Proving Fault in an Arizona Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents are incredibly scary, and statistically, it’s usually not the motorcyclist who’s at fault. Often, the drivers of other vehicles fail to see bikes on the road or don’t care that a rider is there – and that can result in tragedy.
But how do you prove that, as the motorcyclist, the accident you were in wasn’t your fault? If you do prove it, are you entitled to sue the person who was responsible for damages?
What to Do after a Motorcycle Accident
The most important thing you can do after a motorcycle accident is to get well. It might be difficult, but you need to focus on yourself and your recovery. Even if you don’t feel that your injuries were severe, you will need time to recuperate.
If it’s possible, get a copy of the police report about your accident. The police report might have vital information that can help you recover damages in a lawsuit, such as information on whether the other driver was speeding, impaired or otherwise breaking the law. You can usually call the traffic division at the responding police department to find out how to get a copy of the report.
In some cases, it’s not another driver’s fault – it’s the motorcycle manufacturer, a mechanic or another person. If parts on your bike were defective, improperly replaced (such as loose bolts on your forks) or otherwise mishandled, you may be able to take legal action against the company or person responsible.
How to Prove Fault in an Arizona Motorcycle Accident
The police report may have details about how the other driver was at fault for your motorcycle accident. However, even if it doesn’t; your lawyer may still be able to prove that the other driver is to blame for what happened. You may even entitle to damages designed to cover your medical bills; pay for your lost wages, and compensate you in other ways, as well.
Your attorney will evaluate your whole case, beginning with what happened leading up to your accident. She’ll have many questions for you to answer; and it’s important that you share all of your information with her so that she can build the right strategy. This is a tough time for you, and your lawyer will understand that – but take comfort in the fact that somebody is willing to fight for your rights as an injured motorcyclist.