Bicycle Accident Attorney

Arizona is among the Top 10 Most Dangerous States for Cyclists.

Do you need a Bicycle Accident Attorney? According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were 1,027 bicycle accidents throughout Arizona in 2021. Of the 1,027 crashes, 45 pedal cyclists were killed, and at least 135 cyclists suffered serious injuries. (ADOT)

Pedal cyclists Killed and Injured by Age and Gender

Pedal cyclists Killed Pedal cyclists Injured



Total Male Female Total Male Female
0-4 0 0 0 2 2 0
5-9 0 0 0 19 14 5
10-14 0 0 0 91 75 16
15-19 2 2 0 102 75 27
20-24 2 1 1 84 58 26
25-34 5 4 1 167 132 35
35-44 9 6 3 132 96 36
45-54 6 5 1 117 92 25
55-64 19 11 2 142 119 23
65-74 5 5 0 99 88 11
75 & Older 3 2 1 24 18 6
Unknown 0 0 0 24 18 6
TOTAL 45 36 9 1,005 791 214
























Pedalcycle Crashes by Geographic Location

Category Total Urban Percent of Total Rural Percent of Total
Total Crashes 1,027 946 92.11% 81 7.89%
Fatal Crashes 45 40 88.89% 5 11.11%
Injury Crashes 982 906 92.26% 76 7.74%
Pedalcyclists Killed 45 40 88.89% 5 11.11%
Pedalcyclists Injured 1,005 927 92.24% 78 7.76%
Bicycle accidents can occur at any time, and often happen because of the negligence of a driver unwilling to share the road. If you have experienced a traumatic bicycle accident in Arizona, then Garrison Law Firm is here to fight for your rights. We have over 60 years of combined experience assisting clients with cases of varying degrees of complexity. We work tirelessly to make sure that our clients are fairly compensated for their injuries and the damages caused by the accident. Call a bicycle accident attorney at Garrison Law Firm today to discuss the value of your case. If you are not able to come to our office during normal business hours, we will come to your home or visit you in the hospital. 
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What are the Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?

Riding a bike is a common pastime in Arizona, but bicycle accidents are frequent and can be devastating. Bicycle accidents typically occur due to negligence on behalf of the driver, or cyclists. The most common causes for bicycle accidents are:


    • Failure to yield right of way
    • Failure to obey traffic signals,
    • Riding on the wrong side of the road
    • Improperly crossing intersections
    • Impaired or Distracted driving

Sadly, many people do not know that Arizona law provides cyclists the same rights and obligations as other vehicles. Motorists assume that a pedal cyclist does not have the right of way. As a cyclist, you have the right to be on Arizona roads in almost every circumstance. However, cyclists must also know the law and abide by the rules of the road. When a cyclist abides by the law and follows the rules of the road, it shows insurance providers and other parties that you took precautions to protect yourself and avoid acting negligently. Even bicyclists who take every safety measure available are exposed to the risk of injury by negligent motorists. If you are injured by a motorist’s negligence, a bicycle accident attorney can help.

At Garrison Law Firm, we work hard to ensure that you are compensated properly so that you can pay for medical expenses and avoid the financial consequences of lost wages. It is crucial that you consult with an experienced bicycle accident attorney immediately following an accident, so that you can have the peace that comes by knowing someone is fighting for you.


Determining Liability in a Vehicle Versus Bicycle Crash


It is critical to establish liability in a car versus bicycle crash. The process is similar to that in a vehicle versus vehicle accident, including taking pictures/videos, gathering statements from witnesses to the accident, police reports, and even accident reconstruction. You must also establish what party or parties negligently caused the accident. In the majority of vehicle versus cyclist accidents, the driver of the vehicle is liable for the cyclist’s injuries and damages. However, every wreck is different, and other parties may be liable. For example, the manufacturer of the bicycle, other cyclists, city construction crews, or even a small business may have liability. Working with an experienced bicycle accident attorney can greatly improve your ability to collect the necessary information and establish liability of the motorist that hit you and other potentially liable parties.

What Compensation Is Available After a Bicycle Accident?


A bicycle accident can cause serious injuries, resulting in overwhelming medical bills. However, there are other damages to consider, and your personal injury attorney can help you determine what claims to make when seeking compensation. Below are a few of the losses you should be fully compensated for when your accident was caused by a negligent motorist:

  • Damage caused to your bike or other property
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages if the accident caused you to miss work
  • Pain, suffering, and emotional distress caused by the wreck and/or your injuries

If the accident resulted in the cyclist’s death, his or her loved ones or the deceased’s estate could file a claim for wrongful death damages.

Contact a Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Garrison Law for Legal Help 

Kevin Garrison has represented accident and injury victims for over 30 years. He has experience, knowledge, skills, and a proven track record of success. Additionally, he has a true passion for protecting his clients and ensuring that they are not taken advantage of by insurance companies and others.

If you are not sure if you have a legal case or if you need a personal injury attorney, Garrison Law Firm offers a FREE case review. Contact us today at (623) 915-1100 or request a complimentary consultation online.

Garrison Law Firm – We help accident and injury victims across the Greater Phoenix area, providing the legal support they need, including in Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Surprise, and Wickenburg.