Motorcycles have dangers that larger vehicles don’t have, and one of these is hitting fixed objects. This is anything like fallen cargo, road signs, construction equipment, fallen branches, and similar obstacles. Hitting something like this can throw a rider off their bike and cause an accident.
Who could be held liable for leaving something on the road and causing an accident? That’s what our lawyers will find out. The Phoenix fixed objects accident lawyers at Zanes Law help motorcycle riders with their fixed object accident claims. You could be owed thousands, and we’ll get you what you’re owed.
Liability in Fixed Object Accidents
Fixed object motorcycle accidents typically involve:
- Traffic lights
- Light poles
- Telephone poles
- Road signs
While you can’t sue these inanimate objects for your damages, someone else may be responsible for causing you to hit one of these objects. There are many parties that could be liable for you hitting a fixed object. Here are some parties that could pay you after your motorcycle accident:
If a construction company leaves debris or equipment in the roadway without enough warning, we could hold them liable for a crash if you hit something. However, you’ll have to prove you were following all the road rules for construction zones. Otherwise, you could be held partially liable.
If you swerve to avoid an accident and end up hitting a wall or a utility pole, that’s a fixed object crash. Other drivers are supposed to stop and help if this happens, but many people flee. Sometimes, they’re even ignorant that they caused a crash. We can help you find the responsible driver so that you can file a claim.
If they stop to help, treat it like any other accident. Get their insurance information, talk to the police, see a doctor, and then speak with our Phoenix accident attorneys for legal advice.
Swerving to avoid a truck accident and hitting something else is common and expected. Crashes with a commercial truck can be fatal. But there is another hazard truck drivers can cause. Loose cargo can fall from a vehicle and create a hazard.
If we can prove that the cargo wasn’t loaded correctly, we can sue the people who loaded the cargo onto the truck and possibly the driver. It depends on the circumstances. We have accident reconstruction experts that can show who was at fault in your case.
Homeowners and businesses are responsible for keeping things from their property off the roadways. A fallen tree limb, an escaped animal, or some other obstacle could cause a fixed object accident. We can help you hold the owners liable.
If a roadway is too dark or in poor repair, you could hit something that makes you lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. A pothole is a classic case. If there was a problem with the roadway that caused your accident, you may hold the City of Phoenix liable.
If you believe this is the case, you need to stop reading and call us immediately. The statute of limitations for suing the government is quite small. You have mere weeks to make your claim before you lose your chance of compensation.
If a mechanical failure caused your accident, like a blown tire or brake failure, you can lose control and hit a loose object. Proving that an accident was caused by mechanical failure is tough, and you will need the help of a personal injury attorney with experience with these cases, like Zanes Law.
For a free legal consultation with a fixed objects accidents lawyer serving Phoenix, call 866-499-8989
Finding the Liable Party for a Fixed Object Motorcycle Accident
Our fixed object accident attorneys in Phoenix know where to look to find the liable parties. We will investigate the scene, gather accident reports, and locate any camera footage of the accident scene.
After we learn who is responsible, we will get started building a case to cover all the costs of your accident. You’re eligible for economic and non-economic damages to cover things like:
- Ambulance rides
- Medication and medical gear
- Replacement or repair of your vehicle
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning potential
We will negotiate with the liable parties and their insurance on your behalf. All you need to do is rest and recover. Zanes Law will fight to get you the most money possible. If we cannot settle, we will take your case to a jury and convince them you deserve compensation.
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What Happens if I’m Partially Liable?
Arizona uses a rule called pure comparative negligence for dividing fault in an accident. If a court decides you are partially liable, your percentage of fault will reduce your compensation by that much.
The pure part means that you have a claim even if you’re only 1% liable. Many states use a different standard where you have to be less than 50% liable to collect damages. Arizona does not follow this. So, even if you think the accident is your fault, say nothing and let your lawyer handle accusations of fault.
Zanes Law Helps Motorcycle Riders in Phoenix
Zanes Law has helped many people with personal injury claims in Phoenix, including motorcycle riders. Check out our client testimonials to hear from previous clients. If you’ve hit a fixed object while riding a motorcycle, we can help you get paid for your accident.
To get started, call our Phoenix fixed objects accident attorneys for a free consultation or contact us online. We look forward to helping you move past your accident.