Motorcycle riders are subject to widespread bias and prejudice. Sadly, insurers, lawyers, and judges hold it, and the general public embraces it. If a rider gets into an accident and is injured, many people believe it is something they should have expected when they bought the motorbike.
To ease your emotional distress and protect your financial interests, contact The Sorenson Law Firm, LLC today. We can help you if you are uncertain whether an attorney would benefit your case. Our team will review your case and determine whether legal representation is necessary and the best course of action for you.
To protect yourself and your case, follow these steps after a motorcycle accident:
Avoid the following after an accident:
Insurance companies often contact accident victims shortly after an accident and offer a settlement. Unfortunately, financial difficulties caused by accidents overwhelm accident victims, and insurance companies exploit this by pretending to represent their interests.
But most of these early settlement offers are much lower than what the victim is entitled to. Even though insurance companies claim to represent accident victims’ interests, they represent their own.
The legal team you hire fights for a fair and reasonable settlement or, if necessary, a great verdict in court against bad-faith insurance companies.
You may suffer chronic pain, disfigurement, and permanent disabilities due to a motorcycle accident. There may have been a loss in your family. Your medical bills may overwhelm you and make you uncertain about the future. But if you are eligible for compensation, you may recover a substantial amount.
When you hire a motorcycle accident attorney in Tempe, you may recover the following damages:
Often called special damages, they are monetary damages that are attributed to the accident, such as:
Non-economic damages (also called general damages) are subjective, non-monetary damages resulting from an accident, including, but not limited to:
Punitive or exemplary damages are to punish the party at fault.
A motorcycle rider has the same rights as a passenger vehicle driver. All motorists owe riders a duty of care. The Motorcycle Safety report published by the NHTSA shows motorcyclists are 24 times more likely to die in an accident than passengers. Here are some common motorcycle accident causes:
The lack of crash protection on motorcycles means riders are exposed to traffic during a crash. It is possible to become pinned underneath a motorbike or another vehicle. A large, fast-moving object or a slide on the road may cause them to lose control. A variety of devastating injuries can result from these scenarios, including:
Immediately after a motorcycle accident, you should contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. Arizona’s statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death cases is two years. The time may seem sufficient, but before filing the lawsuit, your lawyer will need to complete several tasks, including but not limited to the following:
If you contact a lawyer early in the process, your attorney can access relevant witnesses while they can still recall important details. Moreover, they can complete these tasks before the filing deadline.
Following a motorcycle wreck in Tempe, you may be entitled to compensation from one or more parties. We can effectively represent your interests with our attorneys’ expertise and unmatched resources. Contact The Sorenson Law Firm, LLC, for free legal consultation.
A helmet is mandatory in Arizona for everyone under 18 but not for those over 18.
Except for motorbikes equipped with windscreens, Arizona law requires protective eyewear.
Arizona does not restrict the age of passengers.
Daytime headlights are a requirement in Arizona, but “modulating headlights” that change between full power, low beam, and dimming are allowed.
AZ law prohibits motorcycle riders from riding more than two side-by-side.