Bicycling/cycling is rapidly becoming a prevalent means of transportation in urban areas, and as a result, more and more people are injured in accidents each year. Motorists are not always on the lookout for bicyclists, especially at night. Because bicycles are smaller in comparison to cars and trucks, motorists may have difficulty spotting bicyclists. Weather conditions such as dust storms and monsoons, texting, or driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances inhibit motorists’ visibility of bicyclists. Motorists may also collide with bicyclists because of failing to yield the right of way to bicyclists, reckless driving, speeding, driver distraction, and turning into bicyclists.
If you have sustained injuries from by a motorist or from a hit-and-run accident in Maricopa County or elsewhere in Arizona, it is important to contact a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney to represent your interests. Because a bicyclist involved in an accident does not have the protection of a motorist, the injuries can be catastrophic. Injuries can include brain and spinal cord injuries, broken and fractured bones, trauma to the head, neck and back, paraplegia, quadriplegia, soft tissue injuries, and death.
The bicycle accident lawyers at the Phoenix based Folger Law Firm accept bicycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients do not pay us anything unless we win the case. If you or a loved one have been involved in a bicycle accident, call the Folger Law Firm for a free consultation.