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“I could not be happier with the care my case was handled. The settlement I received was far above anything I ever expected. Nate was truly amazing! He made me feel comfortable during a very stressful time by clearly outlining the process and maintaining the perfect level of communication. Thank you!"
- Charles
“I would definitely refer Nate to friends or family if they are ever injured in an accident. Nate was always available and returned my phone calls quickly. He and his staff kept me up to date and answered all my questions. Nate showed me and my family true compassion. Thank you!”
- Angela
“Nate handled my case in the most professional manner possible. He could not have been more thorough. His staff completed their interviews and research in a very accommodating manner, and telephone and email response time was fantastic. I would absolutely recommend Nate to anyone who has been injured in an accident.”
- Jerome
I cannot express how amazing this law firm is. When no one else would take my case, Nate took a chance and represented me in my claim. Both him and his paralegal, Lorraine, were so helpful through the whole process and made what originally was a gruesome experience much more manageable.
- Samantha
Had an amazing experience with this firm. Always kept up to date with the status of the case. The entire staff was professional and responsive. I worked with Richard and Vanessa the most as we came close to an offer. Rick was honest about what he felt he could get and he advised me completely of options and what could or couldn't happen. I really felt someone was on my side which is a great feeling.
- Andrew

Case Results

Over $500,000,000 Recovered For Arizona Motorcycle Accident Victims.
$9,000,000
Construction Accident
$3,500,000
Commercial Truck Accident
$3,250,000
T-Boned At Intersection
$3,000,000
Motorcycle Accident
$1,900,000
Car Accident

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Other law firms hire us to be their motorcycle accident attorneys, so should you.

MEET OUR MOTORCYCLE

aCCIDENT ATTORNEYS

Each motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm is experienced in court, trials, arbitration and/or mediation proceedings. Unlike many law firms, we will not just settle your case for an unfavorable amount, we will fight for you. Motorcycle accident victims in Arizona receive an average settlement of 370% more if they use qualified attorneys such as those in our law firm.
Nathaniel Preston
Nathaniel Preston

Arizona personal injury attorney Nathaniel B. Preston (“Nate”) has helped clients recover millions of dollars for injury and wrongful death claims.

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Jay MacKinlay
Jay MacKinlay

Jay is an attorney in the civil litigation department. He has been practicing law in Arizona since 1997 and has participated in hundreds of court proceedings.

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Eric Robinson
Eric Robinson

Eric has represented injured victims exclusively since becoming licensed in Arizona in 2012. His focus is on the litigation of claims.

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Richard Lundin
Richard Lundin

Richard represents people in auto accidents and personal injury cases in both state and federal courts.

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Quinton Riches
Quinton Riches

During his short tenure at Warnock MacKinlay Law, Quinton has already recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

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Rayven Garcia
Rayven Garcia

Rayven holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a minor in Social Welfare. She focuses on personal injuries.

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James D. Spark
James D. Spark

James has extensive experience in representing victims seriously injured in automobile or motorcycle accidents, dog bite and slip and fall accidents.

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Michael Grubbs
Michael Grubbs

Michael is a trial lawyer at Warnock MacKinlay handling both pre-suit and litigation cases including car accident, wrongful death, and nursing home abuse.

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Christian Pedersen
Christian Pedersen

Christian is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and California and has handled hundreds of personal injury cases.

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Insurance companies may offer you a quick and easy settlement immediately after your accident. They are hoping you will accept this offer before you understand the full extent of your damages. Never let an insurance company tell you what your case is worth.

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COMMON MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY QUESTIONS

Insurance companies have teams of lawyers and adjusters representing the person who caused your accident and they will do everything possible to reduce the value of your claim. Facing such a team of skilled professionals without having your own legal representation is unwise. It is possible to pursue your claim alone, but you will literally be at the insurance company’s mercy.

The insurance company will make you only a small offer or will simply deny your claim altogether. Unless you are well-trained in the law and understand your legal rights, it will be very difficult to combat the insurance company all on your own and know which avenues you should pursue. Each attorney at our firm is a well-trained, skilled motorcycle accident attorney for Arizona. We know the law here and have negotiated against insurance companies many times successfully in motorcycle accident cases.
IMMEDIATELY. Hiring experienced motorcycle accident lawyers, like those at Warnock MacKinlay Law, is vital if you are injured in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, we see so many victims attempt to represent themselves and generally fail miserably for a number of reasons. Studies have shown that a claimant who is represented by legal counsel “nets” (after medical bills and attorney fees) in excess of 300% more money than those who handle their own claim. The only thing more important than hiring a qualified lawyer after a motorcycle accident is seeking medical attention, and the lawyers at Warnock MacKinlay Law can help you with a good, competent accident doctor.
Generally, the answer is “No”. Remember, the insurance company does not work for you – they work for the individual who caused your accident. Oftentimes, even before you obtain medical attention and assess the extent of your injuries, you may be contacted by a claims adjuster who will make you a ridiculous, low-ball offer.

Many people accept these types of offers and sign a release, only to find out further complications “down the road”. Tough Luck. In most states, including Arizona, a release is worded in such a way as to make it almost impossible to ever seek any further compensation after you sign, even if you find your injuries are much worse than you ever anticipated.

