Protecting the Rights of Bicyclists in Texas
As more people take to bicycling as an alternative form of transportation, unfortunately, the number of bicycle accidents seems to be increasing. When a motor vehicle collides with a bicyclist, the results are often catastrophic for the biker who may not have much in the way of protection beyond a helmet. If you have suffered injuries in a bicycle accident or lost a loved one due to the negligent actions or wrongdoing of another person, please contact Brown Trial Firm, PLLC to learn about pursuing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. With the help of an experienced accident attorney, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation from the party responsible for your losses.
Investigating Your Accident: Who is Liable in Texas?
At Brown Trial Firm, PLLC, our legal team can investigate the cause of a bicycle accident in order to form a strong case against the liable party. We will not only demonstrate the severity of your losses, but also clear evidence of what led to the accident and who was responsible. In many cases, other drivers are liable for bicycle accidents for the following reasons:
- Failing to obey traffic laws
- Failing to yield right-of-way to bicyclists
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while distracted
- Fatigued driving
It is also possible that a cyclist may be involved in an accident due to a defective bicycle part, or hazardous road conditions that could have been otherwise prevented. If a bicycle manufacturer or government agency responsible for road maintenance contributed to a severe collision, you may be eligible to obtain compensation.
Do Bikers Sustain Severe Damages?
It is not uncommon for those who survive a bike crash to suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, or paralysis. While it may not seem particularly beneficial, taking legal action against the responsible party can help you or a loved one immensely when it comes to affording quality medical treatment for such catastrophic injuries. You may be able to obtain financial reimbursement to cover the cost of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Surgical procedures
- Pain and suffering
- Lost current and future wages
- Funeral costs
In the event that you or a loved one has been harmed by the carelessness of another person or agency, it is crucial that you seek compensation from the responsible party. By holding individuals or agencies accountable, it may be possible to prevent similar accidents from occurring to others, as well, in addition to securing adequate funds to protect your future well being.
An Experienced and Successful Legal Team in Waco, TX
Texas personal injury attorney Laura Brown has dedicated her career to defending those who have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of negligence or wrongdoing. The lawyers at Brown Trial Firm, PLLC have a strong reputation of success and will fight on your behalf to ensure you receive monetary support after a bike crash. Fill out an online contact form or call (254) 269-6700 or (866) 393-2611 to schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our accomplished lawyers.