Bikers are often prejudged as reckless individuals, which leads to them taking an unfair amount of the blame when they’re involved in an auto accident. That’s why it’s so important to hire an attorney if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and have sustained serious injuries. The typical medical bill associated with motorcycle accidents in AZ are not going to be cheap, and it’s vital that the other party involved pays their fair share of the amount due to their involvement.
Motorcycle Accident Compensation
At JacksonWhite Law, we understand the obstacles facing you after a motorcycle accident, so we take every step to make it an easier, & effortless process. For motorcyclists, the road presents many more hazards than it does for the average car driver. They are exposed both to the elements of the road, as well as the negligence of other drivers. And in the case of an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Protecting Injured Motorcyclists
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence or recklessness, you may be able to receive compensation for various damages sustained from the accident. These damages can include:
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Damage to your motorcycle or other property
- Pain and suffering
While your medical bills may be easy to put a price on, damage to property, loss of wages and emotional suffering isn’t so cut and dry. And when you need to get the most from your case, consulting with an attorney well-versed in motorcycle law is the only way to reach the full potential of your compensation.
Potential Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can occur for entirely different reasons than other types of traffic accidents. For instance, simple road conditions present serious issues for motorcyclists. Sand, gravel, and potholes that would be all but unnoticeable in a car or truck could be enough to cause even a seasoned motorcyclist to lose control. Even more dangerous to motorcyclists than common road hazards is the negligence of other drivers on the road. A significant portion of severe injuries can be attributed to driver negligence, and where another driver is to blame, the motorcyclist deserves to be compensated.
Most Common Causes for Riding Accidents
New & inexperienced riders – statistically newer riders are more likely to be involved in an accident while they adjust to using the roads on a motorcycle. If you’re involved in a collision, even if you’re a new rider, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s your fault. By working with Jared Everton, he can help you to determine who is at fault, and decide whether or not pursuing a claim is a good idea.
Left turns – turning left on a green light is one of the most vulnerable positions for a motorcyclist, besides just intersections in general. A lot of motorcycle accidents occur when a rider is turning left just as the light turns yellow, and a car speeds through the intersection at the same time to beat the red light. This type of major head-on collision can be fatal. If you believe you had the right of way, you’ll want to hire legal representation to make sure you’re compensated for your damages.
Sudden stops – fender benders are a little more high risk when a motorcycle is involved. Driver’s following to close to motorcycles is one of the major causes of accidents for riders, and something as simple as rear ending can mean serious injuries for a biker.
Opening doors – motorcyclists can be caught off guard by a driver in a parked car who opens their door without checking over their shoulder. Parking next to a lane of traffic, and opening your door to exit the car can be a very dangerous situation for riders. It’s a good idea to hire legal representation right away if you’ve been injured this manner, because it’s likely that the driver who opened the door is at fault.
Intersections – in general, most motorcyclists are injured while passing through intersections. It can be difficult to determine who is at fault during an accident that takes place in an intersection, typically someone will run a red light and cause severe injuries to a motorcyclist.
Lane changes – motorcyclists can easily be stuck in a drivers blind-spot, and when they merge over, the rider is wiped out.
Drugs & alcohol – if you were hit on your motorcycle by someone driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol then our personal injury law team can help.
We’re Focused on Your Future
Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can lead to debilitating fractures, a lot of lost wages, and missed opportunities at work. None of that should be taken lightly, and the Arizona personal injury team at JacksonWhite Law knows exactly that: we are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to motorcycles & riders in Arizona, especially in the Phoenix metro area. Keep in mind, it’s important to know what do after a motorcycle accident in Arizona as well.
If you have a legitimate accident case, it’s likely to be complex, requiring you to clearly show that the injuries you sustained were the result of negligence, and that your injuries were also legitimate. With the right legal team, you can prove your case, minimize the financial impact of the accident and get the compensation you deserve. When you’re ready to move forward, we’re here to help.
Call Personal Injury Attorney Jared Everton at (480) 467-4392 to discuss your case today.
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