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Bike Safety in Arizona

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Cycling on April 3, 2015 - no comments.

Bike Safety in Arizona   Bike Safety and Laws According to Arizona State law, cyclists have the very same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Respect for the rights of ALL road users will help you feel good about yourself and avoid accidents too. Most crashes between motorists and cyclists happen at intersections. Most often, when the motorist is at fault, it is because they failed to yield the right-of-way to the cyclist. This usually happens


Bache & Lynch Partner to Speak on Bicycle Collision Cases

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Cycling, Wrongful Death on June 3, 2014 - no comments.

Partner Frances Lynch will be speaking next week in Maui about bicycle collision cases to the  Western Trial Lawyers Association. Riding a bike can be fun and one of the best forms of exercise but when a collision occurs, it can result in serious injury and death. Almost all serious bicycle collisions involving autos are right-of-way violations where a motor vehicle fails to yield to the slower bicycle. Cyclists are not always the easiest to spot and


Bike Safety Classes Available

Filled under Cycling on May 28, 2014 - no comments.

Pima County sponsors a number of different bike safety classes including classes designed specifically for children and university students. All classes are conducted by L.A.B. League cycling instructors, and free bike safety items such as helmets, bike lights, and u-locks are often included with participation. See the schedule for Bike Safety Classes.


Great Bike Classes here in Pima County!

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Cycling on August 14, 2013 - no comments.

The Pima County Department of Transportation’s (PCDOT) Bicycle & Pedestrian Program will offer mountain bike classes, mechanics, women’s mechanics, and Bicycle Information for Kid’s Education classes. Instructors certified through the League of American Bicyclists will lead the courses, most of which are limited in space. Call 724-BIKE (2453) to find out more about the classes and to sign up. Participants must bring their own bikes. The following is the class schedule, provided by the PCDOT:


Bike Wreck

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Cycling, Uncategorized on July 17, 2013 - no comments.

As many of you know, over the weekend one of our attorneys was involved in a major bicycle wreck.  The good news is that he is home recovering.  He was riding in a pace line at close to 25 mph.  As the group approached a controlled intersection, the first rider in the pace line stopped for a yellow/red light, and our favorite cyclist went over the handle bars landing on his head and left shoulder. He destroyed the


Tucson Bicycles — Please Watch for Bicycles

Filled under Accident, Cycling, Wrongful Death on May 23, 2013 - no comments.

Once again, there is tragedy in the Tucson community.  A 64 year-old bicyclist was struck and  killed this morning.  The man was riding his bicycle north on Mission Road and was in the middle of the intersection when a car traveling east on Irvington Road hit him and fled the scene, Deputy Jesus Bañuelos, of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, said.  It is Arizona law that a motorist MUST stop in any collision with injuries, regardless of


Cycling Crash on Tracks Results In Traumatic Brain Injury

Filled under Accident, Cycling, Damages and Compensation on April 5, 2013 - no comments.

A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury when she crashed her bicycle on the newly installed streetcar tracks has filed a claim against the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).         Attorneys for Angel Welch sent notice of her personal injury claim to the RTA and city-owned Sun Tran transit service earlier this year, saying they’ll settle for $3 million.  State law requires claims to be noticed within 180 days for a specific amount (which needs


Bache & Lynch Makes Roads Safe

Filled under Cycling, Road Conditions, Uncategorized on July 5, 2012 - no comments.

It turns out you CAN make a difference in Arizona when it comes to makes roads safer.  Several weeks ago, one of our partners, Frances Lynch, wrote an email to the person at Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in charge of the maintenance for the area of Oracle Road at Catalina State Park.  That intersection had been a major hazard for bicycles.   As anyone who cycles in Tucson knows, there are many cyclists coming in and out of


Streetcar Construction

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Cycling, Road Conditions on May 23, 2012 - no comments.

As the streetcar construction continues, so do the closing of intersections. For the week of May 21, 2012, several roadways will be closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic. Pedestrian access will remain open at all times, and cyclists are reminded that they must walk their bikes while using the sidewalks. Over the Memorial Day weekend, repairs and replacement of a sewer line that extends across Broadway between Church and Stone Avenues will begin, which will


Motorized Bicycles

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Cycling, Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Personal Injury, Road Conditions on May 15, 2012 - no comments.

More and more Arizona bicyclists are putting add-on gas or electric motors that allow their bikes to reach legal speeds of up to 20 mph on city streets. The appeal behind these bikes are that riders don’t need a license, registration or insurance to operate a motorized scooter, and building this type of bike is significantly cheaper than operating a car (gas, insurance, registration, etc.) or even riding the bus. In 2011, there were 89,000