In personal injury cases, motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are often most serious when a motorcycle is involved. In this article, we discuss how we help motorcycle accident victims in Flagstaff and surrounding areas of Northern Arizona.
Injury cases revolve around the legal concept of negligence, which by law is broken down into four parts:
When a person is injured or, sadly, killed in an accident, the first question is, “Why?” Who did it? Who messed up? There is no reason a person should be involved in a motorcycle accident. Someone must have made a mistake.
Understanding Arizona’s Motorcycle Laws
Our job as lawyers is to investigate and prove that you, or a loved one, deserve justice. We offer the complete package. When someone is hurt, we obtain their medical records and bills. We compile the data. We prove the case of negligence. And we push the insurance companies to pay up. If they don’t, we are expert trial lawyers.
Arizona, including Flagstaff, has specific laws and statutes relating to motorcycles. There are strict rules about carrying passengers on motorcycles.
Arizona law states that a person operating a motorcycle “shall ride only on the permanent and regular seat attached to the motorcycle,” and the motorcyclist “shall not carry any other person and any other person shall not ride on a motorcycle vehicle unless the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person” (see A.R.S. section 28-892).
There are other Arizona laws that explain that a person under 18 years old must wear a helmet on a motorcycle, and the motorcycle shall have a rearview mirror, seat, and footrests (see A.R.S. section 28-964). There is also a “motorcycle safety fund” established by Arizona Revised Statutes, section 28-2010.
Contact Griffen & Stevens Law Firm PLLC
We are Flagstaff’s injury law firm. We are Flagstaff’s motorcycle accident law firm.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, call us immediately. We’ll start our investigation right away. And when it comes to insurance companies, settlements, and a lawsuit, you’ll want Flagstaff’s expert injury trial lawyers on your side. Contact us for a free consultation.