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Bicycle Accidents

Many cyclists have had near-death experiences and close calls with motorists when out riding. Most cases involve the driver not paying attention to cyclists on the road and causing the cyclist to take evasive action to avoid a collision. Some cases also involve drivers, who don’t know or follow the law in Arizona and end up colliding with a cyclist and seriously injuring them.

At the Moore Law Firm, we have experienced bicycle accident attorneys, who have first-hand experience and a great record of recovering compensation for cyclists involved in bicycle accidents. Our dedicated lawyers understand the pain and seriousness of injuries cyclists can suffer in an accident and will fight hard and fair to win compensation for all damages incurred by the negligent parties.

Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

When you are out riding your bicycle on the road in Arizona, it is important for you to learn certain evasive maneuvers and tactics that reduce your chances of getting into an accident. We are going to highlight the common types of bicycle accidents that occur almost every day in Tucson.

Bicycle Accident by Car Door

Getting “Doored” in an Accident

This happens quite frequently in crowded streets and places, where cyclists can get knocked off their bike when a car door is opened right in front of them.

Pothole

Accident Caused by a Pothole

When cycling on the road, be on the lookout for potholes, which have caused their fair share of bicycle accidents in Tucson.

Bicycle Yield Sign

Motorist’s Failure to Yield

Bicyclists have right of way most of the times, like pedestrians. However, if a motorist pulls out from a stop sign and doesn’t yield to a bicycle, the results can be disastrous.

If you have suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident and want to fight for your rights and recover compensation from the parties that caused your injuries, then get in touch with us now!

If you can’t make it to us, we will come to you.

Bicycle Accident Injuries

Bicycles don’t offer much protection to riders, like motorcycles. Therefore, the injuries suffered from a bicycle accident tend to be severe. You can still be seriously injured if you collide with an automobile rolling at slow speed. The low weight of the bicycle combined with minimal protection for the rider can combine to cause devastating injuries.

The most common types of bicycle accident injuries are:

  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Road rash
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Head injuries, like traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussions
  • Emotional trauma
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Death

The only protection riders have on their bicycle is the helmet they are wearing. If the cyclist isn’t wearing any safety gear, then any accident could leave them seriously injured.

If you have been in a bicycle accident, and are injured, get in touch with our injury attorneys in Tucson, Arizona right now!

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

A bicycle accident can be an extremely painful and traumatic experience. Once the initial shock of being hit or colliding with an automobile has died down, the excruciating pain of your injuries will shoot up your body and may leave you writhing in agony. Most people are too injured or hurt to do anything after a bicycle accident, but it is in your best interests to gather your bearings and take the following steps:

Call 911

Get in touch with first responders immediately, if you think you are seriously injured. You should still call the authorities even if you didn’t suffer serious injuries, to seek medical attention. It is important to get checked for any symptoms that may appear after a few days or weeks.

Document the Scene of the Accident

If you’re not seriously injured and you are waiting for first responders to arrive, you should document the scene of the accident by taking pictures of any hazardous conditions that caused your accident, the damage to the other vehicle, and the damage to your bicycle. Remember that the more evidence you have, the stronger your bicycle accident lawsuit will be.

Don’t Provide a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Adjuster

Insurance adjusters will contact accident victims a day after the accident has occurred. They know that victims are most vulnerable immediately after an accident and are more likely to provide a statement that can jeopardize the outcome of their bicycle injury lawsuit.

Consult with an Attorney

When you get the chance, you should get on the phone with a bicycle injury attorney, like the ones at the Moore Law Firm, to hold the responsible parties accountable and obtain full compensation.

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Our Bike Accident Lawyers Help Recover Compensation

At the Moore Law Firm, we have a great track record of winning bicycle accident claims for cyclists in Tucson, Arizona. The law in Arizona allows injured bicyclists to recover compensation for the following damages:

Medical Expenses

This includes all past and future care and bills that are related to medication costs, physical therapy, hospitalization, surgery, emergency room, ambulance, and even long-term care facility treatments.

Pain and Suffering

This includes compensation for the time duration the cyclist remains injured after the accident.

Lost Wages

If the cyclist can’t go to work due to their injuries, they can recover lost wages. This also counts for scenarios where bicyclists can’t go to work, due to a disability caused by the accident.

Property Damages

This involves compensation for damage to the gear and bicycle in the accident, which was caused by a negligent driver.

Wrongful Death

If the cyclist was killed in the accident, their surviving family can acquire compensation for their losses under the Arizona Wrongful Death Act. This can include emotional and financial support.

Get in touch with the Moore Law Firm today to make an appointment for a free case review.

Free Legal Consultation for Bicycle Injury Lawsuits in Tucson

At the Moore Law Firm, we have experienced bicycle accident lawyers, who are familiar with the latest developments in the law and the implications they will have on bicycle injury lawsuits. If you or someone you know has been injured in a bicycle accident in Tucson, Arizona, then get in touch with our experienced bicycle injury lawyers today!