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Phoenix Lawyers Answer Bike Accident FAQs

If you have recently been involved in an accident while cycling and you are unsure about how to proceed in this unfortunate situation, the Phoenix bike accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C.have provided the following bike accident FAQs to answer some of the basic questions you may have.

Under what circumstances can I seek compensation for injuries sustained because of a bicycle accident?

What types of damages do accident lawyers typically seek on behalf of their clients?

Are bike accidents preventable?

What are some common bike accident injuries?

What are some typical reasons for bike accidents in Arizona?

How common are bike accidents in Arizona?

Do I have a lot of time to file my bike accident claim?

How do I know whether I should file a lawsuit after a bicycle accident?




Under what circumstances can I seek compensation for injuries sustained because of a bicycle accident?

If you were in an accident involving a motorist and you feel the driver of the truck or car was at fault, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Negligent or distracted drivers may be held liable for the injuries and damages that are a result of the accident.

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What types of damages do accident lawyers typically seek on behalf of their clients?

The damages Phoenix bike accident attorneys will pursue depend on the nature of the accident and the types of injuries the cyclist suffered. Medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering are some of the more common types of damages a lawyer may ask for on behalf of his or her client.

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Are bike accidents preventable?

Until all drivers pay full attention to the road, obey all laws, and give cyclists the room they need to travel safely, bike accidents will continue to occur. However, there are things that cyclists can do to help lessen the chances of an accident. Proactive measures include installing headlights on bikes and wearing clothing that will be highly visible to motorists.

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What are some common bike accident injuries?

Due to the considerable size difference between a regular automobile and a bicycle, bike accident injuries tend to be severe. Cyclists can end up suffering variety of different injuries after being struck by a car. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, broken bones, deep lacerations, internal organ damage, severe head trauma, spinal damage, amputation, and burns.

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What are some typical reasons for bike accidents in Arizona?

Cyclists can end up in an accident for any number of reasons. With so many hazards on the road and along designated bike trails, there are many ways in which a rider can end up getting hurt. But, when it comes to bike accidents involving other cars, there are a few common accidents that tend to stand out among all the rest. This can include bicyclists who are “doored” by someone exiting their car, drivers who pull directly in front of the path of an oncoming cyclist, and automobile owners that drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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How common are bike accidents in Arizona?

In 2014, the Arizona Department of Transportation estimated that there were over 1,700 accidents involving bicycles along state roadways. Almost 84% of these crashes resulted in the cyclist being injured. Of those, almost 30 were fatal. While this only accounts for roughly 1.5% of the total number of traffic accidents in Arizona that year, remember that most of these accidents could have been prevented. The fact is, bicycle accidents are far too common in Phoenix and across the country.

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Do I have a lot of time to file my bike accident claim?

The state of Arizona maintains a statute of limitations on all personal injury claims. This means, that unless you meet the required deadline, you may lose all chances at compensation. We recommend contacting our firm as soon as possible to discuss your potential timeline.

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How do I know whether I should file a lawsuit after a bicycle accident?

Consulting with an experienced Phoenix bike injury lawyer is the best way to make this important decision. Breyer Law Offices, P.C., provide free case evaluations. Taking advantage of this service is a wise strategy, as it can help you decide whether to you have a viable bicycle accident claim. Call the Husband and Wife Law Team at (602) 267-1280 today to discuss your case.

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