Fall temperatures have finally arrived in Phoenix and across the Valley of the Sun, meaning that motorists have a reprieve from the triple-digit temperatures that plague so much of the summer months. Now that the weather has cooled, motorists in the area are likely to notice an increase in the number of motorcycles and motorcyclists on the roads as they travel through Phoenix.
Traveling by motorcycle can be a great way to get around Phoenix’s wide and sprawling streets, but it can also pose a threat to the safety of those who ride. While it is legal for motorcycles to take to the roads and highways, drivers in passenger cars and trucks do not always respect those rights. Failing to look for or notice a motorcycle may place a car and a bike in the same place at the same time, leading to a motorcycle accident that may cause injuries.
The laws in Arizona as they apply to motorcycle crashes can be complicated and can make it difficult for a victim to understand whether he or she has a valid claim for damages. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer may help you understand your legal options, including whether you may be entitled to payment for medical bills, surgical expenses, rehabilitative care, and other losses like missed wages or pain and suffering, if your have been involved in a motorcycle collisions or if your loved one has been injured or killed.
Shortly after 6:00 a.m. on Monday, a collision between a motorcycle and an SUV occurred in Scottsdale, claiming the life of the motorcyclist. Police have reported that the biker was traveling straight in the area of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Miller when the rider, a 28-year-old man, came upon an SUV. The SUV reportedly was attempting to turn left from lanes of traffic into a private driveway and turned in front of the motorcyclist, causing the biker to strike the side of the SUV.
The impact was significant and caused the biker to travel a reported 600 feet before coming to a rest. Emergency medical crews responded to the scene and assessed the 28-year-old man but his injuries were too severe and he was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not clear whether the driver of the SUV was injured at this time or whether any traffic tickets will be issued but police have reported that their investigation is ongoing at this time.
When a motorcycle accident takes place, a biker, a passenger, or those in a vehicle may be injured. When a collision is properly blamed on the actions of one or more involved in the crash, the victims may be entitled to financial compensation for their damages.
The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. believe that victims deserve to be heard and deserve to have their rights protected. We aim to do this by offering all accident victims a free, no obligation case consultation and we provide it 24 hours a day, seven days a week toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191.
If an accident has left you injured or has claimed the life of your loved one, you may be entitled to relief. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Teenage Pedestrian Struck by Elderly Driver in Glendale, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published October 7, 2014.
PD: Speeding motorcyclist dies after colliding with SUV, by Adriana Desiderio, Fox 10 Phoenix, published October 6, 2014.