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Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle accidents are extremely serious matters in Phoenix and throughout the rest of Arizona. While every day in Arizona can feel like a great day for a ride, the day can quickly turn into a terrible event because of a motorcycle accident. Yet in Phoenix and the surrounding areas, a motorcycle accident is often not the fault of the rider.

If you or someone you love was hurt or killed in a motorcycle accident, contact the experienced motorcycle accident lawyers of Hastings & Hastings for your free case evaluation. Time is of the essence, so please do not wait to speak with an attorney. At Hastings & Hastings, we offer free initial consultations, always with a licensed, experienced Phoenix injury attorney. Never a salesman or paralegal.

Why Choose Hastings & Hastings For Your Phoenix, AZ Motorcycle Accident Claim

Here at Hastings & Hastings, we have over 90 years of combined experience helping motorcycle riders get the compensation they deserve and back to riding. Our team of dedicated Phoenix injury lawyers can help you get back on your feet, and back on your bike. Remember that in order to get the most from your accident, you will need to act as quickly as possible. Don’t wait, call today.

At Hastings & Hastings you will always meet with an experienced motorcycle attorney for your initial consultation, never a paralegal or salesman. Only a licensed attorney can give you legal advice, so don’t settle for anything less. If an attorney can’t meet with you on day one, call Hastings & Hastings today. When we settle your motorcycle accident claim, our discount fee puts more money in your pocket. Call us today at 480-706-1100, or submit a free case evaluation and we will contact you directly.

Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Common Causes Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle crash is a serious event that can be life-changing. The injuries associated with these types of accidents can be severe and often deadly. Most motorcycle accidents that occur in Phoenix and the surrounding areas are the fault of other drivers. The most common causes of motorcycles include:

  • The driver of the other vehicle following the motorcyclists too closely
  • The driver of the other vehicle failing to yield
  • One or both parties driving too fast for road or weather conditions
  • One party driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • The driver of the vehicle fails to stop at a stop sign or stop light
  • Potholes and other road debris
  • The driver of the vehicle makes an error, such as changing lanes without looking
  • The driver of the vehicle is driving over the posted or known speed limit

Additionally, as a motorcyclist, you are at risk as a result of:

Getting Hit From Behind

The fact is many drivers simply don’t pay attention to motorcycle riders. They either fail to see you or they are not aware of their surroundings. Because a motorcycle is much smaller than other vehicles on the road, they often are overlooked. When this happens drivers can slam right in the back of a bike. This type of accident can be tragic! Injuries related to this type of crash are often life-threatening.

Cars Changing Into Your Lane

As we have already learned above, other drivers on the road simply don’t keep an eye out for motorcycles. Many time someone driving a car will change lanes slamming into a motorcycle. When this happens serious injuries can occur. The massive size of other cars and trucks on the road can crush a motorcycle and its driver.

Blind Spots

Every car and truck on the road has a blind spot. When a motorcycle gets in that blind spot things can turn out bad. Most drivers fail to check their blind spots before merging lanes or making other maneuvers. If you get caught in the blind spot you could be seriously injured or even killed.

Distracted Drivers

We all know that distracted drivers can be dangerous. When people use their phone while driving very bad things can happen that result in serious bodily injury. These negligent drivers can run you over, or worse they can kill you. Negligent and distracted drivers can take your life or the life of your loved one in seconds. While there are laws against distracted driving, many people don’t follow them. Sadly, they only realize how dangerous it is until they injure or kill someone.

Common Injuries from Phoenix Motorcycle Accidents

One of the biggest issues with motorcycle accidents is that even “common injuries” can be serious. The body of the motorcyclist and any passenger isn’t as well protected as someone who is in a passenger vehicle. As a result, when a collision occurs, the body receives the impact from the vehicle, the ground, and potentially other objects. This can result in catastrophic and even deadly injuries.

Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Severe road rash
  • Lacerations
  • Crushing injuries
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Dislocations
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Internal injuries

Even some injuries that may not seem severe, such as road rash and lacerations, can be more serious in nature since they are prone to infection.

How Is Fault Determined in a Phoenix Motorcycle Accident?

Determining fault in a motorcycle accident in Phoenix and the surrounding areas is similar to proving fault in other types of vehicle accidents. It’s based on a concept known as negligence. Negligence means that someone has a legal duty to another person. That legal duty was breached. The breach of that legal duty caused, in this case, the motorcycle accident that caused you to receive your injuries and property damage.

Free Consultation With a Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Attorney

It’s very important to have an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side. Your job is to focus on getting better from your injuries. The job of your attorney is to deal with the insurance company and protect your legal rights. At Hastings & Hastings, we’re proud of our history of providing excellent legal representation of motorcycle accident victims in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. Schedule your free consultation now to learn how we can help you get the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.