Arizona Motorcyclists’ Personal Injury Claims and Helmet Nonuse

In Arizona, if a motorcyclist is injured due to the negligence of another driver, and if he or she was not wearing a helmet, the non-use of a motorcycle helmet may be claimed by the other driver, as a reason to limit the injured party’s damages.

The negligent driver must prove that the helmet was not worn, and that helmet nonuse was unreasonable, and that nonuse caused or increased injuries, that would not have occurred if a helmet had been used.

The jury may decide whether the injured party’s full damages should be reduced by nonuse of the helmet.

An Arizona motorcycle injury lawyer may be able to assist an injured motorcyclist in his or her personal injury claim for damages, for the injuries, medical bills and lost income sustained, as a result of the crash.