Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer Arizona
How can a motorcycle lawyer help me after an injury accident?
Our motorcycle accidents lawyer in Arizona at Yearin Law Office represents riders who were injured in accidents caused by another driver’s negligence. Motorcycle accidents are often serious, if not fatal for the rider. This is particularly true when a car or truck is involved and the two vehicles are traveling at a higher rate of speed. Because bikers do not have the same level of protection around them as car and truck drivers who are surrounded by metal and airbags, the motorcyclist typically suffers far greater injuries. It’s not unusual for the biker to sustain catastrophic if not fatal injuries in these scenarios. Because the costs involved in compensating the victim for their damages are often prohibitive, insurance companies are loathe to payout such claims. If the at-fault driver’s insurance company does not deny the victim’s claim, they will typically offer to pay only a percentage of the victim’s damages.
Our motorcycle accidents lawyer in Arizona can make all the difference in the outcome by protecting our clients’ rights to receive full compensation for their losses. Give us a call to schedule a free consultation with a respected motorcycle accident lawyer who will review your case at no charge. At the conclusion of that consultation, you should gain a greater understanding of whether or not pursuing a claim with the assistance of a motorcycle accident lawyer will be worthwhile. Two of the issues that may be discussed is proof of liability and value of the claim.
What is considered proof of liability?
Prior to a motorcycle accidents lawyer in Arizona filing an injury claim on behalf of a client, they will determine if there is clear proof of liability on the part of the other driver. For an insurance company to pay a settlement, they must be convinced that their customer caused the accident which led to the biker’s injuries. If there is any doubt, the insurer will likely take that opportunity to deny the claim and thus preserve their profit margin. To reduce or eliminate this risk, our Arizona motorcycle accident lawyer will perform due diligence and present as much evidence as there is available to prove culpability of the other driver. This might include any or all of the following:
- Photos or video of the accident. This may be collected from eye witnesses, traffic cameras, and dashcam cameras.
- Eyewitness testimony about how the accident occurred. This may include the motorcyclist.
- Physical evidence left at the scene such as paint remnants from the vehicles involved, skid marks, damaged signage or other objects.
- Damage to the vehicles involved, including the motorcycle.
- The police report of the accident as written by the responding officer.
Motorcycle accident FAQ:
Should I call the police after my motorcycle accident?
Yes. Don’t let the other driver talk you out of contacting the police after your accident. A police officer will investigate your accident and create an official accident report. This report can be a critical piece of evidence when trying to obtain financial compensation after your crash. Without an accident report, insurance companies might reduce or deny your accident claim due to lack of evidence.
What information should I get from the other driver?
Make sure you obtain the following information from the other driver:
- License plate number
- Driver’s full name
- Home address
- Home phone number
- Driver’s license number
- Insurance policy number
Should I take photos of my motorcycle accident?
Yes. If you are healthy enough to do so and you can safely take photos, we strongly encourage you to do so. Photographs of the accident scene can be critical pieces of evidence supporting your accident claim. Make sure to take photos of the damage to your motorcycle and the other vehicle as well as any visible injuries. If possible, take photos before you and other driver move your vehicles.
Should I see a doctor if I feel fine after my motorcycle crash?
Yes. You could have a serious, life-threatening internal injury and not even realize it. That’s why it’s important to have a medical professional diagnose you as soon as possible. If it is a night or weekend and you cannot make an appointment with your primary physician, we strongly encourage you to consider going to a hospital emergency room, especially if something doesn’t feel right. You know your body best. Don’t take chances with your health.
Should I contact my insurance company after my motorcycle crash?
Yes. However, keep your comments to a minimum. Even though your insurance company represents you, anything you say or put in writing could be used to reduce or deny your claim. This is especially true if you are accused of causing your collision. Always be cautious about what you say after an accident. And talk to an attorney from our firm as soon as possible.
What should I do if an insurance company contacts me after my motorcycle accident?
Do not answer their questions. Insurance investigators often ask seemingly innocent questions after accidents. Such questions are often designed to trick people into saying something insurance companies can use to deny or reduce accident claims. Simply tell the insurance investigator that you have hired an attorney and direct all their questions to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer from Arizona. We know how to answer such questions and what not to say in order to build a strong legal case.
Were you injured in a motorcycle accident? We can help you get the justice you deserve.
Many victims of motor vehicle accidents are taken advantage of by insurance companies who are only interested in their bottom line. Yearin Law Office protects the rights of Arizona motorcyclists who were injured through no fault of their own. If you would like to know more about how an experienced motorcycle accidents lawyer in Arizona can make a difference in the outcome of your case, call us at Yearin Law Office and request a free consultation.