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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.