Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The fantastic Arizona weather is inviting for those who love the thrill of a motorcycle ride, which is why it remains a favorite mode of transportation for many Arizona residents. Not only can motorcycles be an exciting way to get around town, but motorcycles are also highly efficient from an economic standpoint. With all the advantages to riding a motorcycle, there is one significant disadvantage: they can be dangerous. When you ride a motorcycle, you have an increased risk of getting into a collision — more so than when driving in a single passenger car or taking public transportation.
According to the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2016 alone, there were a total of 3,104 motorcycle accidents; this is a substantial increase from 2015 and even more so from previous decades. Of the 3,104 motorcycle accidents, there were 144 fatalities and over 2,590 motorcyclists injured.
Arizona is one of only twelve states that currently reports more than 100 motorcycle accident fatalities on its roadways annually. Those killed most frequently are men between the ages of 30 to 50 years old. Whether the accidents happen in rural or urban areas, the consequences are nearly the same. Motorcyclists have an increased risk of serious injury or death over automobile drivers, and are more than three times more likely to require emergency care or hospitalization after an accident.
According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, more than half of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle, and the motorcyclist is not at fault. The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is that a driver fails to notice a motorcycle and pulls out in front of them. Automobile drivers typically either fail to see motorcyclists or misjudge a motorcyclist’s speed. Although the stereotype exists that motorcycle accidents are in large part due to excessive speeding or other risky behaviors by the motorcyclist, the facts show that in most instances the opposite is true, a motorcycle accident is caused by the other vehicle.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you hire the assistance of an experienced auto accident attorney. At Folger Law Firm, we handle motorcycle accident cases on a contingency basis, and our excellent reviews speak for themselves.
Often, in a motorcycle crash, an independent investigation may be necessary to determine who is at fault for the accident. Following the accident, evidence needs to be preserved, including surveillance videos, photographs, and eyewitness accounts to help prove who is at fault and liable for the motorcyclist’s injuries. Obtaining records is only one of the ways we at the Folger Law Firm can help you.
Also, if you should sustain injuries, it is critical that you immediately get medical attention. You will need to show documentation of your injuries and get medical opinions about the long-term implications and severity of the injuries sustained from the accident. Most importantly, don’t talk to any insurance company without the guidance of an experienced auto accident attorney. You should have legal representation before you make any formal or informal statements. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Phoenix, regardless of how minor, it is critical to hire an experienced lawyer from the Folger Law Firm to ensure that you can adequately recover for your injuries. Our motto of “Experience with Persistence” means we won’t stop fighting until you get the compensation deserved.
Contact Folger Law today to receive the legal help you need.