Everybody knows that wearing a helmet is one of the most important safety measures any motorcyclist can take. However, are motorcyclists in Arizona legally required to wear them? Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Arizona personal injury attorneys to learn more about Arizona helmet laws and how we can help you if you are injured in an accident. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the motorcycle helmet laws in Arizona?
Arizona’s motorcycle helmet laws are very clear. Essentially, they state that as long as you are 18 years or older, you are not required by law to wear a helmet. That being said, all motorcyclists are required to wear protective goggles, glasses, or a protective face shield, especially if the motorcycle does not have a windshield.
What should I do if I am injured in a motorcycle accident?
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, as long as you are physically capable, you should take several steps to ensure you have enough evidence to satisfy the burden of proof in a future personal injury claim. Those steps are as follows:
- Call the police, who should send an ambulance to the scene of the accident.
- Ask the other motorist for his or her insurance information.
- Speak with anyone who may have seen the accident and ask them for their contact information.
- Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle, the other motorist’s vehicle, and any property involved in the accident.
- Ask your doctor for a copy of all medical bills/medical documents pertaining to your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experineced Arizona personal injury attorney who can fight for your right to the financial compensation you deserve.
How long will I have to sue someone for an injury in Arizona?
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you must not wait to file your claim. There is a statute of limitations in place in Arizona that dictates the amount of time you will have to take legal action against the party responsible. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Arizona is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue for an injury. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long, for if you do, there is a very good chance that you will be barred from suing. Our firm is here to help.
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.