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Gilbert Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Arizona is a dream destination for many motorcyclists. The state’s warm, dry climate, unique landscape, and iconic routes, including a section of the original Route 66, attract motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country. It’s also an attractive climate for those who prefer to use a gas-efficient motorcycle for short daily work and school commutes. The open-air and two-wheeled design of motorcycles make the ride an exhilarating experience. Unfortunately, it also makes motorcyclists particularly vulnerable to grave injuries in an accident. In Arizona, in 2021 there were 2,594 accidents involving motorcycles, with over 2,000 injuries and 160 fatalities.

Motorcycle accidents frequently occur due to the negligence or recklessness of a driver sharing the road with a biker. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Gilbert or the surrounding area, you’re probably dealing with the aftermath of hospital stays, doctor’s appointments, procedures, and mounting medical bills. A Phoenix personal injury attorney is ready to help. The Gilbert law firm of Hastings & Hastings has motorcycle accident lawyers who are ready to advocate for complete compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. Contact our office today for a free case review.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Gilbert and the Surrounding Area

Though a motorcycle’s small profile can make them more difficult for drivers to see, motorists have the duty to drive carefully and thoughtfully around motorcyclists so they can safely share the roads. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • A driver fails to properly check their blind spots while changing lanes
  • A driver follows too closely and fails to stop in time
  • Car door collisions
  • Speeding, distracted driving, and intoxication causes a driver to collide with a motorcycle
  • A driver misjudges the speed of a motorcycle when merging into traffic
  • Drivers making a left turn focus on oncoming traffic from the right and fail to see a motorcycle on the left
  • A motorcyclist engages in reckless driving or DUI
  • A motorcyclist was lane-splitting or lane-sharing illegally

Motorcyclists have no protection during an accident other than a helmet to protect their heads, while the rest of the body remains vulnerable to serious trauma. Grave injuries often result when a driver’s negligence causes an accident with a motorcycle.

What Compensation Can You Get for Your Arizona Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Arizona civil courts consider the serious nature of both economic damages and non-economic damages in motorcycle accident claims. Economic damages typically include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Lost future wages for ongoing treatments, physical therapy, or surgeries
  • Diminished capacity for future earnings if the accident caused disability

Non-economic damages may be more difficult to calculate but are often more destructive to life quality after an accident. Non-economic damages may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • PTSD, anxiety, or depression
  • Loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium

At Hastings & Hastings, we understand that monetary compensation can’t “fix” non-economic damages but it can help to finance treatments and relieve financial burdens while you focus on maximizing your recovery.

Why You Should Choose Hastings & Hastings of Gilbert for Your Motorcycle Accident Case

We have offices in Gilbert and throughout the Phoenix area and our personal injury attorneys enjoy a strong reputation for success in accident claims, including motorcycle accident cases. We stand ready to advocate aggressively on your behalf during negotiations with insurance companies and in court if necessary so you gain substantial compensation. Call our Gilbert office today to discuss your case with a free evaluation. Our contingency-fee-based services and discounted rates make us the right choice for your representation.