The Phoenix metro area enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. That’s almost 100 more days of sunny weather than the average city in the U.S. It should come as no surprise that Arizona is one of the most dangerous states in America to ride a bicycle.
In fact, according to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Arizona has the fifth most bicycle accidents in the nation. Maricopa County, home to the Phoenix metro area, by far leads the state in bike accidents with over 1,000 per year. Next in line is Pima County, where 245 total bike accidents occurred, mostly in greater Tucson.
But these statistics do not imply that every accident was the fault of a person driving a motor vehicle. Some of the accidents were primarily the fault of the bike rider.
If you have been injured as the result of somebody else’s negligence, you may receive compensation—but only if you have expert legal representation. That’s because the party that caused your injury may claim that the injured was riding too aggressively and ignored traffic signals. And if a jury or judge finds that the injured rider was at least partly responsible for the accident, the amount of compensation will be reduced.
Another person’s negligence that has caused mild or serious injury can result in the injured rider having to pay for medical costs out of pocket or missing time from work.
In order to receive the compensation you deserve, you need an experienced personal injury attorney.
To find the best attorney for your case, you need Attorney at Law.
At AAL, we have a network of experienced attorneys and law firms in Arizona with the knowledge and resources to secure the best possible outcome for your case.
Additionally, all of the firms AAL partners with in Arizona work on a contingency basis. That means that you don’t have to pay for anything during the trial, and if they don’t win your case, they get nothing.