The legal team at Zanes Law is thrilled to announce its latest big win. In early February, we settled for $410,000 after our client’s motorcycle rear-ended another vehicle.
The settlement represents an especially noteworthy win that demonstrates Zanes Law’s lawyers’ keen ability to interpret liability theory for the benefit of our clients.
This accident involved multiple vehicles and multiple collisions, making liability a tricky venture. The sequence of events was as follows:
The impact of the collision resulted in significant injuries for our client, including multiple broken bones.
Typically, in a rear-end collision, the trailing driver is at fault for the accident and liable for all damages.
However, our Zanes Law team was able to collect the insurance policy limits on our client’s uninsured motorist (UIM) policies.
Our liability theory proposed that V1, as the driver who caused the original accident, also was responsible for the second collision that involved our client. We also filed a claim against V3, the driver that struck V1.
Rear-end collisions are very common. They are the most commonly occurring type of motor vehicle accident in Arizona.
According to Motor Vehicle Crash Facts 2017, a report published by the Arizona Department of Transportation, rear-end collisions comprise almost 45% of motor vehicle crashes in the state. In 2017, 13,859 injuries were caused by this type of accident.
Most people associate rear-end crashes with one driver following too closely behind another driver. In these cases, the trailing driver is at fault and liable for the accident and the injuries that result.
But there are other causes for rear-end collisions, for which the trailing driver would be neither at fault nor liable.
Our firm is ready to answer your motorcycle accident or rear-end collision questions in a free, no-obligation legal consultation. Call us today at 866-499-8989.