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June 21, 2023
Jason McLaurin

Bicycle Accidents

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FAQs About Bicycle Accidents

Below are some frequently asked questions about Bicycle Accidents:

What Happens In A Texas Bicycle Accident Personal Injury Case?

Your Houston bicycle accident attorney can help you build your case against a driver who caused your injuries in a bicycle crash. Once you report your accident to the police and contact the driver’s insurance company to file your claim, contact a bicycle accidents lawyer with our firm to represent you and speak to the adjuster on your behalf.

If your case goes to court due to a claim denial or underpayment, your personal injury lawyer will use witness statements, video surveillance, and accident scene forensics to recreate the accident events and help prove negligence by the driver.

Who Is Liable In A Bicycle Accident Case?

Drivers should always share the road with bicyclists and must follow certain rules when passing bicyclists on the road. Many drivers don’t follow the laws to give enough room to bicyclists or pass bicyclists safely.

Texas is an at-fault insurance state, meaning that if a negligent driver caused your injuries, you would file a claim through their insurance company. However, many bicycle accidents are often hit-and-run accidents, or the driver may not carry appropriate insurance for their vehicle.

In cases where a driver can’t pay for your injuries and damages through their insurance coverage, you may use your own policy’s uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage and personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to file a first-party claim.

What Kind Of Compensation Can I Seek In A Bicycle Accident Case?

You may pursue economic, non-economic, and possibly punitive damages for your injuries, including:

  • Medical costs and travel expenses for medical appointments
  • Lost wages for time off work
  • Future medical bills for surgery, therapy, and rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Household replacement services for chores
  • Property damage costs to your bicycle, phone, protective gear, etc.

Note that Texas is a comparative negligence state. This means the court may reduce your award based on whether you contributed to your injuries (such as by failing to wear the appropriate protective gear).

What Can A Houston Bicycle Accident Lawyer Do For Me In My Case?

Your bicycle accident lawyer will gather evidence and witness statements from your accident as soon as you contact us. Time is of the essence to get the correct information to build your case.

Your attorney can also represent in front of your insurance adjuster and prevent you from saying anything that could hurt your position to receive adequate compensation for your injuries. Call us at (713) 461-6500 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free strategy session with a bicycle accidents attorney from our team.

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