Arizona Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Have you been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident? These cases are tricky and they require the help of an experienced Arizona motorcycle accident attorney to make sure that the case is navigated correctly. You may be feeling very frustrated that you’ve been injured and you may be having a lot of worry about your health and your finances. We want to take the burden of fighting for compensation off of your shoulders. It is common for there to be a bias against a motorcycle rider and that makes it harder to fight for just compensation. That is why it is so important to hire an attorney who truly has motorcycle accident experience and has a record of successful outcomes.
Frequent Causes of Accidents and Most Common Injuries
As mentioned, there is a bias against motorcycle riders. It is not fair at all, but some people think that motorcycle riders are riskier drivers. They also tend to think that these riders should know better because motorcycles are unsafe. It is a frustrating bias that your experienced attorney will know how to handle, but because it exists, drivers of vehicles like cars, trucks, or SUVs tend not to pay special notice to motorcycles on the road. The most frequent cause of these accidents is when cars merge without looking carefully. Some people are careless when sharing the road with motorcycles and that can cause the worst accidents. The types of injuries that we see a lot include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Road burn
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Traumatic brain injury
- Concussion or contusion
- Internal organ damage
What you need to be aware of is how important it is to get these injuries taken care of. After the accident, it is important to get the police on the scene so that they can record the accident, and if you’re able to stay and take photos and talk to witnesses, that’s great, but if you’re so severely injured, you need to get on an ambulance. Even if you’re not in life-threatening condition, you need to know that immediate medical attention is a priority. You do not want to wait and worsen your condition. Also, is it important to seek medical attention because you want to be able to document that amount of damage the liable party cause you so you can show their insurance company that they owe you compensation for your injuries.
Avoiding Making Case-Ruining Mistakes
The insurance company that represents the driver who hit you is going to try to throw out your case or reduce the amount of compensation they owe you. They have tactics that they will use to do this. If you were to have waited for medical attention or avoided treatment, they will claim that you could not possibly need compensation because your injuries were never treated.
The insurance company will also try to reach out to you to get a recorded statement. They are going to seem very friendly, supportive, and helpful on the phone but be warned that they are not looking out for your best interest. They will ask you questions that are going to force you to answer in an unfavorable way and they are so tricky with it that you might not know that you are ruining your case with everything you say. Even if you had no part in causing the accident, they will try their hardest to make it seem like you did so that they owe you less compensation or they can throw out your case altogether.
Getting the Fullest Amount of Compensation
Making sure you get to an attorney right away is a great way to ensure that you have the best chance of getting the fullest amount of compensation. Arizona law says that you have two years from the date of your motorcycle accident to bring your claim or to settle it in civil court. Also, getting an attorney early on is beneficial because they will protect you from the insurance company’s bullying tactics. If you are fully blamed for the accident, you will not receiving compensation at all. If you are partially responsible for the accident, your award will be reduced by the percent of fault you were found to be at. Our attorney will fight hard to get you the most compensation possible.
Call Our Arizona Motorcycle Accident Attorney
When you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and have suffered serious injuries, please call our office today to set up a free consultation. We will protect your rights to full and fair compensation. You don’t want to take on a case like this by yourself. You would not try to reset your own broken bone, you would let a doctor do it, so please consider letting an attorney handle your legal issues. Our Arizona motorcycle accident attorney is here to help with everything to ensure you are going to get the best possible result.