The negligent driver and the driver’s insurance company will do everything possible to deny payment to someone injured in nearly any Maricopa County motorcycle accident. Many of these games are the same ones that insurance companies play against seriously injured car accident victims. There are a number of things the insurance company will try to do in an attempt to deny motorcycle victims a fair settlement. It is because of the way in which insurance companies treat motorcycle accident victims that makes having an experienced personal injury Arizona lawyer so invaluable.
The plethora of ways in which an insurance company will try to deny fair payment is too long to list here. There are, however, some common issues that tend to come up. First of all, nearly anyone who rides a motorcycle in Arizona knows that helmets are not required for those over the age of eighteen. It is therefore legal for a person to ride a motorcycle anywhere in Arizona without wearing a helmet. There is also an Arizona law that allows the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident to deny payment if the motorcyclist failed to wear a helmet.
This is how Arizona law discriminates against motorcyclists. Though they are legally allowed not to wear helmets, if they are ever in a serious motorcycle accident that is not their fault, they may be penalized when filing a motorcycle accident claim against the negligent driver’s insurance company. The insurance company can reduce the amount for which they are liable, or even deny payment, for a claim in which the motorcyclist was injured and not wearing a helmet.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist’s negligence, it is important for you to know the possible ways an insurance company may deny you fair compensation that you deserve. To learn more about your legal rights and options as a motorcycle accident victim in Chandler, Arizona, please contact the skilled Chandler motorcycle accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.