Arizona Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Protecting Your Right to a Fair Recovery
Although any motor vehicle accident can be devastating, motorcycle crashes tend to result in particularly severe injuries and a disproportionate number of traffic-related deaths. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on average, motorcyclists are about four times more likely to be injured and nearly 30 times more likely to die in traffic accidents than occupants of passenger vehicles.
At Miller Kory Rowe LLP, we understand just how tragic motorcycle accidents can be, both for victims and their families. Our legal team provides compassionate legal representation to injured bikers and the families of fatal motorcycle accident victims throughout Arizona. We fight for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries and life-altering losses, making it our mission to hold negligent parties accountable and ensure that justice is served.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Like other auto accidents, most motorcycle accidents are the result of negligence. This negligence may take many forms, but the consequences are nearly always catastrophic.
Specifically, some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Arizona include:
- Speeding, including driving too fast for current conditions
- Distracted driving, such as using a cellphone or texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Failing to check for motorcyclists in vehicles’ blind spots
- Following too closely, or “tailgating”
- Unsafe or illegal turns, lane changes, and other driving maneuvers
- Aggressive or reckless driving, including excessive speeds and road rage
- Failing to obey traffic control devices, such as stop signs or signals
- Failing to yield the right of way to motorcyclists
In addition to driver error and negligence, motorcyclists are also highly susceptible to bodily injury and fatality when faced with certain unsafe conditions. These include poorly maintained roadways, which may contain potholes, debris, and other hazards that put motorcyclists at a disproportionate risk of becoming involved in an accident. They also include defectively designed or constructed roadways, unsafe highway work zones, and even inclement weather, which can lead to reduced visibility.
At Miller Kory Rowe LLP, we carefully investigate motorcycle accidents to determine the exact cause(s) of the crash. This, in turn, allows our Arizona motorcycle accident attorneys to identify the liable party/parties and build powerful, evidence-based claims against them.
Who Is Responsible for a Motorcycle Accident?
Determining who is responsible for a motorcycle accident is an important element of your personal injury or wrongful death case, as it also indicates who is legally liable for your damages. Because Arizona follows a traditional fault-based auto insurance system, the person or party that caused the crash is nearly always the one responsible for the victim’s accident-related losses.
Most motorcycle accidents are caused by driver negligence. As such, liability in most motorcycle accident claims lies with the at-fault driver. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, there may be a liable third party who is partly or entirely responsible for the victim’s damages. For example, if a motorcyclist was severely injured in an accident caused by poor roadway maintenance, the municipal entity responsible for maintaining the road would likely be at least partially responsible.
Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Victims
When it comes to collisions with other vehicles and even single-vehicle accidents, motorcyclists are virtually unprotected. Although protective gear—such as approved motorcycle helmets and thick, heavy clothing—reduces the risk of serious bodily injury, it cannot and does not completely eliminate that risk.
In fact, most motorcycle accident victims sustain significant injuries, and many tragically pass away as a result of their injuries. As such, victims and their families are bound to experience considerable physical, emotional, and financial challenges after a motorcycle accident.
Collectively, these losses—both economic and non-economic—are known as “damages.” By filing a motorcycle accident claim in Arizona, you can seek financial compensation for these damages.
Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses, such as emergency care and transportation, hospitalization, prescription medications, surgeries, and other treatment costs
- Projected future medical expenses related to your motorcycle accident injuries
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost income, wages, and employment-related benefits, as well as loss of projected future earnings due to permanent injury or disability
- Lost earning capacity resulting from a permanent injury or injury-related impairment
- Physical and mental pain and suffering, including future pain and suffering
- Lost or reduced enjoyment/quality of life
- Disfigurement, inconvenience, emotional distress, and anguish
- Funeral and/or burial costs (in wrongful death cases)
Keep in mind that every case is different; the exact types of damages you can recover, as well as the overall value of your claim, depend heavily on the specific factors involved. Our team can review your potential case and provide detailed information regarding your legal rights and options during a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.
How the Attorneys at Miller Kory Rowe LLP Can Help
We are passionate about standing up for the rights of injured bikers and their families. Our attorneys understand the many challenges and prejudices motorcyclists face, and they know how to counter preconceived notions and misconceptions about bikers both in and out of the courtroom. We are aggressive negotiators and litigators, and we prepare every case for trial.
When you trust your recovery to the Arizona motorcycle accident lawyers at Miller Kory Rowe LLP, you can focus on what matters most: healing. We will handle every legal detail and keep you informed every step of the way. Our firm offers personal attention, compassionate guidance, and reliable communication throughout the legal process. When it comes to your recovery, we are all in.
Give us a call at (602) 461-8640 or reach us online using our secure contact form. Your initial consultation is completely free.
Get in touch with our team today to learn how we can assist you with your motorcycle accident case. If you cannot travel to our office, we can come to you. Our attorneys are happy to meet with you at home, in the hospital, or wherever is convenient for you.
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