Arizona: Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Fight For You
Experienced Representation for Victims of Motorcycle Collisions – We’ve all seen the bumper stickers: “Watch Out For Motorcycles”. The simple statement underlines how dangerous it can be for bikers on the streets, where other vehicles often don’t pay attention to their two-wheeled neighbors sharing the road. And the data says the same. From 2013-2015, motorcycles were involved in 22% of fatal accidents in Maricopa County, though they only represent 4% of all registered vehicles in Arizona. This is also above the national average, which reports that motorcycle deaths were only 13% of all fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents in 2015. Clearly, riding a smaller vehicle on Arizona’s already dangerous freeways can sometimes reap disastrous consequences for bikers. If someone wasn’t watching out for a motorcycle, and injuries or fatalities occurred as a result of negligence or reckless driving, motorcycle accident attorneys can intercede for the victim with a personal injury suit.
In the modern age, there are a lot of distractions for drivers: texting and phone calls, work deadlines looming and meetings to get to, rowdy kids in the backseat, the blaring radio, unexpected construction. While already hazardous for drivers of traditional automobiles, these distractions can prove fatal for motorcyclists if those drivers take their eyes off the road. In the event of an accident, the damage sustained by a biker can be significant, including:
- Scrapes and road rash
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Lost limbs
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Disfigurement and lifelong complications
- Property damage
Regardless of the level of injury, you deserve compensation. A motorcycle injury lawyer can fight to get you payment for medical bills, insurance expenses, rehab and physical therapy, and other costs. Unfortunately, head and spinal injuries are especially prevalent in motorcycle accidents. In Arizona, the chances for these kinds of injuries are higher because helmets are not required by law. Since this level of trauma is often involved, damages can also be awarded to compensate for changes in lifestyle, ranging from lost income to wheelchair needs.
In order to get your fair share, a motorcycle accident attorney can gather the necessary evidence to establish negligence on the part of the driver at fault. This may require medical, police, and traffic records, witness statements, dealing with insurance companies, assessing damages and injuries, and any other investigative work necessary to hold the responsible party accountable.
In some cases, road conditions or construction hazards can play a role in a motorcycle accident. If poor maintenance of a roadway caused injury to an accident victim, and such negligence can be proven, the city can be involved in the personal injury suit. Likewise, failure on the part of construction companies to properly label potential hazards, or other similar cases of oversight, can mean holding the company or its employees responsible.
Know Your Rights After a Motorcycle Crash
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Damages to Help You Heal – Arizona’s roadways can be a dangerous place for any vehicle, but the hazards have more consequences for bikers. If you’ve suffered an injury or lost a loved one to a motorcycle collision as a result of someone else’s negligence, our skilled motorcycle accident attorneys will stand up for your rights to compensation. Arizona bikers can rest assured: Bellah Perez is watching out for you.
Representation in a Variety of Personal Injury Cases
In addition to motorcycle accident cases, Bellah Perez represents a number of personal injury matters. Whatever injury you have experienced, our attorneys are here to help. Our other areas of practice include: