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Anchorage Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Legal Support for Victims of Bike Accidents in Alaska

While bicyclists are legally allowed the same rights on the road as motorists, individuals in cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles do not always share the road safely with cyclists. This leads to countless accidents and, sadly, bicyclists are usually the ones who suffer the vast majority of injuries and fatalities.

If you were injured or if your loved one was killed in a bicycle accident, Farnsworth & Vance can help. Our Anchorage bicycle accident attorneys have extensive experience and have successfully helped many injured cyclists secure just settlements. While we know that no amount of financial compensation can make up for your suffering, a fair settlement or jury verdict can bring a sense of justice and allow you the ability to obtain crucial medical treatment for your injuries.

For a free consultation regarding your bicycle accident claim, contact Farnsworth & Vance online or by phone at (907) 290-2576 today. We offer same-day appointments and can travel to meet you.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

While careless motorists are one of the primary causes of bicycle accidents in the United States, including in Alaska, they are not the only one. In fact, bicycle accidents occur for a variety of reasons, most of which can be attributed to the negligence of another person or entity.

Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Distracted driving (including cell phone use/texting)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Speeding and/or aggressive and reckless driving
  • Driving in or turning across designated bike lanes
  • Opening car doors into the path of oncoming cyclists
  • Following too closely behind a bicyclist
  • Unrestrained dogs running out at passing cyclists
  • Defective and/or unsafe road design
  • Poor roadway conditions (such as potholes)
  • Defective bicycles/bicycle equipment (including safety gear)

The exact circumstances involved in your accident will determine who is liable for your injuries. While this is relatively straightforward in some cases, it can be incredibly complex in others. For example, if you are hit by a drunk driver while riding your bicycle and following the rules of the road, liability is fairly cut-and-dry: the drunk driver is responsible for hitting you and causing your injuries/damages. However, if a curve in the road makes it difficult for oncoming motorists to see you cycling, resulting in an accident, who is at fault? It is important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the legal process.

Contact the Team at Farnsworth & Vance to Get Started Today!

At Farnsworth & Vance, we follow a client-focused, results-driven approach. While we prepare every case as thoroughly as if it were proceeding to trial, we do not necessarily take every claim to court. In some cases, it may be in your best interests to pursue a settlement from the liable party. Our Anchorage bicycle accident lawyers are highly skilled negotiators; we know how to take on major insurance companies and we are not afraid to aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you are owed. When a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to be the tireless advocate you need.

Contact us today at (907) 290-2576 to schedule a no-cost consultation with an attorney at our firm.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real Alaskans
  • They fought for every dollar that was rightfully mine. I would 100% recommend Farnsworth and Vance.

    - Lateecia L.
  • I have never needed legal representation before and he was so patient, explaining everything in layman's terms for me so that we were on the same page every step of the way.

    - Francesca B.
  • I worked with Jeff Vance on my personal injury case. I was more than pleased with the way he handled the case.

    - Ernie G.

Why Hire our firm?

  • Concierge Level of Service

    We believe in taking care of our clients. We'll stand by you & help you navigate the complicated legal process from start to finish, including meeting you at your home or hospital if you cannot travel.

  • Successful Settlements

    Some of our clients are afraid that, if they hire a lawyer, it means they will have to go to court. Because of our insurance industry insight, we usually settle claims without needing to do so.

  • Wide-Ranging Experience

    Our office handles cases of all sizes & types. Whether you were injured in an accident or a loved one passed away through the fault of another, our office has the experience to help you recover.

  • Insurance Industry Insight

    Our team has insider knowledge of the insurance industry because many used to work for some of Alaska's largest insurance providers. Now, they use that knowledge to advocate for our clients.

Our results

Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Car Accident $800,000 Recovered, $80,000 Debt Forgiven.
  • Pedestrian in a Parking Lot $270,000 Recovered, $470,000 Debt Forgiven.
  • Car Accident $235,000 Recovered, $72,000 Debt Forgiven.
  • T-Boned by an Uninsured Driver $225,000 Recovered, $100,000 Forgiven
  • Motor Vehicle Accident $174,500 Recovered
  • Car Accident Worsens Preexisting Conditions $172,000 Recovered, $300,000 Forgiven
  • Client Hit By Driver Running a Red Light $165,000 Recovered, $70,000 Forgiven
  • Shoulder & Arm Surgery $160,000 Recovered, $70,000 Forgiven
  • Motor Vehicle Accident $138,000 Recovered
  • Motor Vehicle Accident $123,000 Recovered