Helping You Recover Damages and Seek Compensation
Motorcycle riders often seek a sense of freedom and adventure from their rides. Unfortunately, because motorcycles are smaller and more open than other vehicles on the road, motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause severe injuries with lasting symptoms. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you may be suffering from serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, concussions, and more. You deserve to focus on recovering from your physical injuries without worrying about medical expenses and property damage repairs.
At Territorial Law, we understand just how frustrating it can be to pay for significant expenses out of pocket because of an accident that wasn’t your fault. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, you deserve to seek compensation to pay for the damages you have accrued. Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys will fight for you to get you the compensation you deserve. For more information and to receive a free consultation, contact our office today at 928-955-7191.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can happen for various reasons, most commonly due to another party’s negligence. However, other accidents can occur due to flukes or simple mistakes that happen on the road. There are some common causes of motorcycle accidents that our team sees often.
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include the following:
- Reckless driving. If the other driver behaves recklessly or negligently, they could have caused the accident that injured you. Reckless driving includes swerving, speeding, failing to yield, and failing to brake.
- Speeding. Vehicles that drive too quickly around motorcycles may have slow reaction times. If a vehicle cannot stop in time, it could cause a motorcycle accident.
- Drunk driving. Unfortunately, some drivers on the road may not be sober enough to drive. Motorcycle accident victims may be injured due to the other driver being inebriated.
- Defective motorcycle parts. Faulty parts can lead to a motorcycle stopping suddenly or failing to stop. If your motorcycle parts are defective, you may be able to hold the manufacturer accountable for your motorcycle accident.
- Distracted driving. Drivers checking their cell phones or GPS navigation systems may not be looking out for motorcycles on the road. Many motorcycle accident claims happen due to distracted driving incidents.
- Poor weather conditions. Rain, ice, snow, and other factors can all make it difficult to control a vehicle on the road. It’s possible that the other driver could not see or stop in time before causing a motorcycle accident.
- Poor road conditions. Potholes in the road can cause vehicles and motorcycles to swerve out of control. Some motorcycle accident cases can be caused by poor road conditions.
- Driving aggressively. Some motor vehicle drivers will intentionally target motorcycles on the road. If another car is swerving, braking, or speeding near you on purpose, they could be held liable for causing a motorcycle accident.
- Turning in front of a motorcycle. Many passenger vehicles are large, which could block the other driver’s view of the road. In some cases, a motorcycle crash is caused by a negligent driver turning in front of a motorcycle on the road.
What Are the Most Common Types of Injuries After a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries and can even be fatal. There are many injuries motorcycle victims can sustain, and all of them have the potential to cause severe symptoms.
Below are the most common injuries after a motorcycle accident:
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Road rash
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Facial disfigurement
The injured party may also be able to seek compensation for non-physical injuries, like emotional distress. Our team can help you contact the party responsible to demand full and fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive After a Motorcycle Accident?
Generally, any expenses you accrue as a direct result of the accident are damages you can seek compensation for. The damages you can recover compensation for depend on the nature of the accident scene and your injuries. However, there are some common items many people seek compensation for.
You may be able to receive compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
- Wrongful death of a loved one
Is There a Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accidents?
All states have statutes of limitations on personal injury claims, meaning that after the statute has passed, you can no longer file a lawsuit in court. In Arizona, the statute of limitations for motorcycle accidents is two years from the date of the accident. If you file a lawsuit after two years, you will likely be denied compensation.
There are certain exceptions you may qualify for if it has been longer than two years. However, it is essential to consult our team of Yuma motorcycle accident attorneys to determine if you qualify for these exceptions.
Should I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Being in a motorcycle accident can leave you with lasting injuries that cause life-altering symptoms. You may find yourself paying for medical bills, property damage repairs, and other expenses because of an accident that was not your fault. An insurance company may give you a small payout but not the maximum compensation you deserve.
At Territorial Law, our team is dedicated to fighting for your rights to recover damages on your behalf. We will examine your case and develop a solid legal strategy to help you pay for your expenses after a motorcycle accident. To speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer on our team and learn more about our services, call us today at 928-955-7191.