Motorcycles can be dangerous. While this is often part of their appeal, it also means that accidents can be more severe than other motor vehicle accidents. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you can become seriously injured. As a result, it is important to understand the causes of motorcycle accidents, and therefore, how to avoid them. Additionally, if you are involved in an accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries and suffering. Read on for more information regarding motorcycle accidents in Arizona.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a number of factors, but they are most commonly caused by:
- Another motorist’s failure to yield
- Rear-end collisions
- Potholes, uneven pavement, and other road obstructions
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Can I Recover Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident?
In some cases, you will be able to recover compensation for your accident. To do so, you will have to prove that some form of negligence was involved. There are two categories of damages that may be recovered: economic and non-economic. Economic damages can include the cost of medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages due to time out of work, and more. Non-economic damages may include the loss of enjoyment of life, loss of independence, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Speak with a skilled personal injury attorney to discuss your case and find out more about recovering compensation.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to take legal action for your accident, you will have to file your claim within a certain amount of time. This claim is known as a statute of limitations. Generally, in Arizona, the statute of limitations is two years. This means that if you fail to file your claim within two years from the date of the accident, you will most likely lose your chance to recover compensation.
We understand the toll a motorcycle accident can take. An accident can affect you mentally, physically, and financially. As a result, we want to help you fight to recover the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Arizona, contact our firm today to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney.
Contact our experienced Arizona firm
The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. Those injured due to another party’s negligence should never have to suffer alone. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.