Arizona’s Comparative Fault Statutes
Comparative fault laws can also impact the value of your motorcycle accident claim. Your compensation may be reduced if you were partially at fault in the motorcycle crash.
For example, if a jury finds you were speeding at the time of the accident, and your speed contributed to the cause of the crash by 20 percent, your potential compensation for damages is reduced by 20 percent. Under Arizona’s pure comparative fault laws, you’re not barred from seeking compensation for injuries even if you’re 99 percent at fault in the motorcycle accident.
Insurance companies are familiar with comparative fault laws. They may try to use unfounded and untrue stereotypes of motorcyclists to convince a fact-finder you were partially responsible in the motorcycle accident. Our Gilbert motorcycle accident attorneys are aware of these tactics and understand how to combat unfair insurance tactics designed to reduce your compensation. Consult with our Tempe personal injury attorneys at Tobin & Dove Injury Lawyers to find out more.