The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is not anything the motorcyclist themselves may have done. Rather, they’re the actions of other motorists! Other drivers on the road are notorious for either failing to recognize the presence of motorcyclists on the road or not reacting to them properly when they do. Unfortunately, this can make motorcycles dangerous.
When motorcyclists get into an accident, it may be tempting to let the offending driver go out of fear that a court may see motorcycling as an inherently dangerous activity. This is ill-advised! Serious injuries from an accident may not become apparent immediately, and the compensation you are owed can make the difference between an otherwise normal life, or one marred by pain and disability. Some of these life-altering injuries can include:
• Spinal injuries
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Broken Bones
• Road Rash
• Severe lacerations
• Damage to internal organs
• Soft tissue injuries in the neck and back
• Internal Bleeding
All these injuries can lead to expensive and ongoing medical bills. Filing for compensation at the time of the accident can help you to avoid potential financial ruin stemming from the negligence of another driver on the road. Additionally, you may be eligible for compensation for lost wages and property damage, depending on the extent of your injuries and the severity of the accident.
Some examples of motorcycle accidents wherein the motorcyclist may not be at fault include:
• Speeding on the part of the other motorist
• Failing to check blind spots
• Following too close
• Failing to yield to a motorcycle in an intersection
• Distracted Driving
• Driving under the influence
• Disobeying traffic signs
• Failing to use a turn signal
All these common causes of motorcycle accidents amount to negligence on the part of the other driver. A thorough investigation of the scene of the accident can help you to prove fault in a court of law.
It’s vital that you do not delay. The statute of limitations for motorcycle accident claims in the state of Arizona is two years from the date of the accident.
Check out our recent wins that involved motorcycle accidents!
$300,000: August 2022: The client was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle when a van turned left and struck the side of his motorcycle causing leg and arm injuries. The driver fled the scene, but the firm working with the Chandler detective was able to identify the hit-and-run driver who is now being prosecuted for leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.
$1,025,000: December 2022: The client was returning home on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when a pizza delivery driver made a left turn directly in front of him causing him to hit the passenger side of her vehicle. The client was hospitalized for over a week with additional rehabilitation care.
$410,000: February 2023: The client was riding his Harley Davidson in downtown Chandler when a tow truck turned left in front of him causing him to hit the rear tire of the truck. The client was hospitalized and in a patient rehab facility.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, our team at Simon Law Group can help you to get the compensation that you deserve. With 40 years of litigation experience and 30 years riding motorcycles, if you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, hire an attorney who rides. Contact us today for a consultation!