Arizona Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
The Hogle Firm Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
In Arizona, motorcycle accidents are governed by a combination of traffic laws, negligence laws, and insurance laws. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in Arizona, there are several important things that you should know.
First, Arizona has a mandatory helmet law for all riders and passengers. This means that if you are riding a motorcycle in Arizona, you are required by law to wear a helmet that complies with the standards set by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Failure to wear a helmet can result in a citation and fine.
Second, Arizona is an at-fault state when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. This means that if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, fault will be assigned to one or more parties based on their degree of negligence. If you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, your compensation may be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
Third, Arizona has a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit related to a motorcycle accident. In general, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you do not file within this time frame, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Fourth, Arizona requires all drivers to carry liability insurance. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, the at-fault driver's insurance may cover your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. However, if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, you may need to file a claim with your own insurance company or pursue legal action to recover compensation.
Finally, if you are involved in a motorcycle accident in Arizona, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you do not feel injured. Some injuries, such as brain injuries and internal injuries, may not be immediately apparent and can worsen over time if left untreated.
In summary, if you are involved in a motorcycle accident in Arizona, you should wear a helmet, understand the state's at-fault and insurance laws, file a personal injury lawsuit within the statute of limitations, and seek medical attention immediately. It is also a good idea to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and maximize your compensation.
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