When you are on a motorcycle and involved in an accident, there is nothing around you to protect you. There is not a car body to absorb some of the impact, no seat belt to restrain you and no air bag to keep you from hitting anything in front of you. You are completely vulnerable to injury. That is why so many motorcycle accidents involve serious or fatal injuries.
If you, or somebody close to you, has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Arizona, or anywhere else in the United States through the negligence of another driver, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Cantor Crane right away. We are available 24 hours a day each and every day at 602-254-2701.
There are many motorcycle accidents when the motorcyclist is not at fault. Motorcycles present small profiles in traffic. They are simply either not seen or seen too late by drivers of other vehicles. In almost half of these collisions, the view of the motorcycle is interfered with by glare or obstructed by other vehicles. The more conspicuous the motorcycle and rider are, the less likely the rider is to be involved in a crash with another vehicle. Having lights on and wearing bright clothing during daylight contributes significantly to other motorists seeing the motorcycle.
In a minority of cases, poorly maintained surfaces contribute to motorcycle accidents. Sometimes, even a defective motorcycle part might contribute to or be the cause of an accident.
About 75 percent of all motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another motor vehicle when that vehicle violated the motorcyclist’s right-of-way. The most common scenario is when the violating vehicle makes a left turn in front of the motorcycle. This most often occurs in intersections. While making the left turn, the offending motorist may even be violating traffic control devices.
Although Arizona’s helmet law only extends to those who are under 18 years of age, about 60 percent of all motorcyclists involved in accidents sustain head injuries. The most common types of injuries suffered by motorcyclists in accidents are:
At Cantor Crane, we have seen the catastrophic consequences of motorcycle accidents. We remain committed to representing motorcyclists and their families who are victims of negligent drivers and suffered severe injuries, traumatic brain injuries or were killed. Compensation for damages in motorcycle accidents can include but not be limited to:
Any brain or spinal cord injury from a motorcycle accident can result in permanent disabilities. A serious brain injury can cause physical, speech and motor reflex impairments. They will affect every aspect of both the victim’s life and the lives of their family. That is why it is critical that you contact us at Cantor Crane for a complete consultation and case evaluation right after any motorcycle accident.
An insurance adjuster for the person who caused the accident might be in contact with you and ask you to give a written or recorded statement about what happened. Never give a statement to an opposing party without one of our attorneys being present. The questions they will ask you will be loaded, leading, slanted toward the insurer’s case and not permitted in any courtroom. If you answer those questions, you are likely giving up certain rights that you will never get back. That is when those questions and your answers can be used against you in court. If that insurer or its investigator contacts you, just tell them to call Cantor Crane. Insurance companies know who we are. If we are representing you, you will never hear from them again.
Even our own David Cantor is a motorcycle owner, enthusiast and rider. We are dedicated, knowledgeable, aggressive and successful motorcycle accident attorneys. Every motorcycle accident lawyer in our firm understands the legal consequences of being injured or killed in a motorcycle crash. To learn more about what you should do if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you can click on one of our topics above, or you can arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers at Cantor Crane 602-254-2701.
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