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Do you know your rights after a motorcycle accident?

If another driver’s negligence caused the crash, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages from your injuries.

The Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers at Phillips Law Group have decades of experience obtaining fair compensation for victims of a variety of traffic accidents, including motorcycle collisions. This includes two multi-million dollar settlements in two motorcycle wrongful death cases and another motorcycle crash verdict of $1,250,000. We understand the severity of the personal injuries caused by these crashes and have extensive knowledge of how to build strong cases to support our clients’ best interests.

We take cases on contingency, which means your first consultation with our trusted attorneys is free and you will not be charged legal fees unless we recover compensation. Motorcycle accidents are serious, and we want to assist you however we can.

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If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s time to call an attorney. Studies show that the average insurance award with an attorney is 3 times higher than without. Call (602) 258-8888 to tell us your story and get a free case review.

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    Motorcycle Crash Injuries and Forms of Compensation

    Our Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers are very familiar with some of the severe, life-changing injuries that often occur in these crashes, such as:

    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Severe bruising
    • Severe lacerations
    • Road rash
    • Loss of a limb
    • Damage to internal organs
    • Internal bleeding
    • Broken bones
    • Soft tissue injuries in the neck

    If you suffer these or any other injuries in a motorcycle crash, you will need immediate treatment after the accident and ongoing medical care in the weeks and months that follow to manage your symptoms and have any chance of recovering.

    The cost of immediate and ongoing medical care following a motorcycle crash is often much higher than people realize, ranging from thousands to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Fortunately, your experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Phoenix may be able to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation to cover all of your medical expenses, such as:

    • Surgery
    • Ambulance ride after the crash
    • Prescription drugs
    • Blood tests
    • X-rays
    • CT scans
    • MRIs
    • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
    • Mobility devices, such as canes or crutches
    • Appointments with doctors

    There are several other forms of compensation our reputable lawyers may be able to recover in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, such as:

    Property Damage

    A Phoenix motorcycle accident attorney can pursue compensation to repair or replace your motorcycle if it was damaged in the accident.

    This is available in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. However, if we file an insurance claim, we can only recover property damage compensation up to the limits of the other driver’s policy.

    The attorneys at our firm can help you gather proper documentation of the cost of the damage to your vehicle or the fair replacement value for the bike.

    Lost Wages

    Personal injuries, particularly those that occur in motorcycle accidents, often make it difficult or physically impossible to go back to work right away. You could miss hours, days, or weeks of work for which you will not be compensated.

    If this happens, our attorneys can pursue compensation for all of the wages you lost because of your injuries. This may include wages lost for the time you missed while going to the doctor to receive treatment.

    Our Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers can help you obtain documentation for lost wages, including a doctor’s note stating that you are unable to work because of your injuries. You will also need documentation from your employer noting the times you missed work and your rate of pay.

    Pain and Suffering

    There is often a great deal of physical pain and emotional suffering from an injury caused by a motorcycle crash. Emotional suffering could include depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, fear, or reliving the accident in your mind.

    Your motorcycle accident lawyer in Phoenix can pursue compensation for any physical and emotional issues you are experiencing through a personal injury claim.

    We can also help you obtain documentation of these damages, as they have no monetary value assigned to them, like medical expenses or property damage.

    For instance, we can help you obtain medical records showing the physical and emotional problems you are dealing with and their severity. We may also recommend keeping a journal where you write down the physical pain and emotional issues you are dealing with every day. You should always strive to collect as much evidence of pain and suffering as possible, as it may increase your chances of recovering this form of compensation.

    Lost Earning Capacity

    Severe injuries are often life-changing because they prevent victims from returning to their jobs, or limit their ability to do different aspects of their work. Some victims have to enter a completely new line of work because of their physical limitations. This can hurt your earning capacity both now and in the future.

    If your injury affects your ability to earn a wage in any way, you may be entitled to compensation for lost earning capacity. This is calculated based on what you would have been projected to earn if the injury had never occurred, based on your experience, skills, and education.

    Contact our Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers today to review your situation and determine all of the forms of compensation you may be entitled to. We know how valuable compensation can be as you attempt to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life.

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    Types of Motorcycle Accident Cases

    Learn more about motorcycle accidents in Arizona, including statistics about economic losses and the main causes of these crashes. The motorcycle accident lawyers in Phoenix at our firm take on cases involving many common types of motorcycle accidents, including:

    • Left-turn crashes — These occur when a motorcycle is passing through an intersection and a car heading in the opposite direction makes a left turn into or in front of the motorcyclist.
    • Rear-end crashes — These happen at red lights and stop signs when a car does not stop in time to avoid hitting the back of the motorcycle.
    • Car-door accidents — This type of crash occurs when a driver opens a car door next to an active lane of traffic and a motorcyclist crashes into the door.
    • Lane-change accidents — These are accidents where a car veers into another lane and crashes into a motorcyclist.

    If you were injured in these or any other type of motorcycle crash that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation.

