Bicycle Accident Attorneys for Arizona Victims
Justice for Those Injured in Cycling Accidents – In 2014, in the U.S., 726 bicyclists were killed in accidents with motor vehicles, with 71% killed in urban areas, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Another 50,000 cyclists were injured in crashes. With the increasing popularity of biking, especially as cities become more bike friendly for environmental and health reasons, the number of cyclist injuries has also risen in recent years. As an often forgotten member of the road, bicyclists who suffer collisions with automobiles of any size can sustain severe injuries, even resulting in death. In such unfortunate cases, a bicycle accident attorney can fight for compensation with a personal injury or wrongful death suit.
When facing an oversized opponent like a car or truck, a victim of a bike accident can suffer from a variety of injuries, such as:
- Scrapes, rashes, and road burns
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Lifelong complications
Causes of these incidents include the all-too common traffic violations made by drivers everyday: running red lights or stop signs, driving recklessly or distractedly, or failing to signal lane changes. Moreover, drivers often fail to recognize a cyclist’s right of way, whether at intersections, when turning, or simply while sharing the road. Drunk drivers are also frequently responsible for bike injuries and deaths. When drivers fail to be considerate of cyclists, the consequences are more severe than other road violations. A bicycle accident attorney can inform you of your rights in these situations, and hold reckless drivers responsible for the damage they caused.
Even poor road maintenance or dangers caused by construction can prove hazardous and even fatal for bike riders. If city or construction employees overlooked safety precautions or failed to properly label dangerous areas, they too can be held responsible for injuries sustained in a bike accident.
If proven by a bike accident lawyer, any of these cases of negligence can allow a victim to be awarded damages for medical bills and insurance expenses, as well as for pain and suffering, and any changes in lifestyle resulting from a serious or disfiguring injury. With the help of an experienced and passionate bike injury attorney knowledgeable in cycling laws, you won’t have to feel like you’re once again facing an opponent that’s bigger and stronger than you are.
Wrongful Death Bike Accident Representation
Receive Compensation on Behalf of a Lost Loved One – Cycling collisions too often result in death for the rider. In such an unfortunate instance, a bike injury lawyer can file a wrongful death suit to get damages for the family members left behind. If someone else is at fault for your loved one’s death, compensation can be obtained to cover medical and funeral expenses, as well as loss of income, and pain and suffering.
Personal injury matters are often time sensitive, so don’t delay any longer— call one of our bicycle accident attorneys today.
Representation in a Variety of Personal Injury Cases
Bellah Perez represents a number of personal injury matters. Whatever injury or loss you have experienced, our attorneys are on hand to represent your case. Our other areas of practice include:
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