Bicyclists must face a high risk of serious injury when involved in an accident, due to little to no protection against motor vehicles. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a bicycle accident in Arizona, you are likely facing significant medical bills and you might not be able to return to work. Discuss your case with a skilled and highly experienced Phoenix bicycle accident attorney at Stone Rose Law. We offer free and confidential consultations. Call our local law firm at (480) 498-8998 or reach us online.
Although bike accidents are not normally the rider’s fault, cyclists typically face an uphill battle and unique challenges when dealing with insurance companies. The driver’s insurer will not have your best interests at heart and will try to find ways to avoid paying you. Even if their policyholder was 100 percent at fault, they will look for inconsistencies in your story and may attempt to get you to settle for a lesser amount than what you need to recover from your injuries. It is often in your best interest to hire a Phoenix personal injury attorney, who will collect evidence and prepare a strategy for negotiating a fair settlement amount on your behalf.
There is no doubt that bicyclists can be critically hurt if hit by any type of vehicle, even if a car or truck is moving slowly. Cyclists will commonly suffer serious injuries, such as:
After a serious accident, cyclists have the right to pursue compensation for:
To learn more about the value of your claim or what avenues of compensation are available to you, speak with a knowledgeable Phoenix bicycle accident attorney at Stone Rose Law.
Bicyclists are required to follow most of the same traffic laws as motor vehicles, which means bicyclists can be entirely or partially responsible for causing an accident. To avoid liability, cyclists must refrain from violating traffic laws, such as making unsafe lane changes, failing to yield to pedestrians, riding on the sidewalk, etc. Under Arizona’s comparative fault system, each party involved in the accident can still recover compensation if they are both partly responsible. However, their amount of compensation will be reduced by their percentage of fault. For example, if a jury finds a bicyclist is 20 percent at fault for an accident and a driver is 80 percent, the bicyclist will recover 80 percent of their total compensation.
At Stone Rose Law, our bike accident attorneys have decades of experience and a proven track record of success in recovering compensation for our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, a Phoenix bike accident attorney is here to protect you. Contact us online or call our law office in Phoenix at (480) 498-8998 to have the strongest legal representation by your side.