In 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 48,000 bicyclists injured in motor vehicle traffic accidents and 743 bicyclists killed. In Texas, there were 48 bicyclist fatalities, making Texas third in the nation for fatal bicycle accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a cycling accident, the last thing you want or need is to be taken advantage of by an insurance company. Often the insurance company of the driver who hit you will fight the claim against their driver because the insurance company tends to believe that cyclists should yield the right of way to cars. The insurance company will treat your injury in an unfair manner and attempt to lowball any offer by using bias and generalizations about cyclists against you. However, Texas law clearly states that cyclists are entitled to use our roadways. Cyclists have the same rights and duties applicable to them the same as a driver operating a motor vehicle does. Therefore, you need an attorney on your side who can deal with the insurance company to get you the compensation you need and deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
While cyclists have a right to use our roadways, cycling can be extremely dangerous because of the negligence of distracted drivers of automobiles. These drivers do not pay attention to the road ahead or around them because they are making phone calls, texting, or are distracted by others in the vehicle. Serious injury and death can be the result if a cyclist is struck by an automobile because a bicycle does not provide the same protection that an automobile provides its driver.
Potential damages that can be recovered for your bicycle accident injuries include past and future:
- Medical bills
- Lost earning capacity
- Lost income
- Physical impairment
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you need an attorney who will deal with the insurance company while you focus on your recovery.
Contact me today for a free consultation. I will work closely with you to ensure you get personalized legal representation. When you hire me, you will get a caring attorney who will work hard to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.
Call me at (210) 598-8286 or contact me online today. I am dedicated to getting you the compensation and justice you deserve. I serve San Antonio and surrounding areas including Boerne, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, and the Texas Hill Country.