A bicycle accident can happen to anyone. Tucson has a ton of bike riders, year-round. We typically have 350 sunny days each year. Tucson has 630 miles of striped bike paths and 300 miles of spectacular mountain bike trails. Thousands of rider’s flock here for the El Tour de Tucson every November. Unfortunately, dangerous and sometimes fatal, bicycle accidents have become a frequent occurrence in Tucson.
Injuries suffered in bike accidents can range from minor scrapes to life-threatening injuries. Catastrophic injuries to the brain or spine can cause lifelong disabilities. After an accident, you may have extensive medical bills and suffer lost wages. Few bicyclists walk away from a crash without serious injury.
Sadly, fatalities can also occur.
Common Injuries from a Bicycle Accident
- Broken Bones
- Internal Organ Damage
- Road Rash Injuries/Lacerations
Motorists and bicyclists are expected to abide by the rules of the road equally. Accidents happen for many reasons, and it’s essential to determine if negligence played a role on either side.
Cyclists can reduce the risk of injury by wearing a helmet, reflective clothing and by having adequate lighting on their bikes for improved visibility. Drivers can reduce the dangers by looking out for cyclists, giving them at least three feet of space on roadways and by not engaging in any form of distracted driving.
If you or someone you love was injured in a bicycle accident, an experienced personal injury attorney could help you navigate the situation. If you have suffered accident injuries due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to seek compensation.
How We Can Help
The Leader Law firm in Tucson has the experience to handle your bicycle accident case. Contact attorney John Leader of the Leader Law Firm for a free case evaluation. We will listen, answer your questions and help you determine if you should pursue legal action.