On Arizona’s breathtaking roads and highways, motorcyclists face several unique dangers. One potential hazard is the no-contact accident, where a rider’s skillful maneuver to avoid a collision leaves them injured without the other vehicle ever making contact with their motorcycle. However, these accidents can leave many motorcyclists feeling unsure about their next steps and who may be liable for their injuries. Fortunately, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can demystify the legal process and help you seek compensation for your injuries and other losses.
At Feller & Wendt, our attorneys are dedicated to helping motorcycle accident victims in Arizona achieve justice. We have several years of experience helping individuals secure favorable outcomes for their claims and have the skills and expertise to fight for you. We understand no two motorcycle accidents are identical and tailor our approach to every case to ensure our client’s unique needs are met throughout every stage of the legal process.
What Is a No-Contact Motorcycle Accident?
A motorcycle accident that does not involve a collision with another vehicle is known as a “no-contact” motorcycle accident. However, another driver’s behavior, including abrupt stops, swerving, or cutting off the motorcyclist, may contribute to the accident by forcing them to take evasive action to avoid colliding with the other vehicle.
External variables like weather conditions or road debris can also result in no-contact motorcycle accidents. While no-contact incidents may not involve a direct collision with another vehicle, they can have serious consequences for the motorcyclists involved. Often, victims of no-contact accidents suffer physical, emotional, and financial losses.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a No-Contact Motorcycle Accident in Arizona?
If another party’s negligence contributed to your accident, they may be liable for your losses despite never contacting your motorcycle. A few possible liable parties in no-contact motorcycle accidents include the following:
- Passenger vehicle drivers
- Other motorcyclists
- Bus or public transport drivers
- Rideshare drivers
- Government entities responsible for road maintenance
Additionally, construction companies may endanger motorcyclists by working on or near roads. Furthermore, construction companies may not alert drivers to any potential or actual threats to their safety, especially for motorcycle riders. Inadequate placement of traffic control devices like cones and barriers and failure to reduce dust may all impair visibility. Meanwhile, loose gravel, pools of water, perilously large potholes, unmarked cracks or bumps, slippery materials from crash barriers, and unsafe operation of construction equipment are a few examples of the hazards construction companies may cause.
In some instances, the negligent party may be unknown. In these cases, you may be eligible to file an uninsured motorist claim through your insurance. However, these claims can be complex, making it essential to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney.
Possible Damages Available in No-Contact Motorcycle Accident Cases
Victims of no-contact motorcycle accidents often endure long-term injuries that result in many economic and non-economic losses. At Feller & Wendt, we are ready to help you recover damages for the full scope of your losses, including the following:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Significant disability or disfigurement
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Pain and suffering
Our attorneys are committed to working with you to understand your unique needs so we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Speak to a Talented Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Feller & Wendt
If you have suffered injuries in a no-contact motorcycle accident, you do not need to face the aftermath alone. At Feller & Wendt, our attorneys are dedicated to taking the stress of the legal process off your shoulders so you can focus entirely on your health. We understand the unique complexities of Arizona law and know what it takes to secure the best possible outcome for your case.