Due to the fact that motorcycle riders are not as protected, they are usually much more susceptible to serious injury than people involved in auto accidents and truck accidents. Furthermore, motorcycles are not equipped with safety features such as seatbelts and airbags to protect in case of a collision. Riders often suffer extensive injuries as a result of being thrown from the bike and colliding with another vehicle or the hard roadway. Motorcyclists face a number of hazards every day, including:
Certain road conditions that are a minor nuisance for a car or truck can be a major hazard for a motorcycle rider. In addition, the fact that motorcycles are designed with two wheels increases the rider’s instability when encountering hazardous conditions, especially at high speeds. Though these dangers called “road hazards” may contribute to a motorcycle accident when no other driver is involved, blame is often placed on the motorcycle driver.
The following conditions can all lead to a dangerous accident:
- sand and gravel
- pot holes
- roadway debris
- poor visibility at intersections
- trees or vegetation blocking signs or view
We will perform an evaluation of all the contributing factors in your motorcycle accident to determine where the fault lies. One of the trusted attorneys at the Martineau & Johnson Injury Law will negotiate with the responsible party–whether it be another driver, a construction company, the city, county or state, or others–to ensure that you are fully compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as property damage.
OTHER DRIVER’S NEGLIGENCE
The majority of motorcycle accidents are not the motorcycle rider’s fault. Many times, a driver who is careless, speeding, or not paying attention collides with the motorcycle or performs a maneuver that causes the rider to lose control. Statistics show that as many as one-third of all motorcycle accidents are caused by other cars swerving into the path of the motorcycle. In these situations, the driver of the car is at fault and is obligated to compensate the motorcyclist.
If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we recommend that you speak with our lawyers at the Martineau & Johnson Injury Law as soon as possible to keep a record of your injuries and guarantee your ability to prosecute the claim.
CONTACT OUR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS
At the Martineau & Johnson Injury Law, we understand that individuals suffering a personal injury from a motorcycle accident may suffer from a variety of serious injuries such as broken bones, burns, serious internal injuries, and even brain and spine trauma. Using our commitment of service, compassion, experience and integrity, our attorneys will protect your legal rights and help to get you the resources you need to continue living your life.
If you live in Phoenix, Mesa, or anywhere in Arizona, and have need of a personal injury lawyer, contact the Martineau & Johnson Injury Law. Our lawyers will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.