Arizona’s abundant sunny days make it a popular state for bike riding. As more and more bicycles hit the road for leisure or exercise in Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa and throughout the state, the potential for a bike accident due to someone else’s negligence increases.
An experienced bike accident lawyer at Goldberg & Osborne can assist a bicycle accident injury victim following the incident. From aiding in finding medical treatments, managing medical bills, and fighting with the insurance company or companies to get the most money possible, Goldberg & Osborne is ready to help.
Who is At Fault in a Car-Bike Accident?
Many bicycle accidents occur at intersections when a turning vehicle fails to observe the proper right-of-way as a bicyclist is crossing. A bicyclist can take every possible precaution and still be at the mercy of a larger, faster vehicle driven by a negligent driver either not paying attention or unaware of the right-of-way laws.
Improper signage or bicycle lane design can also be a contributing factor to a bike accident. The majority of accidents are caused by a motorist’s negligence resulting in striking the bicyclist.
Causes for an at-fault bike accident include driving while under the influence (DUI), speeding, failure to yield, distracted driving, making an unsafe turn, cutting off a bicyclist, veering into the designated and clearly marked bike lane, running a red light, and making an unsafe lane change without a turn signal.
Bike Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries
A bicyclist has minimum protection against a motor vehicle when they are struck. The collision will almost certainly throw the bicyclist from their bike resulting in a variety of serious injuries.
Those injuries can include, but are not limited to, one or more broken bones, brain and head injuries, scrapes and burns, internal bleeding and injuries due to blunt force, and spinal injuries.
Damages For a Bike Accident in Arizona
The state of Arizona has a statute of limitations on all personal injury claims pertaining to a bike accident. Therefore it is imperative that you contact Goldberg & Osborne as soon as possible following your bicycle wreck injury to determine if there is a damages claim and case. We are available to answer any questions you may have, as well as freely review your potential case.