Motorcycle season in Phoenix often depends on the weather. Some riders will take to the roads no matter what – heat, cold, wind, or rain will not stop them. But the largest biker presence is often noticed in times when the weather is more consistent. This time of year, drivers in the Valley of the Sun are likely to see bikers on a regular basis as they travel across the desert. It is the right of the bikers to ride just as it is the right of drivers to drive but too often, the rights of motorcyclists are ignored or discounted by others.
The laws in Arizona make it clear that all drivers must respect the rights and safety of others, including motorcyclists. Failing to do so may make a driver liable for a civil infraction, traffic ticket, or even a criminal offense that can lead to punishment ranging from fines and fees to incarceration. Few drivers consider the ramifications of what will happen if they are found to be at-fault for a collision beyond these possibilities though. In Phoenix, an at-fault driver may also be held financially liable to any injured victims for the damages that driver inflicts. In practical terms, this may mean the driver will be forced to pay for things like medical expenses, rehabilitative care, lost wages, and pain and suffering experienced by his or her victims, regardless of how large these damages may be. Victims who wish to learn about their legal options may do so by speaking with a personal injury attorney in Phoenix.
Police in Gilbert are still sorting through the facts surrounding a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on Saturday around 9:00 p.m. One motorcycle was involved in an accident for reasons that are not yet clear. The accident left the driver, a 41-year-old man, dead and his passenger, a 41-year-old woman, with critical injuries.
Medical personnel transported the woman to an area hospital where doctors attempted to save her, but unfortunately, the woman’s injuries were too severe and she died as a result of the crash.
No amount of money can ever be considered adequate when a family member or loved one is killed in an accident, but obtaining financial relied can enable those left behind to tend to necessities that may not be possible otherwise. When someone is killed in a traffic accident, including a motorcycle crash, the personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. will be standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call.
We offer all those who have suffered due to the actions of another with a free case consultation without any obligation and we can be reached toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191. If you have questions or if you need help, please call us now and let our team of dedicated attorneys help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Serious Car Accident in Phoenix Sends 4 to Hospitals, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published April 13, 2015.
2 dead in Gilbert motorcycle crash, by Jennifer Thomas, CBS5AZ.com, published April 13, 2015.