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Motorcycle Accidents

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It's true that motorcyclists are more vulnerable than other motorists, but that certainly does not mean that the motorcyclist's damages should be discounted. Riding a motorcycle is NOT an assumption of risk that allows negligent drivers to avoid liability or discount the motorcyclist's damages. On the contrary, other motorists should employ greater caution when they share the roadways with motorcyclists.

Motorcycle accidents occur far too frequently in Arizona. According to data from the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were 3,115 motorcycle crashes reported within the state in 2016. Many of those crashes occurred in the Phoenix metro area. When motorcycle collisions do happen, the consequences can be devastating. While motorcycles were involved in less than two percent of all highway accidents on Arizona, motorcycles were involved more than ten percent of all fatal accidents in the state.

At Cluff Injury Lawyers, our Phoenix motorcycle accident attorneys understand the unique challenges that bikers face. We help motorcycle accident victims recover the full compensation that they deserve. 

Compensation for Injured Motorcyclists

One of the keys to motorcycle accident cases is finding coverage. Finding coverage is especially important because the damages in these cases are often catastrophic.

Depending on the circumstances of the collision and the parties involved there may be multiple sources of coverage that can be pursued. You need excellent and relentless attorneys to maximize the value of your case.

They cannot pay you less just because you chose to ride a motorcycle.

Minor impacts can cause major injuries for motorcyclists.

Some collisions, which might have caused little or no injury to some motorists, will cause serious injury injuries or death to motorcyclists. But that is not a defense for the negligent motorist. Motorcyclists are particularly at risk for the following kinds of injuries in a motor vehicle collision:

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Loss of Limb
  • Broken Bones
  • Torn ligaments
  • Internal Injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Road Rash
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Burns
  • Death

“TUFF guys go to the Doctor after a Motorcycle Accident.”

-a really tough guy

Do I need to see a doctor If I don't think I've been injured after a motorcycle accident?

The answer is yes, you need to. It's serious. You may be a really tough guy, but you still need to get into a doctor after you've been in a motorcycle accident, even if you think you're okay.

Because you might not be okay. And if it turns out that you've got an injury, the more time that goes by between your accident and when you get in for medical care that will be used against you in the most deliberate way possible. The defense will never let that go.

So yes, you need to get into a doctor, and you need to get in right away. We'd prefer you go into the emergency room or urgent care, or even your family doctor. Get in and get examined. It's important for your health and your case.

Can injured motorcycle passengers recover compensation?

Yes, they can. In fact, they're usually in a much better position to recover compensation. Because, unlike the motorcycle driver the accident is almost never the fault of the passenger.

In most cases, even where there's a dispute as to fault, the dispute is going to be between the motorcycle driver and the driver of the other vehicle or other vehicles. It's not going to be a dispute as to the passenger's fault.

So, the passenger has usually no fault on them and they have multiple potential targets of their claim could be the motorcycle driver, could be the driver of another vehicle, or other vehicles. There are all kinds of situations such as a municipality that improperly designed a roadway, that could be our defendant in the case.

But the thing that makes the position of the motorcycle passenger stronger than the position of the motorcyclist himself or herself, is the fact that the motorcycle passenger is not going to have any fault and the motorcycle passenger has additional potential targets for their claim.

You need a skilled Phoenix Area Motorcycle Accident Attorney on Your Side against the Insurance Companies

Motor vehicle collisions can produce an assortment of problems that are more serious, more complicated, and more emotional than you might have expected. Sometimes I see insurance companies refer to motor vehicle collisions as “fender benders,” and I know perfectly well why they do this. They do it to trivialize the human costs of these crashes, but if you've been injured in a motor vehicle collision, then you already know that they cause some very real problems for their victims, including:

  • Health Problems
  • Financial Problems
  • Legal Problems
  • Practical Problems
  • Emotional Problems

But there is another type of problem that is perhaps scarier than any of the types of problems listed above. It is the Hidden Problem. You simply don't know what you don't know.

“You simply don't know

what you don't know.”

When you make a personal injury claim, you are surrounded by traps for the unwary. On this page, and throughout this website, you will find information that will educate you as to some of the issues that you are likely to face in your personal injury claim. It is valuable information, but it is no substitute for a lawyer. If you want the best possible outcome on your personal injury claim, then you need to be represented by an experienced aggressive attorney.

Should You Wear a Helmet, and How Does It Affect Your Case?

“Motorcyclists have just as much right to legal protection as anyone else on the road…”

…yet they are often injured because the drivers of other motor vehicles are careless.  Other drivers too often fail to check blind spots. They fail to pay attention and drive distracted.  When these failures cause a motorcycle crash, catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries can occur. 

Motorcyclists often get a bum rap they do not deserve.  Motorcyclists are some of the safest, most observant, and careful drivers on our streets.  They are also operating some of the most environmentally-friendly vehicles on the road.

Our Motorcycle Accident Team will get you what you deserve.

After any motorcycle accident involving serious injury, Call Cluff Injury Lawyers. In any serious motorcycle accident, visiting and investigating the scene of the accident is required as soon as possible.

Any witnesses must also be interviewed.  Any reports prepared by local police, state police or federal investigators must be reviewed.  Any important physical evidence from the scene and the vehicles themselves must be identified, and preserved. 

Our Motorcycle Accident Team at Cluff Injury Lawyers will perform an extensive accident investigation and reconstruction.  If negligence was involved, we will find it. 

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