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Texas Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Holding Drivers Responsible For Severe Bicycle Accident Injuries Nationwide

Bicycle accidents are largely preventable and due to the negligence and recklessness of motorists. Cyclists and bikers should not have to risk their lives in order to ride a bike on the roadways.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, contact Thomas J. Henry for a FREE case consultation.

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Injured in a Bicycle Accident?

Fatal bicycle accidents have plagued the United States for decades. The number of bicyclists seriously or fatally injured by a motor vehicle has increased in recent years to the highest since 1995.

Injuries that can occur in a bicycle-automobile accident include:

Contact an Experienced Bicycle Accident Attorney

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 from missing work.

Our injury attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

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Your Bicycle Accident Questions Answered

We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and help you get justice.

Following a bicycle accident, there are always more questions than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer any questions you have about your injury case.

Expert witnesses are an essential part of proving fault and damages in a car accident claim. Thomas J. Henry Law has spent more than 25 years gathering and building professional relationships with some of the nations leading auto industry experts.

If you have been involved in a car accident, expert witnesses may be called in to help prove liability and damages. Expert witnesses for a car accident lawsuit may include:

  • Medical Doctors and Physicians
  • Biomechanical Engineers
  • Automotive Forensic Consultants
  • Accident Re-constructionists

In Texas, passengers in vehicles that are involved in an traffic accident are able to make recoveries from the drivers of adverse vehicles, the driver of the vehicle they are a passenger in, and in some instances the driver of the vehicle they were in as well as the drivers of adverse vehicles.

In Texas, if you are involved in a car crash as a passenger, you can pursue claims against any drivers involved, including the driver of the vehicle you were in. Beyond that, you can also sue people and entities that may have contributed to your crash and injuries in other ways, such as the vehicle’s manufacturer, property owners, and drinking establishments that over-served an intoxicated driver.

Many auto insurance companies will have existing contracts with body shops and repair shops in your area. These contracts typically benefit the body shop and the insurer by exchanging referred business for the body shop for lower labor and material rates.

However, these agreements may benefit you as well. By choosing a repair shop recommended by an insurer, you will generally be back on the road faster. Additionally, most reputable insurance companies require that contracted body shops meet certain equipment and training requirements and also require that contracted body shops provide lifetime warranties on any repairs made.

Still, there are situations in which you may want to use a body shop not contracted by the insurance company, which is your right.

If you choose a body shop recommended by an insurer, you may get some push back from claims representatives. This is because claims adjusters are often given set regarding the number of claims that should go to the insurance company’s direct repair shops. They will tell you that the shop is not on their list and that they will not be able to handle your claim effectively, or say that it could be weeks before an adjuster will be available to write an estimate on your car.

Do not be intimidated. If a body shop is truly reputable, they will make sure you receive any and all the benefits of choosing the insurer’s recommended body shop.

Typically, a passenger who gets hurt in a car crash has an easier case than a driver or any other type of personal injury plaintiff due to the fact that the passenger generally does not share any liability (though there are exceptions). In a two-car accident, for example, fault will normally lie with one or both of the drivers.

However, the passenger must still prove that:

  • The crash was the defendant’s fault
  • The plaintiff suffered damages
  • The defendant’s actions resulted in damages
  • The extent of the damages sustained

With this in mind, a passenger injury claim will proceed just like any other car accident claim. Just as in other auto accident cases, the passenger would want to gather the insurance information for any drivers involved in the crash and file claims with the insurance companies of any of the drivers he or she believes is liable for the crash.

Of course, if the accident were a single-vehicle crash, the passenger would only file with their own driver’s insurance company.

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Representing injured victims from across the United States.

No matter the injury or the accident, if you or a loved one were harmed due to the negligence of an individual or company, Thomas J. Henry is here to assist you.

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