Tucson is a Bike Friendly Community
Cycling is a year-round activity in Tucson, with approximately 350 sunny days each year. Tucson has many miles of striped bike paths and 300 miles of spectacular mountain bike trails. Bicyclists can now enjoy “The Loop”; 120 miles of paved paths and bike lanes that run throughout Pima County.
Thousands of rider’s flock here for the El Tour de Tucson every November. Cycling is a fun activity, enjoyed by folks of all ages.
Despite being a “bike-friendly” community, bike accidents happen frequently on the streets of 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.
Sadly, bike accident fatalities can also occur.
Common Injuries from a Bicycle Accident
Typical bicycle accident-related injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Road rash injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Motorists and bicyclists are expected to abide by the road rules equally. Bike accidents happen for many different reasons. It’s essential to determine if negligence played a role on either side.
Cyclists can reduce the risk of injury by wearing a helmet and reflective clothing and by having adequate lighting on their bikes for improved visibility.
Drivers can reduce the dangers by looking out for cyclists and giving them at least three feet of space on roadways. Do not engage 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. In addition, if you have suffered injuries due to the possible negligence of another, you may be entitled to seek compensation.
How We Can Help
We have the experience to handle your bicycle accident case.
Contact attorney John Leader of the Leader Law Firm for your free case evaluation. You have no obligation until we accept your case, and then, nothing is owed to us until we resolve your case.
The Leader Law Firm is committed to helping you obtain the maximum value of your potential claim.