It’s estimated that every year about 50,000 people are seriously injured in bicycle and motor vehicle crashes right here in the United States. That’s not counting the number of cyclists injured due to debris or obstructions in the roadway. Injuries sustained from these accidents are anywhere from serious to life-threatening. If you are a bicyclist who has just been injured due to the negligence of another, it is important to have an experienced bicycle accident attorney by your side to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries and woes.
According to Arizona traffic laws, bicyclists have every one of the same rights on the road as other vehicles do. Whenever a motorist blatantly ignores a cyclist’s rights or fails to pay attention and violates the cyclists needed space on the road, an accident and serious injury can occur. And we see it all the time when a negligent driver changes lanes without seeing the bicyclist, they make improper turns at intersections in violation of laws applicable to how the turn should be made when bicyclists are riding, and they change lanes without first looking for a bicyclist.
The law requires you to file your negligence claim within a certain period of time after the accident in question. If you’re claiming a governmental entity who was negligent and is responsible for your accident, the window of time is even shorter. If you miss this deadline, you will forever lose your right to be compensated for your injuries and find peace of mind. Find a bicycle accident attorney you can count on and who will understand the applicable statute of limitations and will evaluate the circumstances of your case and be certain it is filed within the required time frame.
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