuals who sustain serious injuries in a motorcycle crash spend the rest of their lives on medication for pain and complications associated with their injuries. In addition, therapy needs may create a schedule that limits your life choices even further. For instance, if you have sustained a spinal cord injury that requires weekly treatments, you may never be able to go on vacation again, and for those with traumatic brain injuries, flying on an airplane may become uncomfortable due to the excess pressure in the cabin.
The best thing you can do after a motorcycle crash to start getting your life back on track is to call the Phoenix motorcycle accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. We have a keen understanding of the law. We want you to get all the necessary compensation to live your life, and pay bills that you are unable to pay while you are unable to work.
Do not trust an insurance company – their job is to settle a case for as little as possible, and this may leave you with less compensation than you need to pay for your recovery. Contact a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Every crash in the state of Arizona is governed by a statute of limitations. This means that after a certain amount of time has passed, you will be unable to file a claim to help you recover the costs of your accident.
We can ensure you receive only the highest level of care available from specialized doctors and treatment centers. We work hard to make sure the crash evidence and eyewitness testimonies are all documented as soon as possible. When this evidence is lost, it can be harmful to the victim's claim. The success of your claim will depend on the facts, so write down as much information as possible at the beginning, when everything is fresh in your mind. Keep the names of witnesses on file and give them to your attorney. Also, write down your account of the accident. Other records you may want to obtain or keep include photos of the accident site and your injuries, your medical records, and notes from your doctor describing your injuries, your pain, and your suffering.
Most importantly, never allow an insurance company or another party to bully you or convince you that you should not talk to a lawyer. You have the right to have your case reviewed before you enter into any agreements. All agreements you make are legally binding, and our skilled Phoenix personal injury team will work in your best interests to ensure that you receive the compensation you need to recover from the damages you suffered. For more information, call (602) 267-1280.
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