Phoenix Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Serving Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, the Greater Phoenix Area and Throughout Arizona
Bicycles are often involved in crashes because they are less visible than cars. In addition, poor roads and hazards such as blind corners, obstructions, and debris can make bicycling perilous. Even those wearing helmets and taking precaution to stay out of blind spots and avoid turning vehicles may be the unwitting victim of a bicycle crash. When a bicycle accident happens in Phoenix, Arizona, due to negligence or defective parts, contact the established bicycle accident attorneys at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. to schedule a consultation.
If You’ve Been Injured or a Family Member Has Been Killed in a Cycling Accident, You Need Experienced Bicycle Accident Attorneys
With attorneys averaging more than 30 years of personal injury experience, we have helped numerous accident victims and their families obtain full compensation for injuries and wrongful death. Our firm includes attorneys that have received the highest ratings possible from Martindale-Hubbell, and that have been certified as a specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Specialiation, a certification possessed by less than 1% of all practicing Arizona attorneys.
Our firm only represents accident victims and their families in seeking full and fair compensation. We maintain a low caseload so that we can devote the time and attention to each client’s case. Learn more about how we advance the cases of our clients and deal with insurance companies.
Common Causes of Cycling Accidents
Driver negligence that results in cycling accidents and injuries often results from a driver:
- Failing to yield or stop
- Turning into a street into an oncoming bicyclist
- Opening a vehicle door into a cyclist
- Failing to stop at crosswalks
- Failing to stop before a driveway
- Sideswiping cyclists on the shoulder
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving – often from texting
Other Causes of Bicycle Accidents
While bicycle accidents typically result from collisions with cars, they can also be caused by defective bike design, manufacture, or parts. Additionally, cycling accidents may be caused by dangerous public property conditions, such as a substandard sidewalk, a pothole, gratings, or other road conditions. To learn more about recovering compensation from bike accidents caused by defective properties, see our page on premises liability.
Compensation for Cycling Accidents
Because bicycles offer virtually no protection, bicyclists often suffer serious injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, broken bones and even death. Because many injuries are long-lasting and may require years of medical treatment, it is critical to retain an attorney who will work tenaciously not only to recover for past injuries and pain and suffering, but also for future pain and suffering, future lost wages, and future medical treatment.
The Representation You Need
Call us to find out how to put our experience to work for you. We offer a free initial consultation and contingency fee representation, so we will only be entitled to a fee upon receipt of a settlement or jury award.