Motorcycle Accidents in Scottsdale
Riding a motorcycle in a sunny city like Scottsdale is an exciting and fun time, but riding a motorcycle can be extremely dangerous.
With limited protection from any impact on the road, motorcyclists have a higher percentage of injury on the highways.
In 2012, 5,000 waw the number of fatalities in motorcycle accidents, which represents 15% of all traffic deaths, according to the National Road Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Negligence is largely responsible for these incidents, and even in an instant, driving improperly could put the lives of motorcyclists at risk.
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Dangerous Spots For Motorcyclists
According to reports, there are a number of hotspots for motorcycle accidents in Scottsdale:
- Hayden road
- Camelback road
- Cave Creek road
- Bethany Home road
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Our expert motorcycle accident attorneys at Avrek Law have a long history of success in obtaining compensation for victims of motorcycle accidents and their families.
They know how to demonstrate the negligence of drivers who do not comply with traffic signals, skip red lights, drive under the influence of alcohol, change lanes illegally, and etc.
Motorcycle accidents usually result in horrific injuries (or even death), which is why you want a top lawyer on your side fighting for you.
Avrek Law has recovered over $250 Million for our clients, and with over 30 years experience we can help those who’ve been injured.
Contact us online for a Free consultation or call us 24/7 at 480-809-3045. Don’t fight the insurance companies alone.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
What often happens is that motorists are not aware of the danger of driving recklessly near motorcycles, especially in densely populated areas. Many accidents occur after the motorist fails to stop in time after speeding, and unfortunately motorcyclists are guilty of the same thing, Speeding.
Many bikers feel they are much better riders than they are and many times a wrongly judged curve or traffic jam can make the difference and cause many accidents.
3- Improper braking techniques
Driving schools teach the appropriate technique for braking on motorcycles, but those lessons don’t always carry over to the highways and streets.
Every situation, especially those that create a greater danger for the driver, tend to become more dangerous when we do not make good use of this technique, and we use the front brake instead of both, and vice versa.
4 – Other drivers
Unfortunately many drivers are not aware of motorcyclists on the road, and many daily drivers don’t have good driving habits. One small mistake could cost a motorcyclist their life.
Common Injuries In Motorcycle Accidents
Common motorcycle injuries – wounds to legs, knees, ankles and feet
It may be obvious to many drivers that most motorcycle accident injuries (with no fatalaties occur) in the lower extremities.
It is clear that we are not talking about fatal injuries, but they can be truly serious and, in extreme cases, may require amputation of the limb.
Cranioencephalic trauma (TBI) or cranial brain injury (ECT) is also a very common injury in motorcycle accidents.
According to statistics, head injuries are the leading cause of death in these accidents and drivers who, at the time of having the accident, do not wear helmets, are 40% more likely to suffer a deadly head injury.
It is the injury that occurs when the skin comes into contact with the pavement at a certain speed, usually after the rider is thrown away from the vehicle by the force of the crash.
It can also be known as road burn, as friction generates heat and in many situations this should be treated immediately.
What is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?
Motorcycle accidents are especially sensitive as motorcyclists tend to suffer more serious injuries since they are less protected.
Consequently, compensation for motorcycle accidents also tend to be greater, as long as the necessary steps are taken throughout the process to prove the injuries and damages suffered.
Motorcycle accident compensation must include hospital costs, disability and/or rehabilitation days for the physical injuries suffered, as well as any possible future medical needs that remain after the treatment is received.
All injuries must be recorded in the reports of the hospital that treats the victim from the first meeting.
In addition to personal injuries, compensation also includes material damages on both the motorcycle and on the objects or accessories you carried on at the time of the accident.
For example: clothing, helmets, mobile phones, watches, glasses, and any other damaged possessions.
Contact Avrek Law today to get a better understanding of what compensation you might be entitled to.
How long do I have to take legal action?
After a motorcycle accident, you have an established period of time to go to court and file a personal injury lawsuit.
A law called “statute of limitations” sets that amount of time, and every state has such a law.
In you have been a victim of a motorcycle accident in Scottsdale, you have up to two years to make your lawsuit.
If you wait too long to make your claim, the court will more than likely reject your case as time-barred, and you will lose any possible compensation for injuries and other losses from the motorcycle accident.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Sometimes while traveling on the open road motorists enter areas where they do not know what awaits them on the other side of the curve, since many of them can be blind.
Potholes, an animal in the middle of the road, or a stopped vehicle are just a few examples of possible causes of an accident.
You went out to take a motorcycle ride with your friends but it turns out that the group has a little, not-so-intelligent member, who plays the fool with the bike and is an irresponsible driver.
He loses control of his motorcycle and causes an accident to other drivers.
Locking the front brake
An emergency makes you squeeze the front brake hard and suddenly, when you realize it, your bike and you are on the ground.
This can cause you wounds, or even start a more serious accident if there are any vehicles around you.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you drive a motorcycle, you should know the dangers to which you are exposed in the event of an accident with other vehicles and trucks on the roads.
While you are in the process of recovery, lawyers can advise you on getting the people that are responsible, to pay for the damages while they make sure that the insurance company covers your care and medical treatment.
If you are unable to return to your job temporarily or permanently, a reputable lawyer will help negotiate for lost earnings.
Insurance companies are not in business to pay big settlements to victims, rather insurance companies do everything in their power to pay as little compensation as possible.
What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents are unexpected and stressful. Even the most careful drivers may be involved in an accident and you can read more details on what to do after a motorcycle crash.
If you are in an accident, Avrek Law is committed to help you recover your peace of mind as soon as possible. If you have recently had an accident, start by filing a claim.
Carry an emergency flare light to alert traffic.
It is also helpful to have a pen and a card with important medical information about you and your family.
Immediately after an accident
- Take a deep breath and stay calm.
- Check for injuries; if in doubt, call an ambulance.
- If the accident is minor, your vehicle should be moved to a safe place, out of traffic.
- Turn on emergency lights, use cones, reflecting triangles, or emergency flare lights for your safety.
- Call the police even when the accident was minor.
- Notify your lawyer and your insurance agent immediately.
What Happens to My Insurance After a Motorcycle Accident?
Insurance companies will more than likely seek to blame the motorist for any accident; if they manage to accomplish that, then it will become part of your record and it will have a negative effect on your insurance rates.
It is normal for insurance companies to try and raise monthly rates after an accident so be cautious when dealing with your insurance agent.
This is why it is important for you to find an experienced motorcycle accident attorney that can review your insurance company’s accident report and check the assessment of fault they made for your case.
If you are under the suspicion that your insurance company is trying to pay you less than you actually deserve, you may file an objection and ask for a reassessment.
If they refuse your claim, then you better have a good team of professional lawyers to represent you and fight for the compensation you actually deserve.