HIGHLY EXPERIENCED IN BIKING ACCIDENTS
In general, a cyclist is subject to the same rules and regulations as an automobile, unless otherwise specified by the law or unless the bicycle is naturally incapable (meaning, the design of the bicycle will not allow for it to follow all of the same rules as car.) If you are involved in a serious bicycle accident, it is important that you get an attorney who understands the special issues and concerns that affect bicyclists.
Your Rights as a Bicyclist
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BIKING IN ARIZONA
Know Your Rights as a Cyclist
Many motorists may not understand that cyclists have a right to be on the roads, and they are entitled to the same privileges and protections as any motorist. Unfortunately this lack of understanding of the law is one of the reasons why drivers are not as cautious as they should be around cyclists. That may be the reason why bike accidents happen so frequently—motorists have a tendency to not exercise adequate care around those on bicycles or to keep a proper lookout for cyclists.
Impaired drivers pose a substantial risk to bike riders. Bicycle lanes are narrow, and so close to the automotive lanes that even the slightest veering can result in a terrible accident involving catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
One of the main causes of death in bicycle accidents is head trauma. If you witness a bicycle accident, here are ways to know if the victim has suffered a concussive head injury.
Head Injury Symptoms
- The victim is passed out.
- The victim is confused, asking the same question over and over.
- The victim is slurring words.
- The victim is unable to stand or walk.
- The victim is vomiting, or complaining of nausea.
If a person injured in a cycling accident has any of these symptoms, it is of critical importance that emergency medical attention be given as soon as possible. Call 911 immediately. We encourage you to always wear your bicycle helmet. This will dramatically reduce your risk of a serious head injury in the event of a bike accident, and could quite possibly be the difference between life and death.
We can get you the money you deserve for medical expenses, rehabilitation services, ambulance bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. And most importantly, we will deal with the insurance company to make sure that you don’t become a victim all over again.
Let’s Get In Touch
REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION
Words From Our Clients
I would highly recommend Brig for legal representation. He represented us in a case that seemed like David vs. Goliath. It was very paperwork and motion intensive, and Brig handled everything very professionally and was always on task. He was fantastic representing us in the courtroom and was very prepared. He always responded to us quickly and professionally, made good arguments, and we would absolutely use him again in the future.RACHAEL E.