Bicycle Accidents

Phoenix Bicycle Accident Lawyers

As the popularity of bicycles increases as a form of transportation and recreation, major cities, such as Phoenix, and surrounding communities, have increased their availability and use of bike lanes. These lanes offer cyclists the option of biking to and from work as well as other places they frequent and provide a means for engaging in exercise and outdoor enjoyment. However, with the increase of bicycles on our roads and highways, accidents involving bicyclists have grown. 

Like pedestrians, bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to severe physical injury when struck by passenger cars, motorcycles, buses, and large vehicles. With little bodily protection, cyclists can suffer temporary or even permanent disability in these accidents leading to physical, emotional, mental, and financial consequences. At Rack Law Group, we use our extensive experience and client care to ensure that you get the medical attention and legal help you need in the wake of a serious accident. We can advise you of your rights and take on the burden of the claims process to help you seek optimum compensation for your damages and losses. 

Contact Rack Law Group 24/7 for legal help with your injury claim. Speak to one of our Phoenix bicycle accident attorneys in a free consultation by calling (602) 661-6300 as soon as possible. . Hablamos español.

Facts About Bicycle Accidents 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic crashes took the lives of 857 bicyclists in 2018. This was an increase over the fatalities recorded in 2017. Additionally, about 47,000 bicyclists suffered injuries that year in traffic accidents. The majority of these accidents occurred in urban areas. The report by the NHTSA has further indicated that, within the last 10 years, bicycle fatalities have increased. 

Unfortunately, motorists are not always respectful of cyclists with whom they share the road. Furthermore, because bicycles, like motorcycles, are less visible in traffic, drivers may not easily see bicyclists. For these reasons and, due to human error, bicycle accidents are on the rise. Human error on the part of other motorists is a common cause of these accidents and is considered to be negligence that forms the basis of a personal injury claim. 

The following are examples of how motorists can cause bicycle accidents:

  1. Speeding, which can include failing to reduce speed when approaching an intersection where a bicyclist may be crossing or making a turn
  2. Ignoring stop signs and/or traffic lights
  3. Failure to yield the right of way
  4. Distracted driving, such as texting, talking on a cell phone, looking at maps, or otherwise taking one’s attention off the task of driving
  5. Inattention due to fatigue
  6. Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  7. Opening car doors in front of oncoming bicyclists
  8. Making left-hand turns in front of oncoming bicyclists
  9. Weaving in and out of lanes

Additionally, bicycle accidents can be caused by or contributed to by poor weather conditions, such as rain, snow, fog, and wind as well as by poor road conditions. Traffic signs may be blocked by tree foliage, defaced, or missing. Roads may be wet, slippery, or poorly maintained. In these latter conditions, governmental entities may have contributed to the risk of injury for bicyclists.

Damages Available in a Bicycle Accident Injury Claim

Bicyclists can sustain severe injuries after being struck by vehicles, suffering injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to concussions, sprains, fractures, internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, and more. Where these injuries are caused due to the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of another, you can seek compensation for what you have suffered.

These damages can include your past and predicted future medical bills, lost wages/income, pain and suffering, property damage (such as to your bike), emotional trauma, and other losses related to your injuries. To ensure that you have the best chance of a positive outcome when making your claim against the responsible party or his or her insurer, we strongly urge you to turn to an experienced personal injury law firm, such as Rack Law Group. 

Our team does nothing else but work day in and day out pursuing the best interests of those who have been wrongfully injured or lost a loved one in a fatal accident. We take on the complexity of the legal system so that you can focus on your recovery. Our goal is to help you secure the justice and compensation you deserve. 

Why Choose Rack Law Group?

  • We Focus Only On Personal Injury Cases
  • Free Consultations & Bilingual Staff
  • Available 24/7/365 & Can Even Travel To You
  • We Handle Property Damage and Rental Cars
  • We Accept Cases On A Contingency Fee Basis
  • We Collect All Medical Records & Bills
Listen to Our Past Clients
  • Thank you Anthony and Adam for all you do and did for my family!

    My wife and I got in an accident in March 2022 and we called Rack Law Group to help us with the medical bills and guide us through the process of filing the claim to make sure it got done right!

    - Miguel R.
  • Anthony & Adam go above and beyond for their clients.

    When my husband and I were in a car accident in March, our first call was to Anthony & Adam at Rack Law Group & it was the best decision we made. Anthony & Adam go above and beyond for their clients.

    - Mireya R.
  • THE best care and most compensation for your injuries and suffering.

    Adam and Anthony were compassionate, caring, and intent on getting me the care that I needed for my injuries after being rear ended by a dump truck.

    - Kim B.