With its beautiful winding desert roads and picturesque landscape, it’s no wonder more than 200,000 registered motorcycle owners live and ride in Arizona. With so many bikes on the road at any given moment, the risk of getting into a motorcycle crash increases. Sadly, each year, more than 3,000 motorcycle accidents occur across Arizona.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Arizona ranked 6th in motorcycle fatalities in the country in 2017. Only California, Texas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Florida had more fatal motorcycle accidents per registered motorcycles.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Phoenix
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, the steps you take after the crash could have a significant impact on your ability to collect the compensation you need.
After a crash, injured accident victims should always:
- Seek medical help
- Call 911
- Fill out a police report
- Gather other driver’s contact info
- Write down license plate numbers and insurance card information
- Gather eyewitness contact information
- Snap pictures of accident and damage
- Write down all of the details from the crash while your memory is fresh
- Attend all doctor visits and therapy appointments
- Fill all medications promptly
- Follow doctors orders precisely
- Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible
After an accident, it is important to protect your rights to compensation by gathering evidence and compiling details of the crash. Your attorney will need to review this evidence, talk to eyewitnesses, and examine the police report closely to help you prove liability. In some cases, your attorney may need to investigate the accident and hire accident reconstruction experts to determine who is truly to blame for the accident and your injuries.
Without a police report, medical exam, and evidence, it is often just your word versus the other driver’s word. Insurance companies are often skeptical of injured bikers and try to pin some – or all – of the blame back on the injured biker. They may claim that you were driving recklessly or that you aren’t as injured as you claim to be. These biases can adversely affect your ability to collect the compensation you need to put your life back together again.
When this occurs, you need an experienced and skilled Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyer on your side. Your lawyer can help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries, including:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Contact Our Arizona Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
If you or someone you love has been a victim of a motorcycle accident in Phoenix, or anywhere in Arizona, you may be facing unimaginable injuries and a long uphill road to recovery. At Miller Kory Rowe LLP, our Arizona motorcycle accident lawyers know that injured bikers face numerous biases when trying to collect the compensation they deserve. We can protect your rights during this time and help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at (602) 461-8640 for a free initial consultation and review of your case. We are here when you need us the most – and we will fight for you every step of the way.