Committed Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Legal help after a bike accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents accounted for more than 82,000 injuries and 4,500 fatalities in 2010. Bikers sustained the most severe damage through collision with a larger and more powerful vehicle. Those who survived sustained injuries such as broken bones, fractures, concussion, coma or other severe damages. Those who died accounted for 14 percent of all road fatalities that year. If you have suffered a severe injury or wrongful death fatality, it is vital to talk to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at Lewis and Pokora in Phoenix as soon as possible.
What you should know to secure your legal rights
- The law limits the time you have to file your legal claim. In cases involving government employees such as post office workers, you may have as little as 180 days (six months) to file your legal claim. In other cases, you may have as much as two years from the date of the accident or discovery of the injury to file a legal claim. Depending on the facts of your case, our motorcycle accident attorneys can provide you with legal information you need to deal with the consequences of a motorcycle wreck.
- Fault matters on the road to recovery. Because Arizona is a comparative negligence state, the amount of damages you receive may be reduced by the degree of fault attributed to you in the accident. Before you speak with an insurance adjuster, it is vital to retain an auto accident attorney in Phoenix who can demonstrate that you complied with state safety regulations and operated your vehicle in accordance with state guidelines.
An attorney can investigate issues such as:
Most personal injury attorneys handle motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis – but not all attorneys expend the time, energy and expense needed to properly investigate your legal claim. At Lewis and Pokora in Phoenix, our motorcycle accident lawyers are selective about the number of cases we accept. When we take on a new client, we clearly delineate the scope of our representation and the steps we take to secure your legal claim for compensation.
Depending on the type of insurance each driver has elected to carry, personal liability can vary. In Arizona, you need to show proof of financial responsibility to operate a moped, scooter, Harley, American Indian, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Yamaha or any other brand of motorcycle. However, there are other states in which riders are not required to buy insurance or to self-insure. Depending on how the accident occurred, an experienced Phoenix accident lawyer at our firm can help to explain your legal rights and options after an accident.
Contact our sport bike accident injury lawyers
When you have sustained serious injuries after a motorcycle accident, please contact us at 602.889.6666 or online to talk to our experienced Phoenix motorcycle accident advocates. We look forward to assisting you with your personal injury or wrongful death claim.