Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to accidents due to the number of drivers who fail to notice motorcycles in traffic. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists are often unfairly listed as being at fault in the accident even when the other driver was clearly responsible. Whether a motorcyclist has been listed at fault or not, legal representation is often necessary to handle the higher medical costs associated with being hit by a vehicle while on a motorcycle.
To be fully compensated, injured motorcyclists often must work with an attorney who is experienced in the special requirements of motorcycle-related personal injury cases. Through capable legal representation, accident victims won’t be left with stacks of medical bills and no way to pay them.
Steps to Take in a Motorcycle Accident
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative to stay at the scene of the accident until an officer arrives so that you can provide your side of the story on record. This is very helpful if the case will be taken to court. We recommend that you do not admit fault unless you have legal representation with you. Take as many photos as you can of every vehicle involved in the accident, as well as the general vicinity where the accident occurred. Photos will help your personal injury lawyers piece the story together at a later time when you may have forgotten small details. As soon as possible, reach out to the team at Torgenson Law so that we can begin gathering information for your case.
Arizona Motorcycle Law
Under Arizona law, motorcycle riders must wear a helmet only if they are under the age of 18. However, motorcyclists are required to wear protective eyewear if their motorcycle does not have a windscreen. Lane splitting is illegal in the state of Arizona, however, a maximum of two consenting riders may share a lane. Motorcyclists must carry a title and liability insurance at all times while driving. There are also many bike specifications that riders must be aware of and abide by, which include having at least one side mirror, a muffler, and a spark arrestor.
For more information on Arizona motorcycle law, reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Torgenson Law. If you feel you may have a case, you can meet with a lawyer at no charge to have your case documents reviewed.