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“I could not be happier with the care my case was handled. The settlement I received was far above anything I ever expected. Nate was truly amazing! He made me feel comfortable during a very stressful time by clearly outlining the process and maintaining the perfect level of communication. Thank you!"
- Charles
“I would definitely refer Nate to friends or family if they are ever injured in an accident. Nate was always available and returned my phone calls quickly. He and his staff kept me up to date and answered all my questions. Nate showed me and my family true compassion. Thank you!”
- Angela
“Nate handled my case in the most professional manner possible. He could not have been more thorough. His staff completed their interviews and research in a very accommodating manner, and telephone and email response time was fantastic. I would absolutely recommend Nate to anyone who has been injured in an accident.”
- Jerome
I cannot express how amazing this law firm is. When no one else would take my case, Nate took a chance and represented me in my claim. Both him and his paralegal, Lorraine, were so helpful through the whole process and made what originally was a gruesome experience much more manageable.
- Samantha
Had an amazing experience with this firm. Always kept up to date with the status of the case. The entire staff was professional and responsive. I worked with Richard and Vanessa the most as we came close to an offer. Rick was honest about what he felt he could get and he advised me completely of options and what could or couldn't happen. I really felt someone was on my side which is a great feeling.
- Andrew

Case Results

Over $500,000,000 Recovered For Arizona Bicycle Accident Victims.
$9,000,000
Construction Accident
$3,500,000
Commercial Truck Accident
$3,250,000
T-Boned At Intersection
$3,000,000
Motorcycle Accident
$1,900,000
Car Accident

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Other law firms hire us to be their bicycle accident attorneys, so should you.

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aCCIDENT ATTORNEYS

Each bicycle accident lawyer at our firm is experienced in court, trials, arbitration and/or mediation proceedings. Unlike many law firms, we will not just settle your case for an unfavorable amount, we will fight for you. Bicycle accident victims in Arizona receive an average settlement of 370% more if they use qualified attorneys such as those in our law firm.
Nathaniel Preston
Nathaniel Preston

Arizona personal injury attorney Nathaniel B. Preston (“Nate”) has helped clients recover millions of dollars for injury and wrongful death claims.

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Jay MacKinlay
Jay MacKinlay

Jay is an attorney in the civil litigation department. He has been practicing law in Arizona since 1997 and has participated in hundreds of court proceedings.

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Eric Robinson
Eric Robinson

Eric has represented injured victims exclusively since becoming licensed in Arizona in 2012. His focus is on the litigation of claims.

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Richard Lundin
Richard Lundin

Richard represents people in auto accidents and personal injury cases in both state and federal courts.

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Quinton Riches
Quinton Riches

During his short tenure at Warnock MacKinlay Law, Quinton has already recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

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Rayven Garcia
Rayven Garcia

Rayven holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a minor in Social Welfare. She focuses on personal injuries.

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James D. Spark
James D. Spark

James has extensive experience in representing victims seriously injured in automobile or motorcycle accidents, dog bite and slip and fall accidents.

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Michael Grubbs
Michael Grubbs

Michael is a trial lawyer at Warnock MacKinlay handling both pre-suit and litigation cases including car accident, wrongful death, and nursing home abuse.

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Christian Pedersen
Christian Pedersen

Christian is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and California and has handled hundreds of personal injury cases.

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COMMON BICYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY QUESTIONS

Legal liability for the injuries sustained by the accident victim may lie with the person who caused it. We will be able to examine the accident victim’s case and evaluate whether a lawsuit may be filed against the responsible party.
Arizona is a pure comparative fault state. This suggests that, regardless of the percentage, the amount of damages a bicyclist may recover will be diminished based on the degree of the bicyclist’s fault.
There are laws in Arizona for the safe operation of a bicycle. Even if the injured bicyclist thinks that he or she contributed in some manner to the accident, the bicyclist should still speak with an experienced bicycle accident attorney regarding the case. A common misconception among injured persons is that if they broke the law, they will not be entitled to compensation from someone else whose acts or inactions contributed to the accident. NEVER assume that an injured bicyclist has no right to sue another party for damages.

