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Even if you are an experienced cyclist with a well-maintained bike and all the necessary safety equipment, a negligent driver can cause you serious harm.
When a distracted, intoxicated, or otherwise reckless driver crashes into a cyclist, the physical, emotional, and financial consequences can be devastating.
If you have been injured in a bicycle wreck in Houston, you have a right to seek compensation for any resulting injuries and property damage.
Bikes are a healthy, economical, and environmentally safe mode of transportation.
In a perfect world, bicycling would be encouraged for all and roadways would be designed with the safety of bicyclists in mind. Sadly, the opposite is often true. Cyclists may have no choice but to share dangerous roadways with their motorized counterparts.
If another’s negligence has caused you harm, it is in your best interest to contact an injury attorney immediately.
At DeHoyos Injury Law, we have represented countless clients in bicycle wreck injury cases, and we have an impressive track record of obtaining substantial settlements.
Your attorney will investigate the details of your case, gather pertinent evidence, and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. The last thing you want to do after a traumatic event is deal with merciless insurance companies.
In fact, it is in your best interest to not talk to the other party’s insurance company without legal representation. It is the insurer’s job to pay out as little as possible, and they can use your words against you to reduce or deny your claim.
At DeHoyos Injury Law we know how the insurance companies think, and we will work tirelessly to negotiate a fair settlement. Although our goal is to settle out of court, we are prepared to go to trial if necessary.
Bike accidents have a million potential causes, but the most common scenarios involve:
Another common bicycle-traffic collision occurs when a vehicle is turning right and a cyclist on the vehicle’s right side is hidden in the driver’s blind spot.
Regardless of how your accident occurred, a Houston bike wreck injury lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a total of 341 bicyclists were killed in crashes involving motor vehicles over the last five years and an additional 2,173 bicyclists have been injured in traffic accidents.
Although bike accidents can occur in any location and at any time of day, they are most common in the evening, between the hours of 6 pm and 9 pm, and 75 percent of bicyclist deaths occur in urban areas.
Men are eight times more likely to be killed in bicycle accidents than women, and more than one-third of all cyclist traffic fatalities involve alcohol.
Follow the safety tips below to dramatically reduce your risk of being seriously injured or killed in a bicycle accident.
Ryan A. DeHoyos has been an established face in the courtrooms of Houston for over a decade. In recent years, he has represented local families affected by personal accident injuries in the city and the surrounding areas.
Ryan went to South Texas School of Law and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2009. Upon graduation, Ryan worked for a local law firm and several large businesses to hone his litigation and trial skills, and today he uses this experience and his holistic understanding of legal matters to obtain favorable results for his clients.
His knowledge and understanding of the local court system, the associated procedures, and the personnel involved can benefit your case.
When you choose Ryan DeHoyos to manage your case, you can expect the following:
Ryan DeHoyos will fight for your best interests but you still retain control of the ultimate decision: whether to accept a settlement or proceed to a trial. His advice and guidance can prove invaluable when making this decision.
If all else fails and you are injured in a bike accident, there are certain steps you can take to improve your chances of obtaining compensation from the at-fault party.
Contact a Houston bike accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Your attorney will thoroughly analyze the details of your case to determine the next steps.
If you decide to face a bicycle accident claim, your attorney can help you determine fault, gather evidence to substantiate your claim, calculate a fair settlement, and negotiate with the insurance companies to obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a bike accident due to another’s negligence, you have a right to seek compensation for any damages suffered.
Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover damages. The most common damages awarded in bicycle accident cases include:
If you have been injured in a bike wreck, a Houston injury lawyer can help you protect your rights.
In Texas, bicyclists must obey the same rules of the road as drivers of other vehicles, including signaling before making a right or left turn.
Bikes must be well-maintained, and nighttime riding is not permissible unless the bike is equipped with a headlight, and a red reflector or red lamp visible from a minimum of 500 feet.
As long as cyclists obey the rules of the road, including riding with the flow of traffic, they are permitted to share the roadways with motor vehicles.
Motorists have a duty of care to take reasonable precautions to protect the safety of those with whom they share the road. If they fail to do so, they are negligent and may be found liable for any resulting damages.
Keep in mind that in Texas, the statute of limitations on all personal injury cases is two years.
If you fail to file a claim within that time frame, your claim will likely be dismissed. Waiting until the last minute is a bad idea for multiple reasons.
For starters, doing so can seriously undermine the severity of your case in the eyes of the court. Secondly, waiting too long limits your attorney’s ability to build a solid case against the negligent party.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, the skilled legal team at DeHoyos Injury Law can help.
Our compassionate, knowledgeable lawyers have extensive experience with bike wreck injury lawsuits, and we have an impressive track record of obtaining compensation for our clients. Contact DeHoyos Injury Law today at (832) 745-4878 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
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