Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle injuries are often serious, and when someone else caused your accident, you deserve justice. Team up with a Phoenix motorcycle wreck attorney from our firm to see that those responsible for your accident are held to account.
Many vehicle crashes result in serious injuries or death, but motorcycle crashes are often more devastating than other accident types. The obvious lack of a protective frame is a reason for the serious injuries, but that doesn’t mean you are responsible for what’s happened to you.
Motorcycles aren’t dangerous on their own—it’s negligent or reckless drivers who are to blame in many cases. When someone else caused your motorcycle crash, why should you be made to feel responsible?
A Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael Cordova won’t let insurers, or anyone else, make you feel like you don’t deserve full and total compensation for what you’ve been through.
What Could Have Led to Your Phoenix Motorcycle Crash?
Most people who’ve been in an accident understand how quickly it can take place. Sometimes an accident can happen so fast, you won’t even know what caused it. The only way to figure out what caused your Phoenix motorcycle collision is through investigation.
Hopefully the police who arrived on scene will have investigated your crash to see what caused it, but your Phoenix motorbike crash lawyer can also investigate. They will help you to gather the evidence necessary to prove your crash claim.
Many different things can cause a motorcycle wreck, and some of those factors you may not have considered. For instance, faulty motorcycle parts cause some accidents. Only through investigation can you discover the cause of your accident and who is liable for it.
Here below are some common reasons motorcycles crash in Phoenix, AZ.
- Distracted drivers
- Poor road maintenance and design
- Reckless drivers, such as speeders and tailgaters
- Intoxicated drivers
- Dangerous intersections
- Defective motorcycle parts
- Shoddy motorcycle and vehicle repair work
Understanding the Injury Claim Process
The first thing you are focused on after a serious motorcycle collision is your health, as you should be. The next thing you will likely be thinking about is filing a claim against the person who hurt you. You probably don’t know how to go about filing a claim in Phoenix or how the personal injury claim process works.
When you call a Phoenix motorcycle injury attorney at our office, you can bet that your attorney will know how the process works. Here are the basics below.
- The first step is investigation and evidence collection. Proving fault is crucial to winning your injury claim.
- Once evidence of fault has been documented, you will need to gather proof of your injuries and medical losses. You should also document your other accident-related losses.
- Your lawyer will then help you to calculate your claim’s total value and put together the claim paperwork.
- Next, your lawyer will submit your claim with the at-fault party’s insurer and begin the negotiation process.
- Should the insurance company refuse to pay you the fair settlement you deserve, your attorney will be ready and willing to go to court. Although going to court for an injury claim is rare, it’s important you know that your lawyer will be ready to fight for you and for your right to justice and compensation for a biker wreck you didn’t cause.
How Your Injuries Affect Your Phoenix Motorcycle Crash Claim
It’s not always obvious to everyone that a claim’s value is dependent upon the injuries and damages you’ve suffered. Your injuries are likely serious, which means you will be owed a greater settlement than injury accidents where the victims suffer minor injuries.
Serious injuries can cause medical bills, lost wages, mental trauma, and permanent disability. You should be fully compensated for all your losses.
Why Insurance Companies Don’t Like to Pay Out on Motorcycle Crash Claims
Even though insurance is designed to provide compensation to those who’ve been injured in a wreck, these companies don’t love paying out on claims. They especially don’t like paying motorcycle crash claims, because the injuries are often substantial.
Serious injuries are expensive, and insurance companies know this. That’s why many of them will do everything they can to lower the value of your claim. They sometimes resort to underhanded tactics, so it’s important to have legal assistance to protect you from being taken advantage of.
For example, insurance companies will often try to place blame for the accident on the biker. They do this because if they can saddle you with some of the fault, they can lower the amount of compensation they must pay to you.
They use Arizona’s law of comparative negligence for this. The more fault they place on you, the lower your claim is worth. That’s why you usually should not talk to insurance companies without a lawyer. They will sometimes try to record phone conversations and attempt to get you to admit to some of the fault for the accident.
Your Phoenix motorcycle collision lawyer can actually handle communications with insurance adjusters for you, which can prevent the insurer from using your statements against you.
The Monetary Compensation You Deserve for Your Phoenix Biker Wreck
Motorcycle crashes can result in great economic and non-economic damages for victims. Your medical bills alone could be enough to rock your financial world. Add to those damages the physical, mental, and emotional suffering of your accident and injuries, and you know you need and deserve a comprehensive payout for what you’ve been through.
You may not be aware of all the damages you can request in an injury claim. For instance, did you know that you could be compensated for scarring and disfigurement?
Your Phoenix motorcycle injury lawyer at our firm will know every different type of loss you can include in your settlement demand. See below for a list of common damages included in motorcycle crash cases in Phoenix.
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills and treatment expenses
- Mental trauma and related treatment
- Lost life enjoyment
- Scarring, disfigurement, and permanent injury
- Lost income and lost ability to work
- Property damage
- Costs of caregiving expenses
- Transportation costs
It’s important that you don’t delay in submitting your injury claim against the negligent party responsible for causing your collision. In Arizona, you have only two years in which to file your claim, beginning on the day of your accident. If you fail to submit your claim within this time frame, you won’t be able to go after the at-fault party in the future.
Team Up with a Biker Crash Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
Following a serious injury motorcycle collision, you are likely faced with a life you no longer recognize. You could be immobilized by your accident, unable to work and provide for your family. You need to receive a full settlement to account for your injuries and how those injuries have affected your life. You don’t just want to receive a settlement—you need one.
A Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can work diligently to prove your claim and win you the full compensation owed to you. Insurers can be tricky, but we won’t let them shortchange you. Call the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700 and receive a free case evaluation. You can also reach us using the contact form below.