Phoenix Bicycle Dooring Accident Lawyers
Bicyclist Injured in Dooring Accidents
If you're a professional cyclist, or just someone who enjoys taking their bike out on the weekend, you know the dangers posed by motor vehicles. They are big, they are fast and they are everywhere. Unless you choose to ride along one of Arizona's many secluded nature trails, odds are you will encounter a car or two in your travels. Of course a car or truck in motion can be danger to any cyclist – but they are just as dangerous when stopped. It only takes a fraction of a second for a careless motorist or passenger to open their door into your path of travel.
Questions After a Collision with an Open Car Door
In the blink of an eye you, or a family member, went from enjoying the day cycling to suffering in serious pain. Depending on the speed in which you, or your loved one, were traveling and the grade of the road, you could have suffered catastrophic injuries or worse. Of course, this raises a few questions, many of which probably brought you to this page. It is not uncommon for victims of "dooring" accidents to have concerns such as:
- How will I ever pay for this?
- Who is responsible for the accident?
- Will I ever recover from my injuries?
- Are there any legal avenues available?
- Should I contact a personal injury attorney?
If you find yourself asking yourself any of these questions, or something similar, you may have grounds to pursue legal action. But you'll need help doing so. Fortunately, the Husband & Wife Law Team of Mark and Alexis Breyer have years of experience representing individuals just like you, obtain the recovery they deserve. Our Phoenix bike dooring injury lawyers know the challenges you face and how insurmountable it may seem now. But there is hope and we can help.
Contact the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today at (602) 267-1280 or use the form found on this page to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to move or are restricted in your mobility, we can come to you.
The "Door Zone"
Anyone who has been in a car – as a driver or a passenger – understands that wildly opening a door is a recipe for disaster. Regardless if the car is parked or simply stopped, it is never a good idea to open a door without thoroughly checking to see if anyone is coming from behind – especially cyclists. In the United States, the "door zone" refers to the area roughly 3 to 4 ft. where a driver or passenger can open their door safely. If a driver decides to open the door without checking behind them first, they could be responsible for any "dooring" that may occur.
Compensation For Your Injuries in Phoenix
The Arizona Department of Transportation estimates that almost 1500 cyclists were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2014. If you were involved in a collision – or "doored" by a motorist – you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with a bicycle accident attorney in Phoenix, contact the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today at (602) 267-1280.