Will My Motorcycle Injuries be Covered by Insurance in Tucson, Arizona?

According to Arizona Department of Transportation’s Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash Facts 2014, Section 8, there were 3,127 motorcycle accidents in Arizona in 2014. Of those 3,127 crashes, 127 resulted in a death, 2,655 resulted in injury, and 526 resulted in property damage. Motorcycle accidents account for 2.85% of all motor vehicle accidents in the state of Arizona. Because of the size of the vehicle and the structural integrity (or lack thereof) of a motorcycle, motorcycle drivers are much more vulnerable to injury than other vehicle operators. This fact alone makes it extremely difficult for motorcyclists to get covered by insurance companies. Those that are covered by insurance, though, still find it difficult to file a successful insurance claim, as there are many more stipulations with their plans than with typical motor vehicle plans. If you drive a motorcycle in the state of Arizona, and if you have been in a motorcycle accident, you deserve the peace of mind that comes with the full auto-insurance coverage that other drivers receive. Furthermore, you deserve the right to work with an experienced Tucson personal injury attorney should you run into complications filing your insurance claim. When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in the Event of a Motorcycle Accident In the state of Arizona, liability is determined based on the state’s comparative negligence laws. In the event of a motorcycle accident, you – the motorcyclist – would not be liable if one of the following occurred:
  • Another driver hit you and/or caused the accident because they did not see you;
  • Road hazards; and/or
  • Defective motorcycle conditions.
In some instances, determining liability is easy, as it is very clear who was at fault in the accident. However, in other instances, liability is not so clear; and in those instances motorcyclists are much more likely to have their insurance claims denied. Furthermore, when it comes to motorcycle accidents, many drivers will “hit and run,” leading insurance providers to disbelieve the victims. In the second two scenarios, a Tucson personal injury attorney can help right the record and make sure the injured receive the care and compensation they deserve. Get Legal Help As your Tucson personal injury attorneys, we can help you get the medical attention you need for any number of injuries, from broken bones, to brain injuries, and from spinal cord injuries to death. Motor vehicle accidents in general can really alter your life, making it hard for you to work, do the things you enjoy, or even just live life comfortably. Because of the lack of structural integrity of a motorcycle, motorcycle accidents can have a much greater adverse effect, which is why helping our clients receive the proper care and medical attention as quickly as possible is our number one priority. If you have been in a motorcycle accident in the Tucson, Arizona area, and if you are having trouble filing an insurance claim, the personal injury lawyers at Hoffman Law Offices, PLLC are here to help you. With years of experience and a thorough understanding of Arizona law, our attorneys ensure that your rights as a motorcyclist do not differ from those that operate a standard motor vehicle—which means proper care and compensation for injuries accrued while operating a motorcycle. To schedule a consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, give us a call at 1-520-797-1041 or 520-797-5674, or contact us online today.

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