Motorcycle Accidents – Know the facts
Arizona has over 178,890 motorcycles registered. Arizona is also home to 6 of the “Top 100 Motorcycle Roads,” making it a destination for motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country.
Know the Facts
In 2013, Arizona roadways saw 3,081 motorcycle-involved crashes. Those 3,081 crashes resulted in $2.993 billion in economic losses to Arizona. In 2012, the United States had over 93,000 motorcyclists injured—not including the 4,957 motorcycle fatalities that year.
Riding motorcycles is considered an American pastime, but the accidents that result may lead to fatalities or lifelong injuries. One of the most common sources of motorcycle accidents occur when a car turns left in front of you. A car may fail to see you or judges your speed incorrectly because drivers often are looking for an absence of other cars, not the presence of a motorcycle. Another common cause of motorcycle accidents occurs when a vehicle changes lane into the motorcycle. Motorcycles easily fit into blind spots and are missed by drivers of full-sized vehicles.
Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents
The most common motorcycle injury is a head injury—ranging from a concussion to brain damage. While a concussion should be taken seriously, brain damage can be fatal. A severe head injury may be prevented by wearing a helmet. Road rash is another injury that is frequent with motorcycle accidents. Road rash is a result of a rider sliding across the pavement after an accident. Road rash may lead to skin infections or even surface nerve damage. Leg injuries—such as scrapes, cuts, and broken bones—may result from motorcycle accidents as well.
Riding a motorcycle is a risk, and protecting yourself by being well-versed in motorcycle safety is an important step in accident prevention.
How Beauchamp Law Can Help You
Accidents happen and may have devastating results, especially when a motorcycle is involved. All law firms are not created equal. The Phoenix motorcycle accident attorneys of Oracle Law Group understand that nothing can make up for the physical and emotional pain an accident victim has felt, but we want to help you with the recovery of the monetary compensation you deserve.
While other law offices will have a paralegal evaluate your case, Beauchamp Law will always have an attorney evaluate your personal injury claim.
We have a Registered Nurse on staff, who is also a licensed attorney, that brings compassion and warmth to our legal services. We understand that this is a stressful time in your life, so we will try to alleviate some of that stress by keeping you apprised of what is happening with your case so you can make informed, educated decisions when necessary.
We serve clients in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale and other cities throughout the State of Arizona.
Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation. You pay zero fees unless you recover: (480) 704-0777