Motorcycles are a wonderful way to get from Point A to Point B. The lightweight exterior lends itself to a nice, smooth driving experience, especially when the weather is nice. Unfortunately, the sleek design and lack of protection can also easily lead to devastating accidents.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you likely have a thousand questions. What are your rights? Should I take legal action? What does that process look like? Is it expensive? If you are deciding if you should or shouldn’t take legal action after your accident a good rule of thumb is to consider the state your accident has left you in. Motorcycle injuries can be expensive and result in lost wages and pricey hospital bills. When you find yourself suffering as a direct result of another party’s negligence, you are owed damages for their actions.
Signs to Look Out for When Deciding Whether or Not to Take Legal Action
Construction companies, when working on or near roads, can create dangerous and unsafe conditions for motorcycle drivers. They have the responsibility to ensure that accidents do not occur by properly warning passersby of any actual or possible hazards, which may include:
- Loose gravel
- Pools of water
- Dangerously large potholes
- Unmarked cracks or bumps in the road
- Materials from crash barriers
- Unmarked and unsafely parked construction equipment
- Improperly placed traffic control devices, such as cones
Failure to do so is considered a direct breach of their duty of care, leaving them liable for their recklessness.
Construction companies are not the only potential party that can cause a motorcycle accident. When your injuries are a direct result of another party’s negligence, it is in your best interest to take legal action and receive compensation for your losses. Nobody should have to pay the legal, physical, or mental toll an accident caused by another’s recklessness can have.
How a Lawyer Can Help After Your Motorcycle Accident
When you decide to take legal action, the first step is to contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer from a reputable firm like Feller & Wendt. After your initial consultation and case review, we will immediately begin an investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident. This includes the collection and assessment of any relevant evidence to establish negligent behavior and prove liability. In the case of motorcycle accidents, Arizona follows a comparative negligence law, meaning that even if you are found to be partially liable for the accident, you may still recover compensation for your injuries.
Adhering to the statute of limitations, we will file a claim with the negligent party’s insurance company. The end result will hopefully be a settlement worthy of your losses. This often involves periods of negotiation and possibly even the taking of your case to court. Motorcycle accident victims are left eligible for both economic and non-economic damages, which means compensation for losses such as the cost of any medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Looking to Take Legal Action? Feller & Wendt Can Help
Don’t let the at-fault party get away with their reckless behavior. Feller & Wendt is here to offer our years of documented success to fight for your rights and your future. We believe in a people-first approach to the world of personal injury, which means having a prestigious attorney around at any stage of the process to address any concerns or answer any questions you may have.