It can be critical to consult a bicycle lawyer or someone very knowledgeable about bicycling and the law. On many occasions, people who have been injured on their bicycle who had talked to a general personal injury lawyer were advised them that they didn’t have a claim, when in fact, they had a strong claim.
Not all crash victims are completely without fault. Making mistakes does not necessarily mean that you don’t have a claim. Arizona is a comparative fault state, which means that both parties can share fault. Before deciding that your claim is not worth pursuing, please consult with a bicycle accident lawyer to help you make an informed decision that considers all the information and facts of your claim.
Attorneys work on a contingent fee basis. In addition, there are no up-front fees or costs. Many accident victims cannot afford to pay a lawyer on an hourly basis, or pay an up front retainer fee, so a contingent fee agreement works well. Our fee is 33% of the gross settlement value for cases that are settled before a lawsuit is filed. For cases that are settled after a lawsuit is filed, the fee increases to 40% of the gross settlement value.
No. Under Arizona State Law attorneys are allowed to pay various expenses for you. Typical types of costs that can be advanced to you include: the costs of ordering medical records, the costs of filing a lawsuit, and other litigation costs. While some lawyers charge their clients administrative costs such as postage, copying, etc., we do not charge them to you. You are given a complete accounting of what costs have been advanced.
Not if you don’t want to. I’m happy to meet you a location that is convenient for you.
Yes. You always have the final say as to whether you settle or we continue to pursue your claim.
I have spent many years focusing on representing people who have been injured while riding their bikes. In Arizona, and many other states, it is unethical for lawyers to say that they “specialize” in any area of law. However, lawyers are not prohibited from concentrating in specific areas of law. My practice is focused on bicycle law.