Pursuant to Arizona law, a victim who is injured as the result of another’s negligence may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Under Arizona law there are two potential types of negligence claims. The first, general negligence, occurs when a person failed to act reasonably and, as a result of that failure, injured another. This would occur if a motorist was operating his or her vehicle in an unsafe manner and injured a cyclist as a result. Alternatively, violation of a statute governing the conduct of motorists may constitute negligence per se. Common negligence per se scenarios includes: a motorist driving in a designated bike lane, passing a bicycle without leaving a safe distance, or following another vehicle on the road more closely than is reasonable and prudent.
In certain cases, a citation may be enough to show negligence on behalf of the driver. If a citation was not issued then our firm will investigate facts and law to help prove a common law negligence claim.