Many people who ride know of Arizona’s amazing scenery – from desert to pine. What many people do not know is that Arizona ranks eighth in the number of motorcycle accidents per capita of all 50 states. In 2020, 170,274 Arizonans had a registered motorcycle. The state had 9.22 fatalities per 10,000 registered motorcycles for a fatality rate of 157 people in 2020. Thousands more sustained serious injuries.
What to Do if You Have Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Arizona
Despite motorcycles being a common form of transportation in Arizona, drivers of passenger and commercial vehicles fail to watch for and accommodate them far too often. Motorcycle drivers and riders suffer devastating injuries due to this carelessness, which is often due to drivers looking for other larger vehicles and not paying enough attention.
Arizona allows people injured by the negligent actions of another party up to two years to either settle the claim or to initiate a personal injury lawsuit. Motorcycle riders injured by others can claim payment of medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, and other categories of compensation. Knowing the burden of proof is on our clients to show who is at-fault for the collision, that the collision is the cause of their injuries and the extent of the damages they’ve suffered, it is wise for motorcycle accident victims to hire an experienced law firm.