Many people in and around Prescott enjoy riding their motorcycles. These can be fun, exciting hobbies, and in our motorcycle accident lawyers' experience, those who engage in them understand the importance of safety and take seriously their obligations under the law.
Unfortunately, we have also seen that many individuals who operate cars and trucks do not take their own obligations very seriously. They fail to safely share the road with those on motorcycles. And this failure can result in catastrophic accidents.
And because motorcyclists lack much in the way of protection – even when wearing the proper safety equipment – the resulting personal injuries tend to be catastrophic as well. Fortunately, our experienced lawyers can help you pursue justice and compensation if you've suffered an accident and need assistance.
If you need a skilled, experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in the Prescott, Arizona area, please call Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C., PC today at 928-227-1116 for a free consultation.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Every accident is unique, of course, but over the course of decades we've seen that a lot of the same problems tend to arise in motorcycle accidents. What we see time and time again is that motorcyclists take every precaution, do everything right, follow every law, and still find themselves the victim of someone else's negligence.
This is the great danger for many motorcyclists: another driver's mistakes can have a catastrophic effect on your life. We have helped many clients who suffered severe injuries as a result of these mistakes.
Some common causes of these motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Reckless behavior on the part of the other driver
- A failure to notice the motorcyclist
- Failure to yield the right of way to a motorcyclist
- A conscious decision not to share the road with a motorcyclist through such behavior as crowding them out of a lane or refusing to let them pass
Of course, our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate your wreck to determine its cause. Proving fault is an important part of pursuing the justice and compensation to which you're entitled.
Helping the Victims of Bicycle Accidents
All of the dynamics we've laid out for motorcycle accidents apply to an even greater extent to those on a bicycle. If anything, those in cars are even less willing to share the road with bicyclists – because bicycles are rather slow, motorists tend to get very aggressive around them, and in their desperation to blow past a slow-moving bicyclist, those in cars can cause serious accidents.
Again, a bicyclist can do everything right, including wearing a helmet, and that won't necessarily protect the bicyclist from the driver's negligent actions.
But while you can't always protect yourself from an accident, you can protect your legal rights after an accident. Our firm knows how to represent the innocent victims of bicycle accidents. We believe it's important to hold accountable those who cause these accidents – as a bicyclist, you have a legal right to use the road, and that right deserves to be protected, including through legal action where necessary.
Whatever the specific circumstances of your accident, please don't hesitate to call us, whether you were in the accident itself or, in particularly tragic circumstances, if you lost a loved one as a result of a wrongful death. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligations.
If you've been hurt in a motorcycle or bicycle accident in or around Prescott, Arizona, please call our lawyers as soon as possible. Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C., PC can be reached at 928-227-1116.