Motorcycle Accident Attorney Mesa
When a motorcyclist is involved in a serious accident, the resulting injuries can have long-lasting effects. Without the protective frame of a passenger car and safety features such as airbags and seatbelts, motorcyclists have very little protection on the road. The motorcyclist faces a significantly higher risk of traumatic injuries or death in an accident. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a motorcycle accident lawyer Mesa at the Ferguson Law Group as soon as possible. Because motorcycle accident claims can be very complex and insurance companies are quick to place the blame on the motorcyclist, these types of cases will require an attorney who has experience negotiating with insurance adjusters and one who has a reputation for not backing down. Handling your motorcycle accident claim as soon as possible will also allow your attorney to gather important evidence that will build a strong case to hold the negligent driver liable for your injuries and other damages.
How Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help You Pick Up the Pieces
If you sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, don’t put off contacting an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to discuss your legal options. At the Ferguson Law Group, our team of highly motivated and experienced lawyers is committed to helping motorcycle accident victims receive compensation for their injuries and other damages. At our firm, you’ll work with a motorcycle accident attorney who has experience with these types of complicated cases and one who will keep you informed every step of the way.
Why You Need an Arizona Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
A catastrophic injury in a motorcycle collision can leave the accident victim unable to work for weeks, months, or years. The accident victim may also require extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation and will be unable to bring in income while the medical bills continue to pile up.
A motorcyclist has a legal responsibility to obey traffic safety laws. However, most motorcyclists are very safety conscious and mindful of highway safety because they know the risks involved.
Most accidents that involve a motorcycle and passenger vehicle are caused by negligent or inattentive drivers or other kinds of vehicles that share the road.
Many passenger car drivers are looking for oncoming trucks and cars and do not focus on checking for motorcyclists, which have a narrow profile and are more difficult to spot compared to passenger vehicles.
Because the motorcyclist does not have protection from the road and is essentially exposed, they are at risk for catastrophic injuries in an accident. Being ejected from a motorcycle onto the pavement in an accident is a common way for a rider to sustain catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries, fractures, neck injuries, and head injuries.
Legal Representation When You Need it the Most
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and your injuries were caused by someone else’s disregard for your safety, you shouldn’t have to worry about paying for your medical bills out of pocket. An injured rider needs an experienced advocate to stand up for their rights and pursue full compensation for their loss of income and injuries.
Having a knowledgeable Mesa motorcycle accident attorney who has handled several similar cases can make all the difference in the success of the case.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Our Mesa motorcycle accident attorneys at the Ferguson Law Group have handled many cases in which motorcyclists were injured in accidents caused by other drivers who:
- Were following a motorcycle too closely
- Failed to yield at an intersection
- Ran a red light or stop sign
- Cut off a motorcycle when changing lanes
- Improper turning
When you put your case in our hands, our motorcycle accident attorneys will act fast. From the beginning, we will devote a substantial amount of time to investigating the cause of the accident and we will work diligently to gather and preserve evidence that will strengthen your claim.
Unfortunately, the motorcyclist often encounters cultural bias from insurance companies and other motorists who wrongly perceive that a motorcycle rider is irresponsible and usually at fault for car accidents that are caused by negligence. This type of bias often leads to lower settlement amounts from insurance companies and can bias jurors and judges against the motorcyclist if the case goes to court.
Because of this, you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who knows how to overcome this bias against motorcyclists and insists that an insurance adjuster provides fair compensation based on the facts of the case, not perceptions.
If the case goes to trial, we will work tirelessly to build a strong case and we will screen jurors for those who have negative perceptions of motorcyclists. This type of aggressive and effective approach to a case is just one of the many reasons you need an experienced Arizona motorcycle accident attorney in your corner.
How We Will Investigate Your Case
As a successful law firm, we have the skills and resources to devote to your case to ensure we thoroughly explore every avenue of compensation and gather important evidence that will prove the other driver was at fault. We will quickly move to preserve evidence and obtain medical records, driving records, and phone records of the negligent driver to determine if they were distracted by talking on the phone or texting at the time of the accident. We will focus on identifying all potentially liable parties in the collision. Doing so broadens the pool of insurance funds that are available to provide fair compensation for the injuries and physical and emotional trauma you endured.
How to Protect Your Rights after a Motorcycle Accident
Immediately after a motorcycle accident, you may feel disoriented, overwhelmed, and in pain. The adrenaline may be surging through your body, which can mask signs of pain sustained from serious injuries.
During this time, it’s important that you follow certain steps to protect Your rights and your claim.
If you’ve been seriously injured in the accident, contact 911 immediately. A dispatcher will send an ambulance and first responders to stabilize you and transport you to the hospital. If you do not want to take an ambulance to the hospital you should still contact the police. The police will fill out an accident report that will list the details of the accident, including who they believe is responsible.
Even if you feel fine after an accident you must still see a doctor. A doctor can examine you and determine whether you’ve suffered injuries that are hard to detect but still considered serious, such as a traumatic brain injury, back injury, concussion, internal bleeding, organ damage, and soft tissue damage.
Save all of the documentation you receive from your emergency room visit and any following doctor appointments. You should also keep prescription medication receipts and billings statements. This type of documentation will be used as evidence to prove the severity of your injuries and your request for compensation to cover your medical treatment.
Obtain a Copy of the Police Report
Get a copy of the police report. This document will be used as evidence in your claim.
Take photos of your injuries, damaged bike, any vehicles involved, and anything you believe may have contributed to your accident, such as debris in the road, broken traffic lights, or missing traffic signs. If there are any witnesses, be sure you obtain their contact information including their name, phone number, address, and license plate numbers. Your attorney will want to contact them and obtain an eyewitness statement.
Contact an Attorney
Speak with an attorney before you talk to an insurance adjuster. If the insurance company attempts to contact you do not answer your phone. Instead, speak with your attorney. Your lawyer will notify the insurance company that all communication must go through them. An insurance adjuster will do their best to trick you into saying something that can harm your claim. They will do this by asking misleading and confusing questions. They will also request to record your statement, which they will later use against you. Speaking with an attorney is the best way to protect your rights and your claim.
Contact an Experienced AZ Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
At the Ferguson Law Group, we will review your case and discuss your legal options for seeking compensation. If you’ve been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, we will help level the playing field against defense attorneys and insurance companies and help you fight for fair compensation. We will answer any questions you may have regarding your claim and can take over negotiating with insurance companies and defense attorneys, so you can focus on your recovery. Contact our office today to schedule a case review and learn how the legal experts at the Ferguson Law Group can help.
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