Motorcycles are a lot of fun to ride, but they are also quite dangerous. Even when the biker exercises extreme caution and wears protective gear, it is a fact that negligent parties can cause serious injury or even death to a biker.
Even when bikers and cyclists who are trying to be as safe such as possible by wearing helmets and protective gloves, pants, boots and jackets, they have comparatively little protection when colliding with a motor vehicle (whose driver is protected by seatbelts and a large metal cage that’s designed for impact). In addition to these threats, common road hazards like potholes, ice, cracks or slick roads pose much greater risk to motorcyclists than drivers.
Therefore, oftentimes, motorcycle accident injuries are often serious – even fatal. Motorcycle accident injuries can cause a variety of severe and lasting personal injuries including broken bones, bruises, spinal cord injuries such as paraplegia or quadriplegia and traumatic brain injuries ranging from concussions to diffuse axonal injuries, subdural hematomas, subarachnoid hemorrhages and all types of acute brain injuries. If severe enough, motorcycle accidents can leave riders paralyzed, as amputees, brain injured or with other types of permanent disabilities such as being able to walk, talk, move, run, climb, use their arms or legs.
How We Can Help
When involved in a serious motorcycle accident, the rider will likely be hospitalized and may need surgeries or extended medical care. The medical bills for this kind of treatment can be massive, and the financial burden can seriously add insult to the rider’s catastrophic injuries. Even worse, a rider who becomes permanently disabled in a motorcycle accident or bike crash likely will not be able to return to work and will face a lifetime of significant medical bills from future surgeries, doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and other medical providers who will be critical to the injured motorcyclist’s rehabilitation.
If you were injured in a motorcycle or bike accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury and motorcycle accident attorney who handles motorcycle accident cases routinely. Not every lawyer knows how to effectively navigate issues surrounding motorcycle injuries.
David Shapiro Law, PLLC, regularly handles motorcycle accident cases and has achieved millions of dollars on behalf of clients injured in motorcycle accidents. We offer free initial consultations and can even visit you in the hospital or at home during your recovery. Our founding attorney David Shapiro will meet with you and then determine the best possible course of action to achieve the maximum amount of compensation to cover your lost income, damage to property as well as pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, and your spouse’s or children’s suffering from this traumatic event.
We Hold Others Accountable
Motorcycle accident victims have can file claims against negligent parties here in Arizona. These include:
- Other drivers on the road who were negligent
- Cities, states and other municipalities who created or permitted the road hazard that caused your accident
- Manufacturers of motorcycles and parts that may have failed in some way or were defectively designed or manufactured
Representing Your Rights And Freedoms
Despite the fact that motorcycle riders come from all different professions and are of different ages, law enforcement, other drivers and even the general public can be biased against bikers. Some people think that if you were injured in a motorcycle accident, it is your fault no matter what because motorcycles are dangerous. This is simply unacceptable. No one – including a motorcyclist – should be injured by a careless or negligent driver. Therefore, it is important that injured motorcycle rider victims have a legal advocate who protects your rights as a driver, avid motorcycle rider and as a consumer. We are not paid until we win a positive settlement or decision, so there is nothing to lose and everything to gain.