Americans are increasingly bicycling to commute, for exercise, or just for fun. Texas requires bicyclists on the roadway to follow the same rules and responsibilities as motorists. Therefore, claims to recover damages for injuries in bicycle accidents with motorists involve many of the same issues as automobile accident claims.
Bicycle accidents can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. When there is a bicycle accident with an automobile, there is a common misconception that it is the bicyclist who is probably to blame. However, statistics show motorists are more often at fault.
Montgomery County Bicycle Accident Lawyer Helping Residents In Conroe, The Woodlands, and Houston
A bicycle accident can be a traumatic and life-altering experience – broken bones, head injuries, paralysis, internal injuries, and death may result. In the United States:
- Over 580,000 bicyclist visit emergency rooms every year
- Every 6 hours a bicyclist is killed
- 75% of the bicyclist killed die from a traumatic brain injury
Due to their lack of protection, bicyclists are at much greater risk for sustaining a serious or life-threatening head or brain injury in an accident. Such an injury can leave the bicyclist and their family with mounting medical expenses and long-term or even lifetime medical expenses that can run into the millions of dollars.
As you might expect, when a crash occurs between a motor vehicle and bicyclist, it is the bicyclist who is most likely to be injured.
Our Montgomery County personal injury lawyer has successfully litigated bicyclist accident cases and will go to court and try your case if necessary to maximize your recovery.
Common Causes of Bike Accidents
The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that over 8,000 people have died in bicycle accidents in the last decade and that over 700,000 people have suffered serious injuries. Many of these accidents occur because the bicyclist is less visible than a motor vehicle or because of unsafe road conditions.
A bicyclist is no match for a moving vehicle. Unfortunately, a bicyclist’s safety often depends on the care and attention of motorists. Many bicycle accidents occur when:
- Driver fails to yield the right of way to a bicyclist
- Bicyclist is hit by a fatigued, distracted or inattentive driver
- Bicyclist is hit by a drunk driver or driver under the influence of a medication or illegal drug
If you are injured in a bicycle accident, you may have a personal injury claim against the driver responsible under negligence law.
Surprisingly, most bicycle accidents involve unsafe road conditions – potholes, inadequate signage, and road obstructions or construction. A bicycle accident caused by an unsafe road condition will most likely involve premises liability law.
Our Montgomery County bicycle accident lawyer will fight for your right to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of quality of life and lifestyle and disfigurement resulting from the accident.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents
Our firm knows nothing can replace a loved one killed in an accident. But, securing compensation will help you pay expenses and help provide a secure financial future for you and family members left behind. Contact Adams Law Firm to deal with the legal issues while you and the family grieve and heal from your loved one’s passing.
If a loved one was fatally injured in a bicycle accident, you may be able to recover compensation for wrongful death to obtain compensation for funeral expenses, and your loss of maintenance, support, services, advice, and counsel, loss of love, comfort, companionship and society, mental anguish and loss of inheritance resulting from the death.
Our Houston bicycle accident lawyer will handle your case confidentially and compassionately, understands the stress and helplessness you are dealing with, and knows it can be overwhelming. Let us help you.
Our The Woodlands Bicycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You
After an accident, the driver’s insurance company will put their arsenal of adjusters, investigators and attorneys to work to limit their financial exposure or avoid paying your claim. Certain types of evidence must be obtained and preserved right away for your claim and, if you do nothing, it may be lost or destroyed, and memories of witnesses may fade. This is why we urge you to contact Adams Law Firm soon after a bicycle accident.
Our firm handles all aspects of your bicycle accident case, i.e. investigating and gathering evidence of fault, causation, injuries, and recoverable damages, dealing with the insurance companies, and when necessary working with experts and our legal team so that you can pay attention to healing and getting back to your everyday life.
Our The Woodlands bicycle accident lawyer has litigated hundreds of accident claims in Montgomery County including Conroe and Houston. He has the legal expertise, knowledge and trial skills to help you recover compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one been injured in a bicycle accident, please contact our Montgomery County bicycle accident injury lawyer at (713) 936-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation, or use our online contact form, to obtain information about pursuing compensation against those responsible for the accident.