Avondale Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a life-altering experience. These accidents often result in serious, debilitating injuries that require extensive medical treatment or worse, result in death.
If you or someone you care about has been harmed in a motorcycle crash, reach out to one of our licensed Avondale motorcycle accident lawyers for help. You may be able to pursue compensation for your medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. We have almost three decades of experience helping injury victims and recovering millions of dollars in compensation for Arizona residents. This includes a recovery of $7,650,000 for a motorcycle accident victim who sustained a TBI and skull fracture and a recovery of $4,500,000 on behalf of the family of a motorcycle accident victim who sustained fatal injuries.
Request a free, no-obligation legal consultation to see how we may be able to help. There is no risk in calling our firm and you are under no obligation to hire us. If we do represent you, there are no upfront fees. You only pay our lawyers if we are successful in obtaining compensation for you via a settlement or verdict.
Call us today at 1-800-706-3000 or chat with us online.
Is My Case Valid or Not?
To know if you have a valid case, our legal team needs to go over the details of what happened in order to determine if you are eligible to take legal action. This means proving that negligence played a role in the motorcycle accident that led to you being injured. Four elements of negligence will need to be proven:
- A duty of care was owed – The other side had a legal obligation to act in a reasonable manner to stop you from suffering harm. A driver’s duty of care is to follow all traffic signs and signals while on the road.
- The duty of care was breached – The other side did not maintain his or her duty of care and caused you harm by not acting as another reasonable motorist would have done in the same situation.
- Link between breach and your injury – You must establish a causal link between the other side’s breach and your injury. Medical records and police/accident reports could help establish this link.
- Your suffered damages – This could include reasonable medical expenses and property damage.
An Avondale motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm is here to review your situation in a free consultation. If you have a case, we are prepared to conduct an investigation and gather evidence to build a strong case.
Call Phillips Law Group to get started. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
Compensation Available for Motorcycle Accident Victims
The true value of any case will depend on the victim’s unique set of circumstances. Generally, you may be eligible to recover two forms of compensation after a motorcycle accident: economic and non-economic damages. These damages could help pay for monetary costs as well as physical and emotional trauma.
Medical care can be quite costly. Certain injuries to the brain, neck and back often require long-term treatments, including multiple surgeries and physical therapy. If you are awarded economic damages, it could help you cover hospital stays, travel costs to doctor’s offices, medications, emergency services and more.
After a motorcycle accident, many victims are not able to return to work for a period of time, work in the same capacity as before or return to work at all due to their injuries. If you are awarded economic damages, it could help you cover wages lost while in recovery and perhaps any future pay you would have received.
If your motorcycle or another motor vehicle is damaged, you may be able to recover compensation to help cover costs associated with repairing your vehicle, renting a vehicle, or for the full cost of your vehicle if totaled.
Pain and Suffering
Motorcycle accidents can be a devastating experience for victims and their loved ones. If you are awarded non-economic damages, it could help cover any physical pain, mental suffering and emotional distress you have had to endure during and since the crash. Other related damages included loss of enjoyment of life and loss of companionship.
Learn more about the potential value of your case by calling our Avondale motorcycle accident attorneys.
How Long Do I Have to File?
The longer you wait, the less chance you may have at pursing compensation for your injuries and damages. With that being said, generally have two years starting from the date of the accident to take legal action.
You will not be able to file a case if you miss the two-year window. It may seem like enough time, but it takes time to build a strong case. This is why we encourage contacting our firm for help as soon as possible.
I Was Not Wearing a Helmet – Do I Still Have a Case?
Under Arizona law, all riders must wear a helmet under the age of 18. This means that anyone over the age limit is not legally required to wear head gear. In any scenario, many victims may be unsure as to whether they are able to take legal action if they were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
There is good news and bad news. The good news is that you may still be able to pursue compensation, but the other side’s insurance company and legal team may make it harder for you to obtain fair compensation because they will use not wearing a helmet against you. We strongly recommend hiring a lawyer in this case.
Insurance Coverage Required for Motorcyclists
Arizona’s insurance system is fault-based. The party accountable for causing the accident is also accountable for paying for the victim’s damages. It is mandatory for motorists in the state to carry liability insurance. This coverage helps pay for the other side’s injury costs and property damages if you are deemed at fault.
Motorcyclists must carry at least the following amounts:
- $15,000 of bodily injury coverage per person
- $30,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident
- $10,000 of property damage coverage
More insurance coverage can be purchased. If you have a case, an Avondale motorcycle accident attorney at Phillips Law Group could help you pursue the full value of your damages. Give us a call at 1-800-706-3000.
What if the Other Driver’s Insurance Coverage is Not Enough?
Sometimes, even if the at-fault driver has more than the minimum amount of liability insurance required, it may still not be enough cover all the damages you have suffered.
In these situations, our legal team could help you seek compensation from your underinsured motorist coverage. This type of coverage is also mandatory. All motorcyclists in Arizona must have at least $15,000 worth of coverage per person and $30,000 worth of coverage per accident.
Our lawyers are well-versed in insurance requirements and are prepared to review your policy coverage.
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A Passenger Was Injured – Can They File A Claim?
Filing a claim as an injured passenger is relatively similar to filing a claim as an injured driver in a motorcycle accident. The passenger may be eligible to file a claim against the at-fault driver. If the motorcyclist was to blame for any part of the crash, you may even be able to file a claim against his or her insurance provider.
Although you may be hesitant to file a claim against someone you know, it is important to know that you are pursuing a claim with his or her insurance provider, not the person individually.
What Are ‘No Contact’ Motorcycle Accidents?
There are times when an accident is the result of a rider losing control of the motorcycle. This could be caused by a mechanical error, such as a tire blowout, or due to issues with the roadway, such as a pothole.
No contact motorcycle accidents can be more difficult. Victims may need to pursue compensation from a manufacturer of the motorcycle or its parts, or from a government entity. It is in your best interest to consult with a reputable Avondale motorcycle accident lawyer at Phillips Law Group to protect your rights.
Main Causes of Motorcycle Crashes
Many motorcycle crashes are due to negligence. Some instances of negligent behavior include:
- Speeding or driving recklessly
- Driving while distracted
- Tailgating another vehicle
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Failing to check for blind spots
- Driving while intoxicated
Since motorcycles are smaller in size, it can make it harder for other motor vehicles to seem them. Motorcyclists also do not have the added protected of seat belts, which is why injures can be more severe.
Get in Touch With an Avondale Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Have you or someone you care about been injured in a motorcycle-related accident?
If so, it is important that you retain the experience of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. You may be eligible to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other damages. Phillips Law Group has recovered over $750 million in compensation for our clients throughout Arizona.
Our initial consultations are free with no risk or obligations. If you have a case, we do not charge any fees up front for our legal services unless and until we help recover compensation on your behalf.
Call an Avondale motorcycle accident attorney for legal help. 1-800-706-3000