Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Tucson, Arizona
Recover the maximum amount in damages for your motorcycle accident.
Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian is one of the most respected, most experienced, and most qualified Tucson personal injury firms in the state of Arizona, specializing in serious motorcycle and moped accident cases.
If you've been hurt in a motorcycle accident due to someone else's negligence you deserve financial restitution for injuries, medical bills, trauma, disabilities, and damages, including future medical treatments, lost wages, and more.
We represent individuals who have been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver or defective motorcycle equipment, including:
- Head-on collisions
- Hit and run accidents
- Rear end collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Single-car accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Fatal motorcycle accidents
- Distracted drivers (Cell phone use, texting, etc.)
- Dangerous roadways
- Equipment or tire defects
- Reckless driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Inexperienced Drivers
- Lane Splitting
- Sudden Stops
- Left-Turn Accidents
- Road Hazards
Injury Due to Motorcycle Accidents
After your motorcycle accident, expert representation is the key to maximum recovery.
While some motorcycle accidents are minor, the fact that you were on a motorcycle automatically raises the stakes when it comes to damages, disabilities, and injuries. Our personal injury lawyers know that physical injuries sustained from a serious motorcycle accident can severely change your life, and we've won numerous motorcycle and moped claims for our injured clients.
Due to the very nature of being so unprotected when riding a motorcycle, even a light impact with another vehicle can mean serious bodily harm. With no airbags, seat belts or the frame of a car surrounding you, otherwise common injuries can become catastrophic ones. Medical bills can pile up very quickly and soon become overwhelming. You may also be out of work for a long period of time, and if the injuries are serious enough, you could be out of work permanently.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle or moped accident due to equipment failure or someone else's negligence or misconduct, you deserve representation from the best Tucson personal injury lawyers in order to receive the most .
We really do care and are relentless when it comes to holding the responsible party accountable and obtaining the maximum compensation possible for you.
Some common motorcycle accident injuries that you may be entitled to compensation for include:
- Broken bones
- Severe road rash
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal Cord injuries
- Skull and spinal fractures
- Soft Tissue injuries
- Severe elbow, knee or shoulder injuries
- Burn injuries
- Disfigurement (Scars, cuts and bruises)
Steps to Take If You've Been In a Motorcycle Accident
Unfortunately, motorcycle and moped accidents happen every day in Arizona as many larger vehicles don't often look before turning, merging, changing lanes or making stops. Motorcycle accidents can cause extensive injuries and expensive damage to your property, and can have long term, lasting effects for years.
Though it may be challenging or chaotic at the time, in order to recover the maximum amount in damages, managing and documenting the motorcycle accident and its aftermath is extremely important. The personal injury attorneys at our Tucson, Arizona law firm strongly encourage you to take the following steps after a motorcycle accident, crash or collision:
1. If you are injured, seek medical attention immediately following your accident.
Not seeking medical attention after a serious accident is not only a health risk, but it can hurt your chances of receiving full compensation for your claim. Without proper medical treatment for your injuries, insurance companies will assume these injuries don't exist.
2. Exchange information with anyone else involved in the crash.
Once everyone is safely out of the roadway, get names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance information, and get car makes/models, and license numbers for all drivers, plus a description of any vehicles involved in the accident including photos and video
3. Take notes of your surroundings and the accident scene.
If possible, try to take notice of important information about the accident including the location of the accident, road conditions, speed limits, weather, lighting, the direction the vehicles involved were traveling, key points of interests, intersections, and mile markers.
4. If possible, try to interview everyone who witnessed the accident.
Eyewitnesses to a motorcycle accident are important and can play a significant role in winning your claim. Interview everyone who witnessed the accident, and record their info and observations on your phone or by writing it down while the incident is top of mind.
5. Do not make a statement, admit fault, or accept insurance company offers before speaking with a lawyer.
Often, the exact cause of a crash is unclear immediately after a motorcycle accident and anything said may impact your claim. Be careful what you say, including “I'm sorry”, as statements at the accident scene can have serious legal consequences down the road.
6. As soon as you can, speak with our firm - Tucson's best personal injury lawyers.
The motorcycle accident experts at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian are among the top personal injury attorneys in Arizona. For 40+ years we've successfully represented those who have been seriously hurt or injured in motorcycle accidents, crashes, and collisions.
Do I Need an Attorney for a Motorcycle Accident If I Wasn't At Fault?
While you are not required by law to retain an attorney after an accident that wasn't your fault, motorcycle accidents can be quite complicated. With higher stakes than most car accidents, more scrutiny with these types of claims, and a “bias against bikers” by many insurance companies, it's beneficial for you to speak with a personal injury attorney who specializes in serious motorcycle accidents.
Remember, if another motorist or motorcycle equipment failure is to blame for your injuries, you may be entitled to a major settlement. With no costs to you and our free, no obligation consultation, calling the AZ Injury Law team at (520) 790-5600 to find out if one of our personal injury lawyers would be beneficial in your motorcycle accident case and can help identify the worth of your claim.
How Much is My Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?
Every motorcycle or moped accident claim comes with its own unique value based on the severity of the injuries, the specific circumstances, and the seriousness of losses you experienced.
Because motorcyclists often suffer particularly serious injuries or multiple injuries from a single accident, the claim values tend to be fairly high. Determining the value of your unique accident case can be a complex process, especially if you have lasting or life-changing effects from your injuries.
While there is no exact way to determine the average settlement for a motorcycle accident claim in Arizona without thorough investigation, representation from a reliable and relentless law firm like ours is imperative to maximizing the amount you may receive. We have handled numerous motorcycle accident cases, recovered millions for our clients, and 98% of our cases end in a successful settlement.
What Are the Damages I Might Be Able to Recover?
Depending on the complexity of your particular claim, the damages you can recover may vary. However, motorcycle accidents compensation mainly consists of both economic and non-economic damages, as you may receive damages for what you have already experienced, for where the accident has left you now - how it has impacted your life - and for what you may potentially experience in the future stemming from your motorcycle accident.
Damages you may be able to recover with our representation could include medical bills, lost wages, reduction in your earning capacity, disability treatments, rehabilitation and home health care, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and - unfortunately - wrongful death or loss of life itself.
Relying on the expertise of a motorcycle accident attorney in Tucson, Arizona who knows what to seek in damages, how to ensure you recover the most possible, and how to handle insurance companies is imperative!
Motorcycle Accident Blogs, Articles, and Helpful Info
- Insurance Bad Faith Under UM Policy & Punitive Damages
- The Danger of Motorcycles and Taking Essential Precautions
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Examples of Our Firm's Motorcycle Accident Victories
- Motorcycle Accident: Wall v. Noblitt ($300,000 Verdict)
Our Tucson, Arizona injury lawyers offer assistance for a variety of personal injury, motorcycle accident, and wrongful death cases for our valued clients.