What Does a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do?
As personal injury lawyers, our services range from answering questions about your legal rights and providing you with resources to pursing complex litigation on your behalf. In other words, we are available to assist you in a variety of ways, depending on what you need and what you experienced.
An overview of what we do to support you includes:
- Investigating the crash and any negligent parties
- Collecting witness statements and evidence
- Obtaining police reports and medical records
- Determining insurance coverage and policy terms
- Helping with claims filings and adjusters
- Identifying the timeline of your case
- Assisting with lawsuit and other court filings
- Evaluating settlement offers and negotiating terms
- Pursuing litigation to seek appropriate damages
Along the way, we remain open to your questions, providing reports on your case’s progress and stepping in to represent you in any situations where you feel overwhelmed, pressured, or uncomfortable.
We Can Help Identify Who Is Responsible for Your Motorcycle Accident
Getting compensation requires knowing who is accountable. Many accidents are multi-faceted; more than one party’s action or inaction may have contributed. We break down your case to connect your injuries to everyone who could owe you compensation.
Some parties we’ll investigate are:
- Other people on the road
- Product manufacturers
- Property owners
- Construction companies
For instance, if the motorcycle involved in the Glendale accident crashed because of a tire blowout, it’s possible the tire manufacturer was negligent—production errors, design flaws, and other issues can cause failures on the road. Similarly, a mechanical failure or flaw with another driver’s vehicle could have caused them to hit you.
We also explore the possibility of property owners contributing to your motorcycle wreck. Both government agencies and private property owners owe a duty of care to people who use their roads. If lack of warnings or signage, uncleared debris, or poorly designed roads were a factor in the crash, we can investigate whether to hold a government entity or a private property owner liable for their failures.
In a similar vein, construction companies working on or near roads should provide adequate signage, make traffic patterns clear, and prevent accidents from malfunctioning equipment or debris. If your motorcycle accident occurred in a Glendale construction zone, we can consider the company’s negligence.
Damages for All of Your Motorcycle Accident Losses
You shouldn’t have to pay a penny for expenses stemming from your motorcycle accident. At Perez Law Group, PLLC, we’re serious about that and work to account for any losses you suffered after your crash.
In fact, we seek damages for any losses—not just expenses you have to pay, but also the personal and emotional losses you suffered.
Our Glendale personal injury attorneys can seek compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Medical equipment and prescriptions
- Psychological counseling
- Lost income from all revenue sources
- Reduced ability to earn income
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced enjoyment of life
Our motorcycle injury attorneys in Glendale consider the many angles of how this accident has affected you—the effect on your hobbies, the change to your independence and mobility, even the cost of getting places while you’re injured.
What’s more, we match the compensation for these losses to your situation. For instance, we consider your age. The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that older motorcyclists tend to suffer more serious injuries in accidents. In addition, older adults sometimes face longer healing times in general. A longer recovery often results in more costs. All of this can add up, meaning we need to consider this and other unique factors when pursuing your damages.
If Your Loved One Was Involved in a Motorcycle Crash
Family members of a fatal motorcycle accident victim can pursue damages on their behalf. A wrongful death claim or suit can recover damages that acknowledge both what the deceased experienced and what your family has experienced. You could recover damages for end-of-life medical care, funeral and burial, pain and suffering, and loss of guidance and support.
If your loved one survived the accident but was left incapacitated, you can also potentially file a personal injury lawsuit on their behalf. Talk to our attorneys to learn more about how to pursue compensation in this situation.
The Timeline of an Arizona Motorcycle Injury Case
According to A.R.S. § 12-542, you generally have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit following a motorcycle accident. Typically, when we take on your case:
- We help you file an insurance claim.
- We conduct our own investigation of the accident and compare what we find with what an insurance adjuster claims about your case.
- We make sure you avoid common tricks by insurers to avoid paying you fair compensation.
- We negotiate terms for a settlement that reflect what we have found about your case.
- If no settlement is reached, there are disputes about what happened or who is liable, or the insurance company acts in bad faith, we file a lawsuit against the appropriate party.
- We continue gathering evidence to build a case that argues for your compensation in court.
- Negotiations remain ongoing, with the aim of hopefully settling before going to trial.
- If still no settlement is reached, we represent you in court.
Did You Know We Can Use the Time Before the Statute of Limitations?
Two years might feel like a long way away. You might even feel too mired in your present concerns to even think about something so far in the future.
However, we can use all the time at our disposal to work on your case before the statute of limitations expires, such as by:
- Obtaining and preserving evidence
- Talking to witnesses while events are fresh in their minds
- Monitoring your health to make sure we consider all of your injuries
- Negotiating for an out-of-court settlement before filing
If you can’t think that far ahead, that’s all the more reason to get help from those who can—our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Glendale, AZ.
Leave the Work to Our Personal Injury Attorneys
When you hire our Glendale motorcycle accident lawyers, you actually hire a whole legal team. Every member of that team is dedicated to providing efficient, compassionate service day-to-day and protection of your legal rights and compensation long-term. To learn more, contact Perez Law Group, PLLC today at (602) 730-7100 or +1 (888) 59-PEREZ.