Yuma Motorcycle Accident Attorney
When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, insurance carriers may complicate the process of recovering damages, that it is why it is important that you have the right Yuma motorcycle accident lawyer on your side.
At Phillips Law Group, our team has recovered over $750,000,000 on behalf of our clients, including a $7,650,000 settlement for a client who suffered a skull fracture and traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident.
We encourage you to contact us to discuss your motorcycle accident claim during a 100 percent free and confidential consultation. We can review your situation and discuss your potential next steps.
Am I Eligible to File a Case?
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another person or driver’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for your damages. To be eligible to pursue legal compensation, you must establish that these four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care – Proving that the at-fault person had a legal obligation to act in a reasonable manner to avoid causing harm to himself or herself and others.
- Breach of duty of care – If the at-fault party acted in a negligent or reckless manner, and another person in the same situation would have acted differently, a duty of care may have been breached.
- Causation – Establishing a causal link to prove you were injured because of the negligent person’s action or failure to take proper action.
- Damages – Establishing that you suffered financial or emotional damages, like medical bills as result of the accident.
If our lawyers at Phillips Law group can establish these four elements are present in your motorcycle accident, then you may have a case. Contact one of our Yuma motorcycle accident attorneys to learn more about your potential case and the options that may be available to you.
How Much is My Case Worth?
It is difficult to know how much your case is worth without a proper evaluation of the losses you experienced. We recommend contacting a knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney from our firm to review and evaluate your potential claim
If our lawyers determine that you have a valid case, we will work hard to pursue compensation for the damages you experienced. This may include both economic and noneconomic damages.
These are the financial damages you experienced from the accident and are typically measurable with medical bill receipts and other concrete evidence. These types of damages may include:
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Ambulance costs
- Transportation to medical appointments
- Physical therapy costs
- X-rays, CAT Scans, MRIs
- Cost of rehabilitation
- Medical assistive equipment
- Prescription medication
- Loss of income from the inability to work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Costs of repair or replacement of bike
- Funeral and burial expenses
These types of intangible damages are more difficult to measure and may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of affection
- Loss of care
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Speak to an experienced Yuma motorcycle accident attorney today to better understand the value of your potential case. At Phillips Law Group, we will pursue the maximum compensation on your behalf.
The phone lines at Phillips Law Group are available 24/7. Ph: 1-800-706-3000
Is There a Time Limit to File a Case?
If you are considering filing a case, it is critical that you act quickly. In Arizona, accident victims must file a case within two years, starting from the date of the accident. Cases that are filed after this time limit may risk the case being barred from court. This means that you will not be able to seek compensation. Additionally, some cases will be required to file within 180 days.
Each motorcycle accident is unique and there may be exceptions to how your claim needs to be handled. Make sure you do not leave your personal injury claim to chance. Our qualified attorneys at Phillips Law Group are well-versed in Arizona laws and we will protect your best interests every step of the legal process.
Call us today to learn how we may be able to help. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
At Phillips Law Group, we understand that it may be difficult for accident victims to recover compensation immediately following a crash. Your health and well-being should be where you are able to focus your attention. That is why having an experienced and qualified attorney handle the legalities of your accident can be beneficial. If you have a valid case, our attorneys will handle the following on your behalf:
Collect Supporting Evidence
Cases are only as strong as the evidence. Our lawyers will collect evidence from the scene of the accident. This may include photographing various angles of where the accident took place, road debris, skid marks or damage to guard rails and photos of your injuries, all photo evidence is vital in to personal injury cases.
Your Yuma motorcycle accident attorney will also collect police reports and medical records that connects your injury to the accident. It is difficult to prove the seriousness of your case without showing medical documents. In fact, if you fail to seek medical attention following an accident, insurance adjusters may determine that the accident is not serious, which could possibly devalue your case.
Thoroughly Investigate the Accident
It may be necessary to recreate the accident scene to get a better understanding of how the accident occurred. Our lawyers will hire the right team to reconstruct the accident. We will also look into the at-fault driver’s driving history and any traffic violations that he or she may have.
We will also find witnesses who can attest to what they saw and gather their statements which we can use as supportive evidence.
Your attorney at Phillips Law Group can handle all negotiations on your behalf. We understand that insurance adjusters will most likely try to benefit their own company by using tactics to devalue your claim. When you work with one of our attorneys, we are prepared to combat these tactics. If settlement negotiations are still unsuccessful, we are prepared to take your case to trial to pursue the compensation that is right for your case.
At Phillips Law Group, we have the resources, skillset and knowledge to tackle these kinds of cases. Do not hesitate to contact our firm for legal help today.
Does Not Wearing a Helmet Change My Case?
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, are over the age of 18 and were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, you may still pursue compensation. Under Arizona law, riders at least 18 years and older are not required to wear a helmet.
Speak to an attorney today to find out how we may be able to help you. We are available to schedule a free consultation at your earliest convenience.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents may occur for a number of different reasons. Negligent actions are common causes for these accidents, such as:
- Cutting off a rider at intersections
- Failing to drive within the speed limit
- Tailgating closely behind a motorcyclist
- Failure to use proper turn signals
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Failing to see a rider change lanes
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving, such as texting or talking on the phone
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents may lead to serious injuries, causing a victim to suffer a lifetime of discomfort. These types of injuries may include:
- Broken bones
- Severe head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Severe burn injuries
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you reach out to a Yuma motorcycle accident victim to find out if taking legal action is right for your situation. These types of injuries may burden your financial situation and you may be eligible to pursue compensation to help you out with those additional costs.
Contact a Yuma Motorcycle Accident Attorney Right Away
Motorcycle accidents can change the course of your life with additional expenses, and pain and suffering. That is why we recommend learning about your potential legal options. We understand that this is a very difficult situation to handle and if you have a valid case, we want to ensure that you have the resources and help you need to pursue a compensation for the damages you experienced.
We are available to discuss your motorcycle accident during a free, no obligation consultation, with no commitment in taking legal action. Let us review the details of your claim and determine the best course of action to take. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, we do not charge attorney’s fees or other upfront costs. We only get paid if we help you secure compensation for your accident.