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Arizona Law Firm Exclusively Representing Injured Arizona Bicyclists
Bicyclists are entitled to share the road, but not all drivers respect those rights.
When a cyclist is injured in a collision with a car, they need a cyclist to represent them. The legal issues for bicyclists are unique and are not well understood by many lawyers. For example, many lawyers do not recognize that a cyclist’s automobile insurance coverage will provide protection even when using a bike and not an automobile.
Cyclists must also be wary of retaining a law firm that advertises extensively. Those firms are not focused on the personal service a cyclist needs. They often have paralegals and legal assistants handle every aspect of a case.
You will not see Bike Guardians on a television advertisement, a bus, or a billboard. We do not have any self-proclaimed nicknames, and we do not guarantee our clients millions of dollars. Our firm is built on referrals from past clients, other cyclists, doctors, and other attorneys, but we welcome new cyclist clients who are seeking professional representation.
Bicyclists can suffer devastating injuries caused by irresponsible motorists, and injured cyclists must navigate a maze of medical, insurance, and legal issues. An experienced bicycle lawyer can help injured cyclists handle these issues with optimal results. Not all personal injury lawyers have the experience or knowledge necessary to handle bicycle accident cases.
At Bike Guardians, we provide our clients with services that cannot be found at other personal injury law firms:
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WHAT TO DO AFTER A BIKE ACCIDENT!
If you are on a bicycle and get into an accident with a car or truck, what you do for the next bike accident steps at the scene and immediately after is crucial to your legal case.
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Our Arizona injury clients work directly with a licensed and experienced bicycle attorney with decades years of legal case experience – not an intake clerk, a claims handler, or a paralegal. We’re experienced cyclists and bicycle enthusiasts in Arizona and handle serious bike injury cases like hit-and-run bicycle accident injury cases.
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Our Goal Is To Help Cyclists Rebuild Their Lives
Effective medical care is essential. The medical providers seen, and the care received, are key to recovery. Frequently, bike accident victims believe that “time will heal” or that they are not seriously injured, when in fact, prompt and accurate diagnosis, and treatment by the right type of provider is necessary. We often see bicycle wrist injuries go untreated beyond the “golden month” of optimal care and rehabilitation. Bicycle accident victims frequently believe that their sore shoulder is just a bruise or a muscle pull, when it is often an AC separation or rotator cuff tear. Bike accident victims occasionally seek treatment of back injuries with chiropractors or massage therapists, yet their injuries need an orthopedic surgeon. Bike accident injuries must be addressed early, and by experienced medical professionals in order to recuperate and receive maximum compensation.
To rebuild their life, an accident victim needs to heal not only physically, but also financially. Along with appropriate medical care, compensation is necessary to fully recover from after a serious bicycle accident. With compensation, medical bills can be recouped, lost wages can be paid, and future medical treatment can be funded. Compensation can also help a victim recover from emotional injuries in ways that relieve stress and anxiety.
There Are Many Types of Damages
When a cyclist is injured in an accident, they are entitled to compensation from the person who caused their injuries and other damages. There are several types of damages:
- ECONOMIC DAMAGES: Economic damages include the monetary losses caused by injuries, such as medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and loss of future income.
- NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES: Non-economic damages include non-monetary consequences of injuries, such a pain and suffering, emotional distress, and inconvenience. These damages are more difficult to prove, and require an experienced bicycle accident attorney to document.
- PUNITIVE DAMAGES:Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for their conduct and to deter others from similar conduct. Punitive damages can typically be claimed if the defendant had ill will and intentionally harmed the victim, or, as we see in many bike cases, the defendant knew what they were doing was unsafe and likely to cause harm, such as cell phone usage, drunk driving, or road rage.
Proving Fault Can Sometimes Be Difficult
Arizona uses an “at fault” or “tort” system for insurance claims. A claimant must show that the other party was at-fault. Occasionally a police officer is reluctant to issue a citation, or cites both the driver and the bicyclist, or has a bias against cyclists. We have represented many clients where fault was disputed by the driver’s insurance company, but our clients ultimately prevailed. Frequently, we discover evidence that has been overlooked, and in some cases we have proven that driver distractions, such as cell phone use, has elevated the claim to a punitive damage scenario.
Medical Bills Are The Victim’s Responsibility
In Arizona, the “tort” system means that a cyclist is required to deal with their medical bills. Compensation received from the liable party is partially intended to reimburse for those bills, but the gap in time between the accident and the settlement can cause stress, anxiety, and financial pressure. In addition, providers and insurers often assert subrogation claims and liens against accident victims. At Bike Guardians, we understand the various options available for navigating these issues, and our help and advice is available to guide injured cyclists through these issues.
You Are In Good Hands With Bike Guardians
As one of our favorite adversaries says, you are in good hands with us. Bike Guardians provides experienced and ethical representation of our clients. Our clients are copied on all correspondence and communications concerning their case, and are never pressured to settle prematurely. In short, our clients are kept fully apprised of all developments in their case and make all decisions with our assistance and advice. At Bike Guardians, we do not take shortcuts, or settle for easy solutions – we strive to do what is best for our clients.
➢ If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, we would like to help. Call us at 480-585-5310 or click on the button below to discuss your case with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer.
Bike Guardians: Who We Are
We’re a group of bicyclists who are also Arizona bicycle accident attorneys attorneys with over 30 years of experience representing victims of bicycle accidents. We began our practice representing victims of bicycle accidents in Boulder, Colorado over 30 years ago. Since then, we opened an additional practice in AZ, helping victims of bicycle accidents navigate the claim process and recover from their injuries valley wide.
We Take The Stress Out Of The Claim Process
At Bike Guardians, we’ll take care of every detail for you in a professional and attentive manner so you can focus on healing and moving on with your life.
As cyclists ourselves, we know how important it is to stay safe on the road and how motorists can be inattentive to bicyclists. After a cycling accident, it can feel impossible to move on with your life. The claim process is difficult to handle, especially when you’re focusing on physical recovery.
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Many accident victims cannot afford to pay a lawyer on an hourly basis, or pay an up-front retainer, so a contingent fee agreement works well.
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