Bicyclists and motorists in Arizona are subject to the same regulations because the state considers bicycles to be vehicles. In addition to stopping at stop signs and yielding to pedestrians, bicyclists are also expected to be treated with courtesy by other drivers.

Bicyclists and motorists are expected to abide by additional laws that apply to them because they are a specific type of “vehicle.” As a bicyclist, never forget to: 

  • When riding on city streets, ride as near to the curb as you can. If there isn’t a sidewalk along the road, ride as close to the edge as you can without risking injury.
  • Ride off of the sidewalk, because it is designed for pedestrians. Your bike is considered a vehicle.
  • Never ride more than two abreast in the traffic lane when you’re riding with a companion.
  • The law requires that a white light be mounted to the front of bicycles when riding at night. Cars approaching from at least 500 feet away must be able to see this light.
  • Your bicycle must have a red reflector light in the back if you’re riding outside of regular daylight hours so that vehicles following you can see you in front of them.
Generally no. You should NEVER speak with representatives from the other party’s insurance company, unless we have authorized you to do so. You should not discuss the facts of the accident or your injuries. Otherwise, we will handle all communications for you. If a representative contacts you, politely tell them that you have retained an attorney to represent you. The representative should then contact us and never contact you again. If they do, please notify us immediately and we will file a complaint with the Department of Insurance because it is unfair claims practice for an insurance representative to contact a party knowingly represented by an attorney.
You may be tempted to post messages, photographs, or videos to social media when you have been injured in an accident, but you should try to resist the urge for the sake of protecting your personal injury claim. It was revealed in an article posted in 2015 by the Huffington Post that the first place insurance companies look when investigating accident and personal injury claims is on social media accounts like Snapchat, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Insurance companies will look you up on Google for any posts they can use to deny you compensation and discredit your claim. You may think your social media posts are “private,” but an insurance company can still find a way to gain access. The best thing to do to protect your case is to deactivate your social media accounts altogether.
Generally, the answer is “No”. Remember, the insurance company does not work for you – they work for the individual who caused your accident. Oftentimes, even before you obtain medical attention and assess the extent of your injuries, you may be contacted by a claims adjuster who will make you a ridiculous, low-ball offer. They are hoping you will accept this offer before you understand the full extent of your damages.

Many people accept these types of offers and sign a release, only to find out further complications “down the road”. Tough Luck. In most states, including Arizona, a release is worded in such a way as to make it almost impossible to ever seek any further compensation after you sign, even if you find your injuries are much worse than you ever anticipated. You shouldn’t agree without first consulting a good Arizona bicycle accident attorney.
Insurance companies have teams of lawyers and adjusters representing the person who caused your accident and they will do everything possible to reduce the value of your claim. Facing such a team of skilled professionals without having your own legal representation is unwise. It is possible to pursue your claim alone, but you will literally be at the insurance company’s mercy.

