Personal Injury Lawyers, Gilbert, AZ

Were You Hurt in a Motorcycle Crash in Maricopa County?

Get a Gilbert motorcycle accident attorney with a no B.S. approach

Motorcycles are everywhere in Arizona, and we see them all the time on the streets of Gilbert and across Maricopa County. But many drivers don’t like sharing the road, and motorcyclists are vulnerable. It only takes one negligent driver to cause a motorcycle accident that leaves a biker seriously hurt.

Recovering compensation after a motorcycle crash is not easy, because insurance companies don’t treat injured bikers fairly. If you’ve been injured, you need the Anti-Lawyer Lawyer to fight for you. Attorney Byron Browne of Browne Law Group is an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who knows how to fight back and get results.

Free Consultation. Contact Us Today.

Types of motorcycle accident claims we handle

Drivers who are negligent – or aren’t looking for motorcycles – are a danger on the road. In just seconds, they can cause a:

Rear-end accident – A driver follows a motorcycle too closely and is unable to stop in time to prevent a crash. Motorcycles have a shorter stopping distance than cars do. That’s why it’s important for drivers behind them to stay at a safe distance.

Speeding crash – A driver traveling at an unsafe speed loses control of their car and is unable to prevent a collision.

Dooring accident – The driver parks on the side of the road but doesn’t check for oncoming traffic before opening the door. A motorcyclist can’t stop in time and crashes into the open car door.

Intersection accident – A driver runs a red light, fails to stop at a stop sign, or is distracted and doesn’t notice that the light has changed, and a motorcycle has stopped in front of them.

Left-hand turn collision – A driver of a car makes a left-hand turn at an intersection – but does not check for motorcycles coming from the other direction.

Head-on collision – A driver crosses into the other lane with traffic going in the opposite direction and hits the front of a motorcycle.

Lane switching crash – A driver wants to move into the next lane on a highway or major street but does not take the time to check for motorcycles.

A Gilbert motorcycle accident lawyer who holds drivers accountable

There are too many Arizona drivers who don’t look for motorcycles out on the road. Or they are bothered by motorcycles and act irresponsibly. There are also many types of negligence that can lead to a crash, including:

  • Texting behind the wheel
  • Talking on the phone
  • Driving too fast
  • Trying to aggressively pass a motorcycle
  • Following a motorcycle too closely
  • Driving when fatigued
  • Driving under the influence

Negligent drivers should be held accountable for the damage they cause in an accident. But they often deny they did anything wrong. If you were in an accident, the other driver may even try to blame you.

Insurance companies aren’t on your side, either. Most motorcyclists are responsible and follow the rules of the road, but that’s not how insurance companies see things. The way they see it, if there’s an accident, a motorcyclist must have been doing something wrong. And they have the advantage in these situations.

That’s why you need Browne Law Group on your side. Byron Browne doesn’t put up with insurance company B.S. He knows the tactics they use to try to pay you less. He builds strong cases and fights for the compensation you deserve.

What to do after a motorcycle accident

There are steps you take to protect yourself and your right to seek compensation. If you can:

  • Call the police. Officers will make sure everyone is safe and complete an official Arizona Crash Report. The accident report will include information that can be useful to your claim.
  • Get medical attention. Do this even if you think you are fine or aren’t hurt that badly. Some injuries such as concussions have delayed symptoms. A doctor can treat you and document the injuries you have.
  • Gather information. Get the name, contact information, and insurance company of the driver. Don’t talk about who was at fault. Get names and contact information of any witnesses, also.
  • Take photos. Get some photos and video of the accident, including damage to your motorcycle and the other vehicle. Take photos of any visible injuries you have.
  • Talk to a lawyer. It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.

Motorcycle accidents can leave you with serious injuries

Motorcyclists have very little protection in a crash. Because of this, they can be left with:

  • Head and brain injuries – These include concussions and more serious forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Symptoms can include problems with balance, walking, speech, memory, and motor skills.
  • Back injuries – These include fractured vertebrae, a herniated disc, or a spinal cord injury. Back injuries can be painful and limit mobility. There is also the risk of paralysis.
  • Broken bones – The force of impact during a collision or from being thrown to the ground can result in fractures in the hip, arms, legs, hands, wrists, or face.
  • Bikers’ arm – A motorcycle falls onto the motorcyclist’s arm. Or a motorcyclist is thrown from their bike and uses an arm to break the fall. The result can be damage to the median nerve, radial nerve, or ulnar nerve. This can lead to numbness, limited arm movement, and difficulty using hands or fingers.
  • Road rash – A motorcyclist is thrown to the ground and slides on the road. This can cause serious lacerations and bruises on the skin, as well as nerve damage and scarring.
  • Internal injuries – The impact of a collision or being thrown to the pavement can result in internal bleeding, collapsed lungs, torn aorta, or trauma to the liver, kidneys, spleen, or other organs.

Following an accident, you may need surgery, medication, physical therapy, home care, and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors. Medical expenses can add up fast. And if you can’t work, there is financial stress.

But insurance companies will try to minimize your injuries. Sometimes they’ll argue your injuries were pre-existing. Or they’ll make you a lowball settlement offer. They just want you to accept what they’re offering and go away.

Byron Browne thinks you deserve better.

How a motorcycle accident lawyer can help

Attorney Byron Browne knows how insurance companies operate. That’s why we take nothing for granted. We’ll handle every aspect of your case from start to finish. Our team of legal professionals is committed to helping you recover maximum compensation. Attorney Browne can:

  • Investigate your motorcycle accident
  • Gather evidence, such as any video of the crash
  • Interview witnesses
  • Consult experts, if needed
  • File a lawsuit against the negligent driver
  • Determine the total damages you have suffered
  • Handle all communications with the insurance company
  • Negotiate a settlement that meets your needs
  • Fight for you in court if no settlement can be reached

You’ll get regular updates on your case. If you have questions or concerns, all you have to do is call. All of our clients get Byron Browne’s cell phone number. We also offer a no-fee policy. There are no upfront fees or other charges that you have to pay. In fact, you owe us nothing unless we get results.

If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident in Gilbert or anywhere in Maricopa County, we can help. Learn about your legal options for recovering compensation. Get answers to your questions. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our Gilbert office. Or Byron Browne can meet you at your home or hospital room.

“Byron is the proverbial ‘bulldog’ lawyer that you want fighting for you.” — Tyler, Gilbert, AZ
Free Consultation. Contact Us Today.

    Free ConsultationClick Here