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, and 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.
Gill Law Firm is a well-respected Phoenix, AZ personal injury firm that dedicates its practice to the representation of the seriously injured and their families due to an accident, negligence or abuse. If the above information relates to your personal experience, and you think it would be beneficial to discuss your situation with an attorney, please call us. We offer a complimentary review of your case with no strings attached. Call today and schedule an appointment with our team of experts. It's time to put your mind at ease. Call today 480.767.8777