Alief Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycles are fun to ride, but can turn tragic when careless mistakes result in a crash. Although most cases only result in minor injuries, some can be fatal, more so when critical body organs such as the head, brain, and spine are severely injured. If your accident is someone else’s mistake, you have a right to justice. Jail term or court fines may not be enough to give you closure, but filing a civil lawsuit can.

Our Alief bicycle accident lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of careless behaviors seek justice and fair compensation for a range of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, wrongful death, rehabilitation costs, and other related damages. If you’ve been injured, do not hesitate to contact our injury attorneys to discuss your case.

Drivers are Often to Blame for These Accidents

Although not all accidents involve collisions with vehicles, some of them do. Negligent driving practices from irresponsible drivers are to blame for many auto wrecks in Texas. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 30 % of all these kinds of accidents reported in the U.S. involve being struck by other motorists. Common driver negligence scenarios that pose a threat to bicyclists include:

Failure to Yield

Failure to yield is not just common with vehicles at an intersection. Motorists are required to yield to bicyclists in certain scenarios. For instance, drivers must yield to oncoming bicycles when turning left. Oftentimes, cyclists are denied the right of way due to speeding and bias. Any driver or motorist who fails to yield to a deserving bicyclist may be liable for the damages that follow an accident resulting from their negligence. Our resourceful Alief bike crash attorneys will review traffic footage and speak to eyewitnesses about your incident.

Impaired Driving

One out of three auto wrecks is caused by drunk driving. Bicyclists are not left behind in these crashes. Drinking alcohol before or when operating a vehicle reduces the driver’s cognitive functions, making it nearly impossible to see cyclists. Drunk driving is prohibited in Texas and many other states in the U.S. Anyone found to have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 or above commits a felony punishable by law. In case they cause a crash where someone is killed or injured, they may also be set up for criminal and civil charges.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving accounts for many crashes every year in the U.S. The use of hand-held devices such as smartphones has caused auto wrecks involving pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists. Whenever someone takes their eyes and attention off the road to reply to an email, answer a call or type a message, they lose touch with their surroundings, thus increasing the risk of losing control of their vehicle and ramming other road users. Because such behaviors are prohibited in Texas, anyone who causes harm to another party is most likely to face criminal and civil lawsuits. A knowledgeable attorney is the best guide when exploring your legal options after a crash.

Speeding

When motorists speed beyond set limits or in areas they shouldn’t, they are likely to lose control of their vehicle when swerving to avoid hitting debris or ramming other vehicles. In that chaos, drivers tend to swerve away from the road, exposing pedestrians and cyclists to great danger. Besides being ticketed, motorists who speed may be charged for wrongful death in case someone is killed due to their negligence. Personal injury claims are however the most popular.

When Motorists Are Not to Blame for Bike Wrecks

Other factors likely to result in an accident are bicycle defects and poor road conditions. Faulty braking or steering systems can make it difficult to effectively control the bike, making them prone to crashes. In such scenarios, the rider may suffer mild injuries such as cuts and bruises or life-threatening harm, including head trauma and spinal injuries.

Similarly, poor roads and bad weather conditions such as potholes and ice can render cycle tracks impassable or unsafe. Because bicycles are less stable compared to vehicles, they become prone to accidents when they swerve to avoid hitting debris or potholes. Our Alief bike accident attorneys will hire expert witnesses to help with determining the cause of your crash and finding all the parties likely to bear liability.

Contact an Alief Bicycle Accident Attorney to Get the Compensation You Deserve

The Alief bicycle accident lawyers at Lone Star Injury Attorneys reiterate our commitment to helping our clients anywhere in Texas recover the most out of their cases. We employ unmatched tactics and experience to negotiate for maximum settlement from insurance companies, and further argue your case in court if need be. Please call us or fill out our online contact form today.

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