Arizona Motorcycle Helmet Laws
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that there were 4,502 motorcycle accident fatalities throughout 2010, which was a 55 percent increase from that of the year 2000. Furthermore, in the state of Arizona, 17 livers were saved by helmet use per 100,000 registered motorcycles in 2010.
In the state of Arizona, all riders under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet. The law also requires all riders, no matter what age, to wear eye protection, unless their motorcycle is equipped with a windscreen.
At Phillips Law Group, our Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers have recognized the great fatality rate to riders across the state, and recommend that all riders wear a helmet. Our attorneys also believe that if you or a family member has suffered an injury or fatality, due to the negligent actions of another individual, the victim may be entitled to compensation benefits for their losses and damages.
For more information about Arizonas motorcycle helmet laws, or if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call 1-800-706-3000, or complete the Free Case Review form on this page today.
Motorcycle Helmet Facts
Arizonas motorcycle helmet laws were enacted in 1976 in order to keep our young motorcycle riders safe. As a result of our motorcycle helmet laws, our economic costs saved by helmet use per 100,000 registered motorcycles were $35 million in 2010, while these numbers have remained relatively consistent throughout the years.
Some more facts about motorcycle helmets include:
- $3.0 billion dollars have been saved in America due to helmet use throughout 2010
- An additional $1.4 billion could have been saved in the U.S. in 2010 if all riders wore helmets
- Helmets reduce the risk of a rider suffering a head injury during an accident by 69 percent
- Helmets reduce the risk of a riders death during an accident by 37 percent
- Modern day helmets do not impair hearing or reduce overall visibility
- The universal helmet law is the single most effective way for states to save money and lives
Furthermore, un-helmeted riders are more likely to be uninsured than helmeted riders, which causes increased medical expenses by using taxpayer funds, whereas helmeted riders ted to be insured, and costs are passed on to the accident causing individual in the form of higher auto insurance premiums.
Contact Our Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
Following a motorcycle wreck, the victim often suffers from injuries caused by the negligent actions of another individual. These injuries can become costly as they pile-up over time, which is why our attorneys at Phillips Law Group are prepared to defend your rights and achieve the compensation you deserve. Having served the state of Arizona for several years, our team is prepared to help you seek justice today.
Located in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, out attorney are able to serve throughout the state and also surrounding states. Some of the Arizona locations our attorneys serve include:
- Catalina Foothills
- Drexel Heights
- Mohave Valley
- Show Low
- Ward 3
To gather more information regarding our Arizona motorcycle laws, or if you have been injured in a wreck, our Phoenix injury lawyers welcome you to call 1-800-706-3000 or complete the Free Case Review form at the top of this page today.