Being injured in an accident caused by someone or something else will entitle you to compensation for the related costs and damages, but what if you contributed to the accident? When a person is injured while riding a motorcycle without a helmet, whether or not they are legally obligated to wear a helmet, and whether they were wearing one, will impact the outcome of their case.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, or lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident, it is helpful to explore your options with an experienced attorney who knows what options are available to you. Your local Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyer from Stone Rose Law is available to review the unique facts and circumstances of the accident to determine what your options are to collect what you are entitled to.
Under Arizona Law HB 2246, only motorcyclists who are under the age of 18 must wear a helmet when on a motorcycle. While they are not legally required, it is important to note that wearing a motorcycle helmet has been shown to dramatically reduce the likelihood of death in a motorcycle accident, and also reduces the likelihood of many serious injuries.
What this law means for motorcyclists is that the insurance company cannot claim that a motorcyclist is liable for their own damages simply because they were not wearing a helmet. You’ll generally be collecting your compensation from an insurance company, which will do whatever possible to reduce or deny your claim.
To collect the complete compensation for your motorcycle accident that you deserve, you must prove that another party was negligent. Negligence has four parts:
Damages for motorcycle accidents we help our clients collect include:
To collect compensation for your motorcycle accident, you’ll first need to prove that another party was negligent. Once another party has been proven as negligent, then you must collect evidence to measure and prove your damages from medical and occupational experts. Your attorney will help schedule appointments with experts to gather the evidence you need to win on your case.
Your initial consultation to learn how we’ll help you recover what you deserve is risk-free and cost-free. We’ll go over the facts of your motorcycle accident, and determine if we can help. For your free initial assessment, schedule a consultation with us or call (480) 498-8998.