Have you been hit while riding a bike? Being injured in a bicycle versus automobile collision is something Kevin Fine has experienced personally. There is a great amount of folklore surrounding what a bicyclist is legally required to do when riding a bicycle. Because of this, the bicyclist is often falsely accused of either causing or contributing to the accident that injured him or her.
Many of these misconceptions, which the insurance company is happy to argue against a bicyclist’s claim, surround the area of proper direction of travel on the roadway, whether a bicyclist can use the sidewalk, what direction a bicyclist should travel on the sidewalk, and how a bicyclist should or should not travel in a crosswalk. These areas of a bicycle injury claim have received some clarification in Arizona courts, but are mostly controlled by the code of the city where the accident occurred. Over time, our attorneys have become very familiar with the city codes in many of the cities in Arizona. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, please contact us at (480) 733-6800 for a confidential consulation.