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Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Bicycle accidents are more common than you might think. In 2012, 726 bicyclists, an average of two U.S. bicyclists per day, lost their lives in collisions with motor vehicles. That’s an increase over 2011 when 682 bicyclists were killed. Although bicycle fatalities in 2012 represent only two percent of the total number of traffic fatalities, bicyclists represent only one percent of roadway travelers.

Bicycle injuries in 2012 were estimated to be about 50,000, but this figure may be much higher because only a small percentage of injured bicyclists report their accidents to the police. According to the 2012 National Survey on Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors, 33 percent of bicycle injuries involve bicyclists struck by cars.

Is Riding a Bicycle Dangerous?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the following statistics break down the characteristics of bicycle crash victims:

o The average age of bicyclists killed in 2012 was 43 years old
o Men represent 88 percent of bicycle fatalities
o Almost 70 percent of bicycle fatalities occur in urban areas
o 24 percent of those killed had blood alcohol concentrations of more than 0.08
o Thirty percent of bicycle fatalities took place between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

What Should I Do if I’m Riding a Bike and Get Hit by a Car?

Stay calm. Your actions after being struck by a vehicle could have a big effect on how much you will be able to recover for your injuries. It can also affect the outcome of any lawsuits that result from the accident.

Call the Police

Call the police and stay put until they arrive. When they come, they will take and file a police report. You should file a police report whether you think you’ve been injured or not. Injuries can appear hours after an accident and even a minor injury can get worse, so be sure to report the incident.

Don’t Bargain With the Vehicle Driver

Do not negotiate with the driver of the vehicle. Some drivers will admit fault to you and accept blame, but they might later deny that they were negligent or that they were even at the scene. When the police come, they will document and file all the particulars, and they may issue a ticket to the vehicle driver. With a police report on file, it will be easier to defend your rights and to settle with an insurance company.

Make Sure the Police get Your Statement

Be sure that the police get a statement from you as well as from the motorist. When giving your statement, include as many details of the accident as possible and advise the police about any injuries, even minor injuries, that you have suffered as a result of the accident.

Get Contact Information

Try to get the name, address, phone number, insurance information, driver’s license number and license plate number of the vehicle driver. Also, try to get names and phone numbers of any witnesses.

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

Get medical attention as soon as possible. The medical records will document any injuries you sustained and prove that you were injured. If possible, photograph your injuries. If you don’t notice any injuries, get medical attention anyway. Accident injuries often show up after the incident has occurred.

Gather Evidence

If your bike, helmet and/or clothing were damaged, take photographs of the damage, preserve the evidence and turn it over to your attorney.

Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been involved a bicycle accident, consult a personal injury lawyer or a bicycle accident attorney. Most accident attorneys offer free consultations. Your attorney will advise you on how to proceed and may agree to represent your case on a no-win no-fee basis.

How Can a Phoenix Bicycle Accident Attorney Help Me?

Your attorney can negotiate with the insurance companies and, if necessary, represent your case in a lawsuit. It’s advisable to consult with a bicycle accident lawyer before communicating with any insurance companies. Anything you tell an insurance carrier could be used against you.

Bicycle accidents can have serious consequences for the victim. If you or someone you love is injured in a bicycle accident collision, it may have been due to the negligence or wrongful actions of the motorist. If this is the case, the driver of the vehicle may be liable for injuries, damages and other compensation that you, as the victim, are entitled to receive.

How the Team at Spodek Law can Help

In California, bicycle riders have essentially the same road rights as drivers of motor vehicles. If you have been injured, it’s vital to protect yourself by retaining a bicycle injury lawyer who can represent your rights. Your attorney will work to get you the maximum compensation for losses sustained as a result of the accident.

Our team can handle all aspects of your case from negotiating with insurance companies and collecting witness statements to representing you in court. Call us for:

Bicycle lane violations
Hit and runs
Bicycle manufacturing defects
Tailgating
Sudden lane changes
Sudden stops
Red light and stop sign violations
Wrongful death bicycle accidents

If you or a loved one have been injured in a Phoenix bicycle accident, contact the experienced team at Spodek for a free, no-obligation consultation. If we agree to represent your case, you will pay nothing until we get a verdict or favorable settlement on your behalf.


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