Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents Phoenix, AZ
The Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Drivers often complain about having to share the road with motorcyclists. As a licensed motorcyclist, you have the same rights as every other driver. When a negligent driver causes you injuries, there is no excuse that can undo the harms caused to you and your family.
At the Law Office of Paul Englander, PLC, a personal injury law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, we have experience dealing with all types of causes of motorcycle accidents. Paul Englander has the experience and resources to determine liability to help you present a claim for compensation for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and any other financial losses.
The Aggressive Advocacy You Need to Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable
No matter the cause of your accident, it has the potential to cause serious, catastrophic injuries. Reach out to us today if you are suffering from injuries related to a motorcycle accident caused by:
- A driver following you too closely
- A driver failing to see you, whether at night or because they were not paying attention
- Turning into your right of way
- Distracted driving or drunk driving
- Unsafe lane change
A driver saying that they could not see you does not respect your rights as a motorcyclist.
That is why it is important to have an attorney on your side with Paul Englander’s level of experience, he is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, by the State Bar of Arizona. Our firm works with experts and accident reconstruction specialists to determine the cause of your accident and liability.
How to Avoid Common Motorcycle Accidents
The best way to reduce your odds of suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident is to educate yourself regularly on the most common causes of such accidents and how to try to avoid them.
- A car turns left in front of you; Being aware of the activity at an intersection may make the difference in preventing such an accident. Before approaching an intersection, look for signs that could indicate a car may turn in front of your motorcycle, such as a car waiting to turn at an intersection, the car’s wheels starting to move, or a gap in traffic. Slow your speed and be prepared to take evasive action.
- A car changes lanes into you; Be aware of where a car’s blind spots are while you are riding, and spend as little time in them as possible. Be aware of signs that may indicate a car about to change lanes, such as wheels turning or the driver checking his/her mirrors.
- A car hits you from behind; Stop to the side of a lane, not the center, or between a line of cars. Flash your brake lights, keep the bike in gear, be aware of cars coming up behind you, and be ready to take evasive action.
- A car opens its door in front of you; Do not ride in between an active traffic lane and parked cars, as pedestrians can step out, cars can pull out of their parking spot so they can see traffic, and cars can open their doors into you. Alcohol is a factor in more than half of all motorcycle accidents. Don’t drink and ride. Serious injuries frequently occur following motorcycle crashes. A personal injury lawyer can investigate fault and assess claims for injuries and damages.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Us Today
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, it is important that you reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. Securing evidence and locating witnesses are essential components of many personal injury claims. Give us a call today, and we will be ready to help you.
Our Phoenix-based law firm serves clients throughout the region. Call us today at 602-266-7986 to schedule your free and confidential consultation. Home and hospital visits are available, as well as weekend and evening appointments.