Injured Cyclist? Call Our Phoenix Bike Accident Lawyer
Get Legal Help from The Husband and Wife Law Team After a Bike Crash
Rising fuel costs and growing eco-consciousness mean that bicycles are a more popular mode of transportation than ever. But increasing numbers of bikes on the roads mean increasing numbers of accidents - and these are often catastrophic events that lead to injury, disfigurement, and even death.
Bicycle accidents take place on all kinds of roads, in all types of weather, under all types of conditions. However, some conditions are more dangerous than others. Generally, intersections are the most dangerous place for cyclists, who can be struck by a vehicle that disregards the cyclist's right-of-way or refuses to yield. Merging, turning, and stopping are all risky actions for cyclists, who are no match for the weight or speed of passenger vehicles.
At Breyer Law Offices, P.C., our bike accident lawyers in Phoenix have handled many cases for injured bicyclists, earning a long list of favorable verdicts and settlements on our clients' behalf. We understand the legal system and can give you the support you seek while helping bring your case to a positive resolution that includes compensation for your injuries.
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Bicycle Accidents and Injuries
Catastrophic injuries ranging from broken bones to facial disfigurement, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and death are common in many car–bike collisions. Worse still, bike crashes happen far too often. According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), over 50% of all bike collisions take place on major roadways, and 2% of all traffic injuries and deaths involve cyclists. Often, these crashes take place because motorists (including people operating buses and trucks) are ignorant of their obligations to cyclists, or choose to ignore them in favor of getting to their destinations more quickly.
Approximately 48,000 pedalcyclists were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2013. - NHTSA
Fortunately for injured cyclists, it is possible to take negligent drivers to task for their role in bike accidents and injuries. A Phoenix personal injury lawsuit can help an injured cyclist claim financial compensation for his or her injuries, pay for future medical treatment and necessary rehabilitation, and start to make up for the pain and suffering associated with the accident.
Call a Phoenix Bike Accident Attorney at (602) 267-1280
Have you been involved in a bicycle collision? Your time to file a personal injury lawsuit could be limited. Contact us today at (602) 267-1280 for more information and a free case evaluation. If you have not yet decided whether a claim is right for you, that is OK, too. Not every injury needs to result in a lawsuit. The Husband and Wife Law Team is happy to provide you with the information and answers you need to make the best decision for you.
Legal Representation After a Bike Accident Wrongful Death
Unlike occupants of passenger vehicles, bicyclists have very little to protect them in the event of a car accident other than the clothes on their back and a safety helmet. It is common for bicycle accidents to turn fatal. Such a sudden, tragic loss is not only emotionally devastating for victims' families, but also financially draining, as they must deal with expenses like medical and funeral costs as well as income lost due to the death of the family member.
A number of fatal bicycle collisions in Phoenix are caused by negligent drivers. The experienced Phoenix wrongful death attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., help families of deceased victims seek and obtain fair compensation and hold the at-fault parties accountable for their negligence.
What Amounts to Wrongful Death in Phoenix?
Not all fatal bike crashes result in a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death is one that is caused by someone else's negligent or reckless behavior. A wrongful death claim is filed in civil court and is completely separate from criminal proceedings.
For example, if a fatal crash was caused by a drunk driver who is prosecuted and convicted in criminal court, this does not mean that the family of the victim will automatically be compensated for their loss. To obtain financial support, family members must file a wrongful death claim in civil court and prove that the at-fault party's negligence or wrongdoing caused the fatal collision.
Common Causes of Fatal Bike Accidents
Some common examples of negligence or wrongdoing that lead to fatal bicycle accidents include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Distracted driving or inattention
- Failing to yield the right-of-way to bicyclists
- Bike lane intrusion
- Dooring or striking a bicyclist with a car door
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Driving at high speed
- Making an unsafe turn or an unsafe lane change
Protecting Your Rights - Call a Phoenix Fatal Bike Accident Lawyer
The law is very specific about who can file a wrongful death claim. Usually, such claims can only be brought by immediate family members of the victim, such as the spouse, parents, or children. The knowledgeable Phoenix injury lawyers at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C., will work diligently to be sure that your rights are protected every step of the way.
We understand the legal challenges families face while coping with their grief and loss. We are here to take the burden of the legal process off their shoulders, help them cope, and obtain the resources and support they need during this difficult time. Call us at (602) 267-1280 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.
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