Injuries sustained in a bicycle accident are often life-altering, whether you were injured or you lost a loved one. It is important and extremely helpful to have a lawyer you trust who understands what you are going through.
I am Phoenix lawyer Stephen I. Leshner. I used to be an avid cyclist and triathlete, having completed the 112-mile Tour of Tucson, and a dozen or so Olympic distance triathlons. When my riding partner and I were struck by a car while biking, I luckily escaped injury − my riding partner did not. I know personally how vulnerable bike riders are. Even though I’m not as avid as I used to be, I still currently ride my bicycle for 20-25 miles one or two times a week in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, so I am well aware of the hazards cyclists face daily.
If you have been seriously injured or you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, contact a Phoenix bicycle accident attorney online or call 602 266-9000 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Injuries Sustained in Bicycle Accidents
The injuries resulting from a bicycle accident are usually severe, whether or not you have been wearing a helmet. Victims of bicycle-car crashes have no protection and absorb the full impact of the crash. At my Phoenix law firm, Stephen I. Leshner, PC, I have represented clients with catastrophic injuries sustained in a bicycle accident, such as:
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
In a case involving a participant in the 2008 El Tour de Tucson bicycle event, my client sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, which caused damage to his frontal and temporal lobe and for which he had to endure a lobectomy. I was able to secure a successful settlement on his behalf: $3.5 million plus an additional confidential settlement. In a case involving a participant in another bicycle event, another client sustained severe traumatic brain injury. That case settled on the first day of a jury trial for a confidential amount. Most recently, I successfully resolved a case for a cyclist who sustained a fractured wrist and other injuries in a collision with a motor vehicle, for $750,000.00.
In my 35-plus years of experience, I have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients injured in bicycle accidents. I will investigate the accident and examine the evidence to build a strong case. When necessary, I will work with reconstruction specialists and experts to determine the role that motorist negligence, equipment failure, or roadway design and maintenance may have had in your bicycle accident.
A thorough investigation is necessary not only to prepare for trial but also to negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement. If the insurer is not willing to provide enough to cover the full extent of your damages, I will take the company to trial in order to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact a Phoenix Bike Accident Attorney for a Free Consultation
If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has been killed in a bicycle accident, I am ready to help. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact me online or call 866-907-2039. I believe that there is no such thing as an accident; someone is always at fault.