The amount of money you will ultimately recover depends on a variety of issues, the most important of which is the nature of your injuries caused by the accident and the comprehensive medical treatment you receive for those injuries.  At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we seek reimbursement for any or all of the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of love and support
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Permanent impairment and disability
  • Property damage.
Legal liability for the injuries sustained by the accident victim may lie with the person who caused it. We will be able to examine the accident victim’s case and evaluate whether a lawsuit may be filed against the responsible party.
Arizona is a pure comparative fault state. This suggests that, regardless of the percentage, the amount of personal injury damages a rider may recover will be diminished based on the degree of the rider’s fault.
There are laws in Arizona for the safe operation of a motorcycle. Even if the injured rider thinks that he or she contributed in some manner to the accident, the motorcycle rider should still speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney regarding the case. A common misconception among injured persons is that if they broke the law, they will not be entitled to compensation from someone else whose acts or inactions contributed to the accident. NEVER assume that an injured rider has no right to sue another party for damages.

Riders are expected to behave in a manner consistent with that of other drivers. This indicates that a motorcycle driver has the same right to the full use of a lane as any other driver and must abide by all other traffic laws in Arizona.

These are some of the rules of the road for motorcyclists and other motorists: 

  • Obeying to all traffic signs
  • Observing speed limits
  • Giving way to emergency vehicles
  • Stopping in a crosswalk for any pedestrians
  • Having functioning brake lights or using turn signals as needed

People who are riding motorcycles have one additional advantage on the road, though. They can use the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane at any time, whether they are riding alone or carrying a passenger.

– Each motorcycle must be covered by an Arizona motorcycle insurance policy, and within 15 days of purchase, each motorcycle must be registered with the MVD. Registration is necessary in order to obtain your motorcycle license plate, and registration requires proof of insurance. Driving a motorcycle is prohibited without a license plate and registration. 

– According to ARS § 28-964 of Arizona motorcycle helmet law, anyone under the age of 18 who is operating or riding a motorcycle is required to wear a helmet.

Motorcycle riders have two helmet options: full face and three-quarters. Helmets must be defect-free and adhere to state and Department of Transportation requirements, which call for a snug fit on the head.

– Arizona law outlines extra safety standards necessary when operating a motorcycle in addition to the helmet regulations. When operating a motorcycle, a rider must always wear eye protection of some kind, such as safety glasses, goggles, or a clear face shield. However, if the motorcycle has a fixed windshield or windscreen that provides protection, eye protection is not required.

Both the motorcycle driver and the passenger must have seats and footrests. In addition, motorcycles must have working handlebars, rearview mirrors, and headlamps.

Insurance companies have teams of lawyers and adjusters representing the person who caused your motorcycle accident and they will do everything possible to reduce the value of your claim. Facing such a team of skilled professionals without having your own legal representation is unwise. It is possible to pursue your claim alone, but you will literally be at the insurance company’s mercy.

The insurance company will make you only a small offer or will simply deny your claim altogether. Unless you are well-trained in the law and understand your legal rights, it will be very difficult to combat the insurance company all on your own and know which avenues you should pursue. Each attorney at our firm is a well-trained, skilled motorcycle accident attorney for Arizona. We know the law here and have negotiated against insurance companies many times successfully.
Generally, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years. This means that you have two years from the time the motorcycle accident occurred to file a claim against the responsible party. If you wait longer than two years, you waive your right to obtaining any compensation for your claim. If you have a claim against a public entity (government), you must make a claim within 180 days from the date of the accident or your rights are waived.
It is almost impossible to determine how much time it will take to resolve your case because every case is different. Cases that settle prior to filing a lawsuit typically resolve more quickly than those that go to trial. At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we will do everything we can to obtain the maximum compensation possible in the shortest amount of time. A typical timeframe for cases to settle is two to four months after your medical care is complete, but those dates can be shorter or longer depending on many factors.
No. We make it easy to afford an attorney if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. We do not charge any fee whatsoever for an accident consultation. In fact, we do not charge any attorney fees unless we are successful in recovering money for you. Even if there are costs involved, such as investigation, medical records, medical reports, deposition fees and the like, we will advance those monies for you until your case is resolved. We will even refer you to doctors who will not demand payment until the case is resolved. It is our job to make the resolution of your case as easy for you as possible. We are experts at motorcycle cases and have been very successful with these types of cases.
Absolutely. There was a study done that looked at accident victims that found that people receive 3.5 times higher payouts after accidents when they have a lawyer, even after the personal injury lawyers payment is subtracted. Also, lawyers can take a lot of work away from a victim who needs to focus on their recovery. We have seen many motorcycle injury cases where serious injuries have occurred where it would be very difficult for the victim to handle their claim on their own. We take care to handle every aspect of the case so that the injured can focus on their recovery.
Of course. If you are unhappy with your current lawyer for whatever reason, feel free to reach out. We actually get a lot of cases who are individuals who weren’t being taken care of properly by their previous attorneys.
Yes. You will always benefit from seeking medical attention right away after an accident.
Yes. It is VERY important that you follow all doctors’ instructions. Please be certain that you see your doctor as he or she directs, and not miss appointments, so you can achieve a speedy recovery. If at any time you consider ceasing treatment before you are released, whether for reasons of financial inability to continue, work schedule, etc., please let us know before you miss appointments. Although we in no way direct medical care, we do want to make sure you have the ability to see a doctor who can work with you under your circumstances. The insurer can only determine the severity of what your doctor any symptoms of headaches, fatigue, muscle soreness, nausea, pain, discomfort, etc. that occur within days of the accident.
If you do not have health insurance, please speak with your attorney or paralegal and they will assist you in finding health care providers who will wait for payment until your case is settled.
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