Tucson Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Seeing bicyclists sharing the road with cars is not uncommon in Tucson. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents occur much more frequently than they should, and the bicyclists are usually the ones who suffer serious injuries as a result. Our Tucson bicycle accident lawyers know that medical bills and other expenses quickly accumulate after a bicycle accident, but there may be a method of legal recourse to recover the costs of your damages.
Our legal team at Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. is committed to helping Tucson residents through the legal process of seeking compensation. When you have experienced an accident through no fault of your own, you should not have to handle the stress associated with medical expenses and other costs. As such, our lawyers may be able to help you protect your legal rights and financial interests.
Dangers of Bicycle Accidents
Because bicycles offer little to no protection, Tucson bicycle riders are often seriously injured when collisions occur with other vehicles. Unfortunately, vehicle operators do not always drive safely around bicyclists, and accidents are not uncommon. Some of the dangers of bicycle accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Heavy bruising
- Skin infections
- Spinal injuries
The medical costs and recovery time associated with these injuries can be significant. Fortunately, however, you do not have to face this situation alone. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Tucson, you may be able to seek financial compensation from the liable parties with the help of a personal injury attorney. Read more about our experienced attorneys.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I was not wearing a helmet during my accident?
Although Arizona does not have a statewide law requiring bicyclists to wear helmets, it is highly recommended that riders wear a helmet at all times to prevent injury. Due to their light weight and lack of protection, bicycle collisions with cars or trucks can result in severe injuries. If you were injured in an accident on a bicycle and were not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, you still may be able to pursue a personal injury claim to hold the party responsible accountable for their actions.
What if the negligent party was a drunk driver?
Drivers who are impaired by alcohol are negligent drivers, and they are putting their lives and the lives of others on the road at risk. Drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% and over are legally considered to be impaired and should not get behind the wheel. When drivers with a BAC of 0.08% choose to get behind the wheel of the car, the results can be tragic, and these individuals must be held accountable for their actions. Drunk drivers are less likely to pay attention and remember to check their blind spots for bicyclists on the road. Not only can the intoxicated driver be held responsible for your injuries, the bar or establishment who served the driver may also be held liable under dram shop statutes. This includes bars, restaurants, hosts, or even a person over 21 supplying someone underage with alcohol; these parties may also be held accountable for the injuries you suffered.
Who may be liable for my accident?
Each case is different, and therefore, it is hard to accurately determine who is liable for your case without all of the details. To determine who is accountable for your situation, contact a bicycle accident attorney today to discuss the specifics of your case. However, when there is an accident between two parties, liability is often determined by who had the right of way, who acted negligently, or who violated traffic laws that lead to the accident. If you were harmed by the reckless actions of a driver of a vehicle, you may be eligible to pursue legal action to hold them accountable for failing to uphold their duty to operate their vehicle in a safe manner.
Contact a Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Tucson
We understand the challenges you are likely facing in the aftermath of a bicycle accident in Tucson. However, the bicycle accident attorneys at Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., have the experience and resources to hold negligent drivers financially accountable, and we may be able to fight on your behalf for the funds you need to recover. Call (520) 529-1515 today to speak with an experienced Tucson lawyer about your legal options.