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    Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

    Some common forms of driver negligence that are often the cause of motorcycle accidents include:

    • Speeding
    • Following a motorcycle too closely
    • Not checking blind spots when changing lanes
    • Failing to yield to a motorcycle when moving through an intersection
    • Distracted driving
    • Drowsy driving
    • Not watching for motorcyclists when entering the roadway
    • Disobeying traffic signs or signals
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • Not using turn signals

    No matter what type of motorcycle accident you were involved in, our experienced attorneys know how to conduct a detailed investigation to determine if the other driver acted negligently. This is one of the main advantages of working with an attorney, as it is difficult to conduct a thorough investigation on your own.

    The Phoenix motorcycle accident attorneys at our firm are prepared to do the following to investigate your crash:

    • Collect pictures from the scene to show the damage to your vehicle
    • Take pictures of your injuries to document their severity
    • Obtain the police report on the crash
    • Consult medical experts to learn how the crash caused your injuries
    • Reconstruct the accident to determine how negligence contributed to your injuries

    We also recommend that you take pictures right after the crash if you’re able to. You should take as many pictures of your injuries, your motorcycle, and the rest of the scene as you are able. We will try to obtain as many pictures as we can once you contact us, but pictures from immediately after the accident may do a better job documenting the scene.

    Contact a Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyer today to find out if we can help you pursue compensation for your injuries. If another driver was at fault, we want you to receive compensation.

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    What Happens if I Am Partially at Fault for the Accident?

    Some people falsely assume they cannot recover compensation if they were partially responsible for their motorcycle accident.

    However, Arizona has a comparative negligence law that states that you can still recover compensation if you are partially at fault in the accident.

    For instance, maybe you were speeding at the time of the crash or you cut someone off before he or she rear-ended you. Under this law, your compensation award will be reduced by your percentage of fault for the accident. For example, if you were 90 percent responsible, your award would be reduced by 90 percent.

    This law is different from similar laws in other states because it does not prohibit you from recovering compensation if your percentage of fault is over a certain number.

    However, the law does say that you are barred from recovering compensation if you are found to have caused your injury through intention, willful, or wanton actions.

    This law is applied in court and in insurance claims, so it is important to have a trusted attorney at your side who can work to try to ensure you are not assigned a higher percentage of fault than you deserve.

    Our Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation and aggressively negotiate with insurers or attorneys for the other party over your percentage of responsibility for the accident. We are committed to pursuing all of the compensation you deserve and fighting for fair treatment throughout the legal process.

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    When Should I Contact a Lawyer?

    The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner he or she can go to work for you to investigate your accident and pursue the compensation you may be entitled to.

    However, another reason to contact a Phoenix motorcycle accident attorney right away is because of the statute of limitations. This is a law that sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit over your injuries.

    The statute of limitations for motorcycle accident claims in Arizona and most other personal injury claims is two years from the date the cause of action accrues. This means two years from the date of the accident. Once the deadline passes, you will be unable to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation.

    Two years is not nearly as long as you think, particularly because some of that time will include pursuing an insurance claim. By contacting an attorney right away, you will give him or her as much time as possible to file a lawsuit if your insurance claim is unsuccessful.

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    Contact an Arizona Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

    With our staff dedicated to seeking justice for accident victims, Phillips Law Group is passionate about fair legal representation to help motorcycle accident victims obtain compensation and move forward with their lives.

    Our attorneys have extensive experience investigating motor vehicle accidents and building cases in defense of our client’s rights. We know the types of evidence we need to help prove another driver is liable for your injuries. We also know what it takes to document your damages to hopefully improve your chances of recovering all of the compensation you deserve.

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    What is the Most Common Motorcycle Injury?

    Read more: What is the Most Common Motorcycle Injury?

    When riding a motorcycle, the goal of a motorcyclist is to arrive at a destination after having enjoyed the trip. Usually, the pleasure of freedom while riding a motorcycle is a feeling that cannot be experienced when enclosed in the metal cage of a car. Unfortunately, this freedom can be a double-edged sword.

    The injuries sustained by a motorcyclist in a crash can be much more severe than for passengers of other motor vehicles. The motorcyclist may even be 26 times more likely to pass away and 5 times more likely to be injured, according to one NHTSA study.

    Of course, many factors can influence the severity of an injury. Nonetheless, some conditions are more common among riders of motorcycles. According to studies from the NHTSA, injuries to the lower extremities are the most prevalent among motorcycle accident victims.

    Specifically, this would be injuries to the legs and feet. This lower area of the body is in particular danger because even in relatively less severe accidents, they can be hurt for a variety of reasons. Consider just a few reasons for this danger to the lower extremities.

    Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

    • Burns – Suppose the motorcyclist must adjust his position, even briefly, to reduce the severity of a collision or crash. In that case, his legs can be burned by parts of the engine.
    • Broken bones – Even when motorcyclists are able to avoid a severe crash, they may still lose their balance. In that case, the weight of the motorcycle could still crush or break their legs or feet.
    • Lacerations and road rash – It is also possible that the motorcyclist could escape being crushed by the motorcycle but still fall and sustain lacerations or severe road rash.

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