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Preeminent Phoenix Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Bicycle accident injury lawyer in Phoenix offering exceptional services

Bicycles are likely to be involved in crashes because they are less stable and less visible than cars. In addition, poor roads and hazards such as blind corners, obstructions and debris can make bicycling perilous. Even if you take care to bicycle with a helmet, stay out of blind spots and avoid turning vehicles, you may still be the unwitting victim of a bicycle crash.

At Begam & Marks, P.A., our Phoenix accident lawyers strive to protect the rights of bicyclists to safely share the road with other drivers. If you are injured in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of others, we vigorously pursue the negligent parties to get you the compensation you need.

Bicycle accidents caused by negligent drivers

The first vehicle crash in the United States occurred in 1896, when a car collided with a bicycle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More than 49,000 bicyclists have died in traffic crashes in the United States since 1932, the first year bicyclist fatalities were recorded. In Arizona alone, there were nearly 2,000 bicycle accidents in 2010, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

For more than 50 years, our Phoenix bicycle accident attorneys have been providing assistance to bicyclists injured due to any type of driver negligence:

  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to stop
  • Turning into oncoming bicyclists
  • Opening car doors into cyclists
  • Failure to stop at crosswalks
  • Failure to stop before a driveway
  • Sideswiping cyclists on the shoulder
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving

Other causes of bicycle accidents

While bicycle accidents typically result from collisions with cars, they can also be caused by defective bike design, manufacture or parts. Depending on the circumstances of the bicycle accident, a motor vehicle accident attorney in Phoenix may be able to hold the bike manufacturer, designer or retailer liable for your injuries.

Another cause of bicycle accidents is faulty public property conditions, such as a substandard sidewalk, a pothole or a bad road. To learn more about recovering compensation from bike accidents caused by defective properties, see our page on premises liability.

Compensation for bicycle accident injuries

Because bicycles offer virtually no protection, bicyclists often suffer serious injuries when they are involved in an accident with a larger, heavier vehicle. Serious bicycle accidents may result in brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, broken bones and even death. Each Phoenix bicycle accident lawyer at our firm is committed to helping you recover full and fair compensation.

The assistance you need from highly experienced attorneys

At Begam & Marks, our bicycle accident attorneys in Phoenix have more than 100 years of combined legal expertise and an outstanding history of success. We use our in-depth knowledge and experience to help maximize your recovery in bicycle accidents. To learn more about our services, contact us online or call 602.254.6071 today for a free initial consultation.