Anchorage Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Trust your claim to the attorneys who have helped accident victims across Alaska.
Whether you ride North to Denali or South to Homer, motorcycle riding in
Alaska conveys a special sense of freedom that is unmatched – the
ability to travel the open road and be at one with Alaska’s beautiful
landscape, just rider, and bike. Yes, riding a motorcycle is more than
a means of transportation. Riding a motorcycle is freedom and adventure.
As we know, motorcycle riders face numerous risks. When a motorcycle accident
leaves you seriously hurt, you don’t feel free anymore, and you
are not up for an adventure. You’re trapped by the injuries you
suffered, the constant pain they cause, and the cost of medical care.
There’s a way to start getting out of this ordeal, a way to start
getting life back to normal, and all you have to do is make a phone call.
Common Motorcycle Accident Statistics
When it comes to accidents‚ the odds are against anyone on a motorcycle
whether in Alaska or elsewhere. The Washington Post reports overall deaths
from motor vehicle accident have declined in recent years – decreasing
by 28 percent over a decade. But motorcycle crash deaths have not declined.
Instead, deaths from motorcycle collisions rose 26 percent.
In recent years, the number of motorcycle fatalities has hovered above
4,000 annually, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported. Motorcycle
accidents affect all bikers regardless of how old you are or whether you
are a man or woman. If you ride a motorcycle, no matter how cautiously
you ride or how much safety gear you wear, it could happen to you if another
driver fails to see you.
Motorcyclists are 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to
die in a motor vehicle crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) reported. They’re also five times more likely to suffer
non-fatal injuries. The reality is that if you’re in a motorcycle
accident, you’re probably not going to walk away unscathed.
Causes of Alaska Motorcycle Accidents
Many motorcycle accidents are caused by the same factors that produce other
motor vehicle accidents, while others are exclusive to riders. The majority
of motorcycle accidents we see in our office were caused by a driver’s
failure to see a motorcyclist. Other causes include bad weather, excessive
speed, reckless driving, adverse road conditions, defective parts or a
combination of these. The roundabouts in Anchorage are particularly a
troubled spot for motorcyclists.
Ready to speak with an Anchorage motorcycle accident attorney about your crash? Request a
free, no-obligation consultation
in person or over the phone. Just give us a call at (907) 222-9900.
Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents in Alaska
Power and Brown, LLC understands those motorcycle riders involved in accidents
far are more likely to sustain serious injuries because motorcycles lack
the protection that cars and trucks offer. The small size of a motorcycle
– compared to the average car, at least – makes it harder
for the often inattentive drivers you have to share the road with to notice
you. This makes a crash more likely. As a result, serious
personal injury can result from motorcycle accidents such as concussions, back and neck
injuries, severe cuts and lacerations, loss of limbs, road rash,
traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and death.
While it feels freeing to cruise along knowing there’s nothing between
you and the open road, there’s also nothing to protect you in case
of an accident. An impact can easily send you tumbling off your bike onto
the hard road surface – or worse, into the path of oncoming traffic.
This vulnerability is exactly why motorcycle crashes tend to be so serious.
The Anchorage motorcycle accident attorneys at Power & Brown, LLC have
handled most every type of injury during our years practicing personal
Below is a list of the most common motorcycle accident injuries:
- Back injuries
- Herniated and bulging spinal discs
- Shoulder injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
- Serious road rash
- Head and brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Wrist sprains and fractures
- Debilitating injuries to hands
- Severe foot and ankle injuries
What to do After an Alaska Motorcycle Accident
Getting better after a serious motorcycle accident injury takes time and
extensive medical care. Some patients never make a complete recovery at
all after the crash.
When someone else harms you through their careless behavior on the road,
you have the right to hold that driver accountable. If anyone should face
the consequences of this ordeal, it’s the person who caused it.
You also have the right to compensation. The damages you have suffered in this motorcycle accident can be life
altering. Even with the best medical treatment available, your body –
and your life – may never be the same as it was before the accident.
Depending on your job, your injuries might keep you out of work. For some
bikers, this disability is temporary, but that doesn’t make it less
serious. Even if you’re only out of work for a short time, you depend
on that money. Your family depends on it. And your bills don’t stop
coming in just because you’re injured. If anything, you’re
facing a bigger financial burden than ever, as the medical bills begin arriving.
There are also the unfortunate motorcycle accident victims whose injuries
never go away. They might improve somewhat with treatment and time, but
never enough that you can return to the job or the life that you enjoyed
before the crash.
When you pursue a motorcycle accident claim against the driver at fault
for your collision, you can seek compensation for every one of your damages
from that motorist’s auto insurance policy, and/or your under insured
Paying for Your Motorcycle Accident Medical Bills
If you have health insurance, that insurer will have to cover the medical
costs. But you could still be on the hook for the deductible, copay and
coinsurance payments you have to make, which can add up quickly and be
devestating to your bank account.
Figuring out insurance coverage after a motorcycle crash is complicated.
You could spend hours poring over insurance documents and trying to translate
convoluted insurance jargon into concepts that apply to your life.
Let Power and Brown, LLC help negotiate with the insurance companies on
your behalf so you can focus on healing.
Helping Those Injured in Motorcycle Accidents
Power and Brown, LLC provides thorough accident investigation and legal
solutions for our clients and
you pay no fees unless we win your case. We are committed to providing paramount client service to victims injured
in a motorcycle crash. Our
Anchorage personal injury attorneys realize the sensitive nature of the devastating injuries caused by motorcycle
accidents and the long road of recovery a victim may face. We also understand
that insurance companies are looking out for their own interests. Power
and Brown LLC’s legal services are about caring for your needs,
finding solutions for you legal issues, and making sure that you are properly
compensated for your injuries. When you choose us to be your attorneys,
be assured that we are motivated to jump in fighting for you and prepare
every case as if it will go to trial.
Our attorneys are not only skilled trial lawyers diligently representing
their clients in and out of the courtroom, but
Attorney Sean Brown- who maintains a Superb AVVO score 10.0 and whose excellence in practice
has been recognized by SuperLawyers - is also a motorcycle rider and enthusiast. Sean is in the best position
to understand the unique needs of motorcycle riders. Sean knows what you
want because he is with you, riding the same roads and facing the same
dangers. In other words Sean is a motorcyclist, who is also an attorney.
Over the years, Power and Brown, LLC Attorneys have
recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, which is why we are members of the prestigious
Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. No matter how straightforward or complex your case may seem, you can rest
at ease in knowing that your matter is in competent hands.
For the aggressive and competent legal counsel you need for your motorcycle
accident case speak with our Anchorage motorcycle accident attorneys.
We are ready to help you find solutions to the legal issues you face after
your motorcycle accident. We can help you no matter where you are located
in Alaska, give us a call at (907) 222-9900.