Everyone knows that riding motorcycles can be exhilarating, safe, and a means of daily transportation.
We also know that riding a motorcycle comes with certain risks, some of which cannot be avoided despite the skill of the rider.
In 2014, motorcycle crashes in the state of Arizona accounted for almost 3% of all vehicle crashes. The majority of crashes resulted in injuries (79%) or property damage (17%), while only 4% resulted in a fatality.
The majority of these accidents happened in urban environments, in broad daylight, in dry conditions. That being said, there are precautions you can take as a rider to protect yourself and your property, including:
- Following safety protocols
- Minding speed limits
- Following the law
When accidents are unavoidable or caused by something or someone else, you may be due compensation.
As with any accident, it is important to file a police report at the time of the accident, document the scene by taking pictures and collecting contact information of anyone involved, including bystanders. Avoid confessing or accusing fault, signing any documents or statements including insurance claims, or any other act of taking responsibility without consulting an attorney first.
Call 480-739-6137 for a free consultation to discuss your case.