Flagstaff Bike & Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Effective & Compassionate Representation for the Wrongfully Injured
Walking and cycling are among the healthiest, most affordable, and environmentally friendly methods of transportation. Tragically, these are also among the deadliest. When a motor vehicle collides with an individual traveling by foot or by bicycle, it is the latter who tends to suffer the most severe injuries—even though these collisions tend to be the fault of the motorist. This can leave accident victims with costly medical bills and long-term injuries in the most severe cases.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a bicycle or pedestrian accident in the Flagstaff area, you deserve justice. At Evans Garrey, our team of bike and pedestrian accident lawyers is compassionate, effective, and personable. Founding attorneys Erin Evans and Reid Garrey bring their unique strengths and perspectives to each case and collaborate the find the best solution for each unique client. Reach out to our firm today to learn more about your legal rights and how we can help.
Contact us now to learn more during a free, no obligation case evaluation with one of our founding attorneys. Se habla Español.
Common Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrians and cyclists often travel with little to no protection from motor vehicles. Even with the proper safety gear, such as helmets and reflective clothing, bicyclists are relatively unprotected in the event of a motor vehicle collision. Cars, motorcycles, and other types of vehicles are much bigger, heavier, and travel at faster speeds than bicycles. Furthermore, drivers and passengers in automobiles are protected by seatbelts, airbags, and crash-resistant car doors and frames. Unfortunately, all this means that bicyclists and pedestrians typically suffer far more severe injuries than others involved in the accident.
Some of the most common types of injuries that result from bicycle and pedestrian accidents include:
- Accidental limb amputation
- Broken bones, including multiple fractures
- Internal organ damage and bleeding
- Road rash and burns
- Serious cuts, scrapes, and lacerations
- Spinal cord, neck, and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Wrongful death
These and other common bicycle and pedestrian accident injuries often require extensive medical care, including both immediate emergency attention and ongoing—sometimes lifelong—treatment. The cost of treating these injuries can be exorbitant. Compounded with lost income/wages from time taken off work to receive medical care, as well as lost future income in instances where injuries prevent the victim from returning to work, the total cost of a bicycle accident can be overwhelming.
Common Causes of Bike & Pedestrian Accidents
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that in the year 2019, 6,205 pedestrians and 846 bicyclists were killed in traffic accidents nationwide. Many more are seriously injured in accidents in each. Our bike and pedestrian accident lawyers in Flagstaff fight for our clients who have suffered injuries in all types of accidents.
Pedestrian and bicycle accidents are often caused by motorists who:
- Fail to yield to cyclists and pedestrians at crosswalks
- Get distracted by cellphones, eating, and more while behind the wheel
- Don’t stop for school busses and other traffic signals
- Drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Turn without looking for pedestrians or cyclists
Compensation for Pedestrian & Bike Accidents
The injuries that result from pedestrian accidents often require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. In addition, you may be unable to work during your recovery or may not be able to return to your former profession at all.
You may be entitled to compensation for your:
- Current and future medical care needs
- Lost income or loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage repair and replacement costs
- Other out of pocket expenses related to the accident
Our legal team will help you secure compensation for all of your unique accident-related expenses so you can get back on your feet as best as possible after a serious bike or pedestrian accident in Arizona.
Contact Us Today for Your Free, No Obligation Case Evaluation
When you or someone you care about has been wrongfully injured or killed by the negligent actions of another party, it is your right to receive compensation to cover any expenses you incurred as a result.
Contact Evans Garrey today to learn more about your legal rights and how we can help during a free consultation. Se habla Español.
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