Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Peoria
How to Avoid Letting a Peoria Motorcycle Crash Get the Best of You (or Your Future)
Being involved in a motorcycle collision is no laughing matter, and even though you know that you have rights, it's not easy getting started on your recovery, no matter what aspect you're thinking about. If you're involved in a motorcycle crash your entire life can, and probably will, change in an instant. Just one mistake on the part of you, or in most cases, another motorist, and everything you had and relied on for happiness goes out the window.
Injuries You Have to [Not] Look Forward to in a Collision
When your motorcycle is damaged, you're seriously injured, and your life, your job, and your emotional stability is on the line, what do you do? What comes next? Who can help you? Who is responsible? Can you hold someone responsible? Who's going to pay for your medical bills, and your regular bills while you can't work?
It's normal to have a million questions going through your mind like this when you're hurt and don't know what the future holds. And you're not alone. More than 3,000 motorcycle riders in Arizona are reported to go through the same thing, or nearly so, every year. In fact, if you're hurt in a crash, you might expect that at least eight other motorcycle riders had the same experience that day. And when you've got more than 4/5 chance of being hurt in a crash, you've got to know that your injuries won't just be bumps, bruises, and scrapes. The injuries you're going to suffer are more likely to be:
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries that will leave you laid up for weeks, months, or even years while you try to fully recover. Even then, you're likely to suffer from pain and discomfort for the rest of your life.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and head injuries that could leave you in a coma, paralyzed, or unable to take care of yourself and your family for the rest of your life. A large number of people who sustain head injuries, especially TBIs, during motorcycle crashes, need caregivers for the rest of their lives.
- Broken bones and fractures, including collarbone, arms, legs, and other body parts.
- Internal injuries that are likely to require surgery, often multiple times over, in order for you to make a full recovery. This process can take years to fully go through, leaving you in constant recovery mode, and who wants to live that way?
What Does it Really Mean to Be Injured in a Crash on Your Motorcycle?
Most people think that being injured in a motorcycle crash is like being injured in any other type of motor vehicle accident. But the truth is that that's just not the case. When you're involved in an accident on your motorcycle, you're going to sustain injuries, and they're going to keep you out of work for weeks or months. If you're very seriously injured, you could be out of work for years, or maybe for the rest of your life. And that means you won't be able to pay your bills.
Even disability payments on short term and long term disability payments just aren't enough to cover the costs of your medical bills, your mortgage, and putting food on the table. Without an income and without proper compensation for your injuries immediately, and over the long term, you're going to experience stress and emotional trauma like you've never thought you could experience. And all that on top of the trauma and despair you already feel over your injuries and their possible or promised impact on your future.
If you sustain a head injury or paralyzing injury your life will change in even more significant ways, and more permanent ways. Imagine not being able to tie your own shoes, or not being able to remember how to scramble an egg. Forgetting how to do simple tasks, and even not being able to drive are things that many motorcycle riders experience when their injuries include a head injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Who Can You Turn to When You've Been Hurt in a Crash?
If you were hurt because of another driver's negligent actions, you're going to need a personal injury attorney. Nobody likes attorneys, and you're going to hear from many people - like your family…and the insurance company—that you don't need to talk to an attorney or even that it would be a bad idea. But attorneys who specialize in personal injury and car crash cases can help you every step of the way. Insurance companies are out to help themselves, not you—yep, you paid premiums for years but they're not around to help you - and your family and friends do not understand the complex nature of getting a settlement after a crash. Just some of the things a personal injury attorney can help with include:
- Helping you find the right doctors and the right therapists for every aspect of your recovery.
- Collecting evidence and witness statements to help you build a strong case.
- Working with the insurance company and filing forms so that you don't need to think about those aspects of your recovery.
- Helping you to negotiate the cost of your medical care so you don't lose much-needed compensation to doctors and hospitals.
- Helping you to understand your rights and the things that you need to do to get the best settlement possible.
- What to say and what not to say to doctors, insurance companies, family members, and other people during your case.
- Developing an appropriate written statement and verbal statement for the case and for the insurance company.
Contact a Peoria Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
It's never easy to admit that you need help. But when it comes to your recovery after an accident on your motorcycle, there's no excuse, or reason, to avoid getting the help you need to get the compensation you deserve. You can rely on help from an accomplished Peoria personal injury attorney like The Husband & Wife Law Team to get you through the lawsuit and your recovery. Start with a free consultation from the attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. now at (623) 930-8064, and watch your recovery get a whole lot easier.