The insurance company will make you only a small offer or will simply deny your claim altogether. Unless you are well-trained in the law and understand your legal rights, it will be very difficult to combat the insurance company all on your own and know which avenues you should pursue. Each attorney at our firm is a well-trained, skilled bicycle accident attorney for Arizona. We know the law here and have negotiated against insurance companies many times successfully.
IMMEDIATELY. Hiring experienced bicycle accident lawyers, like those at Warnock MacKinlay Law, is vital if you are injured in a bicycle accident. Unfortunately, we see so many victims attempt to represent themselves and generally fail miserably for a number of reasons. Studies have shown that a claimant who is represented by legal counsel “nets” (after medical bills and attorney fees) in excess of 300% more money than those who handle their own claim. The only thing more important than hiring a qualified lawyer after a bicycle accident is seeking medical attention, and the lawyers at Warnock MacKinlay Law can help you with a good, competent accident doctor.
Generally, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years. This means that you have two years from the time the accident occurred to file a claim against the responsible party. If you wait longer than two years, you waive your right to obtaining any compensation for your claim. If you have a claim against a public entity (government), you must make a claim within 180 days from the date of the accident or your rights are waived.
It is almost impossible to determine how much time it will take to resolve your case because every case is different. Cases that settle prior to filing a lawsuit typically resolve more quickly than those that go to trial. At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we will do everything we can to obtain the maximum compensation possible in the shortest amount of time. A typical timeframe for cases to settle is two to four months after your medical care is complete, but those dates can be shorter or longer depending on many factors.
No. We make it easy to afford an attorney if you have been injured in a bicycle accident. We do not charge any fee whatsoever for an accident consultation. In fact, we do not charge any attorney fees unless we are successful in recovering money for you. Even if there are costs involved, such as investigation, medical records, medical reports, deposition fees and the like, we will advance those monies for you until your case is resolved. We will even refer you to doctors who will not demand payment until the case is resolved. It is our job to make the resolution of your case as easy for you as possible.
Absolutely. There was a study done that looked at accident victims that found that people receive 3.5 times higher payouts after accidents when they have a lawyer, even after the personal injury lawyers payment is subtracted. Also, Arizona personal injury lawyers can take a lot of work away from a victim who needs to focus on their recovery.
Of course. If you are unhappy with your current lawyer for whatever reason, feel free to reach out. We actually get a lot of cases who are individuals who weren’t being taken care of properly by their previous attorneys.
Yes. You will always benefit from seeking medical attention right away after an accident.
Yes. It is VERY important that you follow all doctors’ instructions. Please be certain that you see your doctor as he or she directs, and not miss appointments, so you can achieve a speedy recovery. If at any time you consider ceasing treatment before you are released, whether for reasons of financial inability to continue, work schedule, etc., please let us know before you miss appointments. Although we in no way direct medical care, we do want to make sure you have the ability to see a doctor who can work with you under your circumstances. The insurer can only determine the severity of what your doctor any symptoms of headaches, fatigue, muscle soreness, nausea, pain, discomfort, etc. that occur within days of the accident.
If you do not have health insurance, please speak with your attorney or paralegal and they will assist you in finding health care providers who will wait for payment until your case is settled.
The amount of money you will ultimately recover depends on a variety of issues, the most important of which is the nature of your injuries caused by the accident and the comprehensive medical treatment you receive for those injuries.  At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we will help you seek reimbursement for any or all of the following:
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of love and support
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Permanent impairment and disability
  • Property damage.
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At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we are experts in building value for your injuries and obtaining the best financial result possible without having to go to trial. In the cases that a lawsuit is necessary, most are resolved before a trial occurs. The likelihood that a case settles or goes to trial depends on the facts of each case. If an insurance company contests liability (fault) or the value of your case, there is a greater chance that your case will go to trial. Our staff has more than 100 years of combined experience; thus, we know how to represent you. It is important to have a lawyer representing you who the insurers know will file suit if necessary, as that increases the likelihood of obtaining a good settlement value through negotiation. The insurers know which firms will file suit and which will not do so.

As your bicycle accident lawyer, we will complete a thorough investigation to determine what caused your crash and to prove the other party was at fault.  We will explore every aspect of your case and draw from our network of experts and years of experience to build a strong case in your favor.  We’re your advocates from start to finish.  Some of the common causes of bicycle accidents in Arizona are:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Failing to yield at a stop light or stop sign
  • Improper turns
  • Dangerous lane changes
  • Wrong-way drivers
  • Following too closely or tailgating
  • Aggressive driving or road rage
  • Fatigued or drowsy driving
  • Poorly designed roads or poor road conditions
Being involved in a bicycle accident can be stressful, especially if the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident. If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident, the safety of everyone involved is the top priority. Dial 911 and file a police report or accident claim immediately. The official accident report will assist police in locating the missing driver and will be helpful when you file your accident claim with the insurance company. Be sure to write down as much information as possible about the hit-and-run driver and vehicle, including the license plate number; make, model, and color of the vehicle; the direction the hit-and-driver was headed; and the location, date, time and cause of the accident. Ask witnesses if they can provide any information about the hit-and-run driver and the accident and obtain their names and contact information. Even if you cannot locate the hit-and-run driver after the accident, you may still be able to receive compensation for your vehicle and injuries. Contact an experienced accident lawyer immediately and they will assist you in filing a claim with your automobile insurance and investigating whether you have collision and/or uninsured motorist coverage.
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