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Bicycling accident cases are our teams speciality. If you are injured in a bicycling accident, you shouldn’t wait to hear from the insurance company, call our highly experienced legal team and speak to a bicycling accident attorney to see if you’ve got a case.
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 a bicycling accident attorney who understands the special issues and concerns that affect bicyclists.
While bicycling provides an environmentally friendly form of transportation around Phoenix and a fun way to keep physically fit, traffic conditions can make navigating local streets dangerous. There is little to protect bicyclists in collisions involving motor vehicles, and our Phoenix bicycle accident attorneys know that injuries sustained in these accidents tend to be severe.
At Cluff Law, plc our award-winning legal team is dedicated to helping you when these accidents occur. We assist you in getting the compensation you need to recover, either through an insurance claim or by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the drivers involved.
At Cluff Law, our bicycle accident attorneys in Phoenix provide compassionate, professional legal representation to people who have suffered serious and life-threatening injuries as the result of collisions with other motorists. According to the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Arizona is among the top ten states in terms of fatal bike accidents, claiming the lives of more than 30 people in 2016. Thousands of others suffer serious injuries in these crashes each year, with many resulting in permanent disabilities.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT) reports that in 2016, more than 1,350 people were injured, the majority of which occurred in Maricopa County. Our Phoenix bicycle accident attorneys represent victims of these accidents who suffer the following types of injuries:
- Broken bones;
- Severe cuts and lacerations;
- Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle and tendon sprains and tears;
- Back and neck injuries, including herniated disks and fractured vertebrae;
- Head injuries, such as concussion and traumatic brain injury;
- Spinal cord injuries, resulting in temporary or permanent paralysis.
A BICYCLING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN PHOENIX CAN HELP YOU
When bicycle accidents do occur, AZDOT reports that it is often the result of negligence on the part of the driver. Speeding, disregarding traffic signals and driving distracted or under the influence, all make bicycle accidents more likely. In these situations, our Phoenix bicycle accident attorneys can help hold reckless drivers accountable for their actions, either through an insurance claim or by pursuing a lawsuit on your behalf. Damages you may be entitled to as part of a settlement include:
- Medical expenses, which provides compensation for diagnostic testing, treatment, medications, and physical therapy you need, now and in the future;
- Lost wages, along with future losses in income and benefits as the result of ongoing disabilities;
- Pain and suffering, which compensates you for any scarring or disfigurement, along with the mental anguish you and your loved ones endured.
GETTING LEGAL REPRESENTATION YOU CAN COUNT ON|
When dealing with insurance companies, it is important to realize they are in business to make money. One of the ways they do this is by denying or undervaluing claims. When you suffer injuries that have the potential to impact your future, get the professional legal representation you need and contact Cluff Law, plc. We can arrange a free consultation with our bike accident attorneys in Phoenix to discuss your case and the types of compensation you may be entitled to. Call or contact us online today. You pay nothing unless we get money for you.
Your Rights As A Bicyclist
BICYCLING ACCIDENT ATTORNEY - WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BIKING IN ARIZONA
Know Your Rights as a Bicyclist
Many motorists may not understand that bicyclists 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. This 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 because 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 bicycling 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.