Watch Out for Motorcycles
Although, the weather in Pheonix is fair throughout the year. Spring and summer increase the number of motorcycles on the roads. Drivers may not always be aware and this can lead to deadly consequences. This was the case earlier this week when a driver failed to yield for a motorcyclist and his life was cut short. It happened on a Saturday evening, 20-year old, Korbin Massey was riding southbound on Cave Creek Road when he crashed into a Honda. The woman in the Honda did not yield when she turned left onto Cave Creek Road. This was the direct cause of Massey crashing into her car. Massey was on his way home from work and had been wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The driver of the Honda and her passenger were not injured. Impairment of any kind did not seem to be an issue.
After a tragedy like this, it is crucial to seek the guidance of a Pheonix motorcycle accident lawyer. The legal team at Lorona Mead has a combined experience of over 50 years handling cases just like yours.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
There are three main causes of motorcycle accidents. Although, as a motorcyclist, you may not be able to avoid them, you should be aware of what they are. The three causes are head-on collisions, lane splitting, and cars turning left. We’ll focus on the last cause of cars turning left, as was the case on Saturday. Often, when a car is going to make a left turn they do not see a motorcycle coming their way. Due to the smaller size of motorcycles, other drivers on the road can find it difficult to see them in time to react. In most cases of a driver causing an accident by making a left turn, they will be held responsible. However, there are instances when a motorcyclist may be held partially or fully responsible. These instances include but are not limited to being in the wrong lane or speeding. Many accidents can be avoided by simply paying more attention to the road. For example, texting and driving account for 1 in every 4 accidents in the United States.
Life is a Battle
Getting into a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence is devastating. You may be confused about what steps to take next and how you will deal with the medical bills or funeral costs. At Lorona Mead, we know that life is a battle and we are the firm seeking higher ground. Injuries from a motorcycle accident can be devastating. While lacerations and bruises are minor, victims can also face amputations, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. You need to focus on healing while we tackle the paperwork. We will seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of earning potential, burial expenses, loss of companionship and punitive damages. Contact the motorcycle accident attorneys in Pheonix from Lorona Mead for an initial consultation. Call us today at 602-554-0006 or fill out our contact form to get started.