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Scottsdale Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Arizona is one of the most desirable locations in the country for motorcycle riders. The warm climate with year-round sun and a wide variety of scenic views make it a biker’s paradise. The state’s stunning National Parks mean many companies rent motorcycles to tourists. It’s also a motorcycle-friendly climate for those who use their bikes for short daily work and school commutes. Unfortunately, the same open-air format of a motorcycle that makes riding so exhilarating is what leaves riders vulnerable to serious injuries in an accident. In 2021, there were 160 motorcycle accident fatalities in Arizona and over 2,500 injuries.

While wearing a helmet helps to save lives, motorcycle accidents still present significant risks. The smaller profile of a motorcycle makes them more difficult for car drivers to see. Suffering the after-effects of an accident is bad enough, but it’s even more distressing when the accident resulted from another party’s negligence or recklessness.

The skilled Scottsdale personal injury attorneys at Hastings & Hastings PC have been successfully representing motorcycle accident victims in the region for decades. Contact our firm today for a free evaluation of your case so we can begin working on a plan to maximize the compensation for your damages.

Common Causes of Arizona Motorcycle Accidents

Not only are motorcycles more difficult for motorists to see, but many drivers do not take the extra precautions the law requires of them to treat motorcycles on the road with the caution and respect that they do for four-wheeled vehicles. Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents in Arizona are as follows:

  • Drivers fail to double-check blind spots when changing lanes
  • Drivers making a left turn focus on oncoming traffic on the right and fail to see motorcycles approaching from the left
  • Drivers misjudging the speed of motorcycles
  • Drivers failing to leave enough following distance between them and a motorcycle
  • Collisions with car doors as parked drivers open a door into an oncoming motorcycle
  • Reckless driving, and driving under the influence by motorists
  • Reckless driving and driving under the influence by motorcyclists
  • Distracted drivers
  • Motorcycle lane-splitting

If you were in a motorcycle accident because of another party’s negligence or reckless action, they are liable for the accident and their insurance company must pay out on your damages claim.

What Damages Can You Claim for Your Injuries After a Motorcycle Accident?

It’s sadly common for motorcycle accident victims to have significant or grave injuries after a crash. While some may be life-altering and disabling, even less catastrophic injuries require medical treatment and lost time from work. Arizona courts allow accident victims to claim the following damages:

  • Medical expenses and any upcoming or ongoing medical expenses
  • Lost wages and future lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity in accidents that result in disabilities
  • Pain, suffering, and emotional anguish
  • PTSD, anxiety, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life

Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering are just as important, or even more important than economic damages. While financial compensation can’t undo your accident, it can provide the resources you need to recover.

Why Choose Hastings & Hastings for Your Scottsdale Motorcycle Accident Case?

Our Scottsdale motorcycle accident attorneys have decades of experience in achieving substantial compensation for motorcycle accident victims in the Phoenix area. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and local resources to investigate your case, prove liability, and craft a compelling case for your complete compensation. As our client, we will keep you informed through every step of the process. We offer discounted rates on a contingency fee basis so we don’t get paid until you get compensated for your losses. Contact our Scottsdale office today so we can begin a diligent investigation and work on a winning strategy for your motorcycle accident case.