According to Arizona Revised Statutes, drivers and passengers are not required to wear helmets. However, if you are injured in an accident where you were not wearing a helmet, this may result in an argument from the insurance company that you contributed to your own injuries and are partially at fault when compared to the other driver. This could potentially reduce your recovery; however, the reduction is normally not enough to deter The Simon Law Group from representing you. Many of the injuries suffered in an accident will not have been eliminated by virtue of wearing a helmet.
Initial Medical Expenses After a Motorcycle Accident
Regardless of who is at fault for a motorcycle accident, your insurance company is responsible for paying your initial medical expenses (up to policy limits).
Semi-Trucks & Motorcycles
Semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles have a greater duty to be careful on the roadways and are often more responsible for injuries and damages that they cause from improper driving.
Entitlement to Money to Compensate You For Pain and Suffering
If you are injured, you are entitled to money for past, present and future pain and suffering. This amount can be limited depending on which state you live. However, in Arizona, there is no cap on the amount you can recover for pain and suffering.
You are also entitled to money to replace lost income from work, or to pay for someone else to complete your household chores if you are unable to do so due to injuries sustained in the motorcycle accident.
In the end, it is important to remember that accidents involving motorcycles account for the most serious accidents on America’s roadways, making it that much more vital to know your rights if you are ever in a dangerous situation. Identifying the possible causes of a motorcycle accident may be simple, or may be complicated, but The Simon Law Group can assist every step of the way in order to assure you receive the best settlement possible.