As Arizona personal injury lawyers, we see some types of accidents that tend to repeat themselves. One of the more common ways that bicycle riders are hurt is by being struck while passing through an intersection. Frequently, a car turns left directly in front of an oncoming cyclist because they don’t see the cyclist. Those who bicycle often know that drivers usually do not pay adequate attention to vehicles with two wheels. Motorists do not even heed motorcycles riders, despite the great noise a motorcycle’s engine makes. On the road and at intersections drivers fail to recognize bicyclists over and over again.
On the other hand, many people have never ridden a bike on the road, and many have not ridden one at all since they were children. This could explain why they don’t notice bikers on the road. The trouble is that these same folks may end up sitting on a jury in a serious bike accident case.
As a result of our trial experience, we know it always pays to be completely honest with clients who are injured in bicycle accidents. When someone is hit by a car, it is unwise to assume that justice will be done. It’s essential to make sure that the driver who failed to pay attention and caused the accident to escape liability for the injury their negligence caused. But sometimes this happens– simply because the person who was hurt was on a bicycle.
Bicycle accident cases are often vigorously defended against by the insurance company of the at fault driver. As a result, it takes an equally thorough and prepared Peoria bicycle accident attorney to ensure that clients are protected and that they are fully compensated for the injuries caused in the incident. If you have been injured in a bike accident in Peoria and need questions answered regarding your legal rights and options, please call the attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. We are here to help.