If a motor vehicle caused you to lose control of your bicycle thereby causing you injury, you may be entitled to damages even if the vehicle never struck you.
In truth, most bicycle accidents are avoidable and are the result of negligent and reckless motorists. When struck by a car or truck, bicyclists can suffer broken bones, internal organ injuries, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. However, even instances in which the bicyclist is not struck can result in catastrophic injury.
Among the leading causes of bicycle accidents are:
The first thing motorists must realize is that Texas law grants bicyclists the same rights and protections as a person driving a motor vehicle, including right of way. As such, drivers should:
Your actions immediately following a bicycle accident are important. In the case of any motor vehicle accident, it is paramount that evidence is preserved and an experienced bicycle accident lawyer is contacted. If you have been in a bicycle accident, follow these five steps.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident involving a motor vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced automobile and bicycle injury lawyers have handled a multitude of accident cases and have achieved record-breaking, real results for injured clients. We ensure that you are in the best position possible to achieve the maximum amount of compensation for your case. You can recover compensation for medical expenses, your pain and suffering, and lost wages form missing work. Our injury attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim. Contact us today for a free case review.