Tucson Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle accidents can lead to serious, life-altering injuries and even death. These accidents can cause financial, physical and even emotional hardships for both the victim and their family members.
If you or someone you care about has been in a motorcycle accident caused by negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for the damages you have incurred. Speak to an experienced Tucson motorcycle accident attorney to learn more about your legal options. At Phillips Law Group, we have helped thousands of clients obtain just and fair compensation, including a $7,650,000 recovery for a motorcycle rider that suffered a skull fracture and traumatic brain injury.
We offer a risk-free, no obligation legal consultation. Our services are provided on a contingency fee basis. This means that there are no upfront legal fees or attorney costs. We only get paid if we help you obtain compensation for the damages you experienced. We are available anytime, day or night.
Am I Eligible to Pursue Compensation for My Injuries?
It is difficult to know if you have a case without speaking to an experienced lawyer. When you contact our firm for your free consultation, this is an opportunity to review your situation and determine if negligence played a role in your accident. Negligence means that a person behaved in a reckless, careless or unreasonable manner that causes another to suffer an injury.
Our firm has decades of experience handling these types of cases and helping prove the four elements of negligence needed to establish a case for compensation. These elements include:
Duty of Care
Duty of care means that the at-fault party had a legal obligation to act in a reasonable and responsible manner that would prevent himself or herself and others from harm. For example, a driver must abide by the rules of the road to ensure they are maintaining a safe speed and distance.
Breach of Duty of Care
The at-fault party breached his or her duty of care by acting in a manner that is either negligent, reckless, or careless. Generally, another person in the same situation would have acted differently to prevent an accident from happening. For example, a driver who does not acknowledge the speed limit or fails to check for blind spots may risk crashing into a motorcyclist.
It must be shown that the at-fault party’s actions or inactions directly caused you to suffer an injury. If your injury could have been avoided had the at-fault party handled the situation differently, you may have grounds to pursue compensation. However, if the at-fault party was reacting to an unexpected act of nature, the situation could be deemed unforeseeable and he or she may likely not be seen as liable.
It must be proven that you suffered some type of damage as an outcome of the negligent party’s actions. It is simply not enough to show that you were injured. The injury must have caused you some form of loss such as medical expenses, property damage or loss of wages.
If you believe negligence played a role in your injuries, do not hesitate to speak to an licensed Tucson motorcycle accident to find out if you may able to take legal action.
Our firm has over 27 years of experience helping our clients obtain compensation for their injuries. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we may be able to help you during a free consultation.
How Much is My Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?
Each motorcycle accident case is different so it is difficult to determine how much your case is worth without knowing the specifics of your situation. If our attorneys can prove that you have a viable case, we are prepared to help you obtain compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
These type of damages are the financial losses you experienced after the accident. Typically, these damages are easy to prove with documentation or receipts and may include:
- Past, current and future medical bills
- Medical assistive equipment, like a wheelchair or crutches
- Cost of surgery
- Rehabilitation costs
- Cost of ambulance ride
- Lost wages from the inability to work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Motorcycle repair or replace costs
- Funeral and burial expenses
Our firm understands the emotional trauma a motorcycle accident can have on a victim’s well-being. These damages are harder to measure because they have no monetary value and may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disability or disfigurement
- Permanent scarring
- Loss of companionship
In some rare cases, we may be able to fight for punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the at-fault party for his or her extremely reckless or malicious behavior. Generally, when an accident is intentional and the at-fault party had the ill-will to cause harm, these damages may be obtained. Punitive damages are also meant to discourage others from acting in the same way.
Unlike most states, Arizona does not place caps or limits on the amount of damages you may be able to pursue. Our Tucson motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to pursue maximum compensation.
Need legal help? Call us today at 1-800-706-3000 to get started.
How Can a Lawyer From Phillips Law Group Help?
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering how hiring a lawyer can be beneficial to you. At Phillips Law Group, we understand that many victims are hesitant to seek legal help because they may think that they cannot afford an attorney. But our lawyers handle all of our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that it will cost you nothing upfront for our services.
Should we represent you, an experienced lawyer from our firm knows how to build a strong case for compensation. This involves the following:
- Gathering documentation – It is important that we collect documents linking the accident to your injuries. This includes photographic evidence, hospital bills, medical records and police reports. A delay in medical treatment could seem like your injuries are not as serious. You do not want to give the insurance companies any leverage to deny or devalue your case.
- Leading an investigation – Your accident will need to be thoroughly investigated to find supportive evidence of negligence. This may include looking at the at-fault party’s driving record, reconstructing the scene, obtaining security camera footage and finding witnesses.
- Handling negotiations – We are dedicated to getting fair and just compensation for our clients. We know how insurers think and the tactics they try to use to offer a quick settlement or get you to record a statement in an effort to give you a lowball offer. We are prepared to handle all communications and negotiation matters for you.
Dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be a devasting and overwhelming experience for all involved. Let us handle the legal process while you focus on your recovery.
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Is There a Time Limit to Take Legal Action?
If you are looking to recover compensation for your motorcycle accident injury, we recommend that you seek legal help as soon as you can after the accident.
In Arizona, most personal injury cases generally have a two-year deadline to take legal action. Filing after this deadline may result in your case being dismissed and an inability to recover compensation.
However, since each case is different, there may be certain exceptions that apply to your situation. You may be required to file before or after this deadline. Be sure to contact a qualified Tucson motorcycle accident lawyer to understand the time limitations that may exist for you.
Does Not Wearing a Helmet Affect My Case?
According to Arizona law, motorcycle operators are not required to wear a helmet if they are at least 18 years old. If you were not wearing a helmet at the time of your accident, this should not stop you from seeking legal help. We may still be able to obtain compensation on your behalf if we can prove that negligence caused the accident.
What Are “No Contact” Motorcycle Accidents?
When a crash is caused by a motorcycle rider losing control of his or her bike, this is known as a “no contact” accident. These types of accidents can happen for a number of reasons like a pothole on the road, a tire blowout, or uneven surfaces.
“No contact” cases can be difficult because it may require pursuing compensation from a product manufacturer or government entity. This is why we recommend speaking to a licensed attorney at our firm to understand how these type of cases work.
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Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and Resulting Injuries
Other types of motorcycle accidents that may involve the negligence of another driver are very common on Arizona roads. Examples of driver error we typically see at our firm includes:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving (texting, eating, or using GPS systems)
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to properly check blind spots
- Neglecting stop signs and traffic lights
These accident can cause a wide range of injuries that may require extensive medical treatment and a long recovery period. Some common injuries we see range from minor and severe. This includes:
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Bone fractures
Contact a Tucson Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
A motorcycle accident can dramatically change the course of your life, but you should not have to deal with these changes alone. If you have a viable case, our attorneys at Phillips Law Group are prepared to build a strong case and pursue maximum compensation for any damages suffered.
Set up your free consultation and get the legal answers you need today. There is no risk in learning how we may be able to help and no obligation to take legal action. We offer our services at no upfront cost to you and only get paid if we are successful in helping you recover compensation.
Our Tucson office, located at One South Church Avenue, is less than 6 miles from the Sun Tran.