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Glendale Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Bicycle accidents can lead to devastating injuries or even the loss of life. Based on the circumstances of the accident, a bicyclist can suffer multiple fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, concussion, or ligament or tendon damage. In these situations, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced Glendale bicycle accident attorney at The Law Offices of John Phebus.

The most dangerous type of bicycle accident is a bike-car collision. Protected only by a helmet, bicyclists will likely suffer serious injuries in even a low-speed collision. The bicyclist can be injured not only by the impact of the collision, but also by the fall to the ground. There are several factors that can lead to a bicycle accident, including:

  • Cars entering a roadway from a driveway, parking lot or parking garage
  • Cars failing to visually clear an intersection before turning
  • Cars using a bike lane to pass other vehicles
  • Cars failing to yield to bikers

No matter the situation that led to your bicycle or pedestrian accident, we encourage you to contact our bicycle and pedestrian accident attorney. Through a free consultation, we can answer your questions and provide valuable legal advice regarding the obstacles you might face through the personal injury claim. Our lawyers can guide you through your claim and hangle negotiations with the insurance companies. We will fight to recover a fair settlement to cover for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Chart showing the top 10 states with pedestrian fatalities

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Arizona is among the top 10 states with the highest percentage of pedestrian fatalities. 23.5% out of all crashes result in a pedestrian losing their life. Pedestrians are at greater risk of suffering fatal injuries in a motor vehicle collision.

Whether you were crossing the street, jogging along the road or struck by a car exiting a parking lot, you need an experienced Glendale pedestrian accident attorney on your side. Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation. We charge no attorney fees until we win.

What compensation can I receive after the accident?

According to Arizona law, you can recover economic and non-economic damages after a bicycle or pedestrian accident. The at fault party’s insurance company can cover for present and future medical bills, lost wages from time away from work, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering caused by the accident. An experienced Glendale pedestrian accident attorney can help you hold the responsible party or parties accountable for your injuries and reach a fair financial settlement for your accident case.

The two types of compensations, economic and non-economic damages can be further broken down into more categories that relate to the nature of your injuries and their impact on your ability to work and your overall quality of life following your bicycle accident.
Depending on how you are impacted, you may be able to receive compensations for any of the following factors:

Economic Damages

  • Medical Bills: Medical bills are a large portion of the economic damages one can receive. This includes hospital stays, medication, rehab, ongoing treatments and therapies, and potentially future medical expenses as well if your injuries require ongoing care.
  • Lost Wages: Any time you miss out on work due to your bicycle accident, this is considered lost wages and should be compensated as such. This includes time you are unable to work due to injury, lost wages from taking time to visit the doctor, and impacts from health complications that lessen your ability to work
  • Future Lost Income: When it comes to future income in relation to your injury, you may need compensation for any missed days at work or potential decreased pay rate as well as any decreased ability to work at the rate you were previously able before the crash.

Non-Economic Damages

These types of compensations involve non-monetary losses that occur after an accident with a bicyclist’s health or well-being being impacted greatly from their injuries sustained during the crash.

  • Pain & Suffering: The pain and suffering caused by significant bodily harm due to collision is eligible for compensation if there was negligence on behalf of the other party. Depending on where you are injured, this can include things like lost enjoyment in life or a diminished ability to participate in activities that were previously done without issue.
  • Loss of Relationships: This type of economic damage includes any emotional distress caused by trauma from an accident with a bicyclist’s relationships being damaged due to their injuries. For example, if your marriage is strained because one spouse becomes disabled after the crash and needs more care than before, then such losses may be eligible for compensation as well.

Common Injuries in Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian and bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries that could have lifelong effects on the victim’s life. Injuries can sometimes take months to heal or could even leave the accident victim permanently disabled. These are some common injuries that pedestrian and bicycle accident victims can suffer:

It’s important to seek medical care immediately after an accident, even if you don’t feel hurt, you may have a hidden injury that doesn’t present itself immediately but still requires medical treatment.

Do I Need an Injury Attorney After My Bicycle Accident?

The simple answer to this question is yes! Much like any other vehicle collision, the process for filing a claim and getting just compensation after a bicycle accident can be a long and arduous process without experienced legal help on your side.

The other driver’s insurance will have lawyers on their side and they will work hard to discredit and diminish your case to avoid paying you what you deserve for your accident. Only by having the trusted legal experts from The Law Offices of John Phebus on your side can you get maximum compensation for your injuries.

Peoria Pedestrian Injury Attorneys

Even more than a bicyclist, a pedestrian is completely unprotected. If he or she is struck by a moving vehicle, it is not uncommon for devastating, lifelong injuries to result. In severe instances, the pedestrian might even be killed. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident we encourage you to contact a skilled Glendale personal injury lawyer. We will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation possible in your specific situation so you can focus on healing your injuries, grieving your loss and getting back to work.

Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers for Help

If you have questions regarding bicycle and pedestrian accidents in Glendale, schedule a free consultation at The Law Offices of John Phebus. Our firm can be reached by calling 623-847-7117 or by completing our online contact form. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend appointments are available based on the needs of our clients.