Cycling in Arizona has become a popular activity, both as a form of leisure and a method of transportation. As the number of cyclists sharing the road with automobiles increases, Arizona laws have developed to protect those cyclists in the event of an accident. You may be
wondering what you should do if you are ever involved in an accident while cycling on the road, or if you are involved in a collision with a cyclist while driving. Lebovitz Law Group has some information and pointers that all cyclists—as well as automobile drivers and riders who share the road with them—should know.
How to Minimize the Risk of Bicycle Accidents
Common causes of bicycle accidents on the road are failure to pay close attention while driving or cycling, the inability for a driver to see a cyclist while driving (especially at night), excessive rates of speed or reckless driving/cycling, and driving too closely to a cyclist. With that in mind, Lebovitz Law Group recommends the following steps to follow when cycling:
. Pay close attention while cycling on the road, and pay close attention to cyclists while driving
an automobile on the road. Don’t fall prey to distractions while driving.
· If you are a cyclist on the road, make sure to make yourself visible to other drivers. Wear
reflective clothing and bright-colored gear, use reflective lights, and watch carefully to make
sure other drivers can see you before making any movements on the road.
How Does Arizona Law Pertain to Bicycle Accidents?
In the state of Arizona, bicycles are generally considered vehicles. This means that cyclists
must follow all traffic laws that apply to motor vehicles on the roadway, and that cyclists are
entitled to the same protections as any other motor vehicle driver or rider. There are some
additional laws that pertain to bicycles due to their classification as a “specialized” vehicle, such as required red reflectors or white lights while riding at night, staying off the sidewalks, and riding as close to the curb and as far away from automobile traffic as possible. In terms of who is at fault, the same laws apply to bicycle accidents as automobile accidents. If you are not at fault for the accident, Lebovitz Law Group can help you hold the other driver or rider financially responsible for your injuries and damages. If there is any question as to who is at fault, contact the trusted and experienced legal team at Lebovitz Law Group right away to protect your rights.
Contact Lebovitz Law Group Today if You Have Been Involved in a Bicycle Accident!
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, please contact the trusted and experienced
legal team at Lebovitz Law Group today. We will make sure you don’t get bullied by an
insurance company and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your damages
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