When a bicycle is struck by a vehicle, the cyclists have very little protection. Even a low-speed crash can result in severe and life-threatening injuries. After an accident, it is important to take the proper steps to protect your legal rights to compensation for your injury. Discuss your situation with a bicycle accident lawyer in Chandler as early in the process as possible. At Villanueva Skura Attorneys at Law, our attorney offers a free one-hour consultation, either by telephone or in person.
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Injuries Caused by Bicycle Accidents
A collision between an automobile and bicycle can cause devastating injuries. Cyclists often sustain head injuries, concussions, paralysis, broken bones, internal bleeding, or even death. About half of all bicycle accidents occur at intersections and one in five fatalities are children between the ages of 5 and 15 years of age. When the accident is the fault of the driver, the cyclists have the right to seek compensation for injuries.
We help our clients recover compensation for:
- Hospital and medical bills
- Future medical and rehabilitation costs
- Prescription medications
- Loss of pay
- Emotional trauma
Cyclists and drivers are treated the same in the eyes of the law. When a car and bicycle approach an intersection, the person who arrived at the intersection first has the right of way, regardless of whether this is the motorist or the bicyclist. Lack of knowledge of the law, careless driving, or inattentiveness is often responsible for these accidents. In order to recover compensation, you must prove fault.
Determining Fault in Bicycle Accident Cases
Our bicycle accident attorney in Chandler has the experience and legal skill needed to effectively represent your interests against insurance companies. We carefully investigate your accident, gather evidence to show liability on the part of the driver, and determine fair compensation for your injuries. Our personal injury attorney aggressively fights to recover a fair settlement for our clients’ injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident, call for a free consultation.