In the event of a motorcycle accident, motorcycle riders don't have protection the same way cars and trucks have protection from airbags and seatbelts. Passenger cars and truck drivers endanger traffic when they fail to recognize hard-to-see motorcyclists. It's common for drivers to jump to conclusions about motorcycles driving aggressively or recklessly and might assume the bike rider is at fault for an accident. Protecting your rights in the event of a motorcycle accident is vital so that insurance companies don't wrongfully place you at fault.
If you have experienced a motorcycle accident in Phoenix, Arizona, you need to contact a personal injury attorney promptly. When you hire our law firm, you will have an attorney who is well-versed in personal injury cases and that will be courteous and cost-effective. We offer free consultations to consult you on the best steps in securing fair compensation for your injuries.
You Must File Claim Within Two Years
Make sure you file a claim within two years of the accident if you've experienced a motorcycle accident. Arizona's statute of limitations mandates that injury compensation claims be filed within two years. However, a provision known as the "rule of discovery" allows for an exception. According to this ruling, if the victim were unaware of their injury, the statute of limitations would start running on the day they became aware of the harm.
Suppose your motorcycle accident injuries occurred because of the negligence or carelessness of another driver. You may hold the driver responsible for your wounds, medical costs, and additional damages in this case. Arizona determines motorcycle accident fault and liability by the pure comparative negligence law. This means you can still receive compensation even if you are at fault. You may be entitled to compensation based on the percentage of the other party's responsibility contribution if they are found to be at least partially responsible for the accident.
A motorcycle accident carries a high risk of significant injury. The heavy medical costs associated with a substantial injury can add a tremendous financial burden to the injured and their family members. Seeking medical care needs to be the top priority following a motorcycle accident. Even if the accident didn't cause apparent wounds or damage initially, you might have faint body harm in the early stages that can lead to more severe long-term injury down the road.
You may be eligible to get compensation for the following through a Phoenix motorcycle accident claim:
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At Zazueta Law, PLLC, we are devoted and determined advocates. Our goal is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by others' negligent conduct and to help alleviate the devastating physical, emotional, and financial burdens they suffer. Zazueta Law will demonstrate unsurpassed preparation and relentless dedication to clients who put their trust in Zazueta Law.
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