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Phoenix Bicycle Accident Attorney

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Arizona bicycle accident lawyers representing injury victims in Chandler, Glendale, Yuma, Tucson and Phoenix.

Whether it’s to save money on gasoline, get some much-needed exercise, or for the more utilitarian purpose of getting from point A to point B, it seems like more and more Americans are riding their bikes these days. With a favorable climate and over 500 miles of dedicated bicycle paths and lanes, Phoenix is a great place to go for a ride.

However, while the benefits of riding a bicycle are well documented, the elevated risk of injury involved is undeniable. Bicycle accidents, especially those caused by a collision with an automobile, can lead to serious, catastrophic injuries and even death. In 2010 alone, bicycle accidents resulted in 51,000 injuries and 618 fatalities in the United States.  If you or someone you love has been the victim of a bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions, contact an experienced bike accident lawyers in Phoenix, AZ for a free legal consultation right away.

Automobile drivers often have a difficult time seeing cyclists due to their smaller size or are simply not paying enough attention and don’t notice them in time. Cyclists are extremely vulnerable to collisions with motor vehicles and it has been estimated that these collisions account for nearly 90% of all bicycle accident fatalities.


When found to be negligent, drivers who cause an accident can be held responsible and ordered to pay monetary damages to victims, including damages for wrongful death to families of deceased victims. If visual obstructions or dangerous design elements on the road or trafficked area contributed to the accident, or if numerous accidents have occurred at the location in the past, then the town or municipality may be liable. Construction companies may also be liable, if their employees created a road hazard, or if unsafe conditions related to a construction worksite caused injury to a bike rider.

Don’t be misled by self-interested insurance companies that attempt to impose low-balled settlement offers on you and your family. No matter what the insurance company tells you, your best interests are the last thing that they prioritize. They will make offers that fail to reflect the true nature of your injuries and losses. At Wattel & York, our Phoenix, AZ bicycle accident lawyers will serve as your go-between with the insurer, to make sure you get the fair and just compensation you deserve.


According to a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation, bicyclists accounted for 2% of motor vehicle-related deaths in 2010, but for only 1% of the total trips. Essentially, this means that in the United States, those on a bicycle are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal collision than those in an automobile.

Bicyclists in Arizona are at an even higher risk than those in most other areas of the county.


  • 1,1914 motor vehicle collisions with bicycles
  • 25 cyclist fatalities, 3.1% of the total traffic fatalities in the state
  • The 4th highest bicycle fatality rate per million of the population in the United States at 3.79


If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident in East Valley, West Valley, Chandler, Tucson, Yuma, or anywhere in the Phoenix AZ area, you should seek the advice of a Phoenix bike accident attorney with experience in these types of cases. At Wattel & York, our Phoenix, AZ bike accident lawyers know exactly how to handle your case and will help you recoup proper compensation for your injuries. Our team of Arizona bike accident lawyers will investigate every detail of your case and help you find the right medical specialist for your injuries.

Our firm of Phoenix injury attorneys operates on contingency, meaning that you pay no fees unless we will your case. Contact us today at 877-572-4143 for a free, no-hassle case evaluation.

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“I was the passenger in a vehicle that was 'T- Boned' at an intersection in 2014. The issues of responsibility and recovery became a difficult and convoluted confusion. I really needed help. This Team at Wattel and York walked me patiently and encouragingly through difficult months, sorting through issues and finally arriving at a satisfactory conclusion. I especially want to name two great and encouraging "warriors" of Wattel and York who directed me along the way..Brian Torba and Melissa Patterson..to them and the whole team I say "Thank You" with heart felt gratitude. Sincerely, God Bless You.”

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“Honesty. Integrity. Transparency. Partnership. Wattel & York brought all of these qualities and more to my accident case. I'd love to thank all of the team members who helped me with the process: David Guzman, who conducted the initial interview in my home, Aly Shomar-Esparza, who seamlessly guided me through paperwork and filings, Debbie Harrach, who conducted final review, paperwork revisions and scheduling, and Thomas Grisoni, who counseled me before and attended my deposition. I never felt alone during the arduous process and always knew there was a professional team looking out for my best interest. I highly recommend Wattel & York if you are unfortunately involved in an accident that was not your fault.”

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“I was a passenger in a car that got t-boned a few years ago and got a huge gash. I didn't know a lot about lawyers, so I basically just picked one on the flip of a coin. I called Wattel and York and they explained everything, I went into the office and filled out paperwork. Got treatment on my gash over the time I worked with them, glad I did as it opened back up a couple times and bled. They did really good, got me the maximum amount of money, and made sure I was well taken care of. I was updated from time to time so that was good. The only thing I might change is I never got to thank or talk to my lawyer. I think it was because I was already used to dealing with the lady at their Glendale office so they just kept her as my point of contact. So it's okay, I'll thank them with a good review. The last thing I could say about them is months after I thought my case was over they called me and said they had another check for me for a few hundred dollars. Apparently, they negotiated with the hospital I went to after the accident. It was a nice surprise and shows they really had my interests in mind.”

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