Texas Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Texas Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Were you or a loved one injured in a bicycle accident in Texas? You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced Texas bicycle accident lawyer at Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. can help you get the money you need and deserve. 

Texans have counted on our legal team for quality legal advice for decades. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and know how to help you secure your financial recovery.

Are you interested in learning more about your legal options? Contact our Texas law offices to schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (713) 224-4878  today.

How Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. Can Help After a Bicycle Accident in Texas

How Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. Can Help After a Bicycle Accident in Texas

Bicycle accident victims often suffer severe injuries–even when wearing a helmet. If you were in a bicycle accident, you might be out of work for weeks, if not months. Hospital bills can quickly start to add up.

Hiring our experienced Texas personal injury lawyers can give you time to focus on your health while we fight to recover the compensation you need. Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. has over four decades of combined experience in personal injury law. Our founding attorney Brian White is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law — a distinction possessed by just three percent of Texas’s attorneys.

When you retain as your attorneys, our legal team will:

  • Fight back when the insurance company tries to undervalue or deny your claim
  • Hire experts and specialists to support your case
  • Defend you when others try to blame you for causing the crash
  • Conduct a full investigation to gather the proof you need

You can count on our Texas personal injury attorneys to give your case the attention it deserves. We’ll use our skills to negotiate with the insurance company to maximize your settlement.

All you have to do is call and ask us to start fighting for your legal rights today.

How Common Are Bicycle Accidents in Texas?

Nationwide, 846 bicyclists were killed in car accidents in 2019, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data. 

Unfortunately, Texas is one of the most dangerous states in the U.S. for bicycle riders. In 2019, over 40% of fatal bike accidents occurred in Texas, California, and Florida. Between 2010 and 2016, there were 16,807 motor vehicle accidents involving bikes in Texas, causing 9,769 injuries and 362 fatalities.

Where are all of these bicycle accidents happening? Research shows that the counties with the highest number of bicycle fatalities in Texas include:

  • Harris County
  • Travis County
  • Dallas County
  • Bexar County
  • Tarrant County

While two-thirds of bike crash injuries in Texas occur on city streets, over 33% of bicycle accident fatalities occur on U.S. and state highways. In reality, the number of accidents and injuries could be much higher.

What is My Texas Bicycle Accident Case Worth?

Compensation awards in bicycle accident cases can vary significantly from one case to the next. Generally, cyclists who sustain the most serious injuries receive higher insurance payouts. 

However, there are a number of factors that are important in calculating how much your personal injury case is worth, including:

  • The cost of your medical treatment
  • Whether your injuries are permanent
  • The impact of the injury on your career and education prospects
  • The impact of the injury on your quality of life

From a practical perspective, the skill and experience of your attorney will also play a key role in whether you receive a fair settlement. 

Our trial lawyers have more than 40 years of experience fighting for clients like you. We’re ready to put that experience to work. Just give us a call today to learn more about how we’ll fight to maximize your settlement.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Bicycle Accident Victims?

Regardless of the value of your injury claim, most injured bicyclists are entitled to recover a few different types of damages. 

Economic damages are available to offset your financial costs, which usually include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages in Texas compensate a victim for: 

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical impairments
  • Disfigurement 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Damage to reputation
  • Loss of consortium
  • And more

Texas courts rarely award punitive damages unless a defendant’s actions were intentional. However, when they are available, they can provide added compensation to punish the at-fault party.

At Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C., we’ll fight to recover the full range of compensation you deserve. All you have to do is contact us today to learn more.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Bicycle Accident in Texas?

Bike accident victims are often blamed for contributing to the crash. You might even be blamed for making your injuries worse by not wearing a helmet. Many accident victims can recover damages even if you’re partly at fault. 

Under Texas modified comparative negligence rules, victims lose their right to compensation if they’re found to be 51% or more at fault. In other words, you can recover compensation if you were partly responsible. You’ll lose your right to compensation if you were mostly responsible.

If you’re found to be partly at fault, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your share of the blame.

A personal injury lawyer can help if you’re being blamed for causing the accident. Just give us a quick call today for a free consultation.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Bicycle Accident Injuries

In a motor vehicle, passengers are protected by a range of safety features–not to mention the tough metal exterior of the vehicle. Bicyclists lack these protections. When a bike rider gets into a crash, they bear the brunt of the impact.

At Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C., we handle all types of bike accident claims, including those involving:

Our Texas bike accident lawyers have decades of experience representing clients who were seriously hurt in bicycle collisions in San Antonio and across Texas. If you would like to have a Texas bicycle accident attorney review your case, call our law firm to schedule a free consultation today.

What Causes Most Bicycle Accidents in Texas?

Thousands of Texas residents are injured or killed in bicycle accidents every year. 

Studies show that some of the most common causes of bicycle crashes in Texas include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way to bicycles
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe passing
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Lack of dedicated bike lanes
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Failure to pay attention to bicycles 
  • Negligently designed intersections
  • Defects in the bicycle or a motor vehicle
  • Hazardous road conditions

Regardless of how your bicycle accident happened, Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. is here to help you fight for fair compensation. Call our lawyers in Texas today to schedule a free case review to get started.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Bicycle Accident in Texas? 

You may have a claim for compensation against anyone whose negligence contributed to the cause of your accident. However, you’ll have to show that someone else was at fault to recover compensation.

In the vast majority of cases, that means you’ll have to offer proof about:

  • The at-fault party’s legal duty of care
  • How the responsible party breached the duty of care
  • How the breach caused your accident
  • The type and amount of damages you suffered

It might not be entirely clear what happened to cause an accident. Our attorneys in Texas can help you gather evidence to convince a judge and jury that someone else’s negligence caused your injuries. 

That evidence may include:

  • Police and accident reports
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Video surveillance footage
  • Testimony from accident reconstruction specialists and expert witnesses

You shouldn’t have to struggle with the consequences of a painful injury on your own. If you were injured and someone else was to blame, our attorneys will get to the bottom of it.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Bicycle Accident in Texas?

Texas personal injury laws give bike accident victims two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. The statute of limitations in the state of Texas starts to run on the date of your accident.

This law is more than just a technicality. If you wait too long, you’ll lose your right to sue for damages. 

Contact a Texas Bicycle Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Do you need help fighting for compensation after a bike accident? You can count on Attorney Brian White & Associates, P.C. to stand up for your rights. 

If you’re ready to take the next step, call an experienced Texas bicycle accident lawyer for a free consultation today.