Rising fuel costs and growing eco-consciousness mean that bicycles are a more popular mode of transportation than ever. But increasing numbers of bikes on the roads mean increasing numbers of accidents - and these are often catastrophic events that lead to injury, disfigurement, and even the death of their victims.
Bicycle accidents take place on all kinds of roads, in all types of weather, and under all types of conditions. However, some conditions are more dangerous than others. Generally, intersections are the most dangerous for cyclists, who can experience bike accidents when they are struck by a vehicle who disregard the cyclist's right of way or refuses to yield. Merging, turning, and stopping are all risky actions for cyclists, who are no match for the weight or speed of passenger vehicles.
Catastrophic injury ranging from broken bones to facial disfigurement, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and even death are the far too common with many car/bike accidents. Worse still, bike crashes happen far too often: according to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), over fifty percent of all bike accidents take place on major roadways. Two percent of all traffic injuries and deaths involve cyclists. Often, these accidents take place because motorists are ignorant of their obligations to cyclists or choose to ignore them in favor of getting to their destination more quickly.
Filing AZ Bicycle Accident Lawsuits
There were an estimated 494,000 bicycle-related injury emergency room visits in the United States in 2013. These injuries ranged from minor to catastrophic and included:
If you or a loved one has been injured in a life-altering bicycle accident in Arizona, or tragic wrongful death accident, contact Goldman Accident lawyers. We will fight hard and work for you to get you the compensation you deserve to cover medical appointments, lost wages and other expenses and damages. Call 480-626-8483 or fill out the online form below today for a free case review.