Motorcycle Accident Victims Across Arizona
There are many unique dangers that motorcyclists face every day. For instance, other drivers’ inattentiveness mixed with a motorcycle’s lack of structural protection makes for a dangerous combination. A motorcycle crash can result in injuries that are far more serious than those sustained in a typical car fender bender, such as head trauma, paralysis, broken bones, internal trauma, herniated discs, traumatic brain, back, and neck injuries.
Following a motorcycle wreck, the challenges that injured individuals and their families face include lost productivity, piled up medical bills, and inadequate insurance coverage for expenses. In many cases, we see a bias against motorcyclists from the police investigators, insurance claims adjusters, and others who advise, evaluate, or aid in recovery
If you or a loved one is one of the thousands of victims killed or injured every year, you need a Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyer to help you obtain compensation for your losses.
What Should I do if I’m in a Motorcycle Accident?
Following these steps can help put you in the best position to be fully compensated after a devastating motorcycle accident:
- Remain at the scene (unless injured) – As long as you are not suffering from any major injuries that need immediate medical attention, stay at the scene if you can. Wait for the police because their report may be valuable to your case.
- Get contact information – Mark down the name, license number, address,and insurance info of the other driver(s) involved in the crash. In addition to this, try to get the numbers of any witnesses because you might need to get in contact with them afterwards if you need someone who can give an account of the events.
- Document as much as you can – Make a note of any statements made by the other driver. Also, take pictures of your damaged motorcycle, the other vehicle, injuries you sustained, injuries of those riding with you, weather conditions, road debris, skid marks, etc. A good tip is to use your phone or another electronic device to record voice memos.
- See a doctor – It’s important for not only your wellbeing but also the success of your claim to be seen by a healthcare professional as soon as possible after the crash. Even if you believe your injuries are minor or you’re uninjured altogether, some potentially serious complications may not have symptoms right away.
- Call your personal injury attorney – The other driver’s insurance company might use several tactics to lessen your claim. It’s crucial that you let an attorney handle these conversations for you so that your rights are always protected. Also, make sure you consult with knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys, like those at Ramos Law, before you sign anything.
- DON’T DELAY – Any delay in taking action could weaken your case and lower your opportunity to be fairly compensated. If there is any wasted time, evidence could be lost, witnesses may forget crucial information, the insurance companies could claim that your injury was not related to the collision, etc. Don’t delay. Contact us now!
The Ramos Advantage
With the large amount of firms out there promising huge settlements, they are pretty much all the same. Ramos Law is not. We stand out and offer something other law firms cannot: the knowledge of an E.R. doctor with years of experience caring for injured people.
The Ramos Advantage is more than just having an attorney who is also a doctor. Our entire team will do everything within our power to help you get what you are owed. We will meet with you on your own terms to discuss your case— anytime, anywhere. Our advantage is that we pride ourselves on putting you, the client, first while effectively bridging the gap between medicine and law.
We genuinely care about helping people. If you have been injured through the fault of someone else, we would be honored to help you! Our attorneys have handled motorcycle accident claims for years and will answer all of your questions in you pursuit of justice. Receive the compensation you deserve with an experienced and knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney fighting for you.
There are no fees until your case is settled! Contact us or call (303) 731-4477 to receive a FREE evaluation of your case.
Arizona Motorcycle Crash Statistics
Learning about motorcycle statistics may help you understand how life can change in the blink of an eye when involved in a crash. Contact us now if you have any questions.
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT):
- In 2018, there were a total of 2,738 motorcycle crashes in Arizona resulting in 143 deaths and 2,248 injured people.
- The number of motorcycle fatalities rose from 134 deaths in 2015 to 161 deaths in 2017.
- People ages 25-34 were the most commonly involved age group, making up nearly 23% of all motorcycle crashes in 2018.
- Maricopa County has the highest number of motorcycle crashes at 1,781 in 2018.
- The main causes of motorcycle crashes in Arizona were speeding and following too closely, accounting for 663 and 90 total crashes respectively.
As a result of these alarming statistics, ADOT has made the month of May Motorcycle Safety Awareness. At Ramos Law, we believe that both motorcyclists and drivers must work together to make the roads safer for everyone.
Motorcycle Drunk Driving Statistics
It is illegal to drive any type of vehicle, including a motorcycle, if your ability to operate it is impaired by the use of alcohol. The legal threshold is a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08, and for some, it’s even lower at 0.02.
Drunk drivers continue to be responsible for thousands of deaths and injuries to motorcyclists and other vehicle drivers every year. In 2013, approximately one person died every 52 minutes in alcohol-related crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Over 10,000 people died that same year in vehicle crashes involving a driver with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.
Arizona’s Drunk Driving Record
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports that there are 4,651 alcohol-related crashes in 2018 resulting in over $3 billion in economic losses. Motorcycles were involved in 3% of the total crash number. Adults ages 25-34 were the most likely to be involved in an accident with 545 injury crashes and 55 fatal crashes.
The unfortunate reality is that too many motorcyclists are injured or killed by drunk drivers. We hope this never happens to you, but if it does, choose motorcycle accident attorneys that are determined to hold irresponsible drivers accountable to the fullest extent of the law. We look out for bikers.