Do you live in Phoenix or elsewhere in the Valley of the Sun? If you do, odds are good that you see motorcyclists on the road on a regular or even daily basis. In Arizona, motorcycles are legally authorized to ride in city streets and on state highways just like any other vehicle, and these bikes and their riders are protected with the same rights as other drivers. But too often, drivers fail to notice or recognize bikers as they ride, leading to actions that may place multiple vehicles in the same area at the same time.
When a motorcycle collision occurs, the riders on a bike are more likely to be injured than others in a vehicle, like a car. The force of a crash may disproportionately harm riders and leave them in need of medical treatment. This treatment can be expensive and can be coupled with other damages like lost wages, meaning that a victim may suffer long after the dust settles. While nothing can erase injuries once they occur, a civil claim for damages may enable these victims to obtain financial relief for their losses. Consulting with a Phoenix personal injury lawyer may help you learn about your options if you have been injured or if your loved one has been hurt or killed.
A collision occurred on Sunday morning near the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Bell Road in Phoenix and at least one person was seriously injured. Local police confirmed that a truck and a motorcyclist collided but the cause of the crash is not yet clear. Officials responded to the scene and took the biker to an area hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. He was listed in serious condition and it is not known what kind of outcome the rider is facing at this time. It is also unclear whether the driver of the truck was injured in the accident.
Police are still in the process of investigating the incident and determining whether either motorist involved erred or acted negligently prior to the impact. The outcome of the investigation may determine whether anyone will face charges in this incident or whether any tickets will be issued.
Motorcycle accidents occur far too frequently in Phoenix and lead to millions of dollars’ worth of damages annually. These accidents affect victims, their family members, friends, coworkers, and others, meaning that. the impact of a crash can spread far beyond just those involved. Arizona
law recognizes that these accidents can be devastating and therefore at-fault drivers may be held financially responsible.
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash in Phoenix, call the personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. today. We are standing by 24/7/365 to take your call toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we will provide you with a free consultation. Here is no obligation on your part and everything discussed will be kept confidential, so do not hesitate. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let is fight for the relief you deserve
Prior Blog Entry:
How to Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving this Year, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published November 25, 2014.
Phoenix crash closes Bell Road, 7th Avenue Intersection, by Matthew Casey, The Republic, azcentral.com, published November 30, 2014.