Bicycle Accidents

Phoenix Accident Law Firm for Bicycle Accidents

Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law P.L.L.C. handles numerous accident cases in Arizona, where bicyclists are granted nearly equal rights on the road as motorists. They also bear the same responsibility to obey traffic laws. If there is no designated bike path, bicyclists are generally obligated to ride with the flow of traffic.

We frequently encounter scenarios where a bicyclist riding against the flow of traffic is struck by a motorist in accidents. The motorist may be unaware of the approaching bicyclist. Because they are exiting a driveway and focused on traffic from the opposite direction. Assigning fault for such collisions can be a challenging task. In such situations, we have achieved successful compensation recoveries for numerous bicyclists who sustained serious injuries.

Expertise Best Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Phoenix Jack Hirsch Injury Lawyer

When you choose to work with our law firm, a skilled Phoenix personal injury attorney will thoroughly review your case. Gather the necessary evidence to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Our commitment lies in advocating for your rights and ensuring you receive the rightful restitution you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Bicycle Accidents Often Result in Serious Injuries and Fatalities

Whether you ride a bike to commute to work, for exercise, or simply for enjoyment, a crash with a motor vehicle can lead to severe, even fatal, injuries. Based on 2014 statistics from the United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; there were 50,000 reported injuries and 724 fatalities among bicyclists involved in traffic crashes.
Additionally, 71 percent of these bicycle fatalities occurred in urban areas. Furthermore, in the state of Arizona alone, traffic accidents claimed the lives of 29 bicyclists in 2014, accounting for nearly 4% of all traffic fatalities in the state.

Head injuries

Head injuries, fractures and soft tissue injuries are among the most common types of bicycle accident injuries we see in our legal practice. These cases can be particularly challenging, and the point of impact on the roadway as established by witnesses is generally the key to proving a case of liability against the motorist. Other issues that often come into play in a bicycle accident case include the:

  • Lighting at the time of the accident, either on the bike or adjacent street lighting
  • Time of the accident, e.g. if it happened at night and whether the bicyclist was wearing reflective clothing
  • The attentiveness of the motorist

Driver inattentiveness stands as one of the primary causes of traffic accidents. Involving bicyclists, whether you were side-swept, rear-ended, or hit when a car crossed your path at an intersection. Motorists often use cell phones and other devices in an attempt to multitask when operating their automobiles. These devices distract drivers from keeping their eyes and ears on the road. Significantly increasing their chances of crashing into a bicyclist or other vehicles traveling on the road.

Contact a Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer Today for a Free Case Review

If you’ve experienced a serious injury in a bicycle accident, we’re here to help. One of the best things you can do is to talk with a bicycle accident attorney experienced in handling motor vehicle/bicycle crash cases. Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law offers free claim reviews. To individuals who have sustained serious injuries in bicycle and other types of accidents. We invite you to take advantage of our services. To determine whether your case has sufficient evidence to present a successful claim for damages. Call us at 602-535-1900 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with a top Phoenix personal injury attorney .


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