Over 30 Years of Experience Representing Bicyclists
Law Firm Representing Injured 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.
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 lawyers have the experience or knowledge necessary to handle bicycle accident cases.
CYCLISTS HELPING CYCLISTS
We are cyclists too, and only represent cyclists in bicycle accidents. Bicycle injury law requires in-depth knowledge of bicycle laws, evidence gathering, insurance, and medical care. Our clients work directly with a licensed and experienced bicycle attorney – not an intake clerk, claims handler, or paralegal.
IMPORTANT STEPS YOU CAN TAKE
What you do after a bike accident is crucial to gaining maximum results. Follow these important steps to help your case and your recovery.
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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. As an example, 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 a 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 physician. Bike accident injuries must be addressed early, and by experienced medical professionals in order to recuperate and heal.
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 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.
Proving Fault Can Sometimes Be Difficult
Arizona uses an “at fault” or “tort” system for insurance claims. A claimant must prove 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 BikeGuardians, 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 BikeGuardians
As one of our favorite adversaries says, you are in good hands with us. BikeGuardians 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 BikeGuardians, we do not take shortcuts, or settle for easy solutions – we strive to do what is best for our clients.
We Take The Stress Out Of The Claim Process
At BikeGuardians, 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 or even aggressive with 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.
Being involved in a collision while riding your bicycle present unfamiliar challenges. Essential advice on what to do after a collision is vitally important to a successful outcome.
How Much Is This Going To Cost Me?
We work on a contingent fee basis, and there are no up-front fees or costs.
Give us a call for a free, no-obligation consultation. It’s best to understand all your options before deciding to pursue your claim. During your initial free consultation, we’ll discuss your case and see how we can help you. We’ll make sure you know your best options going forward.
Get The Bicycle Accident Injury Compensation YOU Deserve
We ONLY handle bike accidents and fight for our cyclist clients.
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