Bicycling is becoming increasingly popular among adults in the Valley, yet many motorists continue to ignore the rights of cyclists to ride in the roads. This can lead to dangerous situations where a collision between a cyclist and a vehicle can occur, often resulting in serious or even fatal injuries to the cyclist.
When an accident leaves an injured victim, whether that victim is in a car, on a bicycle, or walking as a pedestrian, the victim may be entitled under Phoenix and Arizona laws to bring a claim against the responsible person for their damages. Often, this includes any medical bills incurred by the victim and any pain and suffering that results from injuries. Lawyers in the Valley can help victims determine whether they may be able to bring a claim after a bicycle accident.
It appears that one such tragic bicycle accident occurred in Scottsdale on Tuesday where a bicyclist and a car collided. Police are still investigating the incident but at this time, it appears that the car and the cyclist were traveling in the same direction on Thomas Road in the area of 58th Street when a collision occurred. Police suspect that the driver of the car may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of impact in violation of local and state laws.
It is not clear whether the driver of the car was injured but the bicyclist was critically hurt and was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The accident halted traffic in the area for several hours.
Too often, the negligence of one driver causes others to become seriously injured and in need of help. After an accident, it may feel like no one is on the side of the victim but it does not have to be that way. Accident victims are granted certain rights and protections under the law, including the right to retain a lawyer of their choosing to represent them in a civil case to recover damages on their behalf.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we believe that all accident victims deserve proper compensation and we fight for our clients’ rights daily. After an accident, we offer a free case consultation to all injury victims without any obligation on the victim’s part. If you have been injured, call us 24 hours a day at (602) 819-5191 or toll free at (855) 529-2442. We never charge a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf and we are available to take your call seven days a week.
If you have been hurt in an accident, do not let yourself continue to be victimized. Make sure you have an advocate on your side to represent your interests and your legal rights. Call us today to take advantage of our free consultation and let us help you get a recovery you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Actor Paul Walker Killed in Car Crash, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 2, 2013.
Bicyclist hospitalized after colliding with car, Fox 10 News, published December 3, 2013.