Phoenix Bicycle Accident Attorney
A bicycle accident could cost the victim their life. If a bicyclist survives a collision with a motor vehicle, he or she could suffer life-changing injuries. In 2017, almost 1,500 bicyclists got into traffic accidents in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Thirty-two cyclists lost their lives in bike accidents.
At Gallagher & Kennedy, we understand most bicycle accidents stem from driver negligence or recklessness. We have helped dozens of bicyclists and their loved ones recover compensation from at-fault drivers throughout Arizona. We may be able to help your family recover compensation as well. If you were recently involved in a bicycle accident, contact our Phoenix personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.
Why Choose Us?
- We have fought and won compensation on behalf of victims and families in some of Arizona’s highest-profile injury cases.
- We have obtained outstanding results for past clients, recovering over $120 million in one year alone.
- We have more than 20 years of experience as a Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury and Wrongful Death practice group.
- We understand the financial concerns following most bicycle accidents, and offer our services on a contingency fee basis.
When To Contact a Phoenix Bicycle Accident Attorney
The law in Arizona does not require you to hire a lawyer to represent you during insurance claim negotiations or a personal injury trial; however, it is often in your best interest to do so after a serious accident. An attorney is someone you can trust to protect your interests. Unlike an insurance company, which may try to minimize your payout to save money, a Phoenix accident lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy will only get paid if you do. Put your faith in our attorneys to optimize your chances of a positive case outcome.
Why Do Bicycle Accidents Happen in Arizona?
Negligent drivers can easily collide with bicyclists in Arizona. A negligent driver may operate a vehicle while distracted, drunk, drowsy or otherwise incapacitated – decreasing the driver’s ability to stay within the lines, obey speed limits and stop at red lights. Reckless and careless drivers may risk bicyclists’ lives in many ways, such as driving too closely to bicyclists, turning left in front of crossing bikers, or clipping bicyclists with their mirrors.
Other common causes of bicycle accidents in Arizona are roadway defects. Bicyclists cannot navigate safely across roadway defects as other motorists can. They are more susceptible to debris, loose gravel, potholes, tree limbs, grass shavings, and other roadway hazards. It is up to the city and state governments to maintain reasonably safe roadways. Failure to do so, resulting in a bicyclist injury or death, could give the victim or his or her family members grounds to file a lawsuit against the responsible entity.
Do You Have a Claim?
Filing a lawsuit in Arizona after a bicycle accident takes establishing four main elements before a judge and/or jury. First, you or your lawyer will need to show the at-fault driver or other party owed you a duty to exercise reasonable care. Second, the at-fault party breached this duty of care through some act of negligence or intent to harm. Third, your bicycle accident was the direct result of the at-fault party’s breach of duty. Fourth, you suffered specific damages in the bicycle accident, such as personal injuries or property damage. A Phoenix bicycle accident lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy can help you with the burden of proof in a bicycle accident claim in Arizona.
Schedule Your Free Accident Consultation
At Gallagher & Kennedy, our plaintiffs’ attorneys offer free, no-obligation case evaluations to answer victims’ questions and explain their rights after serious bicycle accidents. We understand the confusion and financial stress that can accompany a bicycle accident and are here to relieve both. We may be able to help you obtain a settlement or judgment award from the person or entity that caused your recent bicycle accident. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our Phoenix bicycle accident attorneys today. Call us at (602) 530-8400.