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Bicycle Accident Attorney in Mesa, Arizona
As an experienced bicycle accident attorney in Mesa, Arizona it is obvious that more and more Arizonans are pedaling to work out, train, explore, enjoy the outdoors, or get to work, school, and elsewhere. Bike riders face unique challenges on the road and must also obey state and city bicycle laws. Even the safest riders can sometimes get into accidents.
Just as motorists may be surprised when an accident suddenly happens, things move just as quickly when bicyclists get into accidents. Intersections that accommodate both cars and bikes can be particularly hazardous, especially because sometimes motorists are not looking for cyclists or have difficulty seeing them. Accidents can also happen if a cyclist is pedaling through a construction zone and encounters uneven pavement, a pothole, or other obstacle that causes loss of control.
Frequently Asked Questions about Bicycle Accidents
How do I find a doctor if I have no health insurance?
If you do not have health insurance coverage, or are dissatisfied with your HMO providers, we can help you find a doctor who will treat you and wait for payment until your case settles, such as on a “lien.”
How long does it take to resolve a bicycle accident or personal injury case?
The length of time it takes to settle your case depends on several factors, particularly the length of treatment you need. We do not begin the settlement process until you have been released from treatment.
In Arizona, bike riders who ride on the street or roads must follow the same traffic laws that govern motorists. Cyclists should be alert and aware of everything around them, particularly motor vehicles, and be familiar with hand signals used to tell drivers when they are preparing to make a turn. When riding before sunrise or after sunset, a bike must also be equipped with a front lamp that shines a white light at least 500 feet in front, and the back must have a red reflector. If a rider is carrying a package and riding a bike at the same time, the rider must be able to keep at least one hand on the handlebars while in motion – use a backpack, if possible. Cyclists should always wear a helmet, look for hazards in the roadway, and be mindful of motorists’ blind spots. Wear bright clothing when riding during the day, and light, reflective clothing when riding at night.
If you are involved in a bicycle accident, make sure to contact law enforcement officials so they can file a complete report. If you are injured, get to a hospital or urgent care facility right away. Finally, call us at Rowley Chapman & Barney to discuss the details of your accident with a seasoned bicycle accident attorney. We can provide a complimentary case evaluation and tell you how to safeguard your rights. We are available 24/7 at (480) 496-2069.
Some Things You Need To Know – We Have The Answers!
Do you know if your health insurance company has subrogation or reimbursements rights if you are injured in an accident? Do you have to pay your health insurance company back?
Do you know what the statute of limitation is to file a lawsuit in Arizona?
Do you know that in certain circumstances a conservatorship must be established if a minor child (younger than 18 years old) receives settlement money from an accident?
Why Call a Bicycle Accident Attorney?
We offer you a free consultation with an experienced bicycle accident and personal injury attorney.
Our compassionate bicycle accident and injury attorneys as well as our staff members can investigate the complex issues of any accident and protect your rights, which the other insurance company will not do for you!
We can help you…
- receive payment for your medical bills.
- recover lost wages.
- receive compensation for pain and suffering.