Texas Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Riding a bike has never been more popular across the country. Texas is no exception. Unfortunately, most roads in Texas weren’t built to accommodate these two-wheeled vehicles. Most cities across the state lack bicycle infrastructure – protected or painted bike lanes, parking areas, signage – that’s needed to keep riders safe.
As the roads get more congested with motor vehicles and bikes, it’s bicycle riders who tend to suffer the consequences. Thousands of riders are injured and killed on Texas roads every year.
Have you or a family member been injured in a Texas bicycle accident? If so, do not hesitate to contact the personal injury lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP for immediate legal assistance. You might be entitled to compensation from whoever caused you to get hurt. We can help you fight to get every cent you need and deserve.
We offer a free consultation, so call our Texas law office to schedule yours today.
You Deserve an Experienced Texas Bicycle Accident Attorney
When you ride a bike, you don’t have a lot to protect you and keep you safe if you’re in a crash. There’s no large steel frame surrounding you to absorb the blow. At most, you might have your helmet and some light padding. As a result, you’re vulnerable to severe, and even fatal, injuries in an accident.
Don’t trust your bike accident injury case with just any attorney. The fact that someone is a lawyer doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re prepared or qualified to handle your injury case. You deserve an attorney who knows the bicycle laws and procedures that will affect your case like the back of their hand. You deserve an attorney who has years of experience – and success – handling complicated matters like yours.
At Lorenz & Lorenz, all we do is personal injury law. Since 2001, we’ve fought tirelessly to protect the rights of injured bike accident victims like you. When you trust us to help you after your bicycle accident, you can benefit from our nearly two decades of experience. This can help to put you in the position to maximize your compensation.
Contact our Texas law firm to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment. We understand if your injuries or circumstances prevent you from coming into our office. That’s why we’re prepared to come to you. We’ll visit you at home, at work, or even at the hospital to discuss your case. All you have to do is call and ask for help. It’s just that simple.
Who’s Liable For My Texas Bike Accident and Injuries?
In Texas, more than one person can be liable for injuries and damages resulting from a bike accident. You might be able to seek compensation from anyone whose negligent or wrongful actions caused you to get hurt. This might include:
- Drivers of cars and passenger vehicles
- Truck drivers
- Other bicyclists
- Employers of at-fault parties
- Government agencies responsible for road maintenance, or
- Companies that manufactured defective vehicles or equipment.
Hire an attorney who can go above and beyond when investigating your accident. You deserve to know who caused your accident. The more liable parties you can identify, the more people you can hold responsible for your injuries.
At Lorenz & Lorenz, our legal team will do everything we can to figure out why your accident happened and who’s to blame. Then we’ll demand money from anyone who put you in this position.
What If I’m Blamed For My Texas Bicycle Accident?
Is the driver who hit you saying that you failed to stay in your bike lane? Or, maybe the pedestrian who jumped out in front of you is arguing that they shouldn’t be responsible for your injuries since you weren’t wearing a helmet. Don’t panic. You might still be able to recover compensation, even if you do share some of the blame for your bicycle crash or injuries.
In Texas, under the state’s comparative negligence rules, you can recover some compensation as long as you’re not more than 50 percent responsible for your accident or injuries. Others must be primarily responsible for your bike crash.
If you do share fault, that can have an impact on the amount of money you can recover. Your damages will be reduced by however fault of the blame is allocated to you. For example, if you’re 25 percent to blame, your damages will be reduced by 25 percent.
You deserve an attorney who knows how to step in and protect you from allegations of fault. Our Texas bike accident attorneys work hard to minimize your role in the crash. The less fault you share, the more money you can potentially get. Reach out to us today to learn more.
We’ll Fight to Get Money For All of Your Texas Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bike accidents are only happening more frequently in Texas; they’re also becoming more violent. In 2018, there were 72 fatal bike accidents in the state. That’s an increase of more than 26 percent from the year before. When a bicyclist survives a crash, they can still be faced with severe, debilitating injuries.
Our attorneys will do everything we can to recover money for all of your injuries because you deserve nothing less. We’ll help you seek the compensation you deserve for:
- Back and neck injury
- Broken bones
- Bruising, sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries
- Chest injury
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury, and more.
If someone you love has been killed in a fatal bicycle accident, we might be able to help you obtain compensation for their wrongful death. Contact our Texas law office today to discuss your injury case. We’re here to make the process of getting money as simple as we possibly can.
What Causes Bicycle Accidents in Texas?
Bicycle accidents happen for a lot of different reasons. Many times, bicyclists get hurt because others are negligent and careless. As a result, leading causes of bike accident injuries in Texas include:
- Distracted driving
- Changing lanes without looking for bicyclists
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Improper or illegal turns
- Racing through an intersection to beat the light
- Failing to leave a proper cushion between a vehicle and bike, and
- Drunk driving.
However, other drivers aren’t always to blame. Environmental factors, and even bicyclists themselves, also contribute to accidents. Other causes of accidents and injuries include distracted biking, riding without a helmet, hazardous road conditions, weather, limited visibility, and defective equipment.
What Damages Are Available If I’m Injured in a Texas Bike Accident?
Don’t underestimate the costs of an unexpected bike crash in Texas. In the blink of an eye, an injured rider can face overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial injuries. When someone else is (at least partly) to blame for an accident, they should also be liable for any injuries.
If you get hurt in a Texas bicycle accident, you may be entitled to monetary damages for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Property damage
- Disfigurement, and more.
What is your case worth? This can be a tough question to answer. That’s why our injury team has spent the better part of two decades establishing a network of injury experts to rely on. These experts can provide valuable insight into the complicated aspects of your case. With their help, we can better understand the extent of your injuries, how they might affect your life, and what your case is worth.
How Long Do I Have to File a Bicycle Accident Lawsuit in Texas?
We understand that you’re going through a lot right now. However, we urge you not to take too much time before considering your legal options. There’s only a limited amount of time to file an injury claim or lawsuit after a bicycle accident in Texas.
Generally speaking, you have to contact an insurance company within a reasonable amount of time after a bicycle collision. What’s reasonable? The answer varies from insurer to insurer. The best rule of thumb is to waste no time and contact them immediately, at least to let them know you’ve been hurt.
If you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll have to do so before the applicable statute of limitations expires. Generally speaking, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim. You risk leaving valuable money on the table if you wait too long.
Call Our Texas Bicycle Accident Lawyers For Help
Are you struggling with an injury after a bicycle accident in Texas? Contact the experienced bicycle accident lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz. We can help you fight to obtain compensation form whoever caused you to get hurt. We’ll do everything we can to obtain a fair settlement offer or award on your behalf.
Your first consultation is free, so call our Texas law firm for help. We’ll review your case, explain your rights, and do our best to answer any questions that you may have. There’s a limited amount of time to act, so call us to discuss your case today.