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Chandler Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Arizona’s arid climate, unique landscapes, and iconic roads such as the original Route 66 make it many motorcyclists’ dream destination. The dry, warm climate also gives Arizona appeal to those who enjoy using motorcycles for daily work and school commutes. While we love the unmatched exhilaration of riding in the open air, the lack of an enclosing structure and two-wheeled format of a motorcycle leaves riders particularly vulnerable to injuries, even when they wear helmets. In 2021, there were over 2,500 motorcycle accidents on Arizona roadways. At least 2,000 of these accidents resulted in injuries and 160 fatalities occurred.

In many of these accidents, negligent drivers were at fault. A motorcycle’s small size and narrow profile make them more difficult for drivers to see, but that means it’s essential for motorists to drive with care and caution and remain vigilant for motorcycles sharing the road.

If you or a family member were hurt in a motorcycle accident through the fault of a driver, it’s likely that you’ve experienced serious damages, both physically and financially. A Phoenix personal injury lawyer can help. The Chandler motorcycle accident lawyers at Hastings & Hastings vigorously defend the rights of motorcycle accident victims to gain compensation for the damages caused by at-fault drivers.

The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Experiencing an accident on a motorcycle is particularly traumatic, often with blunt force trauma on multiple body parts. Some of the most common causes of these traumatic accidents include the following:

  • Drivers who fail to properly check their blind spots when changing lanes
  • Motorists making a left turn and failing to notice an approaching motorcycle on the left because they’re focused on oncoming traffic on the right
  • Drivers who misjudge the speed of a motorcycle while they merge into traffic
  • Drivers failing to leave enough following distance between their vehicle and a motorcycle
  • Speeding, DUI, distracted driving, and other violations of the law
  • Car door collisions
  • Recklessness on the part of the motorcycle rider including illegal lane splitting and speeding

Any of the above causes of motorcycle accidents may result in grave injuries to the motorcycle rider and/or passenger.

What Compensation Do Victims Usually Get in an Arizona Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Arizona civil law takes motorcycle accident claims seriously. The state recognizes that the often grave nature of injuries associated with motorcycle accidents causes the victim economic and non-economic damages. Compensation for the following damages typically applies in these cases:

  • Expenses for medical treatment and ongoing medical care
  • Lost wages from missed workdays
  • Future lost wages
  • Reduced earning capability if the accident caused a disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain, PTSD, anxiety, and depression
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

While monetary compensation cannot replace lost health or change the results of an accident, it can help the victim gain access to the best medical care to maximize their recovery while also relieving financial worries. It may also help a victim to achieve a sense of justice after their accident.

Why Choose Our Chandler Lawyers to Represent Your Motorcycle Accident Case?

Once you have a clear understanding of the extent of your damages, it’s best to file a claim for those damages as soon as possible; consulting with a Chandler personal injury law firm can help. Our Chandler motorcycle attorneys of Hastings & Hastings have a local reputation of strength and diligence in pursuing motorcycle accident claims. This gives us a position of power in negotiating with insurance companies and litigating in court when required. Call our firm today for a free evaluation of your case. Our system of contingency-based payment means we only get paid our discounted rates for legal fees after you win your claim.