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
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Arizona is among the top 10 states with the highest percentage of pedestrian fatalities. 21.6% 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.
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:
- Neck and back injuries
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Trauma to the upper and lower legs and pelvis
- Bone fractures
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.
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.