Road debris accidents cause more trouble than you might think. At highway speeds, a piece of debris on the road can cause a motorcyclist to crash while avoiding it. A motorcycle road debris accident attorney in Phoenix can help you pursue liability in these cases.
About two-thirds of all road debris accidents are caused by an unsecured load or improper maintenance on a vehicle. Drivers are responsible for securing their loads, so if road debris injures you, you could be eligible for compensation. Zanes Law can help you get it.
How Insurance Will Fight Back
Insurance companies will try to say that road debris is an “avoidable” accident. If they can prove this, the only compensation you can get is through your own policy. You may not have coverage for this kind of accident, which can leave you in a lot of trouble.
We will need to find out which vehicle dropped the debris. Dashcam video and roadside traffic cameras are extremely useful for catching drivers with poorly secured loads. Vehicle parts on the road, like a broken muffler, can be narrowed down by make and model to a type of car.
Once we find who was responsible for the unsecured load, we can take evidence to that driver’s insurance company and fight for compensation. It’s also possible that the Phoenix government could face liability for not clearing the road properly, like after another crash.
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What to Do After Your Motorcycle Accident
If we’re to prove that road debris caused your motorcycle accident, we’ll need to get evidence. Your accident may send you straight to the hospital with no recollection of what happened. But if you aren’t severely injured, you can help collect evidence at the scene to help your case.
First, always call the police to give a report. While you’re waiting, take photos and videos of the scene and your injuries, especially of the road debris that you struck or swerved to avoid. Try to find eyewitnesses and get their contact information so that they can give a statement later.
After you’ve been released from the scene, see a doctor as soon as you can and tell them you’ve been in an accident. They will diagnose your injuries and could find hidden ones you might not have discovered for days. Once you’ve seen a doctor, call an attorney with road debris accident experience in Phoenix like Zanes Law.
Don’t give up hope if you couldn’t do any of this. We can still reach out to the police and the hospital to get details and subpoena camera evidence that could reveal who was responsible for the road debris. Remember, you do not have to pay a Phoenix motorcycle road debris accident lawyer anything unless you win compensation.
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What to Do After You’ve Hired a Road Debris Accident Attorney
After you’ve hired a lawyer, follow the advice of your attorney and your doctor to the letter. Part of your lawyer’s job is to keep you from doing something that could jeopardize your case, as well as to get more evidence that could boost the value of your case.
Your task after hiring a lawyer is to recover from your injuries and get your life back to normal as best as possible. Your lawyer will handle all the negotiations with the insurance companies, including gathering evidence and preparing your case for trial if negotiations break down.
Your lawyer may instruct you to do things like see a specialist for further testing. These tests may reveal additional injuries that could make you eligible for more compensation. You may also be asked to keep a journal of your experiences after your accident. This can prove non-economic damages.
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What Do I Do if the Debris Was From the City?
A careless construction crew could leave a cone or a tool out in the road that causes you to crash on your motorcycle. If you think this has happened, you need to act quickly. Suing the City of Phoenix or the State of Arizona has a much smaller window than most personal injury cases.
Under ARS § 12-821.01(A), you may have just 180 days to get your claim started before you reach the statute of limitations. After that point, you have little chance of getting any compensation. So, if you believe your accident involved any government entity, call us immediately for legal advice.
Other situations where governments may share responsibility for road debris include road signs, light poles, tree debris, rocks, and animal corpses. Let our motorcycle road debris accident lawyers in Phoenix handle the details, though. Once you have a lawyer on your side, you can rest easy.
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Causes for Compensation
The consequences of an accident are called damages in legal speak. These include obvious ones like medical bills, a wrecked motorcycle, and lost time from work. They also include ones that aren’t as easy to describe, like pain and suffering.
These are called economic and non-economic damages. After we prove you have a case, we have to prove the value of these damages. Our motorcycle accident lawyers will try every avenue to maximize your compensation because you deserve the most compensation you can get.
When people are negligent, victims shouldn’t have to pay the price. We’ll make them pay. We help our clients pursue maximum compensation for accidental injuries, and we’ve been doing it since 2003.
Call for a Consultation
Swerving around road debris on a motorcycle puts riders at risk of terrible injuries, even death. If someone has harmed you or a loved one in a road debris accident, don’t wait. Call or email the Phoenix motorcycle road debris accident attorneys at Zanes Law.
We will schedule a free consultation with you about your road debris accident. If we feel we can help you, we will make an offer of representation and explain how our approach will maximize your compensation. Contact us today to get your free consultation and case evaluation.
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