As a motorcyclist, you are placing yourself in harm’s way every time you venture onto the road. Other driver’s around Phoenix hardly notice other cars, let alone a motorcycle as they are changing lanes or so often, turning left. And in an accident with a car or truck, even motorcyclists wearing helmets and protective gear, are still usually seriously injured. There isn’t really a “safe” area of the country to ride a motorcycle, but let’s face it, driver’s in the valley go fast and are pretty aggressive. Not a good combination if you are on a motorcycle.
Many people, including claims adjusters and defense attorneys have a misconception regarding motorcycle accidents. They believe that in almost all motorcycle accidents, there is some percentage of fault on the motorcyclist. Because aren’t all motorcyclists driving 90 mph and weaving in and out of traffic? Of course not, but insurance companies do not let facts get in the way of their opinions. Often times, they will hire a motorcycle expert and accident reconstructionist who will invariably have the opinion that you, the motorcyclist, should have done something different.
Because motorcycle accidents can often result in the rider sustaining costly severe and/or fatal injuries, it is very important for insurance companies to work quickly to obtain whatever evidence they can to place blame on you, and reduce the amount they will pay out on the claim. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in the Phoenix area, you need a lawyer who knows how to aggressively handle these types of accidents, understands your point of view and can counter the insurance company. In motorcycle accidents it is important to contact a lawyer immediately to protect your rights.
Our law firm will not agree to take your case unless we believe that we can obtain a settlement or judgment that will fairly compensate you for your loss. Williams Law Offices, PLLC represents motorcycle accident victims and their families in cities throughout Arizona, including cities of Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Sun City, Scottsdale and Tempe.
To schedule your free consultation in Arizona with Attorney John M. Williams, call Williams Law Offices, PLLC at (623) 565-8050 or contact us online.