Being in a motorcycle accident can lead to significant injuries, and even take you out of work. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone or something else, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Motorcycle accidents are especially dangerous for motorcyclists, who continue to be overrepresented in fatal traffic crashes, with 5,014 motorcyclists killed in 2019 alone according to the US Department of Transportation.
Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Other Drivers Entitle You to Compensation
The CDC notes that many motorcycle crash injuries and deaths are preventable. While you might wear a helmet and drive as safely and responsibly as possible, you cannot account for the behavior of other drivers on the road. Drivers have a responsibility to pay attention when they drive, and to follow the rules of the road, and if an accident is caused because of a failure to do this the driver will be liable for the related damages.
The damages that you are entitled to will depend upon the short- and long-term medical costs associated with your injuries, like the emergency room visit and any ongoing medications, treatment, or rehabilitation that your injuries might require. Your damages also include lost wages, work benefits, and any negative impact on your earnings potential caused by your injuries.
Measuring these amounts can be complex, and your experienced Surprise motorcycle accident attorney handles every step of the process so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Drivers Are Liable for Damages Linked to Motorcycle Accidents They Cause
When drivers are not paying attention, they are engaging in what is known as distracted driving. This is especially dangerous to motorcyclists, as they do not have the benefit of a metal chassis and airbags to protect them in the event of an accident. Even with the safest motorcycle and helmet, a driver can cause a motorcyclist very serious injury. You can only collect compensation for damages that you can prove, and this is done by collecting relevant evidence and drafting it into your claim or case.
Working with an attorney on your motorcycle accident takes the stress of collecting evidence, drafting a claim, and negotiating it with the insurance company out of your daily life. If the insurance company won’t offer a fair settlement, we will take them to court on your behalf to collect what you deserve.
Discuss Your Case with a Surprise Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Your initial consultation is free, and if we take your case, you pay nothing out-of-pocket, and we only get paid if we win on your case. This is because we take cases on contingency, which means that we get paid out of a portion of what we win for you, that we’ll agree upon before getting started.
To discuss options with The Law Offices of John Phebus, schedule a free consultation or call (623) 847-7117 as soon as possible after you have received medical care to support the quickest and fullest possible compensation in your case.