If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Mesa, AZ, especially with a larger vehicle, your injuries may be severe, and your recovery may take weeks or months. Being that the statute of limitations, or deadline for filing your claim, is two years from the date of the accident, call Zanes Law at (866) 499-8989 for a free case evaluation right away.
Bicyclists and Motorists Share the Same Road
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, it is legal for bicycles to ride in Arizona traffic lanes. Both cyclists and motorists have laws they must obey to drive safely and keep other drivers safe on public roads. These include:
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving Mesa, call 866-499-8989
- Slowing down when sharing the road with a bicycle;
- Giving bicycles extra time to cross intersections;
- Being familiar with directional hand signals;
- Allowing a bicycle to use the entire lane if there are hazards in the road;
- Passing a bicycle very slowly; and,
- Watching for children at all times.
Mesa Bicycle Accident Lawyer Near Me 866-499-8989
- Being visible;
- Riding defensively;
- Using the correct hand signals and obeying all laws;
- Not riding on the sidewalk;
- Wearing a helmet to protect your head; and,
- Riding on the right side of the road.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that there were 783 bicyclists killed on the road in 2017. If a bicyclist and a motorist collide, it is the bicyclist that will suffer the most serious and life-threatening injuries because he or she is not protected by the size and weight of an automobile. If you have been in a bicycle accident, your injuries can range from a sprained hand to a traumatic brain injury impacting you for the rest of your life. As with any injury sustained in an accident, you may not know how badly you are injured until hours or days after the accident.
Seeking Medical Care as Soon as Possible
A Mesa bicycle accident lawyer will advise you to see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident because your health should be your first priority. If you wish to file a claim for damages, you will need to show that your injuries necessitated medical treatment.
Your lawyer will collect all the evidence related to your case, including medical reports, police reports, eyewitness statements, photos, videos, and any other relevant paperwork, to help prove your case.