Arizona motorcyclists generally enjoy the same rights and have the same responsibilities as the drivers of passenger vehicles. But there are some regulations specific to motorcyclists that are intended to help reduce the risk of motorcycle accidents and protect motorcycle riders and passengers.
If you were injured or a family member died in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s negligence, the Phoenix motorcycle accident attorneys at Lloyd Baker are here to answer your questions about motorcycle accidents and fight for the financial compensation you and your family need.
Arizona law states that any motorcycle rider or driver under the age of 18 must wear an approved motorcycle helmet. While this law does not extend to drivers and passengers over 18 years of age, not wearing a helmet may adversely impact your ability to collect financial compensation should you need to file a personal injury lawsuit following a motorcycle accident.
Other basic Arizona motorcycle laws include:
- When carrying passengers, a passenger seat and footrests are required
- One or more side view mirrors are required
- “Ape Hanger” handlebars are not allowed
- A muffler is required
- A spark arrestor is mandatory on state and federal lands
For more information about motorcycle accidents and factors that can contribute to them, please see our Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents page.
If you were injured or suffered the wrongful death of a family member in a motorcycle accident, please contact Lloyd Baker Injury Attorneys for your free case consultation. Our Phoenix, Arizona, motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to give you the personal attention you deserve. We value lifelong clients, and if you have been injured in an accident we want to be the one firm you call.