Riding a bicycle is more than a fun hobby for many people. Bicycle transportation is a cost-effective way to get around town or to work. Some people are unable to drive a larger vehicle and they depend on bicycles for basic needs. Sharing the road with large trucks, cars, and other motor vehicles meansadditional exposure to risk as well.
Unfortunately, thousands of bicyclists are injured every year in Texas, and hundreds die from those injuries. Our Harris Cook Bicycle Accident Attorney has helped injured riders get fair compensation for their accident injuries; we also work with survivors of those riders who die in bicycle accidents.
Harris Cook, LLP - Bicycle Accident Attorney
At Harris Cook, LLP, our Bicycle Accident Attorney works closely with injured riders to help them get fair compensation for accident-related expenses and personal damage claims. Injuries can vary from bruises and cuts to broken bones, head, neck or spine injuries to loss of a limb or a wrongful death. We can help when injuries or a death is due to the negligent behavior of someone else or a product failure.
Texas Bicycle Accidents
A bicycle is no match for a larger motorized vehicle, and the rider is generally not very well protected from harm if they are hit and thrown off the bike. Wearing a helmet is important for preventing some head injuries, but a bicycle rider is basically unprotected against collision with larger vehicles. Personal injury law provides some relief for those who are injured while riding bicycles.
Studies have shown that most bicycle-automobile accidents are not the fault of the bicycle rider. Drivers of larger vehicles can run into a bicycle at any time when they are in close proximity. When drivers neglect to follow the law, there can easily be a collision. If the driver of an automobile or truck fails to yield right-of-way, ignores stop signs or runs a red light at the same time the bike rider pedals into their path, the result can be life-threatening. Congestion, speeding, reckless driving and distractions also contribute to bicycle accidents.
Texas Personal Injury Attorney
If you are injured in a bicycle accident, you need help from our Texas Personal Injury Attorney to win your claim. In Texas, comparative and contributory negligence are rules that may prevent you from filing a lawsuit if you are partly at fault. We will thoroughly investigate your accident details, interview witnesses and do research to support your case, to give you the best opportunity to win fair compensation. There are time limits for filing personal injury claims, so it is important to get honest legal advice and representation quickly.
Harris Cook, LLP - Arlington, Mansfield & Flower Mound, TX
Learn more about Bicycle Accidents and how we can help you get Justice. Contact the Harris Cook, LLP, offices in Arlington, TX, Mansfield or Flower Mound. Call us now, at 817-789-6842.