Arizona is known for some of the most beautiful scenic motorcycle routes in America, but that doesn’t mean living in this state makes things any easier when an accident happens. If you’ve been struck by a passenger vehicle then you may quickly find that getting a settlement for your injuries is anything but simple.
Fortunately, the team at Tony Merchant and Associates has extensive experience with motorcycle accident cases. We know how to navigate around the stigmas that so often result in riders being assigned an unjust percentage of fault under Arizona’s comparative negligence laws. We know how to handle insurance companies that want to downplay your catastrophic injuries so they can get away with paying a lot less.
Likely, you’ll need a successful settlement to recover financially from your accident. Motorcycle accidents tend to result in catastrophic injuries, which can mean months of hospital care and dozens of expensive surgeries. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve so you can start putting your life back together.
The easiest way is to reach out to an attorney as soon as you’re medically capable of doing so. Letting your attorney handle the process from the beginning prevents mistakes which could weaken your case or which could prevent you from recovering funds. We’ll deal with the paperwork and with the insurance companies. We can even talk to your own insurance company.
Remember, you don’t have to come up with an exorbitant retainer or pay a big monthly bill for hours worked. The attorneys at Tony Merchant and Associates work on contingency. We don’t get paid unless we’ve successfully resolved your case.
There’s really no average payout. Payouts can vary widely. We’ve handled cases where the payment was as low as $20,000 and cases where our clients have walked away with as much as $500,000.
Much will depend on the extent of your injuries, your medical bills, and your attorney’s skill at handling the negotiations process. 92% of all motorcycle accidents settle out of court. Having an experienced negotiator at the table can make all the difference.
When you’ve reached maximum medical improvement (MMI), you and your attorney can sit down to come up with a best case scenario and a worst case scenario. You can use those numbers to help you identify reasonable settlements when they’re offered.
Here in Arizona it’s common for cases to take 12 to 18 months. This includes the time that it takes for you to heal enough for the extent of your medical bills to become obvious. It also includes all the time it takes to resolve the discovery process, as well as the time that it takes to work through settlement conferences.
If your case goes to trial you can expect it to take just a little bit longer, perhaps up to 24 months. State courts are backlogged and trials can be unpredictable.
Rest assured, we will work to get you the money you need just as quickly as possible.
Our team has been handling motorcycle cases just like yours for 30 years. We respect riders and like them, and understand the uphill battle they face when they try to secure compensation for automobile accidents. We’ll fight hard to protect your rights and to defend your interests.
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