Arizona Motorcycle Accident Lawyer -who actually rides. Ask anyone who owns a motorcycle in Arizona and they will tell you with great enthusiasm that it was one of their best investments. The constant sunshine, serene landscape and open road create a truly exhilarating experience. Phoenix Arizona Motorcycle Accident lawyer Dan Marco of Mostafavi, Marco & Wimmer has been riding for over 30 years and currently owns a Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic. In his unique perspective as a rider and a lawyer, Dan understands that motorcycle accidents result in tremendous loss for the rider. Furthermore, their lifestyle is jeopardized. Many times these accidents are the result of negligence from another motor vehicle operator, and result in injury or fatality for the rider. Arizona motorcycle ownership has consistently risen from 2005 from 115,867 registered in 2005 to 155,722 in 2010. Unfortunately, the percentage of motorcycle accidents compared to all accidents in Arizona has also risen in those years as well. A majority of motorcycle accidents, approximately 55%, are the result of a collision with a motor vehicle. Furthermore, nearly 71% of motorcycle accidents in Arizona occur during daylight. 4.17% of all motorcycle accidents result in a fatality and 77.96% result in injury. **data from www.azdot.gov. These facts and figures clearly indicate the roads are not safe for Arizona motorcycle operators. Obviously, injury and fatality rates are much higher on motorcycles, due to the instability of the bikes and less protection between the rider and the road. Also, it is much harder for motor vehicle operators to see motorcycle riders due to the size of the bikes. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Arizona it is imperative you take the right steps to ensure you have the best chance to be compensated for your injuries. Here are some tips to remember: 1) If you are injured, call 911 first and get medical attention. 2) Call the police and write down the facts of the accident. 3) Exchange contact and insurance information with the parties involved. 4) Take witness statements. 5) When police arrive, answer all their questions but do not admit fault. Fault in a motorcycle accident hinges on comparative negligence, basically, the percentage of fault for each party involved. It is imperative you know your legal rights and remedies when involved in a motorcycle accident. Medical costs and property damage to the bike are generally higher in motorcycle accidents and you may have a right to recover these damages. Having a lawyer who rides like Dan Marco is a benefit in your motorcycle accident case because he understands the damage to you, your property and your lifestyle. He has helped several riders recover what they deserve and get them back on the road. Call or email us for a free consultation at email@example.com or (480) 540-3815.