Man Critically Injured in Phoenix Motorcycle Accident
Riding a motorcycle is a fun but dangerous activity, especially at night when visibility is lower than during the rest of the day. However, that doesn't mean that this danger removes the legal rights enjoyed by those who choose this mode of transportation. While more details will need to be revealed before a final analysis can be made, it's possible that one person's rights were violated when a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a Phoenix motorcycle accident that took place last Friday.
According to authorities, the latest Phoenix motorcycle accident occurred on Friday night when a motorcyclist was driving in southbound direction on 35th Avenue near Thunderbird Road. As he was doing so, the driver of another vehicle pulled out of a private drive in an attempt to cross the road. As a result, the two vehicles collided. The unidentified motorist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The unidentified driver remained on the scene, but it's unclear as to whether impairment was any sort of factor in this crash.
Arizona Motorcycle Accidents
First and foremost, we'd like to express our hope that the motorcyclist who was critically injured is able to survive the harm he has suffered. In addition, this Phoenix motorcycle accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona motorcycle accidents. Every year, more than 3,500 such crashes occur, leading to more than 3,000 injuries and to more than 10 fatalities every month somewhere in the state. These numbers have held steady in recent years.
Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If it turns out that the driver of the vehicle was at fault, it could lead to the filing of an Arizona personal injury lawsuit by the motorcyclist if he survives. If such a lawsuit is filed and is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensate the motorcyclist for his medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering. However, the fact that he was not wearing a helmet could lead to a reduction of damages based on Arizona's doctrine of comparative negligence.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a crash, you need to seek the help of Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.