Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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Motorcycle accidents can result in life-changing wounds and injuries. In the case of an accident, motorcycle riders have very little protection other than their gear. If a car or truck collides with a motorcyclist, the biker may experience head injuries, back injuries, fractures, and severe road rash. Esquire Law fights for the rights of wounded motorcyclists and passengers. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Arizona or Utah, you deserve a motorcycle accident lawyer who will fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our lawyers at (801)-528-7890 to receive assistance for your motorcycle accident case.

What You Should Know About Motorcycle Accidents

Many people believe motorcyclists love to take risks and often put the blame on them, but that’s simply not true. Most motorcycle accidents happen at the hands of inattentive, aggressive, or drunk drivers.

According to the National Safety Council, motorcycle crashes account for 14% of all traffic fatalities. Unfortunately, a significant amount of these collisions happen in Arizona and Utah.

But what causes these accidents? Well, most boil down to bad driving.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Motorists failing to check for motorcycles
  • Motorists failing to check for motorcycles in adjacent lanes
  • Motorists driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • Running stop lights or stop signs
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Left-Turning and Corner-Turning Vehicles
  • Lane Splitting
  • Aggressive driving
  • Drowsy driving

Experiencing a motorcycle accident is traumatizing and financially draining. A motorcycle accident can also lead to life-long injuries such as paralysis or traumatic brain injury (TBI). In severe cases, a motorcyclist’s injuries may be fatal.

Legal Rights and Protections for Motorcyclists

Motorcyclists who have been injured in a collision are entitled to recover compensation from the negligent party. To do this, a motorcyclist must file a motorcycle accident lawsuit against the at-fault driver (the driver who caused the accident).

There are legal rights and protections for motorcyclists in Arizona and Utah. Under the current law, motorcyclists are permitted to move between lanes to pass another vehicle moving in the same direction if:

  • The road has at least two lanes in the same direction
  • The posted speed limit is no more than 45 mph
  • The vehicle the motorcyclist wants to pass is stopped
  • The motorcyclist passes between lanes at no more than 15 mph

As a motorcyclist, you have legal rights. Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at Esquire Law. Our team can help you fight for your right to recover damages following a motorcycle accident and will go all the way to court if we have to.

Choosing the Right Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Selecting the right motorcycle accident lawyer can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Consider factors such as experience, specialization in motorcycle accidents, and a track record of success when making your decision.

Insurance companies never have your best interest in mind. That’s why you need an expert lawyer on your side to advocate for you.

At Esquire Law, we never settle for a low settlement. By reviewing crucial evidence and case information, we piece together a strong case that will cover your medical expenses, lost wages, emotional trauma, and more.

How a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help

Negotiate With Insurance

The last thing you want to deal with after an accident is an insurance adjuster. Insurance companies will try to minimize your claim as much as possible so they can profit. Our experienced motorcycle crash lawyers understand the tactics used by insurance companies and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Gather & Present Evidence

The best way to secure maximum compensation for your claim is through evidence. Essential pieces of evidence like a police report, photos, witness statements, and security camera footage can all impact your case and help achieve a higher settlement.

Go to Trial

Some motorcycle accidents may require litigation. In cases like this, we’ll take your case to court. Esquire Law has been helping motorcycle accident victims achieve substantial settlements throughout the years. Just take a look at our track record—we’ve helped hundreds of clients win hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Victims

Recovering after a motorcycle accident is not easy and is often a huge financial burden. Esquire Law’s motorcycle accident attorneys help compensate for three different types of damages: economic, non-economic, and punitive.

Economic Damages

Economic damages refer to the quantifiable losses incurred as a result of a motorcycle accident. These damages often include past and future medical expenses, lost income, and property damage. Ongoing physical therapy treatments and medications are also a part of this.

Non-Economic Damages

Injuries might not always be visible. Non-economic damages refer to losses not tied to a monetary value. These include losses like pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of consortium, and a decrease in quality of life.

Punitive Damages

Although rare, punitive damages may be awarded. This compensation is a type of punishment against the at-fault party for their negligent and reckless behavior.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

The first thing you should do after a motorcycle accident is to seek medical attention. You should also collect important information if you can. Things like the driver’s information, pictures of the scene, and witness phone numbers will all play a vital role in your case. Make sure the police arrive on the scene to make a police report.

Who Can Be Held Liable For Injuries Resulting From a Motorcycle Crash?

Anyone who was operating the vehicle at the time of the accident can be held liable. Pedestrians, insurance companies, and public entities may also be held liable.

If a Car, Truck, or Other Motorcycle Drives My Bike Off The Road And Then Flees, Can I File a Personal Injury Claim?

Yes, you can file a personal injury claim if the at-fault driver flees. This would be considered a hit-and-run accident. In a hit-and-run case, you’ll have to file a claim through your motorcycle insurance company.

Do I Need An Expert to Testify in a Motorcycle Liability Case?

You might. Complicated motorcycle accident cases may require a forensic investigator who can give expert testimony after evaluating the evidence.

If I Don’t Have Motorcycle Insurance, Can I Still Make a Personal Injury Claim?

You can still claim if you don’t have motorcycle insurance. Call Esquire Law to learn more about how you can file a personal injury claim.

Will Not Wearing a Helmet Affect My Claim?

In Arizona, motorcyclists over the age of 18 are not required to wear a helmet. However, all motorcyclists and their passengers should wear helmets. If you weren’t wearing a helmet, it’s best to consult with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer.

Consult With a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Arizona & Utah

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you don’t have to face legalities alone. Our motorcycle crash lawyers at Esquire Law are committed to advocating for your rights and pursuing the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can help you seek justice and financial recovery.