People ride bicycles for a variety of reasons in Arizona. Whether you ride a bike for exercise or as transportation to get you to and from school or work you are likely aware of all the vehicles around you but unfortunately so many times car drivers are not as observant as they need to be. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation bicycle accidents accounted for 1.25% of all motor vehicle accidents in 2015. That percentage may seem small but logically the injuries received in a car versus bicycle accident are much more serious and often fatal.
At Gary Phillips Accident Law Professionals we know that being a bicyclist that is struck by any type of motor vehicle can lead to serious and disabling injury or wrongful death claims. Gary Phillips was one of the founding partners at Phillips and Lyon and he was the head of the Significant Injury Group that handled the majority of the bicycle-pedestrian accident cases given the magnitude of the injuries sustained by the pedestrian. A collision between an automobile and a bicycle can result in injuries that range from sprains, strains, broken bones, lacerations or sometimes traumatic brain damage from a concussion. With these kinds of injuries the medical bills can pile up quickly and you may need help getting the proper medical attention necessary to make you whole again.
As the bicyclist there are many bike rules that you are expected to obey but they are not the only thing that determines whether you have a claim or not. Call our office for a free consultation, you will likely speak directly with Gary Phillips, and let us help you determine whether or not you have a personal injury claim before you blame yourself for the accident. Let Gary Phillips Accident Law Professionals get you the help you need and the settlement you deserve.