Motorcyclist Killed In Phoenix Crash
We learned that just last week a motorcyclist was killed in a crash at a Phoenix intersection. Andrew Worth, 33, was heading west on Indian School Road when a vehicle driven by Priscilla Kgosimore-Lalauba, 57, turned left in front of his motorcycle. Kgosimore-Lalauba remained on the scene but was arrested by police under suspicion of driving while impaired.
At Lorona Mead, we know that drivers who operate while impaired by drugs or alcohol are dangers on the roadway. We also know that motorcyclists face many other dangers when riding that people do not usually think about.
When you need a Phoenix motorcycle accident attorney, you can count on our team to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.
If you are a motorcycle rider, then you already know that you face more risks than a person who is driving a regular vehicle. Motorcyclists do not have the same level of protection that passengers in vehicles do. Even when wearing a helmet, most of a motorcyclist’s body is still exposed. When a motorcycle is involved in an accident, the rider is almost always injured in some way. In a crash, it is not uncommon for us to see the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Major road rash and soft tissue damage
When we look at these injuries, we can see that they all require medical attention. For the more serious injuries, the expenses can quickly rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and that is not including the need for any long-term rehabilitation that may be necessary.
What if you are unable to work due to your injuries? Will your insurance cover all of these expenses?
In Arizona’s latest reporting year, we know that there were nearly 3,000 motorcycle accidents. Out of those:
- 161 people were killed
- 2,413 were injured
Why They Happen
Often, motorcycle accidents are the result of the careless or reckless behavior of another driver. In this state, we know that we still face major problems with drinking and driving. Drunk drivers are a danger to everyone in and around the roadways.
Distracted driving is on the rise, as many people have access to all kinds of internet-connected devices in their vehicles: phones, tablets, watches, glasses, etc.
We also need to note that drivers who speed are still the number one cause of injuries and fatalities on the roadways.
Your Next Steps
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Lorona Mead, we will get to work immediately on securing the compensation you need to get through this. Our team will ensure that your medical expenses are covered. They will also work to secure lost wages if you have missed work as well as pain and suffering damages.