Approximately 540 thousand bicyclists go to emergency rooms every year, with about 67 thousand head injuries, and around 27 thousand hospitalizations. Even a relatively typical fall from a bicycle can cause significant injuries.
There are many potential causes for bicycle accident injuries in Phoenix, including the following:
- Collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles
- Single-bicyclist accidents caused by operator error or by collision with an obstacle or animal (accounting for almost 60 percent of all bicycle accidents)
- Single-bicyclist accidents caused when a tire comes into contact with road damage or even high spots caused by hasty road repairs
- High speed accidents
- Collisions between two or more cyclists
While single-bicyclist accidents are typically preventable when reasonable caution is used, between 60 and 85 percent of serious bicycle accident injury in Phoenix and throughout the United States occur due to accidents with negligent auto vehicle drivers. And, when a bicycle is hit by a heavy motor vehicle, serious injuries can be expected.
The importance of a Phoenix bicycle accident attorney
It may seem simple to establish the driver of an auto vehicle to be responsible for a Phoenix accident injuryto a bicyclist. In fact, due to Arizona’s comparative liability laws, a bicyclist who was not wearing a helmet or who was not paying full attention at the time of the accident may be seen as bearing at least partial responsibility for a bicycle accident injury in Phoenix.
Establishing liability for Phoenix accident injuries involving bicycles can quickly become quite complex. This is why it is so important to retain an attorney who has extensive experience in these types of cases. A skilled attorney knows how to analyze Phoenix accidents to determine liability and has access to forensic and other types of investigations to obtain important evidence for a case.
For exceptional client satisfaction, contact Blake Law Firm today for a free initial consultation.
Blake Law Firm is a plaintiffs’ personal injury firm located in Maricopa County, Arizona. The firm provides legal services throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Avondale, Tempe, Mesa, Peoria, and Chandler, as well as other locations throughout Arizona.