Yuma Motorcycle Accident Attorney
At Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers, our experienced team of motorcycle accident attorneys is dedicated to representing clients in Yuma, AZ who have been injured due to the negligence of others. With over 30 years of experience, Marc Lamber has built a reputation for providing compassionate, aggressive, and personalized representation to those who have suffered injuries in motorcycle accidents.
Motorcycle accidents can be particularly devastating, resulting in severe injuries and even fatalities. As riders are more exposed than occupants of passenger vehicles, they face unique risks on the road. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Yuma, AZ, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers?
- Over 30 years of experience representing clients in motorcycle accident cases
- Personalized, compassionate legal representation
- Aggressive pursuit of maximum compensation for our clients
- A team of dedicated, experienced attorneys focused on motorcycle accident cases
- Knowledge of Arizona motorcycle laws and regulations
Motorcycle Accident Statistics and Risks
Motorcyclists face unique risks on the road, and the consequences of an accident can be catastrophic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than occupants of passenger vehicles. In addition, motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer severe injuries in accidents, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Road rash and severe lacerations
- Internal injuries and organ damage
Arizona Motorcycle Laws
To help minimize the risks associated with motorcycle riding, Arizona has enacted several laws specifically aimed at motorcycle safety. Some of these laws include:
- Helmet requirement: In Arizona, all motorcycle riders and passengers under 18 years old are required to wear a helmet.
- Eye protection: All riders are required to wear eye protection, such as goggles or a face shield, unless the motorcycle is equipped with a windscreen.
- Lane splitting: Lane splitting, or riding between lanes of traffic, is illegal in Arizona.
- Motorcycle training: Motorcycle riders under 18 years old must complete a motorcycle driver education program or hold an instruction permit for at least six months before obtaining a motorcycle license.
Understanding Negligence in Motorcycle Accidents
In Arizona, the concept of negligence is central to determining liability in motorcycle accident cases. To establish negligence, the injured party must prove that:
- The defendant owed a duty of care to the injured party.
- The defendant breached that duty of care by acting (or failing to act) in a certain way.
- The defendant’s actions (or inactions) directly caused the injured party’s injuries.
- The injured party suffered damages as a result of the defendant’s actions (or inactions).
In many motorcycle accident cases, multiple parties may be found to be at fault. Arizona follows a comparative negligence standard, meaning that the injured party may still recover damages even if they are partially at fault for the accident. However, their recovery will be reduced by their percentage of fault.
Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Victims
At Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers, our experienced attorneys fight tirelessly to secure compensation for our clients. Damages that may be recovered in motorcycle accident cases include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
Contact Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Yuma, AZ, contact the experienced attorneys at Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers. We understand the unique challenges that motorcycle accident victims face and are committed to providing personalized, compassionate representation. Our team will work diligently to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
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FAQs: Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Q: Do I need to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle in Arizona?
A: In Arizona, all motorcycle riders and passengers under 18 years old are required to wear a helmet. Riders and passengers over 18 years old are not legally required to wear a helmet, but it is strongly recommended for safety purposes.
Q: What should I do immediately after a motorcycle accident?
A: After a motorcycle accident, prioritize your safety and well-being. Call 911 if you or anyone else is injured, and move to a safe location if possible. Document the accident scene by taking photos, gathering contact information from witnesses, and exchanging information with the other driver(s) involved. Finally, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to discuss your legal options.
Q: How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident claim in Arizona?
A: In Arizona, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including motorcycle accidents, is typically two years from the date of the accident. It is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is filed within the appropriate time frame.
Q: Can I still receive compensation if I was partially at fault for the motorcycle accident?
A: Yes, Arizona follows a comparative negligence standard, which allows injured parties to recover damages even if they are partially at fault for the accident. However, the amount of compensation will be reduced by their percentage of fault.
Q: How much does it cost to hire a motorcycle accident attorney at Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers?
A: At Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. In most cases, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe us any legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation for you.
Q: What types of damages can I recover in a motorcycle accident case?
A: Damages in a motorcycle accident case may include medical expenses, lost wages and future earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and property damage. The specific damages you may be entitled to will depend on the circumstances of your case and the severity of your injuries.
"My wife and I had occasion to use Mr. Lamber and his staff for a legal matter. The entire staff was wonderful. They kept us informed of every step and communicated quickly and effectively as things changed or progressed. We would highly recommend Mr. Lamber and his staff to anyone needing legal advice or assistance. They had a very high level of integrity and professionalism. It's too bad there are only 5 stars for their rating. They are excellent."
"I just got rear-ended today, but I'm thankful I found this firm. They take care of you in general, and if you don't make enough to cover your costs, they back you up 100%. Stephanie Ramos gave excellent and kind customer service by getting me in motion with the whole process. Attorney Donn Coolidge gave me the rundown of the situation very clearly, and I'm looking forward to working with him. I fully recommend this firm